Paying Your Bill

Alfred University produces electronic billing statements for all students on a regular basis. Email notice of a student account bill is sent to all students and any authorized users when a new bill is available to view on our website.



Fall - August 5th

Winter - Date the Course Begins (Mid-December)

Spring - January 5th

Summer - Date the Course Begins (Mid-May)

Note: Bills are produced on the 7th of each month for charges accrued throughout the semester. All bills are due on the 5th of the following month to avoid late fees and holds.

  • Online payment, via CashNet using your checking or savings account number and routing information, is our preferred method of payment.
  • You can also pay by check, cash, or money order in our office located in the Student Service Center in Seidlin Hall Room 111. If mailing a check or money order, please allow for mail time so that we will receive the payment by the due date on the bill. Please make sure to include your student name and ID number on the memo line of the check. Our mailing address is: Alfred University, Student Service Center, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
  • At this time, We DO NOT accept credit or debit cards

Please see our sample billing statement which describes each category of your bill. More detail is also listed on page two of your statement.

Students: to view your bill using CashNet:main directory of Alfred University's payment website with an arrow indicating the statement link

  • Login to the secure area of BannerWeb
  • Click on the "Student Services" tab along the top of the page
  • Click on the "CashNet Billing Information" link along the left sidebar

Authorized Payers: to view your students bill using CashNet:

Once logged in, both students and authorized payers will land on the account "Overview" tab:

  • Click on the "Statements" Tab to view your published billing statements
  • Click on one of the links titled "View" or "Save" to view and/or save one of your bills

An "authorized payer" is someone that the student has given access to view and/or pay their Alfred University bill on their behalf. By setting up an authorized payer, the student also grants AU permission to discuss any billing related matters with this person.

How to set up an authorized payer using CashNet:Example including arrows to the areas a student would need to navigate through to add a new authorized payer to their account

  • Students, login to the secure area of BannerWeb
  • Click on the "Student Services" tab along the top of the page
  • Click on the "CashNet Billing Information" link along the left sidebar
  • Once logged in, you will land on the account "Overview" tab
  • Click on the tab with your name (this is your "Profile" tab) and scroll down to the Payers box
  • Click on the button to "Send a payer invitation" and fill out the form to invite your authorized payer
  • Click the "Send invitation" button and wait for your authorized payer to accept!

Note: If you would like to re-send the payer invitation, edit, or remove an authorized payer, you may do so by going back to your "Profile" tab and clicking the pencil icon next to the payer's name and following the on screen prompts.

Students: to make payment on your account or your payment plan using CashNet:

  • Login to the secure area of BannerWeb
  • Click on the "Student Services" tab along the top of the page
  • Click on the "CashNet Billing Information" link along the left sidebar

Authorized Users: to make payment on your student's account or your student's payment plan using CashNet:

Once logged in, both students and authorized payers will land on the account "Overview" tab:

  • You will notice the total balance due on your account in the top right corner
  • Click on the button to "Make a payment" on the bottom right corner of the page.
  • Example of where a student would would find the make a payment option on their overview page.
  • You will then be redirected to the "Make a payment" tab.
    • Payment Plan Payment - If you have a payment plan in place, your payment plan will be the first item you will see on the page. Your payment plan payment due will appear in the "Payment" amount line at the bottom of the page. If you would like to change this amount, enter the new amount in the "Amount" line of the payment plan box. NOTE: If your total payment plan is not set up for enough, you can either call our office to increase your plan or you can add the additional amount into this payment by following the instructions in the next bullet to make a general student account payment in addition to your payment plan payment.
    • Example: If you have one, your payment plan payment due will appear in the "Payment" amount line at the bottom of the make a payment page. This can be altered.
    • General Student Account Payment - The first item you will see is a box that says "Student Account Payment Link". Your balance due will appear in the "Payment" amount line at the bottom of the page. If you would like to change this amount go to the "Student account Payment Link" box and click "View Details". You will then be able to enter the amount you want to pay and click the "Add to Payment" button.
    • Example: How to make a payment on a general student account's balance under the view details button on his/her make a payment page
  • Now click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner.
  • On the next screen, you will be asked "How would you like to pay?". Select your payment method from the drop down box; this can either be a previous bank account or a new bank account. (If you select "New bank account", enter your banking information and click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner). Once you have selected your payment method, click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner.
  • The student selects his/her payment method before continuing.
  • Review the confirmation page showing the amount you are paying, your banking information, and where you would like your receipt e-mailed. Once accurate, click the "Pay $xxx" button in the bottom right corner.
  • The student reviews the payment details to make sure everything is correct before confirming the payment.

Alfred University offers payment plans that allow you to make interest-free payments over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters to cover the balance of your student account.

Fall Semester
Plan Option Payment Schedule Enrollment Period
6-Pay Plan 1: May - October May 1st - May 24th
6-Pay Plan 2: June - November May 25th - June 24th
5-Pay Plan: July - November June 25th - July 24th
4-Pay Plan: August - November July 25th - August 24th
3-Pay Plan: August - November August 25th - September 24th

 

Spring Semester
Plan Option Payment Schedule Enrollment Period
6-Pay Plan: November - April November 1st - November 24th
5-Pay Plan: December - April November 25th - December 24th
4-Pay Plan: January - April December 25th - January 24th
3-Pay Plan: February - April January 25th - February 24th
  • Payment plans are on a per semester basis; meaning you need to set up a new payment plan EACH semester.
  • All payment plans have a $30 enrollment fee that must be paid with your first payment each semester.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirming enrollment in a payment plan and also an e-mail reminder before each payment is due.
  • Payment plans can be set up to be withdrawn from your bank account automatically after you make your initial payment.
  • Student Accounts will automatically adjust your plan if your balance due changes plus or minus $50. If your balance due changes by more than $50, please contact Student Accounts to have your plan adjusted.
  • A $35 late fee is assessed monthly for any payment plan payment not received by the due date of the plan ($15 assessed bi-weekly for the bi-weekly plan).
  • There will be no refunds issued on an account with a payment plan in place until the payment plan is paid in full or there is a credit balance on the account not including the amount of the payment plan.

Setting Up a Payment Plan:

Students: to set up a payment plan using CashNet:

  • Login to the secure area of BannerWeb
  • Click on the "Student Services" tab along the top of the page
  • Click on the "CashNet Billing Information" link along the left sidebar

Authorized Payers: to set up a payment plan using CashNet:

Once logged in, both students and authorized payers will land on the account "Overview" tab:

  • Scroll down to the "Payment plans" box and click the "View payment plan options" button.
Payment options plan
  • The payment plans available will pop up on the right side of your screen. Select the plan that is best for you and scroll down to enter the total amount of your balance in the "Plan amount" box. (If you are setting up your payment plan prior to receiving a bill, you can use the "payment plan calculator" to help you estimate an appropriate amount). Continue scrolling down to see your payment schedule and plan details. Click the "Enroll in plan" button on the bottom right.
Payment Amount
  • Read the eSignature disclosure page and click "Accept", review the plan agreement page and check the box to accept the terms & conditions. Click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner.
Terms and Conditions
  • You will then be redirected to the payment screen to make your first payment. Review the amount and click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner.
  • On the next screen, you will be asked "How would you like to pay?". Select your payment method from the drop down box; this can either be a previous bank account or a new bank account. (If you select "New bank account", enter your banking information and click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner). Once you have selected your payment method, click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner.
Select type of account
  • Review the confirmation page showing the amount you are paying, your banking information, and where you would like your receipt e-mailed. Once accurate, click the "Pay $xxx" button in the bottom right corner.
  • Confirmation of payment
  • You will then be directed back to the overview page where you will be able to see the details of your payment plan.
  • Employer Payment/Reimbursement: If your employer will be paying your tuition charges upon completion of the semester, please fill out the Employer Reimbursement Form and return it to the Student Service Center via fax, e-mail, or in person. A completed Employer Reimbursement Form must be submitted by the due date on the bill to avoid late fees and holds. Note: Only the portion of your bill that your employer agrees to pay will be deferred. All other amounts should be paid by the due date on the bill.
  • Financial Guarantee/Fully Funded Students: If you are a fully funded student, please provide a letter from your "sponsor" explaining the details of your financial guarantee as well as full contact information of the person responsible for payment to the Student Service Center via e-mail
  • Tuition Remission
  • International students! You are able to pay your tuition and fees in your home currency using CashNet with the assistance of Western Union.
  • Please follow the instructions above to make payment on your student account and enter all amounts in US currency but when you arrive at the "How would you like to pay?" screen. Select "Foreign currency" from the drop down box and click the "Continue" button in the bottom right corner.
  • Example of the Make a Payment page with samples of what a student's balance might look like and an entry box for inputting how much the student wishes their payment to cover.
  • You will then be redirected to the Western Union website to complete your payment.
  • Important: You will need to print the confirmation page showing your international payment and take it to your home bank within 3 business days!
  • Your home bank will then transfer funds to Western Union and Western Union will transfer US dollar equivalent funds to Alfred University.