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The Billing and Payment Gateway of UMass Amherst


The Bursar's Office manages student accounts. We issue online bills for tuition and fees, credit your account for payments you make and that you may receive through financial aid. We also offer a payment plan known as UPay. If you are a Perkins Loan Holder or a Nurse Faculty Loan Holder, contact our loan repayment services.

Tuition Retention

We are pleased to announce that bills issued this Fall 2016 will consolidate some of the mandatory fees we previously billed separately into one tuition charge. Your tuition charge will reflect the cost of your core education and will now include the curriculum fee and other campus-wide fees; other fees, such as for student activities, housing and dining will be listed separately. Tuition Retention FAQs

Tuition credits, formerly known as waiver, are an award that will lessen the amount of your tuition. While you may receive or be eligible for multiple tuition credits from a variety of sources, you will only be able to use one tuition credit per semester. The dollar value of the tuition credit for the current Academic Year (AY) will remain the same as AY15-16. The value of the tuition credit is based on enrollment eligibility and will not exceed $857 per semester or $1714 per AY.

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Make sure you log into your SPIRE account where you manage every aspect of your University account which includes your bills, To Do list and Holds.


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Become an Authorized Payer so you can view and pay the bill online in QuikPAY.


Student records are confidential and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students may elect to set up a FERPA Privacy Waiver to allow parents, guardians or other third parties to obtain information about their Bursar bill, Financial Aid and Housing. We will not disclose information to anyone who has not been designated by the student in their FERPA waiver.

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What are my payment options?

Current students may be eligible to enroll in our UPay Payment Plan that allows you to pay your tuition and fees in installments. Financial Aid can provide information about filing a FAFSA, Parent Plus and alternative loans.

Do I need to pay for health insurance?

Eligible students may waive the University's Student Health Benefit (insurance) Plan. Waivers must be completed before the end of the add/drop period (the waiver deadline).

I'm withdrawing.

Make sure you officially withdraw from the University. Contact the appropriate Registrar's office to process your withdrawal.