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Payment Options

Payment Options

St. John's offers various payment options and University payment plans each semester. Please review the option best for you.

Online Payments Made Easy

To make a payment or apply for a payment plan, visit the online Student Accounts Center today. Students can also login to their personal UIS account and select the Registration Menu to view their term bill and confirm their registrations for the semester. 

The Student Accounts Center allows students to:

  • View ebills uploaded to your account
  • Pay your balance
  • Enroll in a payment plan
  • Set up an authorized user, like your parents or others, to view and pay your ebill or make a payment plan

Online credit card and web check payments over and above a student’s current balance due after all approved and awarded Financial Aid has been deducted are not accepted.

Please Note:
St. Johns University will charge a $50 penalty fee for all bounced and return electronic checks (ACH). In addition, all student accounts with bounced electronic checks resulting from insufficient funds will be restricted to make payment with certified personal check, bank check or money order for four terms. All others will be evaluated on case by case basis. For credit card payments that are returned as chargebacks, student accounts will be restricted to in-person payments only.

University Payment Plans

St. John's University is pleased to offer undergraduate, graduate, law students and those helping them pay for their educational expenses several different payment plan options. The plans are designed to enable students and their families to finance their education in a manner that works best for them.

Payment Plans available for your consideration.

Review each plan carefully and enroll in the one that best meets your needs. Visit the online Student Accounts Center to enroll online. View our Payment Plan Tutorial with step by steps instructions on how to enroll in a payment plan and set up an authorized user using this Quick Setup Tutorial.

St. John's Payment Plan Benefits

Make multiple payments instead of one lump sum.

Plan is interest free.

Enroll in one of the plans with as little as 25% down payment.

Financial aid approved or pending is taken into consideration to reduce your outstanding balance.

Auto Pay allows for automatic payments to be deducted from your credit card account, or ACH checking or savings account to pay for your next installment, ensuring that you meet your payment due dates.

Authorized users, other than the student, are permitted to view and pay your bill once you invite the to be an Authorized User..

Pay by Check

  • Make all checks payable to St. John's University and ensure that your student ID number is clearly written on the check.
  • It is University policy for our staff to write student ID numbers on checks where it has not been included.
  • Include payment invoice with your check.
  • Return your check and invoice to:
    • St. John’s University
      Office of Student Financial Services
      Bursar
      8000 Utopia Parkway
      ​Queens, NY 11439

Please Note:
St. Johns University will charge $50 penalty fee for all returned checks. In addition, all student accounts with returned checks will be restricted to make payment with certified personal check, bank check or money order for four terms. All other will be evaluated on case by case basis. Check or credit card payments over and above a student’s current balance due after all approved and awarded Financial Aid has been deducted are not accepted.

External Scholarship Payments

Please make sure all supporting documentation showing award and explanation or distribution of payment and student X-ID number are listed on the check for identification purposes. Please forward these payments and documentation directly to:

St. John’s University
Office of Student Financial Services
External Scholarships
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

529 College Savings Plan Payments

The first step is to contact your state’s 529 plan directly. Different states have different requirements for application and remittance of payment. Students may need to provide a copy of their semester’s eBill to their state plan directly. If a state’s 529 Plan requires University documentation, please have them contact the Student Financial Services Office directly at [email protected]. Please make sure all supporting documentation showing distribution of payment and student X-ID number are listed on the check for identification purposes. Please have your 529 Plan forward these payments and documentation directly to:

St. John’s University
Office of Student Financial Services
529 Plan
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

In Person

Check/Money Orders, credit card and cash payments can be made in person at the Office of Student Financial Services on the Queens Campus and the Office of Enrollment Services on the Staten Island Campus. Please be advised any cash amounts paid totaling $10,000 or more made within a 12 month period, the payer will be required to complete IRS form 8300 at the Office of Student Financial Services and provide a photo ID.

Check or credit card payments over and above a student’s current balance due after all approved and awarded Financial Aid has been deducted are not accepted.

Please Note:
St. Johns University currently accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express credit cards for payments processed online, in person or over the phone. For credit card payments that are returned as chargebacks, student accounts will be restricted to in-person payments only.

St. John's University will only accept payment for tuition, fees and health insurance.  We will accept payment for room and/or board charges for students residing at the Residence Village on campus or off-campus St. John's University apartments. Please do not send excess funds to the University for personal use. Any excess funds will be available for books, dining facilities on campus through the StormCard only, or tuition for the following semester. Excess funds will not be refunded. Excess funds will be applied to the next term’s balance due, unless the student withdraws from the University.

Please contact Student Financial Services at 718-990-2000 to verify your eligibility for a refund. 

International Payments Only-No US Domestic Wires or Payments

As of July 2018, St John’s University has partnered with Flywire to provide our international students with an easy and secure method to send international payments in your home currency.

Flywire allows you to:

  • Pay from almost any country and any bank
  • Choose from a variety of payment options, including bank transfer, credit cards, and online banking methods
  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Access dedicated multilingual customer support
     
  • Step #1: Please follow the link provided to be sent to the Flywire webpage for St. John’s University:  http://www.flywire.com/pay/stjohns
  • ​Step #2: Please be advised that based on your chosen home country’s payment method, you may or may not be responsible for bank fees from your banking institution and/or Flywire.


St. John's University will only accept foreign wire payment for tuition, fees, health insurance, room and/or board charges for students residing at the Residence Village on campus or off-campus St. John's University apartments and any charges due on your student account. Please do not send excess funds to the University for personal use. If a credit occurs due to a change in bill or class withdrawal, these funds can be applied for books and dining facilities on campus through the StormCard only, or can deduct from your tuition and fees due for the following semester. If you withdraw from the University, a credit, if any, will be returned back through Flywire if that was the original method of payment. Please contact Student Financial Services at 718-990-2000 to verify your eligibility for a refund as well as to obtain the proper refund process instructions.​

Bank Wire Payments

If your banking institution has previously wired funds to St. John’s University, you wish to transmit a domestic wire or you do not wish to utilize Flywire for International payments, please request a bank representative to send a letter and/or fax to 718-990-8284 to the attention of Student Financial Services-Wire Department stating intention to wire money on your behalf. The bank representative may also send an email to [email protected] from their institution’s email system, indicating the following information:

  • Student name
  • X-ID number
  • Amount of payment
  • Semester
  • Description
  • Contact information (fax number or email) directly to bank representative

Once we receive the letter and request, we will directly contact your bank and will arrange for the proper transfer of funds. The University cannot give banking information directly to a student or parent. St. John's University will only accept bank wire payment for tuition, fees, health insurance, room and/or board charges for students residing at the Residence Village on campus or off-campus St. John's University apartments and any charges currently due on your student account. Please do not send excess funds to the University for personal use. If a credit occurs due to a change in bill or class withdrawal, these funds can be applied for books and dining facilities on campus through the StormCard only, or can deduct from your tuition and fees due for the following semester. If you withdraw from the University, a credit, if any, will be returned back through the original method of payment. Please contact Student Financial Services at 718-990-2000 to verify your eligibility for a refund as well as to obtain the proper refund process instructions.

 

Important Additional Information

All fees and the entire tuition for each semester are due and payable in full by payment and/or financial aid before registration can be completed. The University reserves the right to change the schedule of tuition and fees when necessary, but every effort is made to maintain them at the lowest possible level.

Students holding full tuition scholarships are required to pay the General Fee and any other fees required for the courses they are taking.

Registration is not complete until payment is made or enrollment confirmed with a financial aid credit , and the University reserves the right to drop a student from an individual class or from his or her entire program if payment is not made by the due date or enrollment not confirmed with a financial aid credit.

With the exception of first–semester freshmen and certain students in “block” programs of study, students at St. John’s select their own classes via the St. John’s University Information System (UIS). This process of selecting classes is commonly called “registration,” but it is only part of the total registration process.

Registering for a class as approved by your Advisor does more than just reserve a seat for you in that class. It also generates a financial liability for that class and takes away a seat from another student. Because of this, St. John’s considers your registration as a clear indication of your intention to attend that class

Students by registering at the university personally guarantee and are responsible for all obligations to for tuition, fees and other charges. Students under the age of majority, under 18 in New York State, have by assumption received the personal guarantee of their parent(s) or guardian unless the student, the parent(s), or guardian notifies the University in writing of their invalidation of the personal and parental assumption of guarantee of all tuition, fees and other charges.

Students whose accounts are in arrears will not be permitted to register for a subsequent semester, issued a diploma or a transcript of record. All past due balances are charged interest at the rate of one percent per month. Delinquent accounts may be referred to a third party for collection which will result in the addition of collection costs to the account balance and possible credit bureau reporting.