Payment options

We encourage you to explore your payment options now and make arrangements as soon as possible.

Check My Akron to view your student account information and due dates.

We have several ways for you to make payments:

Web payments using credit cards and e-checks

Log in to My Akron to access TRANSACT/CASHNet and pay your tuition and fees using a credit card. To access TRANSAC/CASHNet, log in to My Akron, click My Experience, Student Center, Make a payment / view ebill, and continue to TRANSACT/CASHNet . TRANSACT/CASHNet accepts MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Visa. TRANSACT/CASHNet charges a 2.9 percent service fee for credit cards.

Students who visit Simmons Hall to pay their tuition and fees via credit card will be directed to TRANSACT/CASHNet.

To pay your tuition and fees using an e-check, log in to My Akron to access TRANSACT/CASHNet and provide your bank's routing number and checking or savings account number.


Pay your tuition and fees in person through the Student Accounts drop box located in the entrance of Simmons Hall (show on map). 

Checks and money orders are accepted through the drop box. Credit card payments must be made online through My Akron and TRANSACT/CASHNet .

International Payments

The University of Akron has now partnered with Flywire & TRANSACT/CASHNet to provide our international students with an easy and secured method to send international payments in your home currency through your MyAkron.

To make a payment, log into MyAkron, click My Experience, Student Center, Make a Payment/View ebill, and continue to TRANSACT/CASHNet. Select International Payments inside TRANSACT/CASHNet and you will be taken the University of Akron’s secured Flywire /payment portal.

  • Depending on your payment method, you will receive instructions on how to complete the payment process. 

Mail a check or money order

To mail your tuition and fee payment by check, include your itemized statement and be sure to write your student ID number on your check. Make checks payable to The University of Akron. Mail your payment to:

University of Akron 
Student Accounts/Bursar 
P.O. Box 2260 
Akron, OH 44309-2260

Payments that are not received by the due date will be considered late, so mail your check early. Postmark dates are not considered.

Financial aid

Most students qualify for some form of financial aid, such as subsidized loans, grants, or scholarships. Financial aid money can be applied to your student account balance.

If you are planning to use financial aid to pay for your tuition and fees, but it is not going to disburse before the due date, check My Akron to verify that your aid is listed as "anticipated."

See the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Payment Plans

Promise to Pay Payment Plan:

  • The downpayment for the payment plan is 25%. The 25% is calculated based on the net outstanding balance at the time you sign up. View details.
  • The net outstanding balance cannot be less than $200 to be eligible for the installment payment plan.
  • Anticipated aid cannot be used as your down payment. Anticipated aid may be used to reduce the balance on your account (net outstanding balance/ budget amount). The 25% downpayment is required as the down payment after the reduced amount.
  • The Installment Payment Plan allows you to make one initial downpayment followed by installment payments throughout the semester.

To participate in the Promise to Pay Payment Plan:

  • Sign up for the Installment Payment Plan (online only). There is a $35 application fee, which will be required in addition to your downpayment.
  • Make up to four installment payments throughout the term which would include your initial down payment. Summer session has three installments which includes the down payment.

How to sign up for the Installment Payment Plan
(Online only):

Additional information:

The payment plan covers only one term, so you will need to re-enroll every term.

To see the due dates, refer to the Billing and Due Dates.

Third-party payments and scholarships

UA's Office of Student Accounts handles two types of third-party payments/scholarships:

  • those that submit payment in advance, and
  • those that are billed to a company or organization.

How to submit: You may submit your third party’s preferred form of payment, whether it is a check, voucher or authorization to bill a company/organization, at the cashier windows in the Simmons Hall lobby or by mail to:

The University of Akron
Student Accounts/Bursar
P.O. 2260
Akron OH 44309

Please verify that:

  1. your name and student ID number are on the check,or authorization letter
  2. all checks or vouchers are signed, when necessary.
  • It is the students responsibility to know when payment is due and that all payments or authorizations are recieved by the due date.
  • Any difference not covered by the third party is the reponsibility of the student.
  • The University will attempt no more than two request for payment from third party. After this time the student will become financially responsible.

Award notification: All third-party payments/scholarships are reported to the Office of Student Financial Aid. Third-party aid will appear on the Award Notification as "Outside Scholarship(s), BVR, or Workforce Initiative." The amount reported will be used in the calculation of your eligibility for need-based aid.

About two state programs

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority / CollegeAdvantage

Since 1989, the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, a state agency, has offered an affordable way to help Ohio families save for a college education through the Guaranteed Savings Fund. Once the account holder has requested a payout. Check to see if the payout will be submitted electronically or by check to the University of Akron. Please allow 10 business days to receive by your due date.

The authority's phone number: 1-800-AFFORD-IT (1-800-233-6734)
The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority website (CollegeAdvantage)

 Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Students are expected to inform their counselors of charges to their account. Once your counselor has this information, he or she should forward an authorization to our department. We will credit your account for only the amount approved on the authorization.

Phone: 1-800-282-4539 voice/TTY
The Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Graduate Assistantships

The University awards a limited number of graduate assistantships to students who qualify. Assistantships and fellowships are offered through the graduate degree-granting colleges, departments, and schools.

Learn more about graduate assistantships and other forms of assistance for graduate study.

Avoid late fees or holds that prevent future registration and transcripts

If you don't plan to attend, you should drop your classes right away to avoid financial responsibility. Learn how to drop classes.

  • We reserve the right to drop your classes if you have not arranged payment. Learn about payment options.
  • A late registration fee of $100 will be assessed for any "first time" registration that occurs as of the first day of the term.
  • A late fee of $100 will be charged if payment is not received by the due date.
  • A late fee of $50 will be charged for late installment payments, if you're on the Installment Payment Plan.

Questions about this page?

Contact the Office of Student Accounts

Phone: 330-972-5100
In person: Simmons Hall lobby (show on map)


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Mailing address for payments

University of Akron
Student Accounts/Bursar
P.O. Box 2260
Akron, OH 44309-2260

Contact us

Phone: 330-972-5100
Fax: 330-972-2082
In person: Simmons Hall lobby (show on map)

Fall and spring 

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.