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Quick Start Guide for the Student Payment System

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We are excited to introduce a new and improved student payment system in the Autumn term 2021 that is designed with you in mind. Here are some important things to know and actions you will need to take. 

What’s New

  • A clear and easy to understand dynamic balance and due date
  • Anticipated aid, such as financial aid and graduate funding support, is automatically deducted from the balance due amount
  • All charges, credits, payments, and refunds in a single place for current and prior terms
  • An easy way to add authorized users, such as parents and other family members, on your student financial account so they can make payments on your behalf 
  • The option to easily view all your account activity, and print term and date-range statements
  • The retirement of “ePay” as the name of Stanford’s student payment system, and introduction of “My Bill” or “View & Pay My Bill” references

Monthly Bills

  • While the majority of the quarterly charges typically post to the first bill of the quarter, new charges may accrue and are billed monthly.
  • Monthly bills typically post on the 25th and are due the 20th of the following month. 
  • For more details, see Billing Dates and Deadlines.

First Bills

  • September 13, 2021: You will receive your first balance notification by email, which will include Autumn tuition, fees, and housing.
  • September 30, 2021: This is the first billing due date for undergraduate students for the Autumn term.
  • October 20, 2021: This is the first billing due date for graduate students for the Autumn term. It is also the second billing due date for undergraduate students.

Late fees waived until Oct. 20, 2021

As a courtesy to you and your families, who need to  get acquainted with our new payment system, late fees will not be assessed against any unpaid balances in September 2021. Late fee assessments of 1% will resume for past-due charges after October 20, 2021.  

Get Started with the new Student Payment System

New Students

  1. Log in - Go to Axess and look for links labeled My Bill or View & Pay My Bill. Or simply bookmark mystudentbill.stanford.edu and use it to log into the system even quicker.
  2. Review your Account Summary to see what is owed and when it is due as well as anticipated aid, if applicable
  3. Review your transactions on the Account Activity page, and print a statement. Transactions include charges, payments, refunds, financial aid disbursement, and more. 
  4. Make a Payment in the system by electronic check or international wire transfer. Additional payment options can be found here, including 529 accounts and Western Union. 
  5. If you’d like, add a parent or another person as an Authorized User to make payments on your account.
    • If you add a parent or authorized user to your account, they should follow these instructions to access your account.

Returning Students, Parents, and Other Authorized Users

  1. Log in - The new system will continue to be accessible from Axess, but it will no longer be called ePay. 
    • Students: go to Axess and look for links labeled My Bill under the Student menu or View & Pay My Bill on the Financials Snapshot section of the My Axess page.  
    • Parents and other authorized users of continuing students (formerly called authorized payers): will be migrated from our former system. You will be able to log in with your email address previously used with ePay, but you will need to create a new password.
      • To access the new system, go to Axess, and select the Parents & Authorized Users link. You’ll be taken to the new payment system to log in. You can also bookmark this quick link to log in: aupaybill.stanford.edu
      • Not able to log in? Please ask your student to invite you as an authorized user in the new system. They can follow these instructions.
  2. Review your Account Summary to see what is owed and when it is due as well as anticipated aid, if applicable
  3. Review your transactions on the Account Activity page, and print a statement. Transactions include charges, payments, refunds, financial aid disbursement, and more. 
  4. Make a Payment by electronic check or international wire transfer. 
    • Returning students, parents, and other authorized users: You will need to re-enter your bank information (account and routing numbers) into the new system, and this information can be saved for future payments. You can follow these instructions
    • View these additional payment options, including 529 accounts and Western Union.

Need additional help?

Check out these Student Payment System FAQs, or submit a help request to the Student