Hofstra University


The Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts is responsible for the billing, processing of payments, refunds, and the collections of receivables of all student accounts. The Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts works in conjunction with the Office of Admission, Office of Academic Records/Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, and the Student Financial Services Suite to deliver superior customer service to our students and families at Hofstra University.

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Billing statements are available online through your secure portal at my.hofstra.edu to students and their designated authorized users. Paper billing statements are not mailed home. Students must have at least one authorized user assigned to their eBill account so that the authorized user may also automatically receive emails when electronic billing statements are available online to view. Go to hofstra.edu/EbillAddUser for instructions on how to add an authorized user.

Current tuition and fee rates will be available on the University’s website prior to the start of each term. Hofstra University reserves the right to alter the schedule of charges and other fees without notice. Tuition charges are based on the number of credit hours and the type of program for which the student is registered, at the rates set forth on the University’s website. Tuition charges do not change whether course instruction takes place in-person or online.

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Hofstra University conveniently accepts payments 24/7 through the Hofstra portal via electronic check with no associated fees or by credit card through a third-party company, PayPath/Heartland.  Paypath charges a nonrefundable fee of 2.95%, (minimum $3), for all domestic credit cards.  For international credit cards, effective 02/23/24, the service fee is 4.25%. Checks, money orders, or 529 payments should be made payable to Hofstra University and include the student ID. Please mail checks to Hofstra University – Office of the Bursar, or drop them in the secure mail slot outside of Room 205 Memorial Hall during regular business hours M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Fall semester balances are typically due the first week of August.
  • Spring semester balances are typically due the first week of January.

Loan Repayment

Students looking for information on Federal Perkins and Hofstra Private Loan Servicing or to speak with our Loan Repayment and Collections office, please visit our loan repayment page.

More on Perkins and Institutional Loan Repayment


If the student account reflects a credit balance (negative amount), the student may sign up to receive the refund electronically via eRefund (direct deposit). Enrolling in eRefund is just designating the preferred method to receive the money; the student will still need to request the refund via the portal account at my.hofstra.edu. Get instructions on how to set up an eRefund Account and how to request a refund.

More About Refunds

Documents and Forms

Hofstra's Student Financial Aid Printable Forms page makes it more convenient for students to access forms to handle certain issues.

Download Documents & Forms

Walk-In Service

Noncash payments may be dropped off in our secure mail slot outside of Room 205 during regular business hours.

Cash is accepted by appointment only. Please email bursar@hofstra.edu to set up an appointment. Do not mail cash to our office. Please see options for using money orders or certified checks in place of cash.

Office Hours and Location:

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Friday office hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Room 206 Memorial Hall
126 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549-1260

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Phone Service
Monday to Friday:
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Financial Services Suite
Phone: 516-463-8000
Fax: 516-463-4936