Paying Tuition and Fees

The following information provides details in regards to billing, payment options and deadlines, the matriculation fee, meal plans and pertinent contact information.  

E-Bills and Payment Deadline

Payment of all current and past-due charges is required before the beginning of each semester. The payment deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is Wednesday, August 15. Tuition and fees for Fall 2018 were finalized set in May 2018.

Students registered for classes will receive an e-bill approximately three weeks before the semester’s payment deadline.  E-bills will be sent to the student’s RU email address.  E-bills will be sent weekly, until the payment deadline date, for any accounts that have new activity since the previous e-bill. Students should monitor their account balance online, through My RU.

Payment in full, including any adjustments since the original e-bill, is required by the deadline of August 15 to avoid a $75 late fee and classes being dropped.

In order for parents to receive a copy of the E-bill the student must make them an authrorized payer on their account.  Students can set up as many as five authorized payers to also receive e-bills (see Authorized Payers instructions below).  Authorized payers will have online access to the student’s account once they log in with the respective login and password provided by QuikPay.

Tuition and Fees Payment Options

There are several payment options available:

  • Pay online (detailed instructions are outlined below)
  • Pay by e-check
  • Pay by credit card*, subject to an additional 2.7 percent fee.  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted.
  • Sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan (detailed instructions are outlined below).
  • Mail a check.  Make check payable to Radford University. Be sure to include the student’s RU ID number on the check.  Send check to:
    Radford University
    Office of the Bursar
    PO Box 6922
    Radford, VA 24142
  • Pay at the cashier window, second floor, Heth Hall.  Only cash and checks are accepted, credit card* payments must be processed online.

*Note:  The University contracts with a third-party provider for electronic processing of student tuition and fee payments made by credit cards and e-checks.

Online Payments

  • Log in to the RU Portal with your user name and password
  • Click on the "Finance" icon.
  • Under "Student Accounts", select "Pay by e-Check or Credit Card"
  • Select the "Make Payment" option from the QuikPAY Message Board menu located on the left side of the screen.
  • Enter the amount you want to pay on your student account charges. Select the payment method (e-Check or credit card). Then click "Continue"
  • If using a credit card, please verify that your credit card information is correct, then click "Confirm"
  • Your payment receipt will appear; please print this receipt for your records

Tuition Payment Plan

  • Log in to My RU
  • Click the Finances icon and select the desired payment option under Student Accounts. This will take you to the QuikPay website.
  • On the QuikPay website, click Payment Plan from the menu on the left.
  • Follow the instructions, and provide the required information to set up the payment plan.

Revised Drop Process for Nonpayment

On Monday, August 20, classes will be dropped for any students with unpaid account balances of $750 or more that are not otherwise covered in full by enrollment in the tuition payment plan or by authorized financial aid. 

Students whose classes are dropped will be required to re-register for classes during the schedule adjustment period, which will begin on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  During the schedule adjustment period, payment in full will be required on the day of registration as classes will be dropped. 

Please note that tuition and fee charges will be reversed when classes are dropped, which could affect eligibility for financial aid.  Charges for room and board will not be automatically reversed.

For balances outstanding, a late fee of 10 percent, not to exceed $75, will be assessed on August 17 unless you are enrolled in a tuition payment plan or have enough authorized aid to cover your charges.

Authorized Payers

If you are a Radford University student wishing to set up an authorized payer to your account:

  1. Log in to the RU Portal with your user name and password
  2. From the "My RU" page, click "Finances" then under "Student Accounts" select "Pay by e-Check or Credit Card"
  3. From the menu on the left, select "Authorize Payers" and click the "Add New" box
  4. Enter the authorized payer's information and click "Add"
  5. The authorized payer has now been created and will be notified through email

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your educational records and your student account information may not be released to a third party (e.g. your spouse, parents, sponsor, etc.) without your written permission. By creating an authorized payer, you are giving written consent for that individual to view your payment history and to make payments to your account.

If you are an authorized payer making a payment to a Radford University student account:

  • Log in to QuikPAY with the Login name and Password set up by your student
  • Change your default password if prompted
  • From the menu on the left, select "Make Payment"
  • Enter the payment amount, then click "Continue"
  • Enter your credit card and contact information in the fields provided, then click "Continue"
  • Please verify that your credit card information is correct, then click "Confirm"
  • Your payment receipt will appear; please print this receipt for your records

Meal Plan Options

On-Campus Students

All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan and may select from three on-campus meal plan options. Descriptions and pricing for these plans may be found online at Resident Meals

All students living on campus are assigned the RU Flex Plan by default; however, this plan may be changed to one of the other on-campus meal plan options until the first day of classes (Monday, August 27, 2018) without incurring an administrative fee.

In order to make this change on-campus students should log into their MyRU portal account, click on the Finances Icon, then under the RU Express box click on the “On Campus Meal Plan Change” link. Beginning the first day of classes students must go to the RU Express Office and pay the $20 Administrative fee in order to change their meal plan.

Off-Campus Students

Students living off campus may purchase any of the six student meal plans offered.  Descriptions and pricing for these plans can be found online at Commuter Meals.

Off-campus meal plans can be purchased in one of several ways:

  • To purchase your meal plan online with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, log in your RU Express account, by using your nine digit RU ID number and password.  Once your transaction is complete, your meal plan will be available on your RU Express Card the next business day.
  • If you wish to purchase your meal plan using cash, check, money order, excess financial aid monies, or by the QuikPay Tuition Payment Plan, print the Off-Campus Meal Plan Application. The completed form and appropriate payment should be returned to the RU Express Office:
    Radford University
    RU Express Office
    PO Box 6992
    Radford, VA 24142

(Please note: The off-campus meal plan amount along with the tuition, fees, and other charges must be added in the amount budgeted field when signing up for the tuition payment plan on the QuikPay website.)

Matriculation Fee

New Full-Time Undergraduate Students

A one-time fee is charged to support programs and services for new full-time undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer students). The $275 matriculation fee covers the cost of students attending RU’s summer orientation program (Quest), as well as other programming and academic advising sessions provided to new students entering the university. These programs include extended orientation events sponsored during the opening of school, special speakers, residence hall events, and programs designed to help new students achieve academic success.