How can I make an electronic payment?

Current students – (if you are currently enrolled in classes or still have access to your Student Center account via buckeyelink)

  1. Go to is external).
  2. Click Payment in Payments and Refunds and choose from the options listed

Electronic check payments: Make an online payment from your checking or savings account using your routing and account numbers. The account must be located within the United States.

Credit cards: Ohio State currently accepts Discover, Master Card, VISA and American Express. Note: A 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee is charged by the credit card company per transaction.

Please note: On-line/ePayments MAY NOT be made using credit card checks, from a home equity line of credit account, investment account, or a money market account.

To avoid paying the 2.75% convenience fee for card transactions, please consider using ePayment (ACH) check. You will need your bank account and routing number to complete the transaction.

Payments made with debit-only cards will be rejected by the bank, as OSU is only able to accept Credit and Debit/Credit cards. Debit/Credit cards will be assessed the 2.75% convenience fee.

Foreign currency: Make an online payment using foreign currency. Note: Currency conversion rates are updated daily and are effective for 72 hours after the point of transaction. Foreign currency ePayments are pending until the wire transfer of funds from the bank is completed.

Past due students – (If you have a past due balance, are no longer attending classes and no longer can access My Buckeye Link or have no affiliation with The Ohio State University.)
If you have your account number and pin number located on the bottom of your bill, an electronic payment may be made by following these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Under the University Bursar drop down menu select Make a Payment
  3. Select Prior Students Pay Here
  4. Enter your account number and password*

*if you do not know your account number or password, please call 614-292-1056 option 2.