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While your student account notices 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)

We strongly encourage students to pay by using e-payments as it is the fastest and most secure way to pay.  You can make e-payments by logging into your Student 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 student account. 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 student_bills@law.harvard.edu
  • 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
(617) 495-2739
student_billing@harvard.edu

You can also bring checks or money orders to the Harvard Student Accounts Office at 953 Smith Campus Center – 9th Floor to make a payment. Payments presented in person will post to your account immediately.

Payment Plan

Harvard University generally bills all tuition and fees by semester. Your fall semester charges are posted in July while spring semester charges are posted in December. Student account balances must be paid in full before the beginning of each semester unless you opt to participate in Harvard University’s Payment Plan which allows you to pay charges for tuition and mandatory fees in four installments each semester.

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 through the central University Student Accounts Office. Information about the monthly payment plan, including instructions on how to enroll in or opt out, will be found on their webpage. You can also always enroll or cancel your enrollment by calling the central office directly at (617) 495-2739.