While your bills will be provided exclusively in electronic form, there will still be several payment options available to you. However, credit card payments are not accepted.
E-Payment & In-Person Payment (Preferred Methods)
You can bring checks or money orders to the Harvard Student Receivables Office at 953 Smith Campus Center – 9th Floor to make a payment. Payments presented in person will post to your account immediately.
You can make e-payments by logging into your Student E-bill Account. For e-payments you only need the information that is readily available on your paper check such as the ABA Routing Number and the Account Number. You can enter and store checking or savings account information from U.S. banks into your online accounts and transfer funds electronically to Harvard via a secure server, at no additional charge. If you set up multiple authorized users, each user will only be able to access their own bank information. They will not be able to obtain bank information about other authorized users. Each E-payer will have his/her own PIN number.
Keep in mind that e-payments take approximately 2 business days to post on your e-bill. If you make an e-payment on Friday, it is likely to not post until Tuesday Morning. But immediately after your e-payment is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation of payment that include the total amount paid and date of payment.
- If you are making a payment to avoid Financial Hold, please forward the email confirmation to email@example.com
- If you have any additional questions regarding the e-payment system you can contact the University Student Financial Services Office:
University Student Financial Services Office
Harvard University generally bills all tuition and fees by semester. The July e-bill lists fall semester charges and the December e-bill lists spring semester charges. Bills must be paid in full before the beginning of each semester unless you opt to participate in Harvard University’s Payment Plan which offers you the option of paying your bill in eight monthly installments throughout the year. Fall semester installments are due in August, October, November and December.
Spring semester installments are due in January, March, April and May. There is a $35 charge per term for use of this plan. The annual cost is $70. Your monthly installments are calculated by deducting any financial aid from the tuition and required fees for that term and dividing by four. If your account shows any balance due from the prior term or any miscellaneous charges, these amounts must be paid in full, together with the monthly installment, by the due date indicated on your monthly statement.
If you choose the monthly plan, you must specifically request this option. The central University Student Financial Services Office includes information about the monthly payment plan, including instructions on how to enroll, with its first presentation of e-bills for each academic year in July. You can also always enroll or cancel your enrollment by calling the central office directly at (617) 495-2739.