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Division of Finance


Student Payment Options

Student payments may be made with check or cash (in-person only), Make your check or money order payable to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Please include your student number and the term on the face of your check. Payments returned by the bank for any reason will result in a $25.00 charge.

Student payments may be mailed to:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bursar’s Office/Academy Hall
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

Online payments may take 24-48 hours to be applied to your student account so please plan accordingly. If you need to pay an outstanding balance in order to register or request the release of a transcript or diploma, PLEASE DO NOT wait until the last minute to pay on line. Payments returned for any reason will result in a $25.00 charge.

Those wishing to pay their bill online by ACH may do so by accessing our secured web-portal at

  • Pay by Check/Savings

    *There is no charge for using this method of payment.*

    Allow 24-48 hours for your payment to be posted....Allow 24-48 hours for your payment to be posted....Allow 24-48 hours for your payment to be posted.

    Registration holds cannot be removed or records released until your payment is actually received and posted to your Rensselaer student account so PLEASE allow yourself enough time and pay early.

    Monthly Installment Plan:

    To help fit the cost of education into your family's budget, Rensselaer offers a monthly payment option that allows you to spread your academic expenses over ten, nine, or eight equal payments. You'll have more time to pay, and the plan is interest free. For more information about this option, contact TuitionPay at (800)635-0120. Pay plans cannot be applied for or adjusted after September 9, 2017 for the fall only or full academic year plans and February 8, 2018 for the spring only plans.

    • Tuition Payment Plan
    • If you have contracted with TuitionPay for this plan, please note this on the copy of the tuition statement when you return it to us. If you have chosen not to contract for the full amount, be sure to send us any outstanding amount due.


      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to make international tuition payments. Flywire’s 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute account will be faster, you will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will be notified via email when it is deposited into our account.

      Click or go to: Flywire to begin the payment process.

      Always indicate the student's name and student identification number with the transfer information to allow us to properly credit the account.

      A charge of $25.00 will be assessed for all payments returned by the bank and a hold will be placed on all student records, including transcripts, diplomas and future registrations until your account is cleared. In addition, the option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.