Billing and Payment
How to Pay Your Bill
The next student bill is due May 30th
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 By Mail

Make check payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”.  Include the student’s full name and 8 digit Penn I.D. number on the check.

Mail your payment at least 5 days prior to the due date.

  • Personal Checks and 529 Plan Checks (except prepaid plans, see below)
    University of Pennsylvania, Student Accounts
    3451 Walnut Street
    Room 221 Franklin Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • Outside Scholarship Checks & Prepaid 529 plans from AL, FL, IL, MI, MS, NV, PA, TX, VA
    University of Pennsylvania
    Outside Scholarship Office
    Room 221 Franklin Building
    3451 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA  19104-6270

  • Tuition Prepayment Checks
    University of Pennsylvania
    Student Financial Services
    Room 221 Franklin Building
    3451 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270

Please note the following to avoid delays

  • Do not postdate checks
  • We will accept FedEx, UPS, DHL or Emory deliveries addressed to Student Accounts.
  • Do not send by certified mail. Your check may end up in the University’s central mail department.
  • Do not send cash
  In Person
  • Payment coupons can be printed from Penn.Pay
  • Present the payment coupon with your check to the University Cashier, located in the lobby of the Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street.


Ensure your payment reaches us by the Due Date

  • If paying online, make payment at least three days prior to the bill due date
  • If paying by mail or wire, make payment at least 5 days prior to the bill due date.
    • Make your check payable to: "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania"
    • Do not send cash
  • Paying from a 529 Plan? See below, and contact your individual 529 manager to obtain their disbursement requirements.
Using a 529 Plan

Many states and financial services institutions offer 529 savings programs for families to save money for a child’s college education. Each entity has separate rules and regulations governing how funds may be used and how to have monies sent to the University of Pennsylvania. Always check with your provider about how and when to request release of funds, as well as what documents, such as an electronic copy of the student’s bill, are needed. 

If you participate in either the Guaranteed Savings Plan or Investment Plan programs, you must first contact the program to request that a payment be issued. You should always provide a copy of your tuition bill when making your request. Please note that payments from your program accounts may take up to ten (10) business days after the program approves your request before the funds are issued to and received by the University of Pennsylvania. Please make sure the remittance address, listed above, has been updated by your plan program.

Late Payment Penalties

  • The University must receive the full amount due on or before the bill’s due date. If full payment is not received by the due date, a late payment penalty of 1.5% of the amount past due will be assessed, and future registration and continuing enrollment will be jeopardized.
  • A new late payment penalty will appear both as a new transaction, and in the late payment penalty box on the summary line. Adjustments to previously assessed late payment penalties will appear as a new transaction and will be included as either a new credit or new charge on the summary line.
  • If Penn accepts payment that contains or reflects “paid in full”, or other restrictive endorsements, Penn does not lose any of its rights to collect any amount due.

Returned Checks

A check not honored by the bank is subject to a $30 returned check charge. Any balance unpaid on the student account as a result of the returned check is subject to a late payment penalty. The University reserves the right to require a cashier or certified check on future payments. The University does not accept post-dated checks.

Non-Sufficient Funds

A payment returned for non-sufficient funds is subject to a $30 NSF Fee and any unpaid balance as a result of a NSF payment will be subject to a late payment penalty.

Additional Information
  About Penn.Pay
  Billing Contacts
  Billing Schedule
  Financing and Payment Plan Options
  How to Pay Your Bill
  Leave of Absence / Withdrawal Policy
  Line of Credit from SFS
  Refund Information
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