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.

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

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.

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:

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).