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Office of the Bursar
Billing & Payments

ESF Student Portal

Sign into MyESF to:

  • access your semester bill
  • make online payments
  • print a copy of the bill for your records
  • access your account history
  • authorize third party access to bill and financial aid information (FERPA Waiver)

Semester bills and due dates are as follows for the upcoming academic year:

Semester Bill Available Payment Due
Fall July 15 August 15
Spring December 15 January 15
Summer May 15 June 15

Important Billing Notes

  • Due dates are based on the registration status of student at the time of the billing. If a student registers for classes during orientation, the bill will be generated the next day and the payment is due within 30 days of that date. If there is not enough financial aid or payment is not made by the due date, the student will be responsible for late fees.
  • Students are responsible for reviewing, understanding and abiding by the College’s regulations, procedures, requirements and deadlines as described by all official publications and on our website.
  • Email notification of semester bill availability and due date will be sent to the student's email account, which is the official account billing communications.
  • The E-Bill shows the balance the day it was issued. It is the student’s responsibility to check their invoice after making any changes to financial aid, credit hours and/or other adjustments, and make any associated payment to avoid late fees.

Payment Methods

  • Online by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover -- no payments by phone)
  • Monthly Payment Plan (see below)
  • Cash, Check, Money Orders (made out to SUNY ESF) mailed to:
    • SUNY ESF
      103 Bray Hall
      1 Forestry Drive
      Syracuse, NY 13210
    • 529 Savings plan
      • Include Student's name, Student ID#, have check made payable to SUNY ESF, mail to SUNY ESF, 103 Bray Hall, Syracuse NY 13210. Attn: Bursar's Office

Payments must be received by our office by the due date on the Bill.

Monthly Payment Plans

Monthly Payment Plans (MPP) provide a payment alternative that enables families to pay college-billed expenses in regular, equal monthly installments. No interest is charged, but there is an application fee to cover administrative expenses.

  • Fall Only: 4 installments, $35 application fee
  • Spring Only: 4 installments, $35 application fee
  • Summer Only: 3 installments, $25 application fee

To sign up, please log into the ESF Student Portal.

  • Go to "Student Account"
  • Click on "Make a Payment"

Note: There are 2 payments plans: Main Campus and Ranger School. Please choose the correct plan so the payments get applied correctly.