Bursar's Office

Payment options

CHECKS-All checks including 529 and scholarship

To ensure your check is posted properly, always include the Student Name and ID # on your check.

Checks should be made payable to: Union College

The mailing address is:

Union College
Bursar's Office
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Using a secure online payment website, you may authorize an electronic debit from your checking or savings account (U.S. accounts only). There is no service fee and you can control the date that your account is charged.

To make an EFT payment on your Student Account requires:

  • Student name and ID number
  • Bank account number
  • Bank ABA# (9 digit number located on the bottom left corner of your check)
  • Payment amount
  • Indicate whether it is a checking or savings account
  • The date you would like the payment charged to your account

This service is offered in conjunction with the NetPay system, and is available at no cost to you.

Your Student Account will be charged a $25.00 fee for any transaction that is rejected due to insufficient funds

Credit Card Payments

Using the Cashnet portal you can make a credit card payment. There is a 2.7% convenience fee paid to Cashnet at the time of the transaction.

Monthly Payment Plan Options

The Bursars office offers monthly payment plans using Cashnet.

Plans to cover the entire 2021-22 school year:

  • 10 Month plan Starts August 1. Must sign up before August 31
  • 9 Month plan Starts September 1 Must sign up by August 31
  • 8 Month plan Starts October 1 Must sign up by September 15

Plans to cover 2022 Winter and Spring terms:

  • 5 Month plan Starts January 1 Must be signed up by December 31.
  • 4 Month plan Starts February 1 Must be signed up by January 31.

All 2020-21 plans end with the last payment due May 1.

There is a $45 application fee for enrollment but no interest is charged while making payments.

Payments are only accepted via ACH (electronic check).

Once a payment plan is established, it is highly recommended that the student account be reviewed periodically to be sure the plan will have adequate funds to cover the annual student account charges including any incidental charges added to the student account.

The Bursar's office may assist in calculating a payment plan but is not responsible for any payment plan shortages.

International Student Payment Option

Union College encourages all international students to set up an account an pay using Flywire.

There many benefits to Flywire including:

  • The ability to pay at your local bank in your home currency
  • A lower currency exchange rate than most banks or credit cards
  • No international wire fees or bank transfer charges
  • Payments can be tracked 24 hours a day online
  • Instant notification - no follow up required
  • Easy one time registration process which makes future payments even easier
  • Refunds from the college can be paid to you using your Flywire account.

Questions about Flywire?

Contact the Flywire Customer Care Team.

Wire Payments

International students should use Flywire for international wire payments.

Union College only accepts domestic wire transfers in U.S. dollars.

Please contact the Bursar's office for wire instructions.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is applied to the student account after the necessary documentation has been submitted and verified and the student has accepted the aid. If your award(s) is shown as “pending” on the Student Statement after the trimester has begun, please contact the Financial Aid Office to resolve the issue.