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Payment FAQ

Where do I send my payment?

We encourage customers to pay electronically through Net.Pay, but checks can be mailed directly to our office. Please make checks payable to "Cornell University," and include the payment stub with the check or money order. Mail payments to the Office of the Bursar, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801.

Payments from 529 savings plans should be mailed to the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801.

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Do you take credit cards?

The Office of the Bursar does not accept credit card payments. We do, however, accept personal checks, money orders, and cash (in person, only at 260 Day Hall).

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What are my payment options?

Payments can be made by mail, online using Net.Pay, or by wire transfer. Checks or money orders must be in United States dollars, drawn on a United States bank, and made payable to "Cornell University."

Note: Postdated checks are not accepted.

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Where do I send an express payment?

Address express payments to the Office of the Bursar, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853.

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Can I use a payment service or have my bank send my payments for me?

Yes, payments should be mailed to the Office of the Bursar, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801. Please indicate on the stub the payment amount to be applied to each account (the Bursar and/or CornellCard).

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Do you accept third-party checks?

As a general rule, our office does not accept third-party checks. A third-party check is any check made payable to someone other than Cornell University, and that has been endorsed by the payee and then made payable to Cornell.

Note: If a student has a Cornell-issued check in his or her name (e.g., a paycheck issued by Cornell to the student), he or she may endorse it, make it payable to Cornell, and we'll apply it to his or her Bursar account. Also, if a student has a check made payable to both the student and Cornell that is NOT a scholarship check, the student may endorse it, make it payable to Cornell, and we'll apply it to his or her Bursar account.

Under no circumstances will our office accept a personal or bank check made payable only to the student, regardless of whether the student has endorsed the check and made it payable to Cornell.

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