Make Plans For Your Tuition Payment

Now is a great time to start making plans to pay your tuition and fees (learn more about payment deadlines here). 

Financial Planning

While the financial aid process is one aspect of planning for college finances, you should consider the additional costs associated with attending college. To help you better understand the cost of attending Radford University, we have included brief descriptions of direct costs and indirect costs below:

DIRECT COSTS are costs payable to Radford University. This includes the cost of your tuition and mandatory fees, as well as your residence hall charge and meal plan if you are living on campus or in a University apartment. Tuition and fee amounts can be found here

INDIRECT COSTS are estimates for personal expenses that students should anticipate, including things like books and supplies, personal expenses and transportation. They are applicable to in-state and out-of-state students, and we strongly encourage students to set a budget for personal expenses to ensure they have enough money available throughout the school year.  We suggest an estimate of $1,200 per year (or $600 per semester) be used when considering what it will cost you to purchase books and supplies.


Payment is due for the Fall semester in August. Radford offers multiple account payment options for your convenience. We've outlined some below, and you can find additonal details on the Office of the Bursar's website here

Pay Online

You may pay online by credit card, subject to a 2.7% fee. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. You may pay online by echeck for no fee. To pay your tuition and fees online, follow these instructions: 

  • Log in to your Radford Portal at
  • New student task center, Payments/Payment Plans icon, select view and pay accounts from menu on the left. This link will take you to the QuikPay website. 
  • On the QuikPay website, click the "Make Payment" link from the menu on the left. 

Pay By Mail

Make check payable to Radford University and include the student's RU ID number on the check. Mail checks to:

Radford University

Office of the Bursar

P.O. Box 6922

Radford, VA 24142

Set up Authorized Payers

Authorized payers are individuals other than the student with access to the student account, billing statements and capability to make payments online. Authorized payments must be set up by the student; this is separate from a FERPA release. Learn how to set up an authorized payer on the  Office of the Bursar website here.

Payment Plan

Radford University's Payment Plan allows students to pay equal amounts of their bill in three, four or five installments. Payment plan enrollment begins in early May. Earlier enrollment in a payment plan ensures payment options over more months and less money due per month. Learn how to easily enroll in a tuition payment plan with monthly payments, flexible options and no interest here

Contact the Office Of the Bursar

Phone: 540-831-5417