St. Bonaventure University

Student Financial Services


The Student Records and Financial Services Office, located in the Administration Building, is responsible for the billing and collection of student fees as well as the disbursement of financial aid refunds.


Payment plan option

We understand that sometimes you need some help managing your tuition bill. That’s why we offer the St. Bonaventure University tuition payment plan administered by Nelnet (TMS).  Payment plans are convenient, manageable payment solutions that give you the option to pay tuition in interest-free monthly installments, rather than one lump sum. Tuition payment plans offer:
  • More time to pay. Spread your tuition payments over a period of several months.
  • Interest savings. Use a payment plan to make monthly payments, interest free. You can also use a plan in conjunction with traditional student loans and financial aid.
  • Convenience. You can enroll in a plan, manage your account and make payments online, 24 hours a day. 

Tuition Management System (TMS) semester payment plan

Education expenses are easier to pay when spread over predictable, monthly payments. Our Interest-Free Deferred Payment Option, offered in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS), is an alternative to large semester payments and helps limit borrowing. Please contact Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 800-722-4867, or go to www.afford.com/sbu.

The fall plan begins in July. Under this plan, 25 percent of the outstanding bill must be paid by July 15, 2020 with the remaining balance paid in increments of 25 percent due August 15, 2020, September 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020 for the fall semester. The spring semester plans start in December. Under the plan, 25 percent of the outstanding bill must be paid by December 10, 2020 with the remaining balance paid in increments of 25 percent due January 10, 2021, February 10, 2021 and March 10, 2021. There is a $40 administrative fee per semester to enroll in this plan.

If your payment plan amount does not satisfy your bill, the difference should be paid, by the due date, to St. Bonaventure University.  Any excess credit from the payment plan over St. Bonaventure’s cost will not be refunded until the payment plan has been paid in full.  Please call the Student Records and Financial Services Office to discuss the over-payment and ways to adjust the contract so you are not waiting for a refund.

Transcript holds are placed on any student account that chooses to use monthly payment plan, GA (Graduate Assistant) payment or RA (Resident Assistant) payments.  These are elective plans for which the student or families decides to enroll which grant the student a postponement for their bill.  Until full payment is received by the University the student account is not considered satisfied.


Online billing and payment

The University's student account billing is done electronically with our new ONLINE BILLING SYSTEM. Students and parents can now view their student account statements and daily student account activity online. St. Bonaventure University’s e-billing system offers students and their families a safe means of receiving electronic billing statements and a secure method of making Web-based payments. We are pleased to offer Electronic Check (ACH) payments for tuition, room and meal plans, fees, and incidental expenses. There will be no service fee if processed through our online system. Payment by debit/credit card is also available online.  There is a 2.75% convenience fee for using debit or credit card.

Students enjoy having 24/7 access to student account statements. To view current account activity and statements, students should log onto http://my.sbu.edu, select the One Stop tab, then Student Accounts option and click on View/Pay Student Account.

Students are encouraged to register parents as authorized users, which gives them access to the system and e-mail notification when a new bill is available. If the student needs to set up a payer, the student logs onto http://my.sbu.edu, selects the One Stop tab, then Student Accounts option, select Add Authorized User. After setting up a payer user, a temporary password will be sent to the payers email. Once the payer has access, he or she logs in through the https://commerce.cashnet.com/sbupay site. Students wishing to receive paper bills, click here for the opt-out-form.


How does e-billing work?

When a new e-bill is available for viewing, students will receive an e-mail to their St. Bonaventure University e-mail account. Authorized Users (i.e. mom, dad or another third-party) who have been set up by the student to receive a notification will also receive an e-mail.

To access their bill, students will be linked to http://my.sbu.edu, where the student’s login and password will be used for authentication. Authorized Users will be linked directly to the e-bill site to log in and view the e-bill. Authorized Users will receive their login information from their student once the student has set them up on the system. The system will prompt the Authorized User to reset his or her password, keeping the account separate and secure from the student's.

The e-billing home page is designed to provide a general overview of the student account. Included on the home screen is a link to the student’s current account activity, summary information concerning the most recent bill, recent payments, and financial aid. Authorized Users will need to have Acrobat Reader loaded on their computer. It can be downloaded for free from Adobe at www.adobe.com/products/reader/.


Payment information

Payments can be made the following ways:
  • By check: Mail checks payable to St. Bonaventure University, Business Office, P.O. Box 2448, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778. Please indicate the student’s I.D. number on memo line of the check.
  • By e-check: Once on the e-billing home page, click on Make a Payment and follow the instructions.  There is no convenience fee for this service. Make sure that you follow the instructions very carefully and properly input your bank’s routing number and your account number. Returned electronic checks are treated the same as any dishonored item and you will be charged a $35 fee if your check is returned.

Contact Information

  • Students who have difficulty logging into my.sbu.edu with their university login should contact the Help Desk at (716) 375-7600.
  • Students who have a question about their statement should contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office at (716) 375-2020.