Frequently Asked Questions


The Summer 2023 payment deadline is May 16, 2023.
The Fall 2023 payment deadline is August 30, 2023.

Students and guest access payers can pay online in OPUS under the Student Account tile > Make a Payment > Make Online Payment using a US checking or savings account. This option is free. You can also enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan if you need more time to pay or would like to break your balance into installments.

International students can find links to our trusted payment partners in OPUS under the Student Account tile > Make a Payment > Foreign Currency Payments.

While we don’t recommend it, we also accept payment via check. Checks can be placed in the dropbox outside of our suite in the B. Jones Building (first floor, suite 101) or you can mail a check to:

Student Accounts and Billing Office
Emory University
200 Dowman Drive
101 B. Jones Building
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please be sure to include the student’s seven-digit Emory ID number on the payment.

You will submit a request to your 529, college savings, or investment plan to send funds to Emory directly. Many 529 plans offer electronic delivery, which we highly recommend. If this is an option, they will already have Emory’s banking information. If paying via check is the only option, please ensure they include the student’s seven-digit Emory ID number and send to:

Student Accounts and Billing Office
Emory University
200 Dowman Drive
101 B. Jones Building
Atlanta, GA 30322

If the deadline is approaching, we also recommend that you send a withdrawal confirmation showing the student’s information and dollar amount to to ensure we clear the student while we await payment.

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If you’re logged in as a guest, please confirm with your student that you have permission to make an online payment. This can be updated under the student’s Guest Access tile.

If you have confirmed your permission, please ensure you are not logged into the OPUS mobile site. You cannot make payments from the mobile site. If you do not see square tiles when you login, you are most likely in the mobile site and will need to logout and access the full site.

Emory does not currently offer the option to pay via credit card.

Due to concerns related to banking security, Emory now requires students to register their international payments with one of our payment partners, Flywire or Western Union Business Solutions. Both options can be found in OPUS under the Student Account tile > Make a Payment > Foreign Currency Payments or on our website.

This decision was made to protect the security and integrity of Emory’s bank account details and to protect our students and payers from any potential scams or fraudulent activity. Please contact us if you have any questions related to the options available.

No. You are not required to pay any amount to be covered by pending financial aid.

Mailed payments can take several weeks to arrive. Mail is processed daily and payments are posted within one business day of receipt. If you do not see your payment in OPUS, please email us to confirm if the payment has been received before requesting a stop payment with your bank.

Flywire and Western Union payments will reflect in OPUS within one business day of receipt.

The “due now” balance will not update until the payment deadline is within 30 days. However, you can still make a payment, despite the zero-balance reflected. Enter the amount you would like to pay and when prompted click “yes” to proceed.

Please email a copy of your withdrawal confirmation so that we can clear the student’s account while we await the physical check.

Charges and Billing

You can generate an invoice/receipt in OPUS under the Student Account tile > Account Activity tab. Select the term and/or date range you wish to view and click to Generate Activity Report.

You can also view all payments under the Student Account tile > Payment History tab. Please be sure to use the filters to see all payments.

Tuition is based on enrollment and the program in which you’re enrolled. For undergraduate programs, tuition is a flat rate once you reach 12 or more credit hours. If you were originally enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours, you may have multiple tuition charges, but the total should not exceed the flat rate for that term.

Graduate and professional programs vary. Please email us with any questions regarding your tuition.

To waive the student insurance, you must complete the insurance waiver every year under the Health tile in OPUS. Once approved, the charge is removed systematically within 24-48 hours. Our office cannot remove this charge manually. Please refer questions regarding student insurance to Student Health.

Most tuition adjustments take place systematically in an overnight process. However, if you view your student account in OPUS, the update should reflect automatically.

Emory only charges mandatory fees to the student account (with the exception of the student insurance which is waivable with proper proof of coverage). Unfortunately, the fees cannot be waived.

  • Activity Fee: Charged by the Student Government Association, this fee supports various programs and resources managed by SGA
  • Recreation/Athletic Fee: Supports recreation and athletic facilities on campus
  • Health/Wellness Fee: Supports mental health resources and other programs available both on campus and online
  • Transcript Fee: A one-time fee charged to all Emory students during their first semester, it allows students to obtain unlimited transcripts at no additional cost

The Student Accounts and Billing Office manages student accounts, but we do not post individual departmental charges, nor are we able to adjust or remove them. If you have a question regarding a specific fee other than tuition and mandatory fees, please contact the respective department directly. For program or enrollment fees, contact your school.

Refunds and Financial Aid

Refunds are processed daily following financial aid disbursement. We cannot process a refund unless there is a credit on your student account. Once requested, refunds take 2 to 3 business days to reach your bank account. If you are not enrolled in direct deposit, checks are mailed to your permanent address on file.

While direct deposit is not mandatory, we highly encourage all students to enroll in it for all refunds.

Financial aid cannot disburse until approximately 10 days before the start of classes. If it is now within that window of time, and your aid still hasn’t been disbursed, please contact the Financial Aid office to ensure you’re not missing any requirements.

Please contact the Financial Aid office for assistance.