Financial Aid & Invoice Update

Financial Aid

When your eligibility has been determined, you will be notified by email. At that point, you will be able to view your award on MyUAlbany. Visit our Accept Your Awards page to learn how to accept, reduce or decline the financial aid you’ve been offered to ensure the aid appears on your student account. 

Be sure you have filed the FAFSA, have pre-registered for classes, and do not have any “To-Do” items listed under Important Notices on MyUAlbany. New York State residents must also file the NYS Student Aid Payment Application.     

Excelsior Scholarship recipients will receive a revised award notice when their eligibility has been determined. Excelsior Scholarship awards amounts are pending additional information from New York State Higher Education Services Corporation related to student aid changes enacted in the New York State Budget. 



Bills are issued around the 20th of the month, with a due date of the 15th of the following month.  Find a detailed breakdown of your charges on E-Pay. You can sign up to receive text messages when your invoice is ready by setting up your E-Pay profile. Additionally, you can add a parent/guardian as an authorized user so they'll also be notified when the billing statement is available.

Learn more about your payment options on our Billing & Accounts page.

Learn more about mandatory fees.


Common Questions

Why am I being charged these fees? 

In accordance with State University of New York policy 7804 on Fees, Rentals and Other Charges, the University at Albany charges broad-based fees to all enrolled students to finance discrete activities that benefit the student body, excluding those activities that are part of the core instructional program.

Broad-Based Fees include but are not limited to: 

  • Comprehensive Service Fee (offering Health, Transportation and Technology Services) 

  • Recreation and Campus Life Fee (formerly the Student Recreation Fee) 

  • Intercollegiate Athletics Fee 

  • University Fee 

  • Academic Excellence Fee 

  • Career Services Fee

 Learn more about the campus services covered by student fees.

Why didn't I receive a financial aid award?

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 Notices" 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 email address listed on MyUAlbany

  • Does your email spam filter block emails from 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:

Contact Student Financial Services at [email protected] or 518-442-3202 with any questions.