Bursar

Parent Services

E-BILL

View student's account statement and make payments online.

HOFSTRACARD

Add cash to your student's Dutch Debits account online!

Students can access these services through the Student Services menu within the portal.

Payment Options

All charges must be paid in full on the date established by the University for each semester. The only exception to this policy is for students enrolled in a payment plan. Any unpaid balances will be subject to late payment fees in accordance with the University's policy. Highlighted below are the payment options available to Hofstra students.

Secure Electronic Checks

Tuition, room, dining and related fees may be conveniently paid by personal check electronically on the Hofstra portal, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Go to my.hofstra.edu and log in to the Hofstra Payment Center with your secure username and password.

View step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online.

Credit Card/Debit Card Payments

Using a secure website, you may use your debit or credit card to make a payment on your student account.

  • Students and parents should log into MyHofstra using Firefox or Internet Explorer with the pop-up blocker disabled (Chrome and Safari are not fully compatible) and use the links to payment options under Student Accounts and click on the ‘View My Account’ tab
  • You may use MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit cards or debit cards with a MasterCard/Visa logo
  • Note: PayPath/Heartland, an independent third party contractor, accepts payments to the student account and charges a non-refundable service fee based on the amount charged. The service fee is 2.85% (minimum $3) of the amount charged. This fee is established and charged solely by PayPath/Heartland and not by Hofstra University. The service fee is paid in full to and retained by PayPath/Heartland; the University does not receive any of this fee. The charge for the service fee will appear separately from the payment on your credit card statement.

529 Plan payments, Personal or Certified Checks or Money Orders

Mail checks or money orders directly to:
Hofstra University Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts
126 Hofstra University
Memorial Hall 205
Hempstead, NY 11549

Money Orders can easily be purchased at your local U.S. Post Office, supermarket, Walmart or bank.

Please indicate the student’s name and Hofstra ID for accurate account processing.

Checks must be made payable to Hofstra University, in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. When paying by check, you authorize check payments to be processed as Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) transactions, which immediately debit the account. The process will read the information from a paper check and convert it to an electronic payment or debit transaction. The result is that funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

  • Returned Checks: A check returned by the bank will be charged back to the student's account and in addition, a $25 returned check fee will be assessed. Further, a hold will be placed on the student's account prohibiting access to many of Hofstra University's services, including registration and transcripts, until the balance is resolved.

    When a check has been returned, the student must remit payment in the form of cash, certified bank check or money order to satisfy the outstanding balance or the student's account will remain subject to account restrictions, including but not limited to, cancellation of the current term or future term registration for non-payment, restriction from payment via personal check, etc.

    Hofstra reserves the right to rescind the option to pay by personal or electronic check.

Wires

  • Domestic:
    Tuition, room, dining and related fees may be paid by authorizing your financial institution to transfer funds electronically through the Federal Reserve (U.S. Banks) or the SWIFT system (Foreign Banks). For instructions for payment via wire transfer, please contact the Student Financial Services Suite at 516-463-8000, via e-mail or at Room 206, Memorial Hall.
  • International:
    Hofstra University has partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to transfer international tuition payments. Their mission is to save international students and their families money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With Flywire, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, the posting of the payment into your Hofstra University account will be faster, and you will be notified via email when it is received.

Please click this button Flywire Logo to be transferred to Hofstra's webpage affiliate with Flywire.

Payment Plan Options

Hofstra University has several different payment plan options to students and those helping them pay for their education at Hofstra. Students are able to divide their total outstanding balance, after financial aid, into easy to manage monthly installments.

View detailed listing of plans available, enrollment fees and monthly installments required.

To enroll in a plan, please log into your portal account at my.hofstra.edu and go to the Student Payment Center under Student Services. Then click on the tab titled "Payment Plans" to view the plans available to enroll in.

Locked-in Tuition Plan

Hofstra University is pleased to offer new undergraduate students a four-year locked-in rate for tuition and fees. Get more information and the enrollment form.

Third Party Payments and Outside Scholarships

Third Party Payments and Outside Scholarships details can be found at this link.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan

Students whose employer offers a tuition reimbursement program may complete the Tuition Reimbursement Deferment Request Form. See https://www.hofstra.edu/sfs/sfs_forms.html to download the form. The form must be completed in full and returned to the Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts with the required down payment on or before the due date of the semester billing statement.

Walk-in Service (At this time walk in service is suspended)

Cash can only be accepted during walk-in hours at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206, Memorial Hall – 2nd floor.  Please refer to the SFS calendar for days and hours of operation.  Do not mail cash to our office.

Tuition Refund Insurance

A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) is an optional tuition insurance plan. If you need to withdraw from classes or leave school due to an illness or accident, you may be eligible for a refund of covered charges throughout the semester, even if Hofstra University’s refund policy has expired. Costs covered by the TRP include tuition charges only. The TRP supplements Hofstra University’s tuition refund policy, as published in the University Bulletins.

Enrollment must take place prior to the start of the semester.

The TRP is made available for your convenience, at your option. Hofstra University is not associated with, nor has received any benefit from A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., One Beacon America Insurance Company or Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company. The fee is non-refundable once the semester begins.

For additional information and steps on how to enroll, please visit Hofstra.edu/tuitioninsurance.