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.
Checks, Cash or Money Orders
Tuition, room, dining and related fees may be paid by personal check electronically on the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, submitted in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206, Memorial Hall, 2nd floor or mailed directly to Hofstra University, Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts, 126 Hofstra University, Memorial Hall 205, Hempstead, NY 11549.
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 The result is that funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
Cash or money orders are accepted at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206, Memorial Hall.
- Returned Checks: A personal 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 until the balance is resolved.
When a personal 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 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 check.
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.
Hofstra University has partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to transfer international tuition payments. Flywires 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.
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. Students may choose from an annual plan or a semester-based plan.
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.
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan
Students whose employer offers a tuition reimbursement program may complete the Tuition Reimbursement Deferment Request Form. See http://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.
Locked-in Tuition Plan
Effective fall 2011, 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
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.