All charges must be paid in full on the date established by the University for each semester. The only exception to this policy is for students enrolled in a payment plan. Any unpaid balances will be subject to late payment fees in accordance with the University's policy. Highlighted below are the payment options available to Hofstra students.
Tuition, room, dining, and related fees may be conveniently paid by personal check electronically on the Hofstra Portal, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Go to my.hofstra.edu and log in to the Hofstra Payment Center with your secure username and password.
Using a secure website, you may use your debit or credit card to make a payment on your student account.
- Students and parents should log into MyHofstra using Firefox or Internet Explorer with the pop-up blocker disabled (Chrome and Safari are not fully compatible) and use the links to payment options under Student Accounts and click on the ‘View My Account’ tab.
- You may use MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit cards, or debit cards with a MasterCard/Visa logo.
- Note: PayPath/Heartland, an independent third party contractor, accepts payments to the student account and charges a non-refundable service fee based on the amount charged. The service fee is 2.85% (minimum $3.00) of the amount charged. This fee is established and charged solely by PayPath/Heartland and not by Hofstra University. The service fee is paid in full to and retained by PayPath/Heartland; the University does not receive any of this fee. The charge for the service fee will appear separately from the payment on your credit card statement.
Mail payments directly to the address below or drop in our secure mail slot during regular business hours:
Hofstra University Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts
126 Hofstra University
205 Memorial Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549
Money Orders can easily be purchased at your local U.S. Post Office, supermarket, Walmart or bank.
Please indicate the student’s name and Hofstra ID for accurate account processing.
Checks must be made payable to Hofstra University, in U.S. dollars, and drawn on a U.S. bank. When paying by check, you authorize check payments to be processed as Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) transactions, which immediately debit the account. The process will read the information from a paper check and convert it to an electronic payment or debit transaction. The result is that funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
- Returned Checks: A check returned by the bank will be charged back to the student's account and an additional $25.00 returned check fee will be assessed. Further, a hold will be placed on the student's account prohibiting access to many of Hofstra University's services, including registration and transcripts, until the balance is resolved.
When a check has been returned, the student must remit payment in the form of cash, certified bank check or money order to satisfy the outstanding balance, or the student's account will remain subject to account restrictions, including but not limited to, cancellation of the current term or future term registration for non-payment, restriction from payment via personal check, etc.
Hofstra reserves the right to rescind the option to pay by personal or electronic check.
Tuition, room, dining, and related fees may be paid by authorizing your financial institution to transfer funds electronically through the Federal Reserve (U.S. banks) or the SWIFT system (foreign banks). For instructions for payment via wire transfer, please contact the Student Financial Services Suite at 516-463-8000 or via e-mail.
Hofstra University has partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to transfer international tuition payments. Their mission is to save international students and their families money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With Flywire, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, the posting of the payment into your Hofstra University account will be faster, and you will be notified via email when it is received.
Payment Plan Options
Hofstra University is pleased to offer interest-free, flexible payment plans to meet your individual needs. This semester-based plan allows you to spread the semester balance due over a five-month period. Students and Authorized Users are encouraged to enroll early for a discounted fee and to spread your payments out evenly. Learn more about our payment plan options and instructions on how to enroll.
Four-Year Locked-In Rate for Tuition and Fees
Hofstra University is pleased to offer new undergraduate students a four-year locked-in rate for tuition and fees.
Please note that the completed enrollment form must be returned to the Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts prior to the start of the semester to be eligible for the optional locked-in rate program. Please submit the completed form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You and your family can plan your expenses for tuition costs by opting to enroll in our four-year locked-in rate for tuition and fees. A college education is the most important investment you will make, and Hofstra is committed to providing the resources you need to make it achievable.
Third Party Payment & Outside Scholarships
All outside scholarships and awards must be reported to the Third Party Payment office each semester prior to the due date. We will assist students who are sponsored by an organization, an educational institution or an international embassy. View an easy to follow checklist for important information that will help facilitate proper posting to your student account.
Organizations may require the University to provide enrollment verification for you to receive your award. This can easily be requested through the Hofstra Portal. Choose the Student Services tab and click on Request Enrollment Verification under Student Records. Another option is to complete and submit the Official Certification form to Registrar@hofstra.edu for processing.
Documentation can be emailed to Bursar3rdParty@hofstra.edu, dropped in our secure mail slot at 205 Memorial Hall during regular business hours, or mailed to:
Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts
205 Memorial Hall
126 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1260
Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan
Students whose employer offers a tuition reimbursement program may complete the Tuition Reimbursement Deferment Request Form. The form must be completed in full and returned to the Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts with the required down payment on or before the due date of the semester billing statement.
Tuition Refund Insurance
With A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.'s Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), an optional tuition insurance plan, if you need to withdraw from classes or leave school due to an illness or accident, you may be eligible for a refund of covered charges throughout the semester, even if Hofstra University’s refund policy has expired.