Bursar’s Office

The office of the Bursar is responsible for maintaining student accounts pertaining to tuition billing, acceptance fees, charges, payments, posting of financial aid*, and refunds of excess funds (eRefund), when available. All attendance costs can be viewed at the University Budget Office’s Tuition and Fees Schedules.

The Bursar’s Office can answer any questions regarding the financial status of your student account. All tuition payments are processed by the Bursar’s Office. 

*Please note: the awarding and disbursement of financial aid is managed by the Office of Student Aid.

Paying Your Bill

Billing Statements

Student Account Statements are prepared on a monthly basis and are electronic. Billing begins in early August for fall semester, January for spring semester, and May for summer semester. Payment is generally due on the 22nd of each month*. A late fee of 1.5% will be assessed on any unpaid bill and an enrollment hold will be placed on the account.

An e-mail notification will be sent to your official Penn State e-mail account when the Statement is available to view and/or pay on LionPATH. Paper statements will NOT be mailed. The Student Account Statement includes the amount due for courses enrolled, fees, as well as anticipated aid (grants, accepted loans, or other financial assistance) that is available at the time the statement is prepared.

*Please check statement for exact due date.

Paying Your Statement

To pay your statement:

  • Log in to your Student Center in LionPATH
  • Under My Finances select “Manage Account/Make Payment”

Payment Options

Below is information on paying your billing statement.

Payments are accepted in the Bursar’s office via check, money order or cashier’s check.

Authorized Payer Access

Students can grant access to Authorized Payers (parents/third parties) to enable them to view, pay, and get information regarding the billing statement.