Payment & Fee Deadlines

Payments, including third-party payment authorizations, for the Fall 2021 semester are due on Monday, August 9, 2021. All third-party payment authorizations should be submitted to the Third-Party Billing Department via email at thirdparty@howard.edu, or you may submit these documents in person to suite 218, located inside the Administration Bldg. All payments and third-party authorizations for the Spring 2022 semester are due on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Please note: Third-Party Billing documents are due by the billing due date however, they will be accepted for the duration of the document submission period for the specified term. If documents are submitted after the billing due date, the student may be subjected to non-payment penalties. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Beginning August 1, 2021, Third Party Billing will be available for in-person and phone appointments. Due to Covid- 19 restrictions, appointments are limited. Please click here to schedule your appointment.

Late Payment Fees 

Students who have not either satisfied their bill or enrolled in the Installment Plan by the payment due date(s) are subjected to a $100.00 late payment fee each month an outstanding balance remains on the account. Students are asked to monitor their student accounts frequently. 

Payment Options

Payment in Full      

All charges must be paid in full by the due date(s):
  • Fall 2021 Semester - Monday, August 9, 2021  
  • Spring 2022 Semester - Monday, January 3, 2022  

Installment Plan

Howard University offers installment plans for the fall and spring semesters. When registration for the plan opens in July and December (respectively), students can sign up via E-Pay. There is a $45.00 non-refundable enrollment fee, and monthly payments are made based on the installment plan enrollment date. This plan is managed by TouchNet. 

  1. Payment Methods - Payments may be made by VISA, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, or automatic bank payment (ACH). The University also accepts wire-transfer payments
  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. 
  5. Fall 2021 Payment-Plan (Options)
    5-Month Payment Plan: 0% down payment required (June 15, 2021 – July 25, 2021)
    4-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (July 26, 2021 – August 25, 2021)
    3-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (August 26, 2021 – September 25, 2021) 
    2-Month Payment Plan: 50% down payment required (September 26, 2021 – October 25, 2021) 

Payment Methods

Credit Card

Students who have a pin number and Howard University ID number may pay by credit card on the internet by logging into the payment system. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

Money Order / Cashier's Check / Certified Check

Money orders, cashier’s checks, and certified checks can be submitted in person or mailed to the Office of the Bursar. Please make sure the student’s name and Howard ID number are included in the memo of the payment.

Please Note: 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.

Mail payments to:

Howard University
Office of the Bursar
Attn: Cashier's Office
2400 6th Street NW, Suite 115
Washington, DC 20059

Wire transfer:

730 15th Street, NW
Bank of America
Washington, DC 20005
ABA#: 026009593

For Credit to Howard University

Account Number 1933194600
For Further Credit to:
Student Name, Student ID Number

Third-Party Sponsors/Special Billing

Students requiring Third Party invoicing must submit the required Third Party billing documentation online. Please note: Third-Party students are students who require an invoice for payment to be received by the institution. If an outside party, wishes to make a payment on the student’s behalf, please contact our cashiering team for assistance in making a payment. The third-party agent is billed up to three times per semester. Should the sponsor not submit payment, the student is responsible for satisfying the student account. For additional information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Howard University will extend a memo credit(s) to students who present written authorization from a third party/sponsoring company (parents and relatives are not considered as a third-party sponsor) for payment of tuition and/or fees on their organization or corporate letterhead advising an invoice must be issued for the tuition payments to be made on behalf of the student. Please note, we do not extend credit for third-party payments that are contingent upon course completion or a specific grade.

All letters are subject to review/approval and must include the following information:

  • Students name
  • Student ID number
  • Semester(s)/Academic Year covered
  • Number of credits covered
  • Dollar or percentage limit (tuition and/or fees), if applicable
  • Sponsoring company's name, billing address, contact person, and telephone number

Students must also complete a Howard University Third Party billing contract available here.

Completed contracts are no longer accepted via e-mail. 

Third-party Contracts will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021, until Friday, September 17, 2021

Fall 2021 invoicing begins September 20, 2021, and will end October 22, 2021

Spring-only contracts will be accepted beginning December 1, 2021, until Friday, January 21, 2022

Spring 2022 invoicing begins January 24, 2022, and ends March 4, 2022.  

If the 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 with the next term invoicing period. 

Please email thirdparty@howard.edu if you have any additional questions or concerns.