Payment Plan

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The University at Buffalo partners with Nelnet Campus Commerce to administer payment plans. Depending on when you enroll in the payment plan, you may have up to four installments.

Plan Highlights

The payment plan is available for both the fall and spring terms (not summer or winter sessions). If you would like to enroll for either spring or fall, you must enroll at the beginning of each term. Please note that you will not be automatically enrolled for the following semester. The payment plan is not a loan program and the service is provided interest-free.

Highlights:

  • Students who enroll in the payment plan will be flagged in HUB as a plan participant.
  • If you are a payment plan participant, you will NOT receive an eBilling statement notification or an eBill from the university.
  • Your payment due dates, as determined by QuikPay/Nelnet, will be the 15th of the month (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).
  • If the 15th falls on a federal holiday, payment processing will still occur. Please refer to your contract for your specific payment schedule.
  • Your payment plan monthly installment will be automatically deducted from the account that you designated at the time of enrollment. You DO NOT need to log in to make a payment on your account.

Payment Plan Enrollment

For Students

  1. Log in to your HUB Student Center
  2. Click on Payment Options in the Finances section
  3. Once you are in the Student Center Payment Options screen, click on Payment Plan in the menu

Only 1 person (student or authorized payer) per account can enroll in a payment plan.

Resources for Calculating Estimated Payment Plan Amount

For Authorized Payers

Log in to the Payment Options screen using the authorized payer website. Click on Payment Plan in the menu. Your student must grant you permission to manage the payment plan. You will not be able to see detailed information or receive emails concerning the plan otherwise.

Only 1 person (student or authorized payer) per account can enroll in a payment plan.

Resources for Calculating Estimated Payment Plan Amount

Completing the Budget Worksheet

For Payment Plan Enrollees

The initial step in enrolling in a payment plan is to complete the Budget Worksheet.  On the Budget Worksheet, you will enter the amount of your charges and the amount of any Financial Aid that you may be receiving for the semester.  To assist in completing the Budget Worksheet, you can click on “View & Pay Accounts” in QuikPAY for your actual charges and Anticipated Aid.  If you are unsure of what your balance will be, there are resources for calculating your estimated payment plan amount.  The estimated balance that you enter will be used to determine the initial installment amounts.  After your account is rebalanced, your installments may increase or decrease to reflect your actual balance on account. For rebalancing dates- please see the Fall 2019 Payment Plan Rebalancing Dates.

Resources for Calculating Estimated Payment Plan Amount

Once you have completed the Budget Worksheet, you will click Continue to finish enrolling in the payment plan. 

Fall 2019 Enrollment Dates

Installment Payment Plan First Day to Enroll Last Day to Enroll Due Dates
Four (4) installments July 15 August 14

8/15

9/16

10/15

11/15

Three (3) installments August 15 September 14

9/16

10/15

11/15

Terms and Conditions

  • The $45.00 enrollment fee per term is non-refundable and is charged at time of enrollment.
  • Returned Payment Fee: If a payment is returned, you will be notified and a returned payment fee will be automatically processed from the account provided. If the fee is returned, it may be reattempted up to two more times. Fees are subject to change.
Enroll Before the Due Date

If you have received an eBill and enroll in a payment plan AFTER the due date of the eBill, you are subject to a late fee.

Fall 2019 Payment Plan Rebalancing Dates

Be sure to check your account frequently to see if your payment plan requires rebalancing. Rebalancing is needed if your original payment plan balance changes for any reason, such as additional financial aid or additional charges. You, as the plan owner, will be able to initiate the rebalancing by visiting the payment plan option in QuikPay.

Date Rebalancing Action
October  4, 2019 Any student who is enrolled in a payment plan will have their payment plan balance adjusted on this date. Your balance may increase or decrease, depending on what your actual balance is in HUB.
October 14, 2019 Any student whose actual balance in HUB has decreased since October 4th will have their Payment Plan adjusted on this date.
November  5, 2019 Any student whose actual balance in HUB has increased or decreased since October 14th will have their Payment Plan adjusted on this date.
November 14, 2019 Any student whose actual balance in HUB has decreased since November 5th will have their Payment Plan adjusted on this date.

You will receive an email when this adjustment has been made. Please log in to view your payment plan and the amount of your upcoming payments, as they may have changed.

If your account has insufficient funds at the time payment is due, your payment plan contract with QuikPay will be terminated. You will then be placed back into the normal billing process. You may be subject to a late payment fee.

Rebalancing Options

For Payment Plan Owners

1.       While payment plans are in an estimated balance, you can click on the Balance Management link* within your payment plan.  You will be given the option to adjust your payment plan amount with the following choices:  Increase your estimated balance by the amount you enter below, or Decrease your estimated balance by the amount you enter below.  There is a box for the amount you want to increase/decrease by.

2.       While payment plans are in actual balance (starting on October 4, 2019), you can click on the Balance Management link* within your payment plan.  You will be given the option to rebalance your account which will look at the current balance in HUB and adjust accordingly.  Please note: the Balance Management link will NOT show if your payment plan balance and HUB balance are the same.

*The plan owner is the only person who will have the Balance Management link available for use.  Even if an authorized payer has been given access to view the plan, they cannot adjust it. 

 

Change Payment Profile

Once you've enrolled in a payment plan, you may need to add a new payment profile or update an existing payment profile that is currently associated with your payment plan.

Add a New Payment Profile or Select Stored Payment Profile

To add a new payment profile or to select another stored payment profile to associate with a payment plan: (the owner of the plan has access to make updates)

  1. Click on Payment Plan.
  2. Click the "Agreement ID" link under the Active Payment Plan.
  3. Click the "Change Payment Method" link located next to the Payment Method that was originally set up.
  4. You may enter a new payment method, select another stored payment profile or continue with your existing form of payment.

Update an Existing Payment Profile

To update an existing payment profile that is associated with a payment plan: (the owner of the plan has access to make updates)

  1. Click on Payment Profiles.
  2. There may be multiple payment profiles listed. Choose the payment profile that is used by Payment Plans.
  3. Click on the name of the Credit Card or eCheck account to update your account information.
  4. Update your account information and click Save.