Payment Methods

The University is committed to offering a wide variety of payment options to its students.  Payment methods currently available are listed below.

Beginning July 12, 2018 credit/debit card payments will include a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.85% ($3 minimum).

Electronic Check

Payment by electronic check is a free method of payment available to students and authorized users.  Payments of this type can be made online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and this payment method can be saved under the user’s profile for future use.  All checks are held for a minimum of 10 days before refunds are released.

Paper Check

Paper checks may be mailed or brought in person to Student Account Services.  These checks will be processed during normal business hours.  Please make sure payments by paper check have arrived in our office prior to any applicable payment deadlines.  Checks may be mailed to:

Student Account Services
105 Student Services Building
Box 870120
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

All checks are held for a minimum of 10 days before refunds are released.

Credit/Debit Cards

Effective July 12, 2018, credit/debit card payments will be accepted online only through the student’s financial account.  A non-refundable convenience fee of 2.85% ($3 minimum) will be applied to all credit/debit card payments.  Institution of a convenience fee is necessary as the costs of accepting and processing credit/debit card payments continue to increase.

Payment Plans

The University offers the option to pay in full or to pay via participation in a payment plan.

Payment by payment plan requires the student or authorized user to sign up each term within their student financial account.  The plan features four monthly payments for the Fall and Spring terms (late enrollment may reduce the number of payments available) based on actual charges.  Up to three payments are offered for the Summer term.  The plan payments may increase or decrease if a student makes changes to their schedule.  Late fees may apply if payments are not made by the due date.

The first payment and a $30 processing fee are due at enrollment.

Enrolling in a payment plan does not result in automatic payment scheduling.  Payment plan participants must either log in each month to make payments or schedule their payments in advance.  Payments can be scheduled by following normal payment processes and modifying the payment date to the desired payment date.

Payment Plan Schedules for Fall

Fall payment plans open with the Fall bill on July 15th.  If you’d like to participate in the 4 payment plan, you should sign up as early as possible.  The first payment is the down payment which is due at sign up.  The remaining installments are due on August 10, September 10, and October 10.  The ability to sign up for 4 payments ends on August 10th with 50% due at that time.

Sign up for the 3 payment plan opens August 4th.  The first payment is the down payment which is due at sign up.  The remaining installments are due on September 10 and October 10.  The ability to sign up for all payment plans ends on September 21st with 66% due at that time.  Once payment plans are closed, payment in full is required.

Payment Plan Schedules for Spring

Spring payment plans open with the Spring bill on November 15th.  If you’d like to participate in the 4 payment plan, you should sign up as early as possible.  The first payment is the down payment which is due at sign up.  The remaining installments are due on December 10, January 10, and February 10.  The ability to sign up for 4 payments ends on December 10th with 50% due at that time.

Sign up for the 3 payment plan opens December 4th.  The first payment is the down payment which is due at sign up.  The remaining installments are due on January 10 and February 10.  The ability to sign up for all payment plans ends on February 21st with 66% due at that time.  Once payment plans are closed, payment in full is required.

Payment Plan Schedules for Summer

Sign up for the Summer 3 payment plan opens with the Summer bill on April 15th.  The first payment is the down payment which is due at sign up.  The remaining installments are due on May 10 and June 10.  The ability to sign up for the 3 payment plan ends on May 10th with 66% due at that time.

Sign up for the Summer 2 payment plan opens on May 4th.  The first payment is the down payment which is due at sign up.  The remaining payment is due June 10. The ability to sign up for the 2 payment plan ends on May 21st.  Once payment plans are closed, payment in full is required.

If a payment plan date listed above falls on a weekend or holiday, plan enrollment and payment deadlines will be extended to the next University business day.

International Payments

The University of Alabama has partnered with FlyWire in order to streamline the process for international student payments. FlyWire allows students to pay securely from any country and bank, generally in the student’s home currency.

FlyWire allows international students to:

  • Track payments from start to finish
  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support

To get started, visit: ua.flywire.com.

Federal Financial Aid

Students should complete any requirements as soon as possible to ensure awarded funds are available to use toward their financial charges.  Students who have not completed their financial aid arrangements in time to receive their awards by the due date may need to enroll in a payment plan.

Federal financial aid awarded for the current academic year cannot be used to pay for prior year outstanding balances (balances incurred during or prior to summer).