Payment Options

Our staff at Student Accounting Services are available to answer any questions you might have regarding payment options, and we will do our very best to ensure that your payment process is smooth and convenient.

Electronic Payment

For your convenience, you can make payment using a U.S. bank account online at Student Link. Select Money Matters, then Student Account Inquiry, and click on the Make a Payment link.

You can also grant access to parents, legal guardian, or other third parties to make payments on your student account. You may log on to the Student Link at, select “Personal,” and click on the “ShareLink Access” link.  Note: ShareLink Access is a separate permission from Consent-to-Disclosure.  Consent-to-Disclosure allows the University to communicate with parents/others granted the permission in certain situations.  For more information, please visit the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) section of the Registrar’s website.

If you are a ShareLink viewer, you may log on to ShareLink at

If you do not have access to the StudentLink or ShareLink, payments can be made at

Personal Check, Money Order, 529 Plan Checks

  • For your convenience, you can make payment electronically.
  • If you choose to send a personal check, money order, or 529 plan check using regular mail or by an overnight delivery service, please address the payment to:

    Boston University
    Student Accounting Services
    881 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215-1390

  • Please make checks payable to Boston University, in U.S. dollars.
  • Be sure to include your name and University identification number on the front of each check.
  • We regret that postdated checks cannot be accepted.

Credit Card Payment (Part-time Students Only)

If you are a part-time student, you can make payment by MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Diners Club International, JCB, or China Union Pay online at Student Link. Select Money Matters, then Student Account Inquiry, and click on the Make a Payment link.

If you do not have access to the StudentLink, your payment can be made at

International Payment

You can make payment from a bank account outside the U.S. through Flywire or Western Union Business Solutions. These vendors both provide a tailored interface for international payments to BU. Use of either of these services will generally result in a low exchange rate and/or total transaction cost. In addition since the information collected from the student through these vendor interfaces, including the student’s BU identification number, is transmitted electronically to BU along with payment, use of either of these vendors will allow for faster crediting of payments to the correct student account.

Links to each of these vendors’ web pages are below for more information about the services they provide.

Please note: With either vendor, you will complete a form on their website. You will then be provided with a document containing their bank transfer details, which you will need to bring to your bank to initiate the transfer. The vendor will then transfer the funds to Boston University.