Payment Options

Payments can be made in person, online or mail your payment to the Bursar's Office, 155 Elizabeth Blackwell St, Syracuse, NY 13210. Payments not received on time are subject to late fees.

We accept:

  • Checks payable to SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover).
  • Online Payments-choose the Pay Bill Online tab on the menu to the left. This will connect directly to your MyUpstate account. Select the student services tab and review your bill. To pay, click on the PAY NOW button.
  • SUNY Upstate Monthly payment plan

Payment must reach the Bursar's Office by the payment due date indicated on your ebilling statement.. If you do not have any authorized or enough financial aid to cover your bill in full. Failure to pay the amount due by the payment due date will result in an Administrative/Late Fee of up to $50.00. Additionally, a monthly late fee billing charge of up to $50.00 will be automatically assessed to any unpaid balance. Failure to receive a billing statement will not be accepted as a reason to waive the late payment fee.

HOLDS: Students who have a balance on their account after the drop/add period will have an Accounts Receivable hold placed on their record. If there is a hold on the students record, the student will not be permitted to register for subsequent semesters or receive transcripts until the balance is paid in full.


  • Returned Payment Fee
    The university will levy a returned payment fee of $20 for checks and ACH web payments that are returned unpaid by the bank. In addition, when a payment is returned after the payment deadline, a late payment fee will be asseseed on your student account.
  • Change in Credit Hours
    Any change in credit hours may affect your financial aid package.
  • Payment by Financial Aid
    Financial aid awards must be accepted before you can receive a deferment. Once given a deferment for funds such as for Perkins, PCL, and other loans, they will not be considered a valid deferment until the promissory note is signed. The prom note must be signed on or before your tuition due date.
  • Credit Balance
    If you have a credit balance on your billing statement, the Bursar's Office will notify you via your Upstate email when the refund is ready for distribution. Again, you must accept your charges before your financial aid can be processed. Otherwise, your refund may be delayed.

Collection - Section 18 Notification

As a New York State agency, SUNY Upsate Medical University is required by Section 18 of the State Finance Law to follow certain collection procedures for past due debts. (For Section 18 details visit NYS Finance Section 18 site)

In accordance with NYS Finance Law section 18 notification and SUNYpolicy, we are required to pursue collection of past due debt. As a result, accounts that are still delinquent at the end of a semester may be transferred to private collection agencies and/or the New York State Attorney General's Office for collection, and are subject to additional interest and/or collection charges. Also, students with an outstanding balance from a previous semester are subject to being de-registered for an ensuing semester for which they've pre-enrolled.