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.

 

Mandatory Check-In

All students must confirm their attendance to the University by completing the Mandatory Check-In process prior to the start of each semester. Please follow the steps below to complete Mandatory Check-In:

Bison Web> Student Services> Mandatory Check-In> Confirm Attendance

 

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees 

Click here to view the tuition and fee amounts for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

 

Payment & Fee Deadlines

  • Fall 2022 Payment Due Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
  • Spring 2023 Payment Due Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • Summer 2023 (Summer Session I) Payment Due Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Summer 2023 (Summer Session II) Payment Due Date: Monday, June 26, 2023

**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 2022 Third-party Contract Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2022
  • Fall 2022 Third-party Invoice Processing Dates: September 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022
  • Spring 2023 (only) Third-party Contract Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Spring 2023 Third-party Invoice Processing Dates: January 23, 2023 – March 6, 2023

**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 who have not either satisfied their bill or enrolled in the Howard University Payment 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 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 2022-2023 financial hold dates below:

 

Fall 2022: Monday, September 19, 2022

Spring 2023:  Monday, January 30, 2023

 

TouchNet

To log into the payment system, TouchNet, please click here

Students: Please use your Howard student ID number (including the “@” symbol) and your 6-digit pin number to access the website (This is the same pin number used to access Bison Web).

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

 

Payment Methods

  • VISA 
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Direct Bank Payments (ACH)
  • Check/e-Check (The University reserves the right to place a 7-day hold on your student account to ensure the clearance of your check/e-check payment.)
  • Money Order/Cashier’s Check/Certified Check
  • 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)

Bank of America

730 15th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20005

ABA/Routing Number: 026009593

Account Number: 1933194600

For Credit to Howard University

For Further Credit To: Student Name, Student’s Howard ID number

 

International Wire Transfer (Outside of the United States of America

Bank of America, N.A.

222 Broadway

New York, New York 10038

ABA/Routing Number: 026009593

Account Number: 1933194600

Swift Code/Key: BOFAUS3N

For Credit to Howard University

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.

 

Payment Options

  • Payment in Full  
  • Howard University Payment Plan

Howard University offers payment plans for the Fall and Spring semesters (respectively). Students can enroll in the payment plan via E-Pay. 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, payment plan enrollment must occur within the current semester that the student is enrolled. A student cannot be enrolled in a payment plan for two (or more) semesters at one time.

Payment plans are subject to cancellation without notice once the plan is delinquent 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.

 

Fall 2022 Payment Plan Enrollment Options

5-Month Payment Plan: 0% down payment required (July 1, 2022 – July 25, 2022)

4-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (July 26, 2022 – August 25, 2022)

3-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (August 26, 2022 – September 25, 2022)

2-Month Payment Plan: 50% down payment required (September 26, 2022 – October 25, 2022)

 

Spring 2023 Payment Plan Enrollment Options

5-Month Payment Plan: 0% down payment required (December 1, 2022 – December 25, 2022)

4-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (December 26, 2022 – January 25, 2023)

3-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (January 26, 2023 – February 25, 2023)

2-Month Payment Plan: 50% down payment required (February 26, 2023 – March 25, 2023)

 

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 click here to review the Third-party Frequently Asked Questions. 

 

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.

 

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 will be available on Friday, July 1, 2022 for students registered in the Fall 2022 semester. The annual student health insurance waiver deadline is Friday, September 30, 2022. Waiver requests will not be accepted after this date. For approved waivers, please allow 7-10 business days to see the waiver reflect on your student account.

The annual (2022-2023) student health insurance coverage period is August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.

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.

The deadline to submit the application to the Office of the Bursar for the 2022-2023 academic year (via email only at bursarhelp@Howard.edu) is Friday, September 2, 2022. The deadline to submit the application for students newly enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester (spring-only students) is Friday, January 20, 2023. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline dates indicated.

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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 term (or the December 2022 term for December 2022 graduates)
  • If students used any federal aid for Spring 2023, 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 2023 graduates (Fall 2019 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 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.)

 

Please take the following steps to retrieve the 1098-T form:

  1. Go to heartland.ecsi.net
  2. Click “Access Your 1098 Tax Documents”
  3. Click “Want to look up your 1098-T tax form?”
  4. Click “I need my 1098-T Tuition tax statement”
  5. Enter School Code (ACWX) and click “Submit”
  6. Enter Student Personal Information (first & last name, social security number, and home zip code) and click “Continue”
  7. Click the “+” sign at the top right of the page (Status: Delivered [] +)
  8. Click “View/Print Statement”