Information for Parents

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On this page:

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits the amount of information we can provide you, so we recommend that you keep the lines of communication open with your student. Here's what you can do:

  • Review your student's bill together
  • Learn about payment options
  • Make payments to your student's account

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6/18/18
Students may grant or revoke both financial and/or academic access to account information for one or more individuals.

Payments

In-Person

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.

Please be advised that payments made with business checks will be considered third party payments and could have an impact on your taxes.

Online

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 UBITName 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.

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

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.  Please note that there will be no charge for payments made via credit card.

eCheck

eCheck is a direct debit from your personal U.S. checking or savings account. Payments made by 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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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. Flywire payments can be made through your HUB Student Center, Payment Options link.

By Mail

Checks and money orders are the only form of payment that will be accepted through the mail. Using the PDF of your eBill, print and return the remittance page with your payment. The remittance page is the page of the eBill 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 eBill payments to:

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

Overnight payments

*Effective October 7, 2018, overnight payments sent by any carrier other than USPS (United States Postal Service), should be sent to the address below:

University at Buffalo
PO Box 10068
555 Patroon Creek Blvd
Albany, NY 12206

For all other payments, such as scholarships, college savings plans, third party payments, or grants, the payment should be sent to:

University at Buffalo
Student Accounts at 1Capen
Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-0001

Please be advised that payments made with business checks will be considered third party payments and could have an impact on your taxes.

New York State 529 College Savings Plan

Visit www.nysaves.org or call 1-877-697-2837.

As an Authorized Payer

  • Electronic student accounts billing statements (eBill); paper bills are not generated.
  • Parent must be set up as an Authorized Payer by their student in order to receive email notification and access to statement
  • Review instructions for how to access and read your bill
  • Student account transactions are available for viewing online. Parent must be set up as an Authorized Payer by their student in order to have access to online transactions.

Establish a Payment Plan

  • Students: Log in to your HUB Student Center and click on Payment Options in the Finances section. Once you are in the Student Center Payment Options screen, click on Payment Plan in the menu.
  • Authorized Payers: Log in to the Payment Options screen using the Authorized Payer website. Click on Payment Plan in the menu.

Enroll in Direct Deposit

  • Students: Log in to your HUB Student Center and click on Payment Options in the Finances section. Once you are in the Student Center Payment Options screen, click on Direct Deposit in the menu.
  • Authorized Payers: Log in to the Payment Options screen using the Authorized Payer website. Click on Direct Deposit in the menu.

Tax Statements (1098-T)

The university will report to the IRS required information about students who were billed for at least one credit hour in any semester of a tax year. This information does not reflect what a student paid during the tax year, but what a student was billed. A 1098-T form is mailed to students with a valid social security number on file.