Payment Procedures | Spring 2017

Your registration is not complete until you have taken an action at the My Tuition Bill "view bill" web page.  Whether you are paying directly, using financial aid funds or your tuition is covered by a third party (scholarships, Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan, military benefits, etc.), you must take an action prior to the published deadline or your entire registration will be canceled. 

Any balance on My Tuition Bill must be paid in full or on the installment plan by the payment deadline.  Students who pay with financial aid are not eligible to change to the installment plan at a later date.

If you have a zero amount due, you must either click the "Confirm Attendance" or "Pay with Financial Aid" button on My Tuition Bill by the payment deadline to complete your registration.  Failure to take action by the deadline will result in canceled registration and denied University services.

To obtain a tuition bill quote or to verify that your registration is complete, go to My Tuition Bill. You should see a green message saying "Your registration is complete and your courses are secure."  If you have any questions about tuition and fees, contact Tuition Billing at tuition@austin.utexas.edu or by calling (512) 475-7777 (option 1).

Information is available about methods of payment and our payment plans. If your registration is not complete by the steps described above by the payment due date, your registration will be canceled and your may incur a late registration fee to get back into classes.

Early registration

You are expected to register at your earliest opportunity. For Registration Period 1 only, your tuition bill notification will be sent to the email address on file in the registrar’s office. If your address is not correct on the registration information sheet, or you wish to update your address after your initial registration access, update your address online, before 5p, Fri 4 Nov. Your tuition bill will be emailed to the address on file in the registrar’s office on Tue 8 Nov. If you do not receive your tuition bill, it is still your responsibility to complete registration by the deadline on the Student Accounts Receivable website.

Undergraduates must make payment no later than 5p, Thu 5 Jan. Graduate and professional students must make payment no later than 5p Fri 20 Jan.

Review your methods of payment and our payment plans. Remember — the final step in the registration process is making sure your registration is complete and your courses are secure; if you don’t complete your registration by the deadline it will be canceled and you will lose all of your classes.

Add/drop

Tuition bills will not be sent. You will not be sent a bill for added classes. After you have completed your add/drop transactions, go to My Tuition Bill for an add bill quote. These bills are recalculated overnight. If the changes made in your schedule result in the assessment of additional tuition you must make payment via the web as in the preceding paragraph, or by check or money order. Payment must be received and posted to student's account no later than 5p, Wed 1 Feb. Where applicable, your installment balance will be adjusted; adjusted installment payments are due by the specified deadlines. Failure to make payment by the appropriate deadline may result in the cancelation of your registration.

Review your methods of payment and our payment plans. Remember — the final step in the registration process is making sure your registration is complete and your courses are secure; if you don’t complete your registration by the deadline it will be canceled and you will lose all of your classes.

Late registration

Tuition bills will not be sent. To pay your bill online, to confirm attendance for a zero bill, or to pay using financial aid, go to My Tuition Bill. To pay by check or money order, go to the cashiers in MAI 8 (weekdays only 8:30a–4:30p). Include your name and UT EID on your check.

Payment must be received and posted to your account no later than 5p on the payment deadline. Tuition bills will not be distributed. If you do not pay your tuition bill, you will not be registered.

Review your methods of payment and our payment plans. Remember — the final step in the registration process is making sure your registration is complete and your courses are secure; if you don’t complete your registration by the deadline it will be canceled and you will lose all of your classes.

Payment plans

Full Payment Plan. Full payment or confirmation of attendance must be received no later than the payment deadline in the registration sequence table or as instructed at the time of registration.

Three-payment installment plan. Tuition and required fees may be paid in three installments. The first installment consists of one-half of the tuition, a nonrefundable $15 service charge, and the full amount of fees that cannot be paid on the installment plan, such as general property deposit, late registration fee, and international student fees. The first installment is due by the deadline specified in the registration sequence table or as instructed at the time of registration. No late initial installment payments will be accepted; failure to pay the first installment by the due date will result in cancelation of registration. The installment plan is not available to students who register after the twelfth class day or those who have paid their tuition with financial aid.

Students must sign a promissory note before the first installment plan payment will be accepted. To sign the note, go to My Tuition Bill and click on the Installment Plan Note link.  Students who do not have an upgraded UT EID may sign a paper note at the Student Accounts Receivable Office in MAI 4.

The second and third installments each consist of one-half of the remaining balance, adjusted for adds and drops. Bills for these payments are sent to the student's e-mail address. Paper bills are not mailed. These installments are due Fri 17 Feb and Fri 24 Mar, whether or not the student receives the bill.

Selection of the three-payment installment plan constitutes an agreement to pay the remaining tuition and fees on time. A $25 late charge is assessed for second and third installment payments received after the due date. If you select the installment plan and subsequently receive a financial aid award, your total tuition and fees will be deducted from your award at the time of disbursement.

To check for receipt of a tuition payment, go to Official Receipt.

Direct questions about tuition bills to Tuition Billing, MAI 4, (512) 475-7777 (option 1). E-mail inquiries may be sent to tuition@austin.utexas.edu.

Methods of payment

Electronic Bank Payment. There are two options available for paying online directly from your bank account. To select either option, go to My Tuition Bill online. Electronic payments that are returned to the University, regardless of the reason, will be treated the same as returned checks. Tuition and financial bars cannot be paid by electronic funds if you have a "no personal check" restriction with Student Accounts Receivable.

  • eCheck. You may pay online just as though you were using a traditional paper check. No authorization form is required. This option does not require an upgraded EID and can be used by anyone acting as an eProxy.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer. You may pay by direct transfer of funds from your bank using a pre-established account if you have completed an Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization form. Authorizations may be completed online. This payment method requires an upgraded EID and cannot be used by anyone acting as an eProxy.

Credit Card. Go to My Tuition Bill online to charge the total amount due to your MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card.

If payment is approved, the registration system will give you an authorization code confirming the transaction. A convenience fee of 2.3% will be charged at the time of payment for all tuition and mandatory fee payments made by credit card. (Rate is subject to change.)

Check or money order. All checks must be drawn on US banks in US dollars. Collection charges resulting from checks drawn otherwise will be charged to the student.

Checks may be presented to the cashiers in MAI 8, or for Registration Period 1 only, may be mailed. Your payment must be received by the payment deadline or your registration will be canceled. Make checks payable to The University of Texas at Austin and include your UT EID on the check. Multiple checks must be sent together to ensure proper account posting.

Checks mailed using US Postal Service, including Express Mail overnight delivery, send to
The University of Texas at Austin,
Student Accts Receivable,
PO Box 7398,
Austin TX 78713-7398

Checks mailed using commercial courier service, including FedEx and UPS, mail to
The University of Texas at Austin,
Student Accts Receivable Main 4
110 Inner Campus Dr. Stop K5308
Austin TX 78712-1669

If your check is returned to the University, for any reason, your registration will be incomplete. If payment is not received within ten calendar days of the returned check notice, you will not be registered for classes.

Cash. Do not mail cash payments. Cash payments must be presented to the cashiers in MAI 8 before 5p on the payment deadline.

Tuition loan. You may apply for tuition loans online. An upgraded EID and password are required to create the promissory note and electronically "sign." Students who have not upgraded their UT EIDs may apply for a loan and then go to the cashiers in MAI 8 by 4:30p the same day or the next business day (but by 5:00p on the payment deadline) to sign a promissory note and complete registration. You will be required to present a photo ID. Questions concerning tuition loans should be directed to Student Accounts Receivable, (512) 475-7725.

Zero bill. If your tuition is zero, you must still confirm your attendance before the payment deadline. If a third party, such as the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan, pays your tuition bill, you must confirm attendance before the payment deadline. You may do this via My Tuition Bill online. For additional information contact Student Accounts Receivable at (512) 475-7777, (option 1). If you do not plan to attend classes, do not confirm and we will cancel your registration; Student Accounts Receivable will not bill the agency, scholarship, or account for the fees. If you have confirmed and then choose not to attend, you must follow normal withdrawal procedures.

Financial aid. If you are eligible to pay all of your tuition bill with your financial aid, you must do so by clicking the "Pay with Financial Aid" button on My Tuition Bill or pay any remaining balance by the payment deadline.

Questions about eligibility should be directed to the University of Texas at Austin, Office of Financial Aid, General Accounting Section, 100 W Dean Keeton St., E3700, Austin TX 78712-1712.

If you are eligible for financial aid and choose to have registration charges paid directly from your financial aid account by the payment deadline, you will be tentatively registered. If, for any reason, the expected financial aid is not available to pay all of your tuition bill by the twelfth class day, you must make other arrangements to pay your bill in full by that date.

Students who elect to pay their tuition bill with financial aid are not eligible to change to the Installment Plan.

Contact us

  • 512 475-7656
  • Main Bldg room 1, Registrar Registration M5504 | off campus: The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Registrar, Registration, PO Box 7216, Austin TX 78713-7216

registration@austin.utexas.edu