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
  • Personal Check, Money Order, Traveler’s Check
  • Credit Card Payment (Part-time students only)
  • Wire Transfer

Electronic Payment

For your convenience, you can make a 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 www.bu.edu/studentlink, select “Personal,” and click on the “ShareLink Access” link.

If you are a ShareLink viewer, you may log on to ShareLink at https://www.bu.edu/link/shortcut/sharelink.

If you do not have access to the StudentLink or ShareLink, payments can be made at http://www.bu.edu/payment.

Personal Check, Money Order, Traveler’s Check

  • For your convenience, you can make payments electronically.
  • If you choose to send a 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 http://www.bu.edu/payment.

International Payments

You can make payment from a bank account outside the U.S. through peerTransfer 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 lower exchange rate and/or total transaction cost for the student than payment by bank wire. In addition since the information collected from the student through these vendor interfaces, including the student’s BU account 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.

Traditional bank wire transfers are also accepted. A kerberos ID and password will be required to view the wire transfer information.

Please note: Be sure to include your name and University identification number.