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 ($113 late payment fee will be applied to each past due invoice for up to $339 per school term).
(The Bursar's Office will only accept checks, cashiers checks, or money orders drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. currency.)
Payment options include cash, check. money order, and cashier's check.
- 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.
*A returned check or rejected e-check will result in a $27 fee.
Nonpayment will result in a hold being placed on a student account which will prevent a student from:
- registering for a subsequent semester
- getting grades
- getting transcripts
* All payments are subject to verification, which could delay the removal of an administrative hold.
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.
(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.
There are no transaction charges 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. You can download the In-House Payment Plan Agreement here for fall 2015. 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.
All student payments should be remitted to:
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3300