Payments

E-Pay Your Way!

SAVE TIME, PAY ONLINE
at epay.albany.edu.

The E-pay System is available from 1:30 am to 10:30 pm every day. Log
into epay.albany.edu with your Net ID and Password. E-pay is the fastest,
most convenient way to pay your invoice.

There is no convenience fee for paying with a credit card. If paying from a
checking or savings account, you will need your bank's routing number and
your bank account number

Students can setup Authorized Users to view and pay their E-Bills under
the "Authorized User" tab.

For more information on the epay.albany.edu system, visit E-Services.

International Payments - 529 Payments - Payments By Mail - Drop Box - Counter Payments - IRS Form 8300


International Payments

The University at Albany, State University of New York, has partnered with Flywire to offer our international students the ability to make international wire payments for tuition and fees.  With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank.  You are also offered excellent foreign exchange rates allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and typically save money, as compared to traditional banks.  In addition, the posting of the payment into your University at Albany account will be faster, you will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via the Flywire website, and you will be notified via email when the University receives your payment.

Please click here to visit Flywire.

Payments with International Credit Cards

Payments with an International Credit Card can be made on the University's online payment site, epay.albany.edu. On E-Pay, select the "Payments" tab, select "account payment" and enter the amount you wish to pay, then select "continue."  On the following screen, select "credit card" from the drop down menu and click "select."  On the following Account Information screen, you will enter your card information, then select the box labeled "International Address” which is located in the middle of the right hand side of the page. If you are unable to make payment online, manual authorization may be required. Please visit the Bursar’s Counter in the Student Financial Center for assistance in processing your payment.

**Credit card payments are not accepted over the telephone.**


Payment Via 529 Plan 

How does the New York State 529 College Savings Program Work?

Please visit www.nysaves.org or call 1-877-697-2837.

If your plan is with New York State, when you are ready to withdraw funds to pay for tuition and fees at UAlbany, visit nysaves.org.   Withdrawals can be made on-line or by submitting a withdrawal form.  Once your withdrawal request has been processed, the University will receive an electronic file with your student’s payment which will be posted to their account. 

529 Plans Other Than NYS's 529 College Savings Program

Every state and the District of Columbia offers plans.  If your plan is with a state other than New York, please contact your plan administrator for disbursement instructions for your particular plan.  Checks from 529 plans other than NY's College Savings Program can be mailed to the address listed under "Payment by Mail."


Address for Payments by Mail

For payments by mail or when sending checks from third parties such as 529 plans, please send the payment to the following address with a copy of the E-Bill  or include the student's name, address and student ID on the correspondence:

University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Campus Center, G-26
Albany, NY 12222

Please make sure the Student ID# is clearly printed on the check. 

We do not accept credit card payments by mail.


Drop Box

Payments can be placed into the hallway drop box outside the Student Financial Center, located at G-26 in the Campus Center. These payments will be posted the following business day. Do not put cash in the drop box! 

Cash Payments

If paying with cash, please visit the Bursar Counter from 8:30am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, in the Student Financial Center. We suggest you avoid the middle of the day when lines are longest. We suggest you avoid waiting on long lines and pay online at E-Pay.

Returned Checks and Returned Electronic Payments

The charge for a returned check is $20. Additionally, electronic payments (ACH payments) returned for insufficient funds or wrong account information are also assessed a $20 returned item fee. Returned items must be redeemed with cash, a certified check, a postal money order, or a credit card. After two returned checks, personal checks are no longer accepted as a payment method. 


IRS Form 8300

The University at Albany is required to report to the IRS the receipt of cash in excess of $10,000 in a single transaction, or two or more related transactions, from the same person (or agent) received in the course of the University's trade or business within a twelve month period.

Reporting of Cash payments over $10,000 received in a trade or Business, must be filed by the 15th day after the transaction which brings the total cash payments received from that person (or agent) to over $10,000.

Please click on the following links for information on reportable transactions:

IRS Publication 1544
IRS Reporting Cash Payments Over $10,000