How to Make Payments

Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

(This statement is in the Mandatory Check-In process via BisonWeb)

By proceeding with my registration, in exchange for being permitted to register for and attend classes, I am entering into a Promissory Note (“Agreement”) with the University obligations me to pay all outstanding monies owed to the University not paid by loans, scholarships, grants and/or other payments. Payments are due by the due date displayed in each Electronic Bill posted for me in BisonWeb.

I acknowledge, I have read the Student Reference Manual, pages 12-15, pertaining to payments, billing, and total withdrawals.

Should I fail to pay an outstanding balance in full when due, I agree that a monthly $100 late fee will be assessed to my balance. I further agree that should my account become delinquent, the University may withhold future registration, awarding of any degree(s) or diplomas, and/or grades and official transcripts. Further, if I am delinquent, the University may pursue litigation against me, transfer my account to a collection agency and/or report any delinquency to credit bureaus(s). In addition to my balance, I agree to pay the University’s cost and fees, including attorneys’ fees and cost of collections agencies, incurred in any litigation or collection activity resulting from my failure to pay under this Agreement.

I authorize the Howard University and its agents, representatives, attorneys, and contractors (including collection agencies) to contact me through my mobile phone, home phone and email, including by way of text and automated message calls, for purposes of collecting any portion of my student financial obligation which is past due.

I have read this Agreement and understand it. By clicking the CONFIRM ATTENDANCE button, I affix my electronic signature, consent to this Agreement and agree to pay the University my outstanding balance, plus fees and costs as set forth above.

2024 - 2025 Tuition & Fees

Click here to view the tuition and fee amounts for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Payment & Fees Deadlines

  • Fall 2024 Payment Due Date: Monday, August 5, 2024
  • Spring 2025 Payment Due Date: Friday, January 3, 2025
  • Summer 2025 (Summer Session I) Payment Due Date: Monday, May 19, 2025
  • Summer 2025 (Summer Session II) Payment Due Date: Monday, June 21, 2025

**Students who enroll in both Summer Session I and Summer Session II courses during the Summer Session I registration period are responsible to pay the full balance (of both summer sessions) by the due date of Summer Session I.

Third-Party Contract & Authorization Deadlines

  • Fall 2024 Third-party Contract Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Third-party Invoice Processing Dates: September 17, 2024 - October 18, 2024
  • Spring 2025 (only) Third-Party Contract Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2025
  • Spring 2025 Third-party Invoice Processing Dates: January 28, 2025 – March 7, 2025

**If the third-party contract and authorization are not submitted during the above-listed acceptance period, the student will be responsible for ensuring the balance is paid in full and the invoice will be provided within the next term invoicing period.

Late Payment Fees

Students will be assessed a $100 late payment fee if:

  • They have not satisfied their bill by the payment due date(s).
  • They have not enrolled in the Howard University Payment Plan by the payment due date(s).
  • They have missed an installment payment in the Howard University Payment Plan.

Students are asked to monitor their student account frequently.

Holds

Students who have not satisfied their student account balance will receive a financial hold on their student account. Financial holds prevent actions such as transcript retrieval, course registration, viewing grades, etc. Holds will not be removed unless the (total) student account balance is $200.00 or less. Please see the 2024-2025 financial hold dates below:

 

Fall 2023: Monday, September 16, 2024

Spring 2024:  Monday, January 27, 2025

TouchNet - Howard University ePay System

To log into the payment system, please review the following:

Students: Please proceed to https://accesshu.howard.edu/ and log in with your Howard email address and password.

Authorized Users (parents or others who have been granted access): Please use your email address and your TouchNet password to log in. Please click here

*** For SUMMER 2024 and prior balances, please click here: https://epay.howard.edu/C20088_tsa/web/ ***

Payment Methods

  • VISA 
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Direct Bank Payments (ACH)
  • Wire Transfer (Please see the University's wire transfer information below for domestic and international wire transfers.)

Domestic Wire Transfer (Within the United States of America)

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
270 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10017

ABA/Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 770223839

For Credit to: Howard University Tuition & Fees
For Further Credit To: Student Name, Student’s Howard ID number

 

International Wire Transfer (Outside of the United States of America

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
270 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10017

ABA/Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 770223839
Swift Code/Key: CHASUS33

For Credit to: Howard University Tuition & Fees
For Further Credit To: Student Name, Student’s Howard ID number 

** A $35.00 fee will be charged for all reversed credit card payments and returned checks. Subsequent checks will not be accepted. Checks and money orders should include the student's name and Howard ID number.

** Effective October 2022, the University will no longer accept personal checks, official checks, cashier checks, and/or money orders. We encourage you to utilize the payment methods mentioned above. For further assistance regarding this update, please contact bursarhelp@Howard.edu. 

Payment Options

Howard University offers payment plans for the Fall and Spring semesters only. Students can enroll in the payment plan via BisonHub. There is a $45.00 non-refundable enrollment fee, and monthly payments are made based on the payment plan enrollment date. The payment plan is managed by TouchNet.

Automatic payments are deducted from a checking/savings account or credit/debit card each month until the semester balance is paid in full. Please note that payment plan enrollment must occur within the current semester in which the student is enrolled. A student cannot be enrolled in a payment plan for two or more semesters simultaneously.

Please Note: Payment plans are subject to cancellation without notice if the plan is delinquent for more than one month. Financial holds and a late payment fee will be assessed to the student’s account for unpaid financial obligations once the payment plan is delinquent.

Monthly Payment Plan (Five Installments Per Semester)

Monthly Payment Plan: (Enrollment Dates: July 1 – October 14)

  • Payment Dates: July 15th, August 15th, September 15th, October 15th, November 15th

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Howard University provides the monthly payment plan to help manage your tuition expenses.

The key conditions of this plan are as follows:

  • Installment Due Dates: Payments are due on the 15th of each month.
  • Missed or Upcoming Installments: If you miss an installment, you must make the missed payment to remain on schedule or your plan could be canceled. Upcoming installments will continue to be assessed according to the payment plan schedule.
  • Enrollment Timing: If you enroll in the payment plan before the initial due date, your payment will be assessed on the first installment due date. Alternatively, you may choose to pay the first month upon enrollment.
  • Payment Plan Periods:
    • For the Fall term, the payment plan runs from July 15th to November 15th.
    • For the Spring term, the payment plan runs from December 15th to April 15th.

Third-Party Billing

Third-party billing is a billing method in which a government agency (including military branches), foreign government agency, business, embassy, or any other organization submits an agreement to pay all or a portion of a student’s tuition and/or fees. The third-party sponsor is billed up to three times per semester. Should the sponsor not submit payment, the student is responsible for satisfying their student account balance.

All third-party payment authorizations should be submitted to the Third-party Billing Department via email at thirdparty@howard.edu

All third-party students must also submit a Howard University Third-party Billing Contract. Please click here to view and complete the contract.

For additional information regarding third-party billing, please email thirdparty@howard.edu

For information regarding third-party billing for military and veteran services: Chapter 30, 31, 33 & 35 benefits and the VA Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP), please contact the Office of Military & Veterans Services (OMVS) at https://studentaffairs.howard.edu/OMVS or email their office at veterans@howard.edu.

Mailing Address

Howard University
Office of the Bursar
2400 Sixth Street, N.W., Suite 218
Washington, DC 20059

**When mailing checks to the Office of the Bursar, please ensure that the student’s name and Howard student ID number are included in the memo of the payment for expedited processing.

** Effective October 2022, the University will no longer accept personal checks, official checks, cashier checks, and/or money orders. We encourage you to utilize the payment methods mentioned under "Payment Methods". For further assistance regarding this update, please contact bursarhelp@Howard.edu. 

Student Health Insurance Waiver 

Howard University requires all students who attend courses on campus (including labs and other campus-based programs) to have health insurance while enrolled at the University. The student health insurance fee is automatically assessed to all students in this category. If you are enrolled in a comparable health insurance plan and wish to the waive the student health insurance for the academic year, you can submit a student health insurance waiver here.  

For a waiver to be approved, the level of benefits provided to the student through a health insurance plan must be fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Coverage is considered comparable if it provides students with access to local providers and a range of services in Washington, D.C. Services include, but are not limited to, preventive and non-urgent care, emergency care, surgical care, inpatient and outpatient hospitalization, lab work, diagnostic X-rays, physical therapy and chiropractic care, prescription drugs, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

In the event your waiver is denied, and you have questions or concerns regarding the waiver denial, please contact the United Health Care Student Resources Waiver Verification Department at waiververification@uhcsr.com.

The annual student health insurance waiver deadline is Friday, September 27, 2024. Waiver requests will not be accepted after this date. For approved waivers, please allow 3-5 business days (from the date of the waiver approval) to see the adjustment reflect on your student account.

The annual (2024-2025) student health insurance coverage period is August 1, 2024 to July 31, 2025.

If you have any questions regarding your student health insurance coverage details, please contact HowardAdvocates@uhcsr.com.

Sibling Tuition Discount

Howard University is excited to offer the Sibling Tuition Discount to all qualified undergraduates with two or more siblings enrolled concurrently at the University. Eligible sibling students will receive a ten percent (10%) discount towards their tuition. The discount is applied only toward undergraduate tuition, as set forth in the University’s Schedule of Fees. Click here to retrieve a Sibling Tuition Discount Application.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Bursar via email only at bursarhelp@Howard.edu 

2024-2025 Academic Year: Friday, August 30th, 2024.
Students starting Spring 2025: Friday, January 17, 2025.

***Applications will not be accepted after the dates indicated above.***

To view the University Sibling Discount policy, click here

Tuition Rebate Program

Howard University offers tuition rebates to qualified graduates for up to half of their tuition costs that were paid out-of-pocket for the Spring 2025 semester. The Tuition Rebate Program provides a great incentive for students to complete degree requirements and graduate on time.

Below are the eligibility requirements for the University’s 2025 Tuition Rebate Program:

  • Must be graduating on time in four years (or early)
  • Not receiving tuition remission, Howard University Freshman Scholarship or Athletic Scholarship; a student may qualify if scholarship(s) does not cover the full tuition amount
  • Made direct payments (credit card, cash, checks, etc.) towards the Spring 2025 term (or Fall 2024 term for December 2024 graduates)
  • If students used any federal aid for Spring 2025, that amount is deducted from the tuition amount first before direct payments are considered (i.e., students using Parent Plus loan are ineligible if Plus loan covers full tuition amount)
  • Undergraduate students only
  • Transfer students not eligible
  • Rebate is eligible for tuition charges only

An evaluation will be performed during the first week of June for 2025 graduates (Fall 2021 cohort). Please be advised that students who qualify for the Tuition Rebate will be directly notified via email (there is no application process for the Tuition Rebate Program). Once the Office of the Bursar has determined the eligible students, their information will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid for coding before the Bursar’s office processes the rebate to student accounts.

1098-T Forms

The 1098-T form is the Tuition Statement that the University uses to report qualified tuition and related education expenses to students and the IRS. Students or their parent/guardian may be able to claim these expenses as education related tax credits. Please note, since a student must have qualified educational expenses on their student account to be eligible for a 1098-T form, not all students will be eligible to receive a 1098-T form for any given tax year.

1098-T forms are available by January 31st of the year following the tax year in which the expenses were paid. Please click here or go directly to https://heartland.ecsi.net/ to obtain the 1098-T form.

 

The following information is required to retrieve the 1098-T form:

  • School Code (ACWX-Howard University)
  • Social Security Number (xxx-xx-xxxx)
  • Home Zip Code (Please note, students must submit the zip code indicated on their student record for the specified tax year.)
  • Due to security requirements, you must first register with ECSI to access all ECSI services, which includes viewing and downloading your 1098-T documents.

Please click on the URL below to view the instructions regarding your 1098-T:

Contact Us

Address:
Howard University | Office of the Bursar
2400 Sixth Street, Suite 218
Washington, DC 20059

Telephone:
(202) 806-2570
(202) 250-5349

 

Email:
BursarHelp@Howard.Edu