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Paying Your Bill

Each academic year students are required to acknowledge and accept their responsibility to pay for all enrolled classes and other charges that post to their bill.  Payments must be in U.S. Dollars drawn on a U.S. bank to be fully credited to the account.  Payments in other currencies or drawn on a non-U.S. bank may not be posted immediately and will be posted for an amount adjusted for conversion rates and bank fees.

Bills are due 5 days before the term starts. There are no adjustments for national or UC holidays. Charges posted after this date are due according to the assigned due date as shown in "ACCOUNT INQUIRY".

Please know that the student bill is a dynamic bill representing charges and credits, including aid and loans, for a term as of the time it is viewed on-line. In most cases the bill will automatically reflect a change in enrollment. Generally room and board charges will post to your bill approximately 7 weeks prior to the start of a term. Additional details about room and board charges can be found on the housing website (www.uc.edu/housing). Please direct questions about room and board to Housing & Food Services via email at UCHousing@uc.edu.

Returned Payments

A non-refundable $35 service fee will be charged to any student's account for any paper check, ACH (eCheck) or credit card payment returned for any reason.

If a student or their authorized payer has three or more returned payments, a registration block may be put on the student's account until their balance is paid in full and check payment privileges will be revoked.

Returned payments will be reversed on a student's account. Any balance remaining will be payable immediately and will be subject to the current late fee policy.

Below are the many methods of bill payment available to you:

Online payments:

Go to the Catalyst Student Portal (https://catalyst.uc.edu) on the "My Dashboard" or "My Finances" tab, then locate the "Account Summary" section in the middle of the page and <click> on the "MAKE A PAYMENT" button. You will be transferred to CASHNet securely hosted by our payment partner, Higher One.

For the U.S. Postal Service send your payment to:

University of Cincinnati
PO Box 932605
Cleveland, OH 44193

For other courier services such as FedEx or UPS send your payment to:

University of Cincinnati
Box 932605
4100 West 150th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135

(Note: Cleveland is the correct city)

On-Line: eCheck or Credit Card Expand

To pay your bills by electronic check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), the university partners with Higher One to provide secure on-line payments, via their CASHNet product, 24 hours a day. Payments made via CASHNet will post to the student's bill within minutes of confirmation.

To make a payment on-line go to the Catalyst Student Portal (https://catalyst.uc.edu) on the "My Dashboard" or "My Finances" tab, then locate the "Account Summary" section in the middle of the page and <click> on the "MAKE A PAYMENT" button. You will be transferred to CASHNet securely hosted by our payment partner, Higher One.

Once the payer is transferred to CASHNet payers will be offer 2 methods of payment, eChech/ACH or credit card. Please note that there is a non-refundable service fee to pay by credit card. The service fee is 2.75% when using a U.S. credit card payment and 4.25% when using an international credit card. There is no service fee when paying by eCheck/ACH...it's FREE!

Parents, grandparents, a spouse, etc. who want to pay their student's bill will need to be established as a delegated relationship with the student. To comply with Federal regulations, students must initiate this relationship via the Catalyst Student Portal (https://catalyst.uc.edu). In the "My Dashboard" tab <click> on the "Give Parent/Guest Access" link and follow the instructions.

NOTE: In general, electronic checks and credit card payments should post to the students account with a few minutes of confirmation.