Visit our Get Started with E-Pay page to learn about your online payment options, as well as how to resolve unpaid balances and appeal late fees.
This page includes information on the following payment options:
International Wire Transfers
UAlbany has partnered with Flywire to allow our international students to more easily pay for tuition and fees.
With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. In most cases, you’re also able to pay in your home country’s currency. You'll be notified via email when the University receives your payment and can use Flywire to track your payment. Visit UAlbany’s Flywire page to get started.
You can also make payments online using an international credit card.
529 plans are a type of investment account that can be used for higher education savings.
When you are ready to withdraw funds from your New York 529 plan to pay for tuition and fees, visit the New York State 529 College Savings Program website.
Every state and the District of Columbia offer 529 plans. If your plan is with a state other than New York, please contact your plan administrator for disbursement instructions.
Checks from out-of-state 529 plans can be mailed to UAlbany using our mailed check instructions detailed below.
Checks should be made payable to the University at Albany. For payments sent by mail or from third parties, such as 529 plans, please send the payment to the following address:
University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Campus Center, G-26
Albany, NY 12222
Please make sure the student’s ID number is clearly printed on the check. You should also include a copy of the E-Bill or a note with the student's name, address and ID number in the mailed envelope.
We do not accept credit card payments by mail.
The charge for a returned check is $35. You can also be charged a $35 fee for electronic payments that are returned for insufficient funds or wrong account information.
Returned items must be redeemed with a certified check, postal money order, credit card or cash. After two returned checks, personal checks are no longer accepted as a payment method.
We strongly encourage students and their families to use E-Pay.
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 12-month period.
Reporting of cash payments over $10,000 must be filed with 15 days of the transaction that brought the total cash payments received from that person to more than $10,000.
Anticipated aid is financial aid that has not yet been received by UAlbany but is posted to your account as a non-cash credit or deferral — representing loans, scholarships or other funds that the University expects will be paid to your student account.
Students are responsible for ensuring these deferrals become actual payments. Please visit our Finance Your Education page for information on securing your financial aid.
Although you may have decided not to live on campus during the Spring 2021 semester, you are still required to pay the mandatory fees. Fees are assessed to all enrolled students and are essential for the college to operate.
These updates have been made for Spring 2021:
The Intercollegiate Athletics Fee will be $317.50 for the Spring 2021 semester. The fee has returned to its approved rate because the University is planning for winter and spring athletic seasons. (Athletics were suspended for the Fall 2020 semester.) Competitions will be streamed online for students to watch.
The Parking and Transportation Fee has been reduced by 25% for the Spring 2021 semester but will continue to ensure that students who need these services receive them without interruption or reduction. This fee is part of the Comprehensive Service Fee, which will be $672 for the Spring 2021 semester.
If you applied for financial aid but haven't received an award notification, or if you were awarded aid you don't see it reflected on your bill, please check the following:
Did you file the FAFSA for the correct aid year?
Did you list the UAlbany federal school code 002835 on your FAFSA application?
Did the Office of Financial Aid send you an email or letter requesting information after you filed your FAFSA?
Do you have any "Important Items" listed on MyUAlbany?
If your FAFSA was rejected or selected for verification, did you submit new or corrected documentation?
Have you accepted your awards?
Did you secure your federal loans by completing the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN)?
For current students continuing their studies, have you registered or pre-registered for at least six credits (undergraduates) or at least five credits (graduate students)?
Are you matriculated in a degree program?
Do you have an albany.edu email address listed on MyUAlbany?
Does your email spam filter block emails from albany.edu addresses?
Do you have the correct permanent address listed for yourself on MyUAlbany?
Did you receive a letter about your academic progress?
For New York State residents:
Most federal and state programs are automatically listed on your account as anticipated aid if you have completed all requirements.
Federal work-study earnings are paid directly to the student and cannot be used to defer payments on your student account.
Private scholarships can be considered anticipated aid if the check is sent directly to the University.
However, the donor must send a letter that includes the student’s name, the amount of each semester’s award, and the period of study for which the award is granted to the Office of Student Accounts before payment for your first bill is due for it to be considered anticipated aid.
Private scholarships paid directly to the student cannot be used to defer payments on your account.
All scholarships— whether internal or external — that are used to pay your student account balance count as financial aid and may reduce the amount of other forms of financial aid you receive. Visit our Apply for Additional Scholarships page for more information.
Tuition scholarships for graduate assistants, fellows or interns are approved and awarded by your department. Once you’re registered for classes, Student Financial Services will update your anticipated aid with your award. The award cannot be listed unless you’re registered.
Please note that graduate student scholarships, stipends and tuition support programs can affect the amounts of your other financial aid awards.
These awards often also do not cover certain fees. Some fees — such as the University fee, comprehensive service fee, activity fee, athletic fee and graduate organization fee — must be paid by the student.
Students who plan to use tuition waivers or vouchers to pay tuition must follow University policies for their program.