What is a Bursar? It is an official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer.
The Bursar's Office receives a number of questions each day regarding payments, refunds, financial aid, miscellaneous charges, and other information about student accounts. Listed below are the most common questions, grouped by subject, with links to the answers we've given.
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The Bursar's Office sends account summaries monthly. If you increase units, you may not receive an account summary
before it is due. You should verify your account balance each time you change your registration by checking UAccess
. Late fees apply to unpaid tuition whether or not you have been
You do not need to have an account summary available to make your payment. Detailed payment policies
and payment options
are available on our website. Please make sure your billing address is correct in UAccess. If you register or increase in units once the semester begins, you will NOT receive an account summary prior to the 21st day of the semester. Your account must be paid by the 21st day of the semester to avoid the $125.00 Unpaid Tuition Charge
. You should verify your account balance each time you change your registration by checking UAccess
. Late fees apply to unpaid tuition whether or not you have been notified.
Outstanding balances will generate a monthly account summary. If the balance
is for registration into a course, and for any reason you will not be attending, you must drop or withdraw prior to the first day of the semester. Please remember that you are financially and academically responsible for your enrollment. Go to UAccess
to verify enrollment, drop or add classes, check your account balance, or pay by checking, savings, American Express, MasterCard or Visa.
- It is important to identify the origin of the charge first. Various departments across campus may place charges on your student account. Go to our Dispute Information page for a list of the most common departments that place charges on student accounts. The Bursar's Office is unable to provide details regarding another department's charges, nor can we adjust, correct, or remove these charges. You must contact the issuing department with any questions or disputes concerning their charge.
- The Bursar's Office can only assist you with inquiries regarding tuition and late charges.
The Residency Classicication Office
may not have your residency status or your lawful U.S. presence on record. You must contact the Residency Classification Office to verify, change or update your status. The Bursar's Office does not set or determine residency.
Yes. Current benefits eligible faculty/staff members, as well as their spouses and dependents, can receive a Qualified Tuition Reduction each semester. Just submit a QTR Form to the UA Human Resources Office for approval prior to each semester/session that you enroll. Go to our QTR Information
page for details.
- To change or update your address(es) online, go to UAccess and select Personal, then Addresses. Account Summaries are mailed to your Billing address. Refunds are mailed to your Mailing address.
- To change or update your address(es) in person, go to the Registrar's Office, Administration Building Room 210.
- For audit reasons, the Bursar's Office may not update student addresses.
You can view your current Account Balance on UAccess
. Log in and click on Account Inquiry.
You can view all of the activity on your account on UAccess
. From the Account Inquiry screen, select "Activity". Contact the Bursar's Office directly for records prior to last year.
This charge is assessed monthly to accounts with any past due balance. Charges will be assessed at a $2 or 1.5% of the past due balance, whichever is greater. University services will be withheld until the account is paid in full. If further action is warranted, you will be responsible for all collection costs and legal fees. Refer to the policies concerning Past-Due Debt
for more information.
Payment / Refund Information
Go to our Tuition Rates
web page, select your semester, college/program, and fee rate.
Yes, The University of Arizona offers a Tuition Payment Plan
for the Fall and Spring semesters only. To enroll, go to UAccess
and select 'Enroll in Payment Plan' from the drop down menu under Finance.
Pay any past due amounts on UAccess
. Once you pay your past due balance in full, the service indicator will automatically be released.
Look for any credit or debit card payments made on your student account within the last 60 days. These payments will be refunded back to the credit/debit card, per our credit card merchant agreement. If you have not made any credit or debit card payments in the last 60 days, please contact the Bursar's Office.
Financial Aid Information
- Grants, loans, scholarships, stipends, and waivers will begin posting to student accounts within 10 days prior to the first day of the semester, if they have been received by the University and provided you have met all financial aid disbursement requirements.
- Once your aid posts to your account, any balance due will be deducted.
- If your aid was greater than your balance due, the residual funds will be delivered to you by check or electronically to your bank account. To select your delivery method, go to UAccess and select 'Enroll in Web Refund' from the drop down menu under Finances.
You can verify awards, your award status, awards not appearing on your account, or other questions concerning the financial aid process in UAccess. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid
if you need furthar assistance.
- No, not if you have enough financial aid coming in to cover all of your tuition. If your financial aid is not reflected on your account, go to UAccess > Your Notices and Holds to verify that your tuition has been deferred pending the arrival of your financial aid.
- If you are expecting financial aid and you don't have a tuition deferment or if you have other questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.
- If your aid will not cover all your charges, the portion you are to pay must be received and applied to your account no later than the semester due date.
- If your account is not paid in full by the 21st day of the semester (even if your tuition has been deferred), all appropriate late charges will apply. For due date information, see Dates & Deadlines.
Check your Account Inquiry in UAccess
and view the Activity screen to see if your financial aid has been applied to your student account. A debit with the description "refund" means that we have sent your residual funds. If you signed up for Web Refund on UAccess your money was sent via ACH. (Normally, it will take 2-3 business days for this money to appear in your bank account.) If you haven't enrolled in Web Refund, a check was mailed to you. (If you do not receive it within 15 days, see Reissuing Checks
.) If your financial aid has not been applied to your student account, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid
Graduate Student (GA) Information
If you are a Teaching Assistant or a Research Assistant, and your department covers your health insurance, the correct paperwork must be on file with the Graduate College
before the charge can be reversed. Please check with your issuing department.
On page 4 of your NOA (Notice of Appointment) there is a chart that shows you how much to subtract from your balance, based on your FTE and number of units you are registered for. Contact the Graduate College
if you need further assistance.