Payment procedures | Fall 2019

Registration

Once you register, the next step is to pay the tuition. 

For students registering by July 24, tuition bills will be emailed July 30. Undergraduate tuition is due by 5PM, August 16.  Graduate tuition is due by 5PM, September 3

For subsequent registration periods, go to My Tuition Bill for the due date; bills will not be emailed.

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’s Office in MAI 8 (Monday-Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM). Include your name and UT EID with your payment. Payment can be mailed to the address below.  See additional payment information below.

Failure to take the required action by 5PM on the payment deadline will result in the cancelation of your registration. It is your responsibility to ensure that your registration has been completed.  Go to My Tuition Bill to verify that it displays the message, "Your registration is complete and your courses are secure"; that means you have done what is needed to secure your classes.

To ensure proper delivery of all notifications, keep your email address updated.

Changes to the Tuition Bill

Changes to the tuition bill after the initial bill has been paid may result in additional tuition being owed. Examples include change in major or adding courses. Tuition bills for added courses will not be sent. These bills are recalculated overnight and payment must be made by September 13. Payment may be made online at My Tuition Bill or in person at the Bursar’s Office in MAI 8. 

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 13 should check with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to determine why the funds have not been released.

Review the available methods of payment.

Installment Plan

 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 second and third payments are each approximately 25% of the tuition bill.

  • The first installment is due by the deadline specified in the registration sequence table.
  • The second installment is due September 27.
  • The third installment is due October 25.

Students must sign a promissory note before the first installment payment will be accepted. To sign the note, go to My Tuition Bill and select “Installment Plan Note” from the Navigation Menu.  This requires an upgraded EID. Students update their EID at the ID Center in the FAC.  For students who are not on campus and do not have an upgraded EID, contact Student Accounts Receivable at tuition@austin.utexas.edu.

Notices for the second and third installments are emailed to students. The installment payments must be posted to the tuition bill by September 27 and October 25 to avoid a late fee. 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.

Methods of payment

Online

Electronic Bank Payment. Go to My Tuition Bill online to make payment directly from your bank account.

  • 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 submitted an Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization form, which you may complete online. This method of payment is not available to parents as it requires an upgraded UT EID.

*Please note: 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.

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.

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 4:30PM the same day or the next business day (but no later than 5PM 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, view 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, take no action and your registration will automatically be canceled. Student Accounts Receivable will not bill the agency for the tuition if your 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 the registration process by clicking the "Pay with Financial Aid" button by the payment deadline on My Tuition Bill, view bill. Questions about eligibility or the inability to see the pay with financial aid button should be directed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

If you are eligible for financial aid and choose to have registration charges paid directly from your financial aid account, click the "pay with financial aid" button on My Tuition Bill, view bill by the payment deadline to complete your registration.

Financial aid should disburse and pay your tuition by September 13.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have completed all requirements to receive your aid.  Check your CASH/Status Requirements, at Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, to make sure there is nothing "REQUIRED" so the transfer of funds will occur on time. 

Mail

Checks and money orders may be mailed but payment must be posted to the tuition by the payment deadline. Make checks payable to The University of Texas at Austin and be sure to include your name and UT EID. Please note, we have 2 addresses; the PO Box is for US Postal Service only and the physical address is for commercial courier service only. Mailing to the wrong address will result in a delay in our receiving the payment.

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

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

  • To prevent cancelation of your registration, your payment must be received and posted to your account by the payment deadline.
  • Checks should be written for either the full amount of tuition due or the currently due (installment) amount displayed on My Tuition Bill.
  • If payment is from multiple sources, checks should be sent together to ensure proper posting.
  • 529 Checks - When requesting payment from 529 accounts, owners must allow time for the 529 company to process the check and mail it to The University following the payment guidelines below. It can take 2-3 weeks before The University receives the payment.

In Person

The Bursar’s Office, in MAI 8, is open 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.  They accept personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks and cash

All non-UT scholarship awards are processed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and should be sent to:
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Scholarships and 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 must include your name and EID.