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All payments must be received by the due date.  Payments can be paid in person, by mail, or online.  

Paying in person: Cash, checks, or money orders are accepted.   

  • Please visit the University Cashier located in the Student Administrative Services Office in Graham Hall (Potsdam Campus Only).

Payments by mail:  Checks or money orders are accepted.  It is strongly recommended that you do not send cash through the mail. 

  • Please mail the remittance portion of your invoice along with your payment to:
    Student Administrative Services                  
    Clarkson University                           
    PO Box 5548                                     
    Potsdam, NY 13699-5548                            

Checks and money orders must be made payable to Clarkson University.  Please be sure to include the student account number on the memo line of your check or money order.  Please do not postdate checks as all payments are deposited the day they are received. There will be a $20 charge for any checks returned to us by the bank.

Paying Online Pay your student account and/or undergraduate admission deposit online!  Clarkson University is now accepting ACH payments and credit cards for student accounts, payment plans, and undergraduate admission deposits. Graduate admission deposits are not accepted via this particular option. 

You may choose to pay via direct ACH bank transfer from your checking or savings account which includes a payment processing fee of $1.00 per transaction. Please note that these payments can only be accepted on U.S. bank accounts.

Credit cards that are accepted are Visa, MasterCard, and Discover which includes a payment processing fee of $1.00 plus 3.95% of the payment amount. 

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  • International Payments: Clarkson University has partnered with flywire to streamline the international payment process. flywire allows you to pay securely from any country (except Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Republic of Sudan (Sudan) and Syria as these countries are U.S. government sanctioned) and any bank, typically in your home currency.

          By making your payment with flywire you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night    

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Clarkson University’s Payment Plan

Undergraduate students and semester based graduate students may opt to enroll in Clarkson University’s monthly payment plan.  The applicant determines the amount to be financed, with the maximum amount being total charges less estimated financial aid, and the minimum amount being $1,000 per term. The Payment Plan is available with only a $60 nonrefundable application fee; as long as the terms and conditions of the payment plan are met, there are no finance and/or interest charges associated with it.

Application must be received by the following dates:

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017 - July 7, 2017
Spring 2018 - November 10, 2017

For detailed information and the application, please click on the following link:

2017-2018 Academic Year Payment Plan Application

Employer Reimbursement Option

Students must complete the Employer Reimbursement form in their PeopleSoft Student Service Center to have the payment deferred; instructions can be found by logging into your PeopleSoft Student Service Center, selecting SAS Electronic Forms, and selecting CU SAS Employer Reimbursement.  Neglecting to complete the Employer Reimbursement form prior to the term due date most likely will result in finance charges being added to your student account which will be your responsibility and not that of your employer.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Abby DeCastro (if you are in a Potsdam based program) at 315-268-6451 or or Jasenya McCauley (if you are in a CRC based program) at 518-631-9834 or