Payment Options Quick Reference

  Credit & Debit Card eCheck Check Cash & Money Order
Online Yes Yes No No
By Mail No No Yes No
In Person No No Yes Yes

Online Payment Methods

Payments can be made online in PittPAY by students or their Authorized Users, using an eCheck (electronic check), credit or debit card. Once you receive your receipt in PittPAY, you can check the updated balance on the Account Summary and Account Activity tabs.

eCheck

eCheck is an electronic deduction from a personal U.S. checking account. Payments made in PittPAY by eCheck are offered at no charge to you. You will need the routing and account number from a personal U.S. checking account to process an eCheck payment online.

Credit or Debit Card

While the University does not accept credit or debit card payments directly, we have arranged for a third-party vendor to accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa online in PittPAY. Note: you will be charged a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.75% by the vendor each time you use a credit or debit card to process a payment in PittPAY. This fee will be in addition to tuition, fee, room, and meal plan charges.  If you are planning to use a debit card linked to a U.S. checking account, consider using the eCheck payment method instead to avoid the 2.75% service fee charged for all debit and credit card transactions in PittPAY.  We are unable to process credit or debit card payments by phone or in person, only online.

Payments by Mail

Log into PittPAY and select the Account Activity tab. Find the box that displays the activity for term you need. Click “Print Term Statement” on the blue bar at the top of that term to generate a PDF statement. Mail your check, together with the Remittance Form at the bottom of the statement, to the address on the Remittance Form. Include the student ID number on the memo line of your check and mail your payment at least seven days prior to the due date to avoid a late fee.

If you do not have the ability to print a Term Statement from the Account Activity tab, you can mail your check without one to the address below. However, it is extremely important to include the student's full name and 7 digit student ID on the check and mail it to:

University of Pittsburgh
P.O Box 643092
Pittsburgh PA 15264-3092

 

Payments In Person

When you pay in person, you may pay by check, cash, or money order at:

Student Payment Center
139 University Place
G-7 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 8:30-4:45
Friday 9:30-4:45

Note:  Debit and credit card payments can only be made online in PittPAY; we do not accept them in the Student Payment Center.  After hours you can drop check payments only in the depository located outside the Student Payment Center on the Ground Floor of Thackeray Hall. Please do not put cash in the depository.

International Payments

International Payments must be registered on our international payment portal (powered by Flywire) to ensure the best exchange rates and a secure portal that students and the University can use to track your payment and make sure it is posted directly to your account when the University receives it.  Note, Flywire is the only vendor authorized by the University of Pittsburgh to facilitate international payments to students’ accounts.  Students should not make payments through other third party vendors or via direct wires to the University. Learn more about International Payments to your student account.

Paying in Installments

You may pay your account balance in full by the due date, or you may elect to make payment in installments instead by enrolling in a PittPAY Payment Plan.

Payment Due Dates

The due date is always the 17th of the month.  Student and Authorized Users will be notified by email when there are unpaid charges on the student account. The payment due date is displayed in PittPAY on the Account Summary and Account Activity screens.  Payment must be received by the due date to avoid the assessment of a $50 late payment fee.

Academic Term If you are registered for classes: To avoid a late fee, pay in full by:
Fall By first billing date August 17
Between July 20 and Next Billing Date September 17
Between Bill Date and next bill date October 17
Spring Between Bill Date and next bill date December 17
Between Bill Date and next bill date January 17
Between Bill Date and next bill date February 17
Summer Between Bill Date and next bill date May 17
Between Bill Date and next bill date June 17
Between Bill Date and next bill date July 17