Payment procedures | Fall 2018

Your registration is not complete until you have paid tuition in full or in accordance with an approved installment plan or clicked the 'Confirm Attendance' or 'Pay with Financial Aid' button. Whether you are paying directly, via financial aid, or via a third party you must take action to complete your registration. If you do not take action by paying your tuition bill in full or in accordance with an approved installment plan or indicate that you are paying via financial aid or a third party, you are not registered and you may not attend classes or use University services. It is your responsibility to ensure that your registration has been completed.

To obtain a tuition bill quote or to verify completion of registration, go to My Tuition Bill. If you have questions about tuition and fees, contact Tuition Billing at tuition@austin.utexas.edu.  Tuition rates for each college may be viewed at http://tuition.utexas.edu.

When you register, review your methods of payment or 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 payment deadline it will be canceled and you will lose all of your classes.  Students whose registration is canceled due to not completing their registration on time may incur a late registration fee to get back into classes.  Students who pay their tuition in full, click the "Pay with Financial Aid" button, or the "Confirm Attendance" button are not eligible to change to the installment plan afterwards.

Early registration

You are expected to register at your earliest opportunity. Your tuition bill notification will be sent to the email address on file with the Office of the Registrar. If your address is not correct on the registration information sheet, you may update your address online.  Tuition bills will be emailed July 31. Prior to that date, tuition bills viewable online are estimates only and cannot be paid. If you do not receive your tuition bill, it is still your responsibility to complete registration by the payment deadline on the Registration Sequence Table.  All payments must be received and posted to your account prior to the due date and time or your registration will be canceled.

Undergraduates registering by July 25 must make payment no later than 5:00 PM, August 17.  Graduate and professional students must make payment no later than 5:00 PM, September 4

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.  You may incur a late registration fee to get back into classes.

Subsequent registration

Students registering after July 25 must complete registration by the payment deadline on the Registration Sequence Table

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, cash, cashier's check or money order, go to the Bursar (Cashier) Office in MAI 8 (weekdays only 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Include your name and UT EID with your payment.

Payments must be received and posted to your account no later than 5:00 PM on the payment deadline. If you do not pay your tuition bill by the deadline, your registration will be canceled.

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 you made in your schedule result in the assessment of additional tuition and/or fees, you must make payment via the web, or by check or money order.  The Bursar (Cashier) Office in MAI 8 accepts cash, checks, and money orders. Payment must be received and posted to your account no later than 5:00 PM, September 14. Where applicable, your installment balance will be adjusted; adjusted installment payments are due by the specified deadlines found at the bottom of My Tuition Bill. Failure to make payment by the appropriate deadline may result in the cancelation of your registration. Students whose financial aid has not disbursed and paid their tuition bill by September 14 should check with the Office of Financial Aid to determine why the funds have not been released.

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.

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 health insurance fee. The first installment is due by the deadline specified in the registration sequence table. 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. Students who pay their tuition bill in full, click the confirm attendance button or the pay with financial aid button, are not eligible to change to the installment plan afterwards.

Students must sign a promissory note before the first installment plan payment will be accepted. To sign the note, go to My Tuition Bill - Promissory Note. Students who do not have an upgraded UT EID may sign a paper note at Student Accounts Receivable 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. The installment payments must be posted to the tuition bill on September 28 and October 26, whether or not the student receives the bill. Tuition due amounts and their due dates are found on the bottom of My Tuition 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.

E-mail inquiries about tuition bills 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 a pre-established bank account if you have completed an Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization form, which you may complete online. This method of payment is not available to parents.

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

If payment is approved, the registration system will give you an authorization code confirming the transaction. A 2.3% convenience fee charge will be added to all tuition and mandatory fee payments made by credit card.

Check or money order. All checks, personal or commercial, must be drawn on US banks in US dollars. Collection charges resulting from checks drawn otherwise will be charged to the student. All checks must be made payable to "The University of Texas at Austin" and must include the student's name and EID on the check.

Account owners of 529 accounts must submit a request for payment to their company in enough time that they can remit a check directly to The University following the payment guidelines below. (It can take 3-4 weeks before the University receives this type of payment.)

Checks may be presented to the Bursar (Cashier) Office in MAI 8 or may be mailed to an address below depending on how it is being sent. Your payment must be received and posted to your account by the payment deadline or your registration will be canceled. All checks must be made payable to The University of Texas at Austin and include your name and UT EID on the check. To ensure proper posting, checks should be written for either the full amount of tuition due or the currently due (installment) amount displayed on My Tuition Bill.  If this is not possible, multiple checks should be sent together to ensure proper account posting.

If mailing checks via the US Postal Service, including Express Mail, mail to:
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
PO Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398

It is critical that you do not mail a check to the commercial courier address (below) through the US Postal Service.

Payments sent through a commercial carrier such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL, should be addressed to:
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable K5308
110 Inner Campus Dr Main 4
Austin TX 78712

If your check is returned to the University, 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 Bursar (Cashier) Office in MAI 8 and posted to your account no later than 5:00 PM on the payment deadline.

Tuition loan. You may apply for tuition loans online. An upgraded EID and password are required to electronically "sign" the tuition loan promissory note. Students who have not upgraded their UT EIDs may apply for a loan and then go to the Bursar (Cashier) Office in MAI 8 by 4:30 PM the same day or the next business day (but no later than 5:00 PM 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 complete the registration process by clicking the "Confirm Attendance" button on My Tuition Bill" before the payment deadline. If a third party, such as a Texas prepaid tuition plan, pays your tuition bill in full, you must still confirm your attendance before the payment deadline. You may do this when viewing 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 your registration will be canceled. Student Accounts Receivable will not bill the agency for the tuition if you registration is canceled. If you have confirmed and then choose not to attend, you must follow normal withdrawal procedures.

Financial aid. If your anticipated financial aid does not cover your tuition in full, you are responsible for paying the remaining balance by the payment deadline using one of the above methods of payment. If you are eligible to pay your tuition bill in full using your financial aid, you must complete your registration process by clicking the "Pay with Financial Aid" button by the payment deadline while viewing My Tuition Bill. Questions about eligibility or the inability to see the pay with financial aid button should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid

If you are eligible for financial aid and choose to have registration charges paid directly from your financial aid account and click the pay with financial aid button by the payment deadline, you will be tentatively registered. You must check your CASH/Status Requirements to make sure there is nothing "REQUIRED" so the transfer of funds can happen on time. If, for any reason, the expected financial aid is not available to pay all of your tuition bill by the twelfth class day (fourth class day summer), you must make other arrangements to pay your bill in full by that date. If your financial aid has not paid your tuition bill by September 14, you should contact the Office of Financial Aid

All non-UT scholarship awards are processed by the Office of Financial Aid and should be sent to The University of Texas at Austin; Office of Financial Aid; Attn: General Accounting; 100 West Dean Keeton Street, E3700; Austin, TX 78712-1712. All checks should be made payable to The University of Texas at Austin and include your name and EID.