Payment Options

Only charges billed to the student's Brandeis sage account should be paid to Brandeis University. Funds for off-campus living or personal expenses will not be accepted. Funds for personal expenses must be sent to the student directly.

Check and Money Order Instructions

Although we still accept paper checks, we encourage families to pay by eCheck (no fees apply and there are no postage costs) via the sage student or proxy access. All checks must be drawn from a US Bank and be payable in US dollars to Brandeis University. Personal or 529 Plan checks (mailed by First Class Mail only) should include the student’s name and 8 digit sage id and can be sent to our bank’s payment processing center at:

Brandeis University
P.O. Box 28197
New York, NY 10087-8197

Correspondence, third party checks, and Priority Mail, Express Mail, FedEx, UPS, or other courier mail, should not be sent to the New York address.

Mail requiring signatures, tracking or proof of delivery as well as payments from third party sponsors or scholarship organizations should be sent directly to the Office of Student Financial Services at:

Brandeis University
Office of Student Financial Services
Usdan Student Center, MS 027
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Credit Card and electronic withdrawal from US checking or savings accounts (e-check)

Credit card and electronic payments can be made through your Student Account Center. Once in the Student Account Center (accessed through sage) you will see the option to make payments on due charges.

Credit cards accepted are Discover, MasterCard, Visa and American Express (fees do apply for credit card payments).  No fees apply to the direct withdrawal from checking/savings accounts (e-check). E-check payments returned unpaid by your bank are subject to the $25 returned check fee.

International Payments

Brandeis has partnered with Flywire to provide our international students with an easy and secure method to send international payments in your home currency through your Student Account Center. Please visit the Brandeis Flywire page for information.

Flywire allows you to:

  • Pay from almost any country and any bank
  • Avoid unexpected bank fees and ensure the best exchange rate with Flywire's Best Price Guarantee
  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Access dedicated multilingual customer support

Please Note: We can only accept wire funds for charges billed on the student’s Brandeis sage account. The student or proxy should confirm the balance due through sage self service prior to initiating a wire. WIRES RECEIVED THROUGH FLYWIRE, OR SENT DIRECTLY TO BRANDEIS, IN EXCESS OF BILLED CHARGES WILL BE REJECTED. The funds will be returned to the sender’s bank account. If Brandeis incurs a fee for the rejected wire, the fee will be deducted from the returned funds or posted to the student’s account. You will be required to resend your wire for the correct, billed amount and may be subject to late fees, registration holds, and withdrawal if the balance is late. Brandeis must be informed in writing, prior to receipt of the wire, if you are sending payment for future tuition charges. Payments received for future tuition charges WILL NOT be refunded to the student unless the student withdraws from the university. Funds for personal and off-campus living expenses must be sent to the student's personal bank account.

Cash, Checks, Money Orders and Travelers Checks

Cash, checks, money orders and travelers checks are accepted in the Office of Student Financial Services in Usdan Student Center.  Cash payments exceeding $9,999 must be reported to the IRS and will require you to submit proof of identity.

5-Month Semester Payment Plan

For a small application fee ($45 per semester), but no interest or other finance charges, families may contract to have 5 equal monthly installments each semester deducted directly from a checking account.

Payments are withdrawn from August 1 to December 1 for Fall and from January 1 to May 1 for Spring. A family need not pay the entire balance due through the payment plan; the payment plan may be used in combination with other family resources or parent/student loans.

Information on signing up for the payment plan can be found on or through the Student Account Center.

For more information, contact Tuition Management Systems at 888-216-4258 or sign up online.