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: Payment made online cannot be cancelled or stopped once they are submitted. 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 then go to "Student Financial Center" and select "Credit Card" as the Payment Option. 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 an ACH payment. If you choose this option, you can login to the WISER self-services account then go to "Student Financial Center" and select "Electronic Check" as the Payment Option. You will be taken to a secure site provided by Higher One® to process your payment.  ACH payments are not subject to the convenience fee. 

Important: Return fee will be applied to the student's account if ACH payment is rejected by the bank.  

Before making an Automated Clearing House transaction (ACH payment), please verify your account information and that your bank allows electronic debiting of your account.  Online payments made with incorrect bank routing number or bank account number will not be recognized by your financial institution, and the payment will "bounce" within one to five business days.   


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 2017 Health Insurance online is 03/01/2017. (Failure to complete the Health Insurance Waiver on WISER/Finances by due date on bill may result in non-waivable late payment fees.)

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