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How to Pay

Your eBill is due upon receipt. To avoid a late fee, payments must be posted by 6:00 p.m. (EST) on a payment due date. Online payment (Credit Card or eCheck) is the University at Buffalo’s preferred payment method. When paying online, payments are posted to the student account in real-time. For release of service indicators (holds), please allow 24-48 hours after payment has been posted to your account.

Credit card payments on a student account are not accepted by mail, telephone, or in person at Student Accounts at 1Capen. Credit card payments will only be accepted online via your HUB Student Center.

The University at Buffalo is committed to maintaining the security of customer information and follows best practices, as directed by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) for protecting payment card information. To be compliant with these standards, UB will not store any sensitive cardholder data.

  • Online payment on account will be done in your HUB Student Center. Authorized payers may pay online as well
  • Tuition and/or housing deposits will continue to be paid online at UB ePay.

Methods of Payment

Payments by either credit card or eCheck (electronic check) are accepted online only. To make a credit card or eCheck payment, log into MyUB using your UBIT name and password. Click on the HUB Student Center tab at the top of your MyUB homepage, then click on the “Payment Options” link under the Finances section. For more information, please view our Billing and Payment video tutorial.

Authorized payers can make payments on their student’s eBill by logging into the authorized payer website.

eCheck: eCheck is a direct debit from your personal U.S. checking or savings account. Payments made by electronic check, or eCheck, are offered at no charge to you. You will need the routing number and account number to process an eCheck.

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Credit cards: The University at Buffalo accepts credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit card payments cannot be made through the mail, telephone or at Student Accounts at 1Capen.

International Wire Transfer: The University at Buffalo has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition and fee payment process for our international students. Flywire offers multiple payment options and excellent foreign exchange rates. They'll ensure your payment arrives safely and accurately.

You are able to pay your bill and review your account through your HUB Student Center. Payments received before 6:00 p.m. (EST) on any day will be credited to your account as of that day. Payments received after 6:00 p.m. (EST) on any day will be credited to your account the following day. To avoid a late fee, payments must be posted by 6:00 p.m. (EST) on a payment due date.

Checks and money orders are the only form of payment that will be accepted through the mail. Using the pdf of your e-Bill, print and return the remittance page with your payment. The remittance page is the page of the e-Bill that contains the message “Looking to pay by check? Please mail your payment and this page to the address below.” To ensure accurate and timely processing, please make checks payable to University at Buffalo and include your Student Identification Number. Allow 7 days for mailing to ensure proper credit. A postmark prior to the payment due date does not constitute the removal of a late fee. Mail payments to:

  • University at Buffalo
  • PO Box 10068
  • Albany, NY 12201-5068

For all other payments, such as scholarships, college savings plans, third party payments, grants, etc., the payment should be sent to University at Buffalo, Student Accounts at 1Capen, Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-0001.

You may pay by cash, check or money order when paying in person. Credit cards are not accepted in person. Student Accounts is located in 1Capen Hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Lines often form on payment due dates, which makes this method the least convenient way to pay.

A Payment plan allows you to pay your eBill in several installments spread over the course of a term. If you are enrolled in a payment plan, your billing due dates differ from the normal billing process.

If You Overpay and Have a Credit Balance

If you have a credit balance on your account, you will receive an automatic refund beginning the third week of classes. Refunds will be given in the form of a check or a refund to the credit card originally used for payment. To receive your refund faster, sign up for direct deposit by logging into your HUB Student Center and clicking on “Payment Options” in the Finances section.

Note Regarding Wire Transfers: As a security measure and in keeping with recommended banking practices, the University at Buffalo is unable to accept wire transfer payments in excess of the balance due on an account. Overpayments received via wire transfer that are made to a student’s account may be wired back to the originating account. Where the intent is to provide a student with funds for personal expenses, those should be wired directly to the student’s local bank account.

Note Regarding Returned Checks: If your payment is refused by your bank, UB will add $20.00 in charges to your total account in addition to a late payment fee if applicable. You will be required to make future payments in cash or secured funds (i.e. certified bank check or money order).

Note Regarding Declined Credit Cards: You will be notified if your payment has been denied by your bank. A late payment fee will be applied to your account if applicable.

Last updated: February 27, 2018 8:40 am EST