Paying Your Bill
For those students who register early, an invoice will be mailed to the preferred address on file before classes begin. Students who register within a week of the beginning of classes may not receive a tuition invoice; payment is due at the time of registration. Students who register late should contact the Student Financial Service office by phone at (203) 576-4568 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an invoice and make payment arrangements.
Cash, check, and credit card payments are accepted in the Student Financial Services Office, located on the Garden Level in the Wahlstrom Library.
Call 203-576-4568 to make a credit card payment.
Credit card payments can be made online through WebAdvisor. Please click on Billing Instructions for the Portal for instructions to pay online.
Checking account payments can be made using Tuition Management Systems (www.bridgeport.afford.com).
To enroll in a payment plan call Tuition Management Systems at 1-800-722-4867 or online at www.bridgeport.afford.com.
- If you wish to make a payment by credit card, you can call the Cashier at 203-576-4568 or you can pay via Webadvisor.
- If you wish to make a payment by mail please make your check payable to the University of Bridgeport with your Student ID# on it. Mail payments to: University of Bridgeport, ATTN: Cashier, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
- If you wish to make your payments in person by cash, check, money order, and credit or debit card can be made directly to the Student Financial Services office located on the Garden Level of Wahlstrom Library. Hours of service: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Monthly Payment Plans
Students and their families can make payments from their bank account or by credit card through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). In addition to full payment, TMS offers various different interest-free payment plan options to help spread all or part of student’s tuition, room & board, and fees over several equal monthly payments. For further information, to enroll in a payment plan, or to make a payment go to www.bridgeport.afford.com or call 1-800-722-4867.
Fall 2013 Plans Available:
5 pay plan – enroll by July 1
4 pay plan – enroll by August 1
3 pay plan – enroll by September 1
Spring 2014 Plans:
5 pay plan – enroll by Dec 1
4 pay plan – enroll by Jan 1
3 pay plan – enroll by Feb 1
Summer 2014 Plans:
3 pay plan – enroll by May 1
Financial Aid Recipients
Students who receive a Financial Aid award letter may deduct each certified award amount (signified by an “A” rather than an “E” in the ACT field on the award letter) from their balance due. Lender fees should be deducted from each loan award, excluding Perkins loans. When an “E” appears in the ACT field, this usually indicates an action is required before the award will be credited to the student’s account. In these cases, students must contact Student Financial Service at (203) 576-4568 for assistance in determining which action is necessary for the financial aid to be credited to their account. Please note work-study awards are not deducted from the amount due since the student will be eligible to earn up to this amount through student employment. Federal Regulations require the University to issue a paycheck directly to the student for hours worked.
Deferment of All or Part of Tuition
Students eligible for an external scholarship or for whom an employer pays their tuition may qualify for the direct billing option. Students are responsible for obtaining a Tuition Voucher from their sponsor for each registration period and to ensure that it is received either at the SFS Office by the tuition due date for each semester. Vouchers will only be accepted in lieu of payment as long as the sponsoring agent assumes responsibility for payment upon receiving an invoice from the University. Official transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied.
Go to peerTransfer.com to make international payments to the University of Bridgeport.