Paying Tuition and Fees

The following information provides details in regards to billing, payment options and deadlines. More information about billing an dpayment options can be found on the Office of the Bursar's website,

We also recommend reviewing the following websites for additional about financial planning for college: and

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 2020 semester is Monday, August 10. Tuition and fees for Fall 2020 will be finalized and announced in June 2020. 

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 10 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.

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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.
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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