Student Financial Center

Financial Aid / Student Accounts / Bursar

Offering one-stop assistance to students and families in matters related to financial aid, billing and student financial accounts.

News and Notes 

NOTICE:  

Access to epay.albany.edu will be unavailable from 6:00 PM Friday, 7/25/2014, through 8:30 AM, Monday, 7/28/2014, and 6:00 PM Friday, 8/8/2014, through 8:30 AM Monday, 8/11/2014, while ITS moves to the new Data Center/IT Building.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. For more information, visit www.albany.edu/its/

 Summer Hours of Operation!!

The Student Financial Center will commence Summer hours on the 19th of May.

 The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 4:00PM and phone lines will be open from Monday through Thursday 9:00AM - 3:00PM and Fridays 9:00AM - 12:30PM.

Do you have your own Health Insurance and wish to waive the SHIP charge?

The SHIP Waiver Website is up and running!

 Visit www.albany.edu/ship to read about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and fill out the waiver.

Few points: 

  1. Your student must be registered for at least 12 credits (once registered for at least 12 credits it may take up to 48 hours for the systems to recognize the registration). 
  2. Be sure to use the nine digit UAlbany ID# (begins with two zeroes) not the net ID#. 
  3. It may take several days for your account to reflect your compliance with the waiver. Under the Health Insurance charge on the student account bill you will see a credit in the exact amount as the $479 Health insurance charge. 
  4. Once the waiver is approved an e-mail confirming waiver acceptance will be sent to the student’s UAlbany e-mail address.

All inquiries about the Student Health Insurance should be directed to ship@albany.edu

You will need to submit an online waiver to avoid the Health insurance charge.

Apply Now For UAlbany Scholarships!

Click here to see more important information and application guidance.

 

Summer Financial Aid Application and information!

The 2014 UAlbany Summer Aid Application will be available mid-April through the Finances tab of the MyUAlbany student portal.

For information on the Summer Aid Application process, please click here to visit the Summer Aid page of the Financial Aid website.

MyUAlbany Upgrades To Better Serve You: Take Action.

The recent upgrade to MyUAlbany requires you to clear your browser cache and cookies to successfully use the system. 

Instructions on how to do this are available at https://wiki.albany.edu/x/EASX

If clearing the cache and cookies in your web browser does not solve the problem, please submit an ITS Service Desk Request or call 518.442.3700

Questions about your 1098-T (Taxpayer Relief Act) form? Please select here for detailed information.

 

August 2013:

During the Fall and Spring terms, Campus Gold (formerly known as Podium Advance)Campus Gold, formerly Podium Advance, can be used to buy books at the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore. In addition, Campus Gold can be used to make purchases at vending machines and food services located on the UAlbany campus. Students will be able to request, via MyUAlbany, up to $650 in Campus Gold funds starting on August 1st. The last day to request Campus Gold is September 9th. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

July 2012: Click HERE to view our NEW STUDENT INFORMATION page and our new Using ePay Video!!!

1098-T Information and Direct Access!! Students who were charged Tuition and other qualified expenses during the fiscal year of 2012 can access their 1098-T form (Taxpayer Relief Act) online. Click here for information. New Way to Pay for International Students!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. NEW FEE AND TUITIONThe new Academic Excellence Fee, applied to all students attending a SUNY University Center, and the increase in tuition for Undergraduate, Out-of-State students were recently approved by the Governor as part of the UAlbany 2020 Plan. Signed in December, the Plan is similar to those signed previously at Binghamton, Buffalo, and Stony Brook Universities. The University at Albany remains committed to providing a quality education that is affordable for its students. Please visit NYSUNY 2020 Final Narrative for additional information regarding the University at Albany’s 2020 Plan. SPRING 2013 E-BILLS HAVE BEEN ISSUED Please refer to emails sent to your @albany.edu email address for notification and information regarding this new fee and your Spring charges; visit www.albany.edu/studentaccounts/fees.php

How to Authorize your Financial Aid to Pay Other Charges: FA2PAY instructions can be found here. Student Alumni Partnership Charge: If you do not wish to support this program, you must request a refund each term prior to the deadline.

Last day to request a refund for Fall 2012 is October 15. To learn more about the benefits of the program or request a refund, visit the website at the Alumni Association: All questions should be directed to the Alumni Association at 518.442.3080. Undergraduate students please note update in regards to the Direct Loan Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. Interest Rate:

According to Legislation passed by the US Congress, the interest rate on Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans for undergraduate students will remain at a fixed interest rate of 3.4% for another year (Academic year 2012-2013). 1098-T Information

Fall 2012:

It's FAFSA time again! If you plan to use financial aid for the coming Summer, Fall or Spring term/s, you need to apply for financial aid again by following the instructions at http://www.albany.edu/financialaid/apply_main.shtml. Reminder; this will be the 2012/2013 aid year.

Note: You can receive assistance via the FAFSA Assistance Hotline - see below

Spring 2012:

FAFSA Assistance Hotline HESC's special FAFSA Assistance Hotline, 1-800-808-1790, offers live help for your students and their parents each Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 5:00 pm to answer any questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   The FAFSA Assistance Hotline continues Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 5:00 pm through February 28 to promote Student Financial Aid Awareness.   Students and families can  call the FAFSA Hotline:1-800-808-1790 Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 5:00 pm ·   and   Email anytime at  FAFSAhelp@hesc.org

SFC Contact Hours January 13th (returning to normal term hours) General office hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM Monday – Thursday: Phones and Lobby: 10:30AM – 3:30PM Friday: Phones and Lobby: 10:30AM-12:30PM Please Note: Normal office hours during this period include 8:30AM – 4:30PM as noted above and students and families can use our public service computers and receive basic assistance at our customer service counter during this entire period. The minor periods where “phones and lobby” are noted as closed allow staff to manage the considerable email volume, follow-up requirements and other projects as needed.  

Fall 2011:

Important Notice Re: Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition Rates Please note due to changes in tuition rates for the Fall 2011 semester, you may see two charges for tuition on your E-Bill.  The combined total is your tuition for the semester at the time your E-Bill was issued.  Future changes or actions by the SUNY Board of Trustees, or changes you make to your class enrollments could affect the amount due. If your invoice does not reflect your TAP award, your TAP award information was not available to us at the time your E-Bill was generated.  Make sure to contact the Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) online or by phone to make sure your TAP award has the correct school code for SUNY Albany. Please continue to view MyUAlbany and epay.albany.edu for changes in your anticipated aid.                                                                                --------- SUNY Tuition Credit In late June 2011, the New York State Legislature passed Governor Cuomo’s NY-SUNY 2020 Plan, which enacts a rational five year tuition increase for the State University of New York (SUNY). In order to maintain access and affordability for students and their families, Governor Cuomo’s NY-SUNY Plan includes a SUNY Tuition Credit. As a part of this plan, if you have applied and are eligible for TAP, you will also be eligible for the SUNY Tuition Credit. Students who are ineligible for TAP for any reason will not receive the credit. If eligible, this credit will appear on your bill as anticipated aid.  

June 2011: TAP Awards 2011-2012 Please note:  When reviewing your financial aid, you may see a TAP award posted to your account but no additional aid (i.e. Pell, Stafford Loans). We will begin packaging returning students late June.  You will receive an email notification once you have been packaged, it will instruct you to log on to My UAlbany to accept or decline your aid.

New Phone and Lobby Hours now!

Monday - Thursday: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM / Friday: 10:30 AM -  12:30PM

Please note; this minor change in direct contact hours is to allow us to continue working on improvements to all Student Financial Services. For more detailed information about this change, please view the SFC Announcements

Winter 2011 / Spring 2011 Invoices are now available on at epay.albany.edu!

Please visit epay.albany.edu; here you will find the fastest and most convenient way to view and pay your tuition and fees; or to set up a payment plan.

Some helpful reminders:

The due date for this first Winter / Spring invoice is January 15th, 2011.

Your most recent invoice will only reflect the charges, payments and financial aid that were current at the moment invoices were generated.

Students should monitor their MyUAlbany accounts often to compare the real-time / current balances and account changes (i.e. room and board, charge adjustments, anticipated aid, etc.) to the most recent invoice.

Authorized users may also view real-time / current account information under the "Current Account Status" tab at epay.albany.edu. Please see http://www.albany.edu/studentaccounts/pay.php for more detailed information.

If the invoice amount is different than the real-time balance due to any changes noted above you may pay the lower of the two amounts.

Please be certain to review subsequent billings (on or around the 20th of each month) to determine the adjusted balance; if any.

Finally; be sure to monitor the "Important Notice" section within MyUAlbany for any potential outstanding items needing the student's attention.

Final Fall Invoice - November 18th

The final Fall 2010 invoice was issued on November 18th with payment due on December 15th. Please view your most recent E-Bill on E-Pay to ensure your account is paid in full or to determine if any balance is due.