Payment Options

Your semester bill must be customized to fit your specific needs (i.e., desired meal plan, campus spending account, and any optional fees you wish) and signed at the bottom. Due to the signature requirement, you cannot process your bill/payment over the telephone. Processing your bill online satisfies the signature requirement.

Are you processing online?

Go through Instructions for processing as well as helpful how-to-videos are available. We strongly suggest you process your bill online using your debit or credit card. Be sure to check with you bank because most debit cards have limits restricting the amount to be charged per day. Pre-authorization from your bank may be needed to charge the desired amount.

Are you using a 529 College Savings Program?

Please visit NY's 529 website for information on how to make a withdrawal. Make the withdrawal request at least two weeks prior to the semester billing due date to allow for processing time.

Are you mailing in a check or money order?

Bills signed by you must be received complete with any payment due in the Student Records and Financial Services Office (10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802) by 4 p.m. on the due date. To print a bill, visit and select “Pay your Bill.” Please note that checks and money orders should be made payable to "Alfred State College."

Are you wiring your payment to the Alfred State bank account?

Please allow one to two business days for the wire transfer to process. Email Student Records and Financial Services with the your name, student ID number, amount and date of wire transfer, and purpose of the payment. Mail/fax the signed bill, noting the wire transfer amount and date of transaction on the bill to help us identify your funds. Many banks charge a fee for this service. Visit and select “Pay your Bill” to print a copy. Alfred State's bank information is available by selecting “Wire Transfer Information” payment options.

Are you enrolling in a Monthly Payment Plan?

The Alfred State Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) is designed to assist students and families in paying educational costs to the college. This plan enables families to spread educational expenses over equal monthly installments and will help families avoid additional borrowing. Monthly Payment Plans are available for fall and spring semesters only. (Monthly Payment Plans are not available for international students and non-matriculated students).

Issues with paying your bill?

Incomplete Bills: All lines must be filled in with either "0" or the amount of the optional fee. Bills received with blanks will be processed without those optional fees that are left blank. If the meal plan line is left blank and you are living on campus, we will process the bill with the meal plan that is already printed on your semester bill. If you are not living on campus and you leave it blank, we will remove the meal plan.

Insufficient Payment: Optional fees will be removed if payment is insufficient. If a balance is still due, your bill will be returned to you unprocessed. Please process early to allow time for us to contact you in case we need to correct any errors.

Late Payment: Classes will be dropped for any students that fail to pay/process their bill by 4:00 PM on the due date. A late registration fee will be assessed when you re-register for courses and your original class schedule may no longer be available.