Payment & Fee Deadlines

Payments, including third-party payment authorizations for the Fall 2018 semester, are due on July 22, 2018. All third-party payment authorizations should be submitted to the Office of the Bursar/Student Financial Services via email at, 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 2019 are due on December 14, 2018.

Late Payment Fees 

Students who have not either satisfied their bill or enrolled in the Installment Plan by the deadline will be assessed 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:

  • Fall 2018 Semester, July 22nd 
  • Spring 2019 Semester, December 14th  

A $100.00 late fee will be assessed to all accounts with a missed payment later than 5 days. 

Installment Plan

Howard University offers a 5-month installment plan for the fall and spring semesters. When registration for the plan opens in June and December (respectively), students can sign up via Bison Web. 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. Spring Payment-Plan (Options)
    5-Month Payment Plan: 0% down payment required (December 1st - December 16th)
    4-Month Payment Plan: 0% down payment required (December 17th - January 6th)
    3-Month Payment Plan: 25% down payment required (January 7th - January 27th )
    2-Month Payment Plan: 50% down payment required (January 28th – February 10th)

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Payment Methods

Credit Cards / Electronic Check

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


Students who wish to pay cash may do so at the Cashier’s Office located on the first floor of the Administration Building. This option is available Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For summer hours, please contact the cashier’s office at 202-806-2631.

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

Student Financial Services

Office of the Bursar

2400 6th Street NW, Suite 218

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

Third-party contracts must be submitted to the Office of the Bursar/Student Financial Services by the appropriate sponsoring agency or organization. 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.