Office of the Bursar graduation cap
The Billing and Payment Gateway of UMass Amherst

Checklist For Students and Parents

Students

  • Waive your FERPA restriction to allow the Bursar's office to discuss the student bill with a parent or guardian.
  • Designate your parent or guardian as an Authorized Payer.
  • Enroll in Excess Express, our student refund direct deposit program.
  • Complete the online Health Insurance Waiver Form if you are covered by your parent's health insurance plan.
  • Check your online bill in Spire.
  • Complete outstanding To Do items listed in your Spire account to avoid Holds and other consequences.

Parents

  • Make sure your student completes the New Student Checklist.
  • Complete the Health Insurance Waiver Form if your student is covered under a parent's health insurance plan.
  • FERPA, a federal law, prohibits us from releasing certain information to third parties. The student should complete the FERPA Privacy Waiver and create the parent or guardian as an Authorized Payer to allow full disclosure to financial information.