Student Financial Services

Paying Your Balance

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Payment Plans

Payment in Full:

All charges must be paid in full by the due date: Fall semester, July 1st and Spring semester, December 17th. Any outstanding balances will be assessed a $100.00 late payment fee each month the balance remains.


Installment Plan:

Howard University offers a 5-month installment plan for the fall and spring semesters.  When registration opens for the plan in May and October, students can sign up for the 5-month installment plan via BisonWeb. There is a $30 non-refundable enrollment fee and monthly payments are made on the 5th of each month. This plan is managed by Nelnet Business Solutions and offers several benefits:

  1. Payment Methods – Payments may be made by Discover, MasterCard or American Express or automatic bank payment (ACH)
  2. Convenience – Automatic payments deducted from a checking/savings account or credit/debit card
  3. Easy Access – The installment plan can be monitored online or you can call a dedicated customer service representative
  4. Peace of Mind – Arrangements are made to satisfy the semester charges and students who have secured validation

The fall installment plan begins in June and the last payment is scheduled for October; the spring installment plan begins in November and the last payment is scheduled for March.  If you sign up after the first established deadline, a down payment will be required.  If a credit card/debit card is used, a 2.75% convenience fee, in addition to the enrollment fee, will be assessed. 

To assist with the registration process, a how-to-guide has been created for your benefit.  For additional help, customer service representatives are available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm (CST) and Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  They can be reached at 1-800-609-8056.

Installment Plan Payment Calculator

Installment Plan Modification Form
Be advised, this form cannot be used to enroll in a new agreement. During enrollment periods, you may enroll via BisonWeb.

Past Due Payment Plan


Payment Methods

Payments may be made by credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover), cash, money order, cashier‘s check, certified check or  wire transfer (PDF). 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 University Identification Number.

By Check (Including Outside Scholarship)

Howard University
Office of Student Financial Services
MSC 590501
Washington, DC 20059

Send by Wire Transfer

Bank of America
730 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
ABA#: 026009593
For Credit to Howard University
Account Number 1933194600
For Further Credit to:
Student Name

Send by UPS/DHL/FedEx

Howard University
Student Financial Services
Office of the Bursar
2400 Sixth St. NW Ste 218
Washington, DC 20059

Factoring in Financial Aid

Authorized financial aid is factored into the registration payment and per Federal regulations MUST be applied to tuition and fees first. The following aid CANNOT be used in computing your registration payment:

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)
  • Howard University Student Employment (HUSEP)
  • Assistantship
  • Unauthorized Federal Loans
  • Parent Loan (PLUS)
  • Private Loans and Scholarships

Sample Computation of Registration Payment In Full
(with authorized Financial Aid/Scholarship)


Total semester tuition and fees $11,441.50
Less eligible pending aid -$4,750.00
Adjusted semester cost $6,691.50
Housing & Meals, if applicable +4,600.00
Total Registration Payment $11,291.50

Third-Party Sponsors/Special Billing

Third-Party Contracts must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services/Student Accounts by the appropriate sponsoring agency or organization. The Third-Party Agent is billed once a month. Should the sponsor not submit payment the student is responsible for satisfying the student account.

For additional information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions


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