Payment Options

To help fit the cost of education into your family's budget, Rensselaer partners with Transact to offer monthly payment options that allow you to spread your academic expenses over time; up to five months in the fall, up to five months in the spring and up to four months in the summer semester. The number of months of your pay plan is dependent upon the date you enroll in it.   Payments for the plan are due on the 15th of each month. 

Enrollment for The Rensselaer Tuition Payment Plan opens when semester charges have been assessed. Typically, charges are assessed during the first week of the month - Fall: July, Spring: December, Summer: April.  You will be prompted to set up a plan to cover the balance left after financial aid and/or loans reflected on your student account. A fee of $35 is assessed each semester a student elects to use the payment plan. The $35 enrollment fee plus the first payment for the payment plan is due upon enrollment in the plan.

Deadlines: Students can enroll in the pay plan until:

  • June 14, 2024 for the summer plan
  • September 30, 2024 for the fall plan
  • February 28, 2025 for the spring plan

*Please note that both the eBills and payment plans are both managed through Transact.

Student payments may be made with check (by mail or in-person) or cash (in-person only).

  • Make your check or money order payable to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Include your Rensselaer ID number (RIN) and the term on the face of your check.


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


Bursar's Office
Academy Hall
Troy, NY 12180


International Students

We have partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to make international tuition payments. Flywire saves students money on bank fees and foreign exchange rates, and offers faster payment postings, tracking of payment processes, and email notifications.

Please go to your CASHNet account in SIS, select MAKE A PAYMENT on the left and then INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT to pay by Flywire.

Former Students

Former students who need to make a payment to pay off a past due balance can pay online.


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