How to Pay Your Bill

We recommend you SAVE TIME and PAY online at http://epay.albany.edu.

It is the fastest, most efficient way to pay your invoice. Please note that there is no fee for making a payment online with a credit card.
Albany’s online payment system is available for use every day from 6am to 10pm EST, including Saturday and Sunday! 

At epay.albany.edu, you can:
Make a payment
View payment history
Enroll in a payment plan
View E-Bills
Designate an authorized user to make payments         Make deposits
Create an E-Refund account Sign up for Text Messages

You Will Need:

  • Your UAlbany Net ID and Password (the same NET ID and Password you use to sign into MyUAlbany)
  • If paying from a checking or savings account, you will need your bank’s routing number and Bank Account number. This information can be found on your check or your bank statement.

Please refer to your MyUAlbany account for specific information on Anticipated Financial Aid (financial aid not yet received and posted to your account).

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International Payments

The University at Albany, State University of New York, has partnered with peerTransfer to offer our international students the ability to make international wire payments for tuition and fees.  With peerTransfer 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 peerTransfer website, and you will be notified via email when the University receives your payment. Click here to make your payment.

Payments with International Credit Cards
Payments with an International Credit Card can be made on the University’s online payment website, E-Pay. On E-Pay, click on the "Payments" tab, Click "account payment" and enter the amount you wish to pay, then click "continue".  On the following screen click "credit card" from the drop down menu and click "select".  On the following Account Information screen you will enter your card information, then click on 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
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Payment Via 529 Plan

What are the 529 methods of payment?
You may make payment via your 529 account through Electronic Bank Transfer or Check.

How do the HESC 529 electronic payments work?
A parent can open up a NY 529 College Savings program online and fund it through electronic bank transfer, payroll deductions, or roll over from another savings plan.

Do parents need to notify HESC in order to initiate the electronic payment to our school?
Parents can submit a withdrawal request by phone or online. They must enter in the school code which will initiate the proceeds to the appropriate institution.

When the electronic payments come in, how are the funds identified?
We can retrieve a report daily on the HESC website and enter our school code and the date. The report then generates a list of 529 funds received for the University at Albany which is identified by the student and parent names in addition to Social Security numbers per IRS guidelines.  With this information, the Bursars staff will post the 529 funds to the appropriate student account. 

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Payment by Mail

If you prefer to pay via U.S. Mail using a check or credit card, you can mail your check or credit card payment, with a copy of the E-Bill to the following address:

University at Albany
State University of New York
G-26 Bursar's Office
Albany, NY 12222

You must include a copy of your E-Bill if paying in this manner.  Please make sure the Student ID# is clearly printed on the payment. 

If a copy of your E-Bill is not included, your payment may not be applied to your account which could result in late fees.

Additionally, for credit card payments, the following information must be written on the front of the E-Bill (please print clearly):

  • Name, signature and zip code of the credit card holder
  • Credit Card number and expiration date
  • Amount you are authorizing us to charge

We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

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Drop Box

Payments can be placed into the hallway drop box outside the Student Financial Center, located at G26 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.