Bursar's Office

Online Payments


  • ***This page is not for the payment of the Application Fee, New Student Deposit for Undergraduate students or Graduate students. Please contact the Admissions Office for other payment options.
  • Attention: All payments are subject to verification which will take more than 24 hours and could delay the removal of the Administrative Hold. Please arrange your online payment accordingly. Call the Bursar's Office with questions.
Please Note:  UMass Boston does not charge a fee and does not share in any convenience fees assessed by the vendor. Although UMass Boston will facilitate your use of the Higher One®, if you choose to use your debit card or credit card, please remember that this is a transaction between you and Higher One®. If you have questions about your Higher One® NetPay transactions, contact the Higher One® Hotline at 1.800.239.4211.


Credit Card Payments

Credit card payments can be processed through the Higher One® Suite of Solutions and Services (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express cards are accepted). If you choose this option, you can login to the WISER self-services account and click on the "Make online credit card payment" link. You will be taken to a secure site provided by Higher One® to process your payment.

Please have your Student ID number, credit card information ready.  You will be charged a 2.50% non-refundable convenience fee by Higher One® for using this service.  The convenience fee will be calculated for you BEFORE you enter your credit card information.

Important: The 2.50% non-refundable convenience fee will also apply to debit card payments processed through Higher One®.

E-check Payments - Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transactions

Tuition and fees can be paid online by e-check from your checking or savings account through Higher One® Business Office Solutions. This type of payment results in an electronic debit of your bank account. Bank information like routing number, account number, student ID number, and email address are required to complete a ACH payment. If you choose this option, you can login to the WISER self-services account and click on the "Make online payment" link. You will be taken to a secure site provided by Higher One® to process your payment.

Before making a Automated Clearing House transaction (ACH payment), please verify your account information and that your bank allows electronic debiting of your account.

Important: ACH payments are not subject to the convenience fee.  However, return fee $27.00 will be applied to the student's account if ACH payment is rejected by the bank.


Online Debit / Credit Card Refunds

If the refund of a credit balance on your student account is the result of your last method of payment via a debit/credit card, the portion paid by debit/credit card would be credited back first unless the online payment was made more than 120 days ago.


  • Bursar's Office
    Campus Center, 4th Floor
    University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 Morrissey Boulevard
    Boston, MA 02125

    Phone: 617.287.5350
    Fax: 617.287.3923

    Office Hours:
    8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Teller windows close at 5 p.m.

    8 a.m.–4 p.m.


Deadline to waive Spring 2016 Health Insurance online is 03/01/2016.(Failure to complete the Health Insurance Waiver on WISER/Finances by due date on bill may result in non-waivable late payment fees.)

-Important: The Administrative Hold will block all enrollment activities and transcript requests. It will be placed on all accounts with past due balances. Past due balances are also subject to late payment fees up to a maximum of $339.00.

*** For third party awards and eligible waivers (originals only), all paperwork must be submitted via mail or in person to the Bursar's office by the due date of the original bill. Late fees will be assessed if waivers or third party paperwork are filed late.

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