Payment Plans

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Educational expenses can be easier to manage when spread over predictable monthly payments. UConn offers interest-free payment plans as an alternative to one large payment to help limit loan borrowing and ease financial pressures. Students and designated authorized users may contribute to a payment plan to pay for eligible student charges. 

Students who enroll in the payment plan will see a positive service indicator () on their account noting that they are active in the payment plan. This service indicator will NOT prevent any University services and is primarily a note to identify the account.

Eligibility

  • Fall Term and Spring Term payment plans only.  Plans not offered for Summer or Winter sessions.
  • Fall and Spring payment plans are separate plans.  Students who enroll in the Fall plan are not automatically enrolled in the Spring plan.
  • All students who owe more than $300 for the current term qualify.
  • The student cannot have a past-due balance; they must first pay off their outstanding balance.
  • Must have a U.S. bank account and U.S. address.
  • Students and Authorized Users must be willing to allow automatic withdrawals from a personal U.S. checking account or scheduled charges to debit or credit card.
  • Must pay the $100 non-refundable sign-up fee. The sign-up fee is deducted from your bank account or charged to your debit or credit card as soon as you complete the enrollment process..

    Dates

    Fall Payment Plan Dates

    Students who enroll in a payment plan through July 15th may split their balance into the following equal installments:

    • 5 installments due 7/15, 8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15
    • 4 installments due 7/15, 8/15, 9/15, 10/15
    • 3 installments due 7/15, 8/15, 9/15

    Students who enroll in a payment plan after July 15th through August 15th  may split their balance into the following equal installments:

    • 4 installments due 8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15
    • 3 installments due 8/15, 9/15, 10/15

    *** If a student does not enroll prior to the fee bill due date for the fall term, they may receive a hold and/or late fees.

    Eligibility

    • All students who owe more than $300 for the fall term qualify.
    • The student cannot have a past-due balance; they must first pay off their outstanding balance.
    • Must have a U.S. bank account and U.S. address.
    • Students and Authorized Users must be willing to allow automatic withdrawals from a personal U.S. checking account or scheduled charges to debit or credit card.
    • Must pay the $100 non-refundable sign-up fee for the plan. The sign-up fee is deducted from your bank account or charged to your debit or credit card as soon as you complete the enrollment process.

    Spring Payment Plan Dates

    Students who enroll in a payment plan through December 15th may split their balance into the following equal installments:

    • 5 installments due 12/15, 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15
    • 4 installments due 12/15, 1/15, 2/15, 3/15
    • 3 installments due 12/15, 1/15, 2/15

    Students who enroll in a payment plan after December 15th through January 15th  may split their balance into the following equal installments:

    • 4 installments due 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15
    • 3 installments due 1/15, 2/15, 3/15

    *** If a student does not enroll prior to the fee bill due date for the spring term, they may receive a hold and/or late fees.

    Eligibility

    • All students who owe more than $300 for the spring term qualify.
    • The student cannot have a past-due balance; they must first pay off their outstanding balance.
    • Must have a U.S. bank account and U.S. address.
    • Students and Authorized Users must be willing to allow automatic withdrawals from a personal U.S. checking account or scheduled charges to debit or credit card.
    • Must pay the $100 non-refundable sign-up fee for the plan. The sign-up fee is deducted from your bank account or charged to your debit or credit card as soon as you complete the enrollment process.

    Additional Information

    Payment Options

     To set up a payment plan, the student must have a US bank account and US address. Payment options include:

    • ACH/direct debit - securely add your preferred bank account for easy payment each time.
    • Credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, ATM debit cards) - securely add your preferred card for easy checkout every time you pay. There is a 2.75% processing fee assessed by our vendor on each credit/debit card transaction. 

    **E-check  – Returned e-check fee is now $30.00 and will be directly debited from the payor's bank account instead of being charged to their fee bill.

    Student instructions: View, Pay Fee Bill, Enroll in Payment Plan

    Payment Plan Ownership

    Students or one of the student's Authorized Users can enroll in a Payment Plan.  If the student enrolls, the student is owner of the plan; if an Authorized User enrolls, that individual is the owner of the plan.  This is important because only the owner of the plan can change the payment method.  Both the student and ALL of the student’s Authorized Users will receive Payment Plan notifications by email.

    Request to be an Authorized User

    Becoming an Authorized User is a very important step to becoming involved and staying informed about your student's University fee bill. 

    Note, Authorized Users do not receive e-bill notifications for the summer and winter sessions.

    Students are able to grant one or more authorized users access to their financial information, including the ability to view charges on the account, pay the bill, or enroll in a payment plan. An authorized user can be parent/guardian, family member, employer, or any other person the student wishes to have access to their account. Adding an authorized user to an account is quick and easy.

    Instructions for requesting to become an Authorized User can be found here.

    Payment Plan Rebalancing

    What is rebalancing?

    Since you can enroll in a Payment Plan before your enrollment is finalized, your payment plan may fluctuate to match your student account balance.  Periodically, we will adjust your Payment Plan Balance to match the student account balance. This process is called rebalancing and it happens multiple times between the 1st and 10th of each month.  

    If your account balance increases

    • If your student account balance increases after the 5th of the month, your Payment Plan Balance will rebalance and increase for the following month’s installment. 

    If your account balance decreases

    • If your student account decreases after the 5th of the month, your Payment Plan Balance will rebalance and decrease for your installment on the 15th of that same month

    Rebalancing schedule

    • The rebalancing process automatically subtracts anticipated financial aid displayed on the Account Summary and Account Activity tabs when it calculates your Payment Plan balance.  Please note that although automatic rebalancing does not happen daily, rest assured that your account will adjust correctly.

    One-time payments

    Should a one-time payment, scholarship or any financial aid apply to a student account after the Payment Plan was already created, that payment does not apply to the next Payment Plan installment amount.  Instead, the entire plan rebalances and decreases all your remaining installments.

    Example #1:

    Jonathan Husky enrolls in a 4-month payment plan for $10,000.  His payment plan installments are as follows:

    • $2,500 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 7/15
    • $2,500 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 8/15
    • $2,500 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 9/15
    • $2,500 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 10/15

    Jonathan requests a 529 payment for $2,000 and on 7/10 the University receives the payment and posts to his fee bill.  This payment will not apply to the $2,500 installment on 7/15, rather the plan will rebalance to:

    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 7/15
    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 8/15
    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 9/15
    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 10/15

    Example #2:

    Jonathan Husky enrolls in a 3-month payment plan for $9,000.  His payment plan installments are as follows:

    • $3,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 7/15
    • $3,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 8/15
    • $3,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 9/15

    Jonathan gives his mom, Tildy, Authorized User access to view his account and make payment.  She logs in on 7/14 and makes a $3,000 payment.  Because Tildy is not the owner of the payment plan, this is considered a one-time payment and does not go towards the 7/15 installment.  Instead, the plan will rebalance to:

    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 7/15
    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 8/15
    • $2,000 automatically deducted from the saved payment method on 9/15

    Navigating the Payment Portal

    UConn makes student financial account information available online 24x7 with a modern and intuitive payment experience through the Student Administration System, powered by our partner, Flywire.

    Account Summary – View your current balance due, make a one-time payment, enroll in a payment plan, or add/manage Authorized Users.

    Account Activity – View and print account activity by term or date range. Download dynamic bill statements to save or print.

    Payment Plans – View payment plan offerings. Activate and manage your plan to pay your balance in affordable monthly installments.

    Make Payment – Pay by ACH/direct debit or credit/debit card. There is a 2.75% processing fee assessed by our vendor on each credit/debit card transaction. 

    Canceling & Editing Payment Plans

    How do I cancel or change my payment plan?

    If you wish to cancel your current payment plan for any reason, please email bursar@uconn.edu to cancel your plan and include your student ID. If you are an Authorized User, please include student ID and your FERPA 4-digit pin. The $100 enrollment is non-refundable.

    Once a student enrolls in a payment plan, we are unable to change the plan. The student may wish to cancel the plan and then enroll in a new plan. Please note, the student will be assessed the $100 enrollment fee for each time they enroll.

    How do I switch my payment method for my payment plan?

    There can only be one payment plan owner. The person who set up the payment plan, is the owner. The payment plan owner can only change the payment method that is attached to the payment plan. Please see instructions below.

    Instructions: Changing Payment Method in Payment Plan

    Need help?

    Students can follow the UConn Knowledge Base guide on Paying Your Bill, Authorizing Users, and Managing  Your Payment Plan.

    Flywire is able to provide email and phone support to assist you with the following:

    • Account Support (eg. resetting passwords, update email addresses, help for Authorized Users)
    • Troubleshooting Support (eg. technical issues, login assistance)
    • Payment & Payment Support (eg. payment plan options, updating payment methods, how to make a payment

    Flywire's team of dedicated payment experience experts provides around-the-clock support to help your students and families navigate the payment process.

    FMS Users and Payers can submit a request for support via their online form, or call:

    United States: +1 (857) 287-3823

    International: +1 (857) 287-3818