Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Paying the E-Bill

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Columbia bills will be sent electronically to the student and to any authorized payer from the University’s central billing office, Student Financial Services. Our office is here to help you plan for the bill and provide your family information regarding available financing options.

E-bills will be sent periodically throughout each semester listing any other charges that are added after the initial semester bill (ex: Flex charges).

Payment Options

To pay each semester bill, families may choose their preferred payment method from an array of options, or they may use a combination of payment options.

Direct Payments

Tuition Payment Plan

529 Plans

Loan Assistance

Your Student Account Statement

Students may check their Student Account Statement via Student Services Online (SSOL).

View Student Account Detail

  • Updated nightly to give students the most up-to-date look at transactions that have occurred.
  • Can be viewed by students ONLY.

View E-Bill and Pay by E-Check

  • Snapshot of transactions that have occurred since the previous E-bill
  • Students and authorized payers can view the E-Bill and make payments online

E-Bill Reminders

  • Waive the Columbia Medical Insurance Plan online by the mid-September deadline each year if your family can provide proof of comparable private medical insurance.
  • Set up any parents or other family members as authorized payers for them to have access to review the monthly E-Bill and make payments.
  • Review the start up guide to bills and payment provided by Student Financial Services.
  • Students can monitor daily account activity through their SSOL portal.