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 through MyBU Student by selecting the “Student Account Balance” menu item from the Financials navigation on the the left side of the page.  From there, select the “Nelnet Payment and Refunds” link in the upper right-hand corner.

You can also grant access to parents, legal guardian, or other third parties to view account detail and make payments on your student account.  From the MyBU Student dashboard, select “Manage Guest Users”  to update Guest User access and permissions. The “View Account Activity” permission provides the Guest User a login to view the account, while a separate “Consent to Disclosure” permission allows Student Accounting Services to share details of the student account and payment status when contacted by the authorized Guest User. For more information, please visit the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) section of the Registrar’s website.

If you do not have access to MyBU Student or Guest User access, payments can be made at http://www.bu.edu/payment.

Personal Checks, Money Orders

If you choose to send a personal check or money order using regular mail, please address the payment to:

Boston University
P.O. Box 23656
New York, NY  10087-3656

If you are sending your payment via an overnight delivery service, please address the payment to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
25 Buick Street, Suite 130
Boston, MA 02215

Please make all 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.

529 Plan Distributions

Many 529 College Savings Plans now have a digital distribution option which saves time and improves transparency with real-time payment tracking. When requesting a withdrawal from your plan, look to see if a digital disbursement is available.

If your 529 Plan will be sending your disbursement by paper check, payment should be directed to:

Boston University
P.O. Box 23656
New York, NY  10087-3656

Payments sent via an overnight delivery service should be directed to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
25 Buick Street, Suite 130
Boston, MA 02215

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 through MyBU Student by selecting “Student Account Balance” under the Financials navigation, then clicking on the “Nelnet Payment and Refunds” button on the upper right-hand corner of the page.

If you do not have access to MyBU Student, your payment can be made at http://www.bu.edu/payment.

International Payment

You can make payment to Boston University from a bank account outside the U.S. using services provided by Flywire or Convera (formerly 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. And, since the information collected through these vendor interfaces, including the student’s BU identification number, is transmitted electronically to BU along with your payment, use of either of these vendors will allow for quick crediting of payments to your student account.

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