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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Online Billing and Payment?
How do Online Billing and Payment work?
How do I authorize a Third-Party Payer?
What if an Authorized Payer forgets his/her password?
How do Third-Party Payers access the accounts for more than one family member at Boston College?
Is the Online Billing web site secure?
How can I make an Online Payment?
How do my parents/Authorized Payers pay the bill?
Can I pay my online bill with a credit card?
I do not feel comfortable paying my bill online. What other payment methods are available?
Do you accept payments from foreign bank accounts?
Do I need a certain type of computer, software, or web browser to use the Online Billing system?
What are the benefits of Online Billing and Payment?
Why is Boston College transitioning to Online Billing and Payment?
What is Online Billing and Payment?

All BC students and Authorized Third Parties, such as parents, guardians, or sponsors, will be able to view tuition and fees bills and make secured payments electronically through our online billing service.

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How do Online Billing and Payment work?

You will be notified at your BC email address whenever an online bill is generated. You should, then, logon to your Agora Services account and click on the link for "My Bill," which will take you to QuikPAY®, BC's online billing website.

If you forward your BC email account, make sure your forwarding address is accurate. If you fail to provide your correct forwarding address, you will not receive an email notification. However, you will still be responsible for all pending charges and late fees, if applicable.

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How do I authorize a Third-Party Payer?

To authorize Third-Party Payers go to the “My Bill” link on Agora, which will take you to BC's online billing website, QuikPAY®. Select “Authorize Payers” from the menu bar, then follow the instructions. You will be asked to provide email addresses and temporary login names and passwords for all Third-Party Payers. Once authorized, they will be notified by email of a pending bill. They may view statements and make online payments through a link to QuikPAY® in their email notification. They must type in the login name and password you assigned them.

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What if an Authorized Payer forgets his/her password?

The student must reset the password if an Authorized Payer loses or forgets his/her password. The student will click the "Reset Password" from within the Authorized Payer's section of QuikPAY. A randomly generated password will be emailed to the primary email address on the Authorized Payer's account. The student will not have access to the new password.

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How do Third-Party Payers access the accounts for more than one family member at Boston College?

The Third-Party Payer can still use the same password and email address for all accounts, but the login name for additional family members needs to be different. For example, if the login name for the Third-Party Payer is "billdad," the second student could assign "billdad2" as the login name for the same Third-Party Payer.

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Is the Online Billing web site secure?

Yes. The technical architecture/security of the online billing website provides for intrusion detection and firewall systems to protect the network.

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How can I make an Online Payment?

You may pay electronically any day of the week from a checking or statement savings account in the United States. You may keep your bank account information on the website or enter it each time you make an online payment.

Authorized payers will only be able to view their own payment and bank information. Each Authorized Payer is assigned a separate password for added security and privacy.

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How do my parents/Authorized Payers pay the bill?

Authorized Third-Party Payers can pay tuition and fees bills through the system's online payment feature. Checking and savings account information from a bank within the United States can be entered on the QuikPAY® website. Payments will be transferred electronically to Boston College. You may keep your bank account information on the website or enter it each time you make an online payment.

To ensure security and privacy, each Authorized Payer is assigned a separate password to access his/her account and payment history. No one else, not even the student, will be able to view a Third-Party Payer's confidential account information.

Authorized payers can also print the bill and send a check or money order (no cash) made payable to Boston College through the mail to the following address:

Boston College
Office of Student Services
P.O. Box 3500-60
Boston, MA 02241-0560

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Can I pay my online bill with a credit card?

Boston College does not accept credit card payments for tuition, fees, or room and board except for students in the Woods College of Advancing Studies.

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I do not feel comfortable paying my bill online. What other payment methods are available?

You may send payments by mail or pay in person at the Office of Student Services, first floor of Lyons Hall. To send a check or money order through the mail print a copy of the online bill and mail it to the address listed below. Foreign checks must be sent for collection and are subject to exchange rates and collection fees.

Wire Transfers Payments via wire transfer (in U.S. dollars) should be made at least 7 days in advance of the due date and must include the student's full name and ID number.

Please contact the Office of Student Services for Routing and Account information.

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Do you accept payments from foreign bank accounts?

BC's online billing system cannot accept payments from foreign bank accounts. If you cannot pay your bill through a bank account in the United States, we recommend wiring the payment.

Payments via wire transfer (in U.S. dollars) should be made at least 7 days in advance of the due date and must include the student's full name and ID number.

Please contact the Office of Student Services for Routing and Account information.

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Do I need a certain type of computer, software, or web browser to use the Online Billing system?

You can access the online billing system from any Macintosh or PC running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer, or Netscape Navigator 6.0, or newer.

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What are the benefits of Online Billing and Payment?
  • The flexibility of viewing your bill electronically 7 days a week from any location via the internet
  • The ability of paying your bill electronically 7 days a week from any location via the internet with a bank account in the United States. Billing information and payments are private and secure
  • The option of authorizing third parties, such as a parent, guardian or sponsor, to view and pay the bill
  • The ability to receive your tuition bills faster-online with email notification
  • The option of viewing your current bill plus a 16-month invoice history online (once 16 months have been established)
  • The elimination of mail service. No postage required and no risk of lost payments
  • The ability to make convenient electronic payments from a checking or savings account (banks in the United States only) without using paper checks or money orders and with immediate confirmation of an online payment
  • The ability to access and print a pdf of the paper bill

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Why is Boston College transitioning to Online Billing and Payment?

Boston College has decided to move to online billing and payment for several reasons, among them time and money. The online billing system is available worldwide 7 days a week. There are no checks, envelopes, or stamps needed to make a payment. Additional benefits include viewable billing and payment history as well as convenient access for authorized Third-Party Payers.

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