Bursar's Office

Payment Information

All student payments should be remitted to:

University of Massachusetts Boston
Bursar's Office
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3300


Bills are issued monthly to any student with a balance. Payment must be made by the due date on the bill to avoid late fees ($116 late payment fee will be applied to each past due invoice for up to $348 per school term).



(The Bursar's Office will only accept checks, cashier's checks, or money orders drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. currency, and we do not accept payment over the phone.)

Payment options include cash, check, money order, and cashier's check. Please be sure to put your student account id number on the check for proper posting.

  • Cash payments must be made in the Bursar's Office.
  • Check, money order, and cashier's check payments may be made by mail or in person at the Bursar's Office or at the One Stop.

In addition to the above payment options, the University of Massachusetts Boston works with an external vendor, Higher One®, to process e-check and online credit card payments (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express cards are accepted) This service is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A 2.5% non-refundable convenience fee is assessed for each credit card or debit card transaction. Go to Online Payments for details.

Your bank's online bill payment service:

  • Any automated bill payment service through your personal bank directing bank to send a check to our office should include your first and last names with the 8-digit university ID number.  
  • Allow 7 to 14 business days for delivery to the university and posted onto your WISER account. 
  • Use of personal banking "online bill payment" services may delay payment of your account and may result in late fees or enrollment consequences.  Please plan the timing of your payments accordingly.

** All payments are subject to verification, which could delay the removal of an administrative hold. A returned check or rejected e-check will result in a $28 fee.

Nonpayment will result in a hold being placed on a student account which will prevent a student from:

  1. registering for a subsequent semester
  2. getting grades
  3. graduating
  4. getting transcripts

Important: Bills unpaid for 3 months after the end of the semester for which they are due will be sent to collections. Accounts in collection are assessed a 25% collection fee.


Wire Transfers

(This option is not for the payment of the new student deposit, reactivation fee, or application fee. Any overpayment would result in the return of the entire transaction.)

International Wire Transfers (Learn more)

Reference: GlobalPay user guides or click on the YouTube tutorial videos on the right side of this web page.

UMass Boston provides you a method of paying your tuition and fees in your own currency via Western Union Business Solutions, a specialist in global business payments.

Western Union will charge $20 for any incoming USD-to-USD payments. There will be no processing fees for payments received in other currencies from Western Union Business Solutions or UMass Boston, though you may be charged transaction fees by the banks. The exchange rate is valid for 72 hours after you have initiated the transaction and payment must be received by Western Union Business Solutions within that period. Neither Western Union Business Solutions nor UMass Boston shall be liable to you or the intended beneficiary for any additional costs, fees, or expenses resulting from the untimely delivery of the payment as set forth above. 

By clicking the following link, you are choosing the Western Union Business Solutions "Bank to Bank Transfer” process for your UMass Boston tuition payment. You may obtain your balance via the WISER self-services account. For more information on Western Union Business Solutions, please visit http://www.business.westernunion.com/education or email gpstudents@westernunion.com.

Note: Transaction fees deducted from both the sending bank and receiving bank will affect the funds the school receives.


In-House Payment Plan

The Bursar's Office offers an in-house payment plan for current semesters. This is an interest-free way of paying tuition in equal monthly payments with a one-time charge of a non-refundable enrollment fee per semester. Failure to make your payments on time will result in a late payment fee and an administrative hold being placed on your account.  All enrollment forms for Spring 2017 have to be returned with your first payment submitted to our office by March 1,2017.  Any questions you can call the office or email Asmea Errabah for further information.

*Failure to enroll by the due date on the bill will result in non-waivable late payment fees.    


Excess / Refund

Excess is created when the total payments on an account are greater than the total bill. Excess payments will result in the issue of an excess check or Debit/Credit Card refund.

Notification that an excess refund is available is made by an email sent to a student's UMass Boston email account. A student can forward his/her emails from the UMass Boston account to an alternate email address.


  • 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 by the due date on bill may result in non-waivable late payment fees.)