Student Payments

Current Students

The Ohio State University accepts electronic payments via ACH, wire and credit card*.
*There is a non-refundable 2.75% processing fee assessed to all credit and debit card transactions.

Make Payment as student

The credit or debit card must be payable in US dollars.

Payment Options

For our safety and your peace of mind, please do not mail cash payments.

Tuition and Fees can be paid in the following ways:

Electronic Check Payment (ACH)

This is the fastest and safest way to post a payment to your account.  This payment method is free when you utilize your bank account and bank routing number. 

Please note:  Debit cards are processed as credit cards and will be charged a 2.75% convenience fee or be rejected from processing by your financial institution.


Guardian ePay

The Guardian ePay functionality allows a student to permit parents, guardians, or others to make a payment to their tuition and fees account.


Mail a Payment

At this time, we encourage online tuition payments as much as possible. Payments may be made through My Buckeye Link. Please visit Make a Payment(link is external) for instructions. Electronic check payments do not have an associated processing fee.

To mail a check payment, please print a payment coupon from My Buckeye Link and include student name and OSU ID on the check. Please make checks out to The Ohio State University and allow 1-2 weeks for processing:

Office of the University Bursar
The Ohio State University
PO Box 183248
Columbus OH 43218-3248

For our safety and your peace of mind, please do not mail cash payments.


Credit Card Payments

The Office of the University Bursar accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express for online payment of tuition and fees related charges. Students and guardians who choose to use this payment option will be charged a 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee by our vendor.

Please be aware that when paying by a credit card, any potential refunds may be credited back to the credit card. This includes any refunds generated from a financial aid disbursement, after a credit card payment is made. As a result, the use of gift cards, when making a payment, is discouraged.


Wire Transfers

For your convenience, a wire transfer form can be printed through My Buckeye Link.


College Savings Plan

Please provide your College Savings account administrator with the following mailing address:

Office of the University Bursar – 529 Plan
The Ohio State University
PO Box 183248
Columbus, OH 43218-3248

Each item should include the student’s name and OSU ID number.
We recommend contacting your College Savings account administrator to begin the withdrawal process at least 4-6 weeks before the fee payment deadline to ensure that the funds are received by our deadline date. Please ensure that checks are made out to The Ohio State University.

Your 529 educational savings plan provider will accept a copy of your Statement of Account when you submit your request. All you need is to do is log into My Buckeye Link. Select the appropriate Term and click the Statement of Account link in the Finances frame of your personalized My Buckeye Link page.



Your student must create a guardian account for you prior to your being able to make a payment through the guardian portal.

Make Payment as guardian


Prior Students and Non-Students

If you are a prior student, or an external customer not affiliated with the university, and have received a letter or phone call about a university debt, please see below for guidance on where to direct questions.

Did you receive a letter or an invoice from ECSI?

To make a collections payment, through our third-party partner, ECSI, you will need your account and pin number located on your statement. Click the Make an ECSI Collections Payment button below to proceed. 

If you do not have your ECSI statement, please email or call 614-292-1056 (option 2) during business hours for assistance. For more information, please visit the Student Collections page.

Did you receive a letter or an invoice that references a CI or CST number?

Please refer to the invoice for the sales or charge item, and its associated service date. Additionally, the Accounts Receivable page gives guidance on how to contact the original invoicing department. 

To make a payment for an invoice that has an Invoice Number starting with "CI," click on the Make an Accounts Receivbale Payment button. A pin number is not required. 

Or, to mail an Accounts Receivable payment for a CI/CST related invoice, please send to:

The Ohio State University
Accounts Receivable
PO Box 182905
Columbus, OH 43218

Please include your Customer ID number (CST-#######) and invoice number (CI-########) found at the top right corner of your invoice in the memo line of the check. Please visit the Accounts Receivable page for more information.


Need help?

Buckeye Link can assist with the Statement of Account, financial aid, tuition payment options, registration challenges and more.

Student Academic Services Bldg., Lobby
281 W. Lane Ave.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 614-292-0300
Fax: 614-292-5587

Contact Bursar

Office of the University Bursar
P.O. Box 183248
Columbus, Ohio 43218-3248
Phone: 614-292-1056
Fax: 614-292-1106

Bursar Office Location