Office of the Bursar

The Office of the Bursar at Howard University provides critical services related to student accounts and related financial services.

What they do

Office of Student Accounts

  • Handles “special billing,” i.e., the official billing (or invoicing) of embassies or other appropriate agencies or organizations responsible for paying the educational expenses of particular students.
  • Processes late charges, etc., to students' accounts
  • Processes EFT checks and credits to students’ accounts
  • Validation to paid registrants

Phone Number: (202) 806-2610
Location: Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building, Room 205

Office of Student Financial Services

Phone Number: (202) 806-2570
Location:  Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building, Room 218 


Bills are assessed when you are registered for a course and/or clinic.  

Inquiries about your bill should be directed to the Office of Student Accounts at (202) 806-2600.


Payment in Full

All charges must be paid in full by the due date: 

  • Fall semester, July 1st and Spring semester, December 17th. 
  • A $50 late fee will be assessed to all accounts with a missed payment later than 5 days.

Installment Plan

Howard University offers a 5-month installment plan for the fall and spring semesters.  When registration opens for the plan in May and October, students can sign up for the 5-month installment plan via BisonWeb. There is a $45 non-refundable enrollment fee and monthly payments are made on the 5th of each month. This plan is managed by Touchnet Business Solutions and offers several benefits:

  1. Payment Methods – Payments may be made by Discover, Visa, MasterCard or American Express or automatic bank payment (ACH)
  2. Convenience – Automatic payments deducted from a checking/savings account or credit/debit card
  3. Easy Access – The installment plan can be monitored online or you can call a dedicated customer service representative
  4. Peace of Mind – Arrangements are made to satisfy the semester charges and students who have secured validation

All Plans

  • Enrollment must be completed via BisonWeb for each semester
  • The enrollment fee of $45 is to be paid online at the time of enrollment
  • Your date of enrollment will be your future payment date
  • Missed installment payments will be subject to a $50 late fee after the 5th day
  • Students will not be able to enroll in a current payment plan if their prior balance is greater than $200
  • Howard University reserves the right to deny access to our payment plans for any reason
  • Howard University will administratively un-enroll participants who are 2 or more months delinquent on their account
  • The amount financed will be equal to the student’s outstanding balance for the semester, if the balance changes for any reason, the plan will recalculate to reflect the change
    • If the plan recalculates, an email will be sent to the student and any authorized user

View the main Student Financial Services website for more details: 

Be advised, this form cannot be used to enroll in a new agreement. During enrollment periods, you may enroll via BisonWeb.

Payment Methods

Payments may be made by credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover), cash, money order, cashier‘s check, certified check or wire transfer. A $35.00 fee will be charged for all reversed credit card payments and returned checks. Subsequent checks will not be accepted. Checks and money orders should include the student‘s name and Howard University Identification Number.

By Check (Including Outside Scholarship)

Howard University
Office of Student Financial Services 
MSC 590501
Washington, DC 20059

Send by Wire Transfer

Bank of America
730 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
ABA#: 026009593
For Credit to Howard University
Account Number 1933194600
For Further Credit to:
"Student Name"

Send by UPS/DHL/FedEx

Howard University
Student Financial Services
Office of the Bursar
2400 Sixth St. NW Ste 218
Washington, DC 20059

Third-Party Sponsors/Special Billing

Third-Party Contracts must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services/Student Accounts by the appropriate sponsoring agency or organization. The Third-Party Agent is billed once a month. Should the sponsor not submit payment the student is responsible for satisfying the student account.

For additional information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions. 


Credit Balance Funds are created when a student‘s account is overpaid. These funds are refunded to the student as follows:

  1. Credit Card Payments credited back to the credit card.
  2. Direct Deposit funds transmitted directly to a specified bank account.  Direct Deposit is the most efficient way to receive your refund in a timely manner.

Student Refunds

Refunds are only processed for students who have met their financial obligations.  Refunds processed via direct deposit will post to students' bank accounts 48-72 hours after the disbursement date.  

Direct Deposit

For your convenience and in the interest of safety, direct deposit is now offered for all Howard University student refunds. This includes all student account credits resulting from student/parent loans, scholarships, grants etc. If you haven’t done so, you may sign up for direct deposit with an established bank of your choice or open a new checking account.

Once direct deposit is set up, it is valid until graduation. If any bank account changes/closures are made please update your account info online.  Follow the directions in the video below to enter you Direct Deposit information. If you have established a direct deposit account and would like to confirm receipt/processing, please follow up with the Assistant Treasurer via e-mail at The Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid cannot verify this information.


When you have a financial and/or medical hold on your account you should address it immediately.  Registration, Financial Aid disbursements and refunds, and Graduation cannot occur until your hold(s) is removed.

To resolve a Medical hold, please visit the Student Health Center.  No office in the College of Medicine can resolve this for you. We recommend that you retain proof of your removed hold once satisfied.

To resolve a Financial hold, either join a payment plan (BisonWeb steps below) and send proof of enrollment to the Financial Aid Manager,  or pay your remaining balance online (Bisonweb steps below).  If you prefer, you can also visit the Office of Student Accounts to pay your balance in person.  Extraordinary issues should be brought to the attention of the Financial Aid Manager.

You can view holds via your BisonWeb account (BisonWeb steps below).  Typically, holds are placed towards the beginning (July/August) and end (December/May) of a semester.  However, they can be placed at any time.  Please check regularly.  See the video below for instructions.


Accessing TCRS

  • Click "Access My Record."
  • Log in to the system according to the instructions, setting a PIN number if necessary.  The University does not supply a PIN number to TCRS on your behalf.  If you have difficulty with your PIN number, contact TCRS toll-free at (877) 467-3821.
  • Select the tax year of interest from the drop-down menu box.  You may search for your 1098-T form for the current tax year (the default selection), as well as for the previous two tax years.
  • After retrieving your 1098-T online, you may print as many duplicate copies as desired.  Note that you are not required to submit any copy of the 1098-T with your tax return.

For specific questions about your 1098T form, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (202) 806-2570.