Payment Methods

To pay the student bill online, use QuikPAY which is the preferred method of payment.

Mail your check, cashier's check or money order payable to the University of Massachusetts to:  UMass Amherst Bursar's Office 215 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive Amherst, MA 01003 Please be sure to put the student name and ID number on the check or money order.

How to pay the $500 enrollment fee If you accept your offer of admission, pay the non-refundable $500 enrollment fee online via the QuikPAY system  as soon as you make your decision.  If you decline our offer of admission, please notify Admissions. Include your name, NetID, date of birth and your intention. 

GEO (Graduate Employee Organization) members may enroll online in SPIRE for payroll deduction to pay their Bursar bill. You will receive an email from the Bursar's Office to your official email address that was assigned by OIT ( notifying you of open enrollment for payroll deduction.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst strives to support veterans, active-duty members of the U.S. Military, and their family members through federal Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Educational Benefit Programs that provide them resources for their academic success. Eligibility criteria and benefits vary.  You may contact the VA Office at 888-442-4551 to discuss your eligibility.

Recipients of a 529 plan may see payments from their 529 plan in QuikPAY. If your plan requires a copy of your bill, you can print your invoice in QuikPay account.  

If you receive educational financial aid from sources other than those awarded by UMass Amherst Financial Aid Services, you must report them to the UMass Amherst Financial Aid office. See Non-University Awards for more information on how to report the additional aid.

Third Party payments would include payments from State Agencies, International Sponsors and Employers.

Financial Aid In order to be considered for Financial Aid, students must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA(  This is the only application necessary, and the information it provides will enable UMass Amherst to determine whether you qualify for grants, scholarships, tuition credits, loans or part-time employment to help defray your education expenses.  No matter your financial need, you must submit the FAFSA to be considered. 

Former students may pay in-person, by mail or online through Commerce Manager. But former students cannot pay through QuikPAY or UPay.  It may take up to 48 hours for your payment to be reflected on your bill.