How Do I Pay? How Do I Pay? PREFERRED WAYS TO PAY OTHER WAYS TO PAY PREFERRED WAYS TO PAY Make an Online Payment Pay by ACH eCheck with QuikPAY when drawing from a U.S. bank account. Students can also access QuikPAY through SSOL. Send a Wire Transfer International students with foreign bank accounts will need to choose a wire service to make payments to Columbia. Join a Payment Plan Spread payments out over time. A valid U.S. bank account is required to enroll in a payment plan. OTHER WAYS TO PAY Withdraw from a 529 Savings Plan Send funds to a beneficiary or to the University itself. Use an AmeriCorps Award Learn how to request your education award dispersal. Apply an Employee Tuition Benefit Activate a tuition exemption benefit as a result of employment with Columbia University. Pay by Mail Learn when a payment by mail may be required. ASSOCIATED ACTIONS user-plus icon Add an Authorized Payer Is a parent or other family member helping to pay your bills? user-circle icon Add a Paying Sponsor Is a third-party organization or a government paying for your education costs? wrench icon Resolve Unpaid Bills and Financial Holds Learn how to avoid holds, late fees, and collections activity due to unpaid bills. handshake icon Seek Financial Aid If you need more money than you have on hand to cover educational expenses, contact your financial aid office to review funding options and availability.