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:


The University has partnered with TouchNet to offer an interest free monthly payment plan available to all students. Howard University offers a 5-month installment plan for the fall and spring semesters. When registration opens for the plan in July and December, students can sign up for the 5-month installment plan via BisonWeb. There is a $45 non-refundable enrollment fee and monthly payments are scheduled at the time of enrollment. This plan offers several benefits:

Payment Methods – Payments may be made by Discover, MasterCard or American Express, Visa or automatic bank payment (ACH)
Convenience – Automatic payments deducted from a checking/savings account or credit/debit card
Easy Access – The installment plan can be monitored online and provides real time update to your student account
Peace of Mind – Arrangements are made to satisfy the semester charges and students who have secured validation
Information Applicable to All Plans:

· Enrollment must be completed via BisonWeb for each semester

· The enrollment fee of $45 is to be paid online at the time of enrollment

· Your date of enrollment will be your future payment date

· Missed installment payments will be subject to a $50 late fee after the 5th day

· Students will not be able to enroll in a current payment plan if their prior balance is greater than $200

· Howard University reserves the right to deny access to our payment plans for any reason

· Howard University will administratively un-enroll participants who are 2 or more months delinquent on their account

· The amount financed will be equal to the student’s outstanding balance for the semester, if the balance changes for any reason, the plan will recalculate to reflect the change

o If the plan recalculates, an email will be sent to the student and any authorized user

Current Payment Plan Options:

Below is a current listing of payment plan options for the 2015-2016 academic year. Note, the Past Due Payment Plans will close on July 31st, 2015.

Fall 2015 Payment Plans

Enrollment Dates

Down Payment

Monthly Payments


June 26- July 31



August - December

August 1- August 31



September- December

September 1- September 30



October- December


Spring 2016 Payment Plans

Enrollment Dates

Down Payment

Monthly Payments


December 1- December 30



January- May

January 1 - January 31



February- May

February 1- February 28



March- May

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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