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Payment Information

Enrollment Payment Information

  • Enrollment deadlines are at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. For specific dates, please refer to Payment Plans.
  • If you are not paying in full, you must enroll in a payment plan online at My Account (Student Financials > Make a Payment > Payment Plans).
  • 40% minimum payment is required to complete your enrollment for the term.
    • The 40% down payment is calculated as follows:
      • Total Charges - Total Confirmed Aid = Balance
      • (Balance x 40%) + Plan Fee = Down Payment
    • Please note that all preceding enrollment tasks listed on MyAccount must be completed before payment plan options become available.
  • Once your financial aid is confirmed, it will reduce the balance due.

How to Make a Payment

By Mail

You may mail checks or money orders to the address below. Do not mail cash. Be sure to include the student’s name and ID number with your payment.

Biola University
Attn: Cashier
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639

Payment from Others: If you would like to make a payment toward a student’s account, but are not the student or an authorized user, please mail a check or money order per the instructions above. If you would like your payment to be anonymous, please include a note to that effect with your payment. Please note that payments toward a specific student’s account are not tax-deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the University, please visit Give to Biola.

Online

  • Students: To make a payment, go to My Account (Student Financials > Access your student account).
  • Authorized Users: To make a payment or view account activity, visit the Authorized User site. Please note that your student must grant you access as an authorized user to use this feature. To do this, the student should go to MyAccount (Student Financials > Access your student account).
  • Payment Methods Accepted:
    • Electronic Check (ACH): Pay via electronic transfer with your checking or savings account. Account and routing numbers will be required, along with billing information, to complete the transaction.
    • Credit Cards: Credit card payments are accepted through the online PayPath system. Please note a non-refundable convenience fee (the greater of 2.85% of your payment or $3) is collected by PayPath for each payment. The following credit card types will be accepted:
      • MasterCard
      • Visa
      • DinaCard
      • UnionPay
      • American Express
      • Discover
      • JCB
      • Diners Club International
      • BCcard
  • International Students: Biola University has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

Biola University is required to report to the IRS receipt of cash or cash equivalence (i.e. money order, cashier's check, or travelers' checks) transactions when the total amount received is $10,000 or more in any given 12 month period in the course of the University’s business. Form 8300, *Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, *will be filed with the IRS for each student when a reportable transaction is $5,000 or more to ensure full compliance with the IRS.

Terms and Conditions

Before finalizing your payment plan, you must review and agree to the terms and conditions.

FAQs about Student Accounts

I have extra credit on my account. How do I get the money?

You can request a refund online by completing the form. You must be logged in to your Biola email to access the form. Excess credit from loans or other Title IV Financial Aid is available as soon as it is posted to the account. A credit from a payment by check or online electronic check (ACH) is available after 10 banking days. The request must be made by the student and is made payable to the student.

How are finance charges calculated?

Finance charges of 0.83% each month are added to accounts that have an unpaid balance and are not enrolled in a payment plan.

Why was I charged a late fee?

If you do not make your installment payment by 3:30 p.m. on the due date a late fee of 1% of the balance will be added.

You know I am getting loans that will pay my balance. Why am I being penalized with a late fee or finance charges because the bank hasn’t sent my money yet?

Late fees and finance charges are based on the unpaid balance as of 3:30 p.m. on the due date specified on each month's billing statement. It is the student's responsibility to care for the outstanding balance and follow-up with lenders regarding any funds to be transferred to Biola.

My payment was postmarked or initiated through Flywire on the billing due date/enrollment deadline, why don't you count that?

Payments must be received and posted to your student account by 3:30 p.m. on the due date specified on each month's billing statement to avoid a finance charge and/or late fee. Payments must be received and posted to your student account by 3:30 p.m. on the semester enrollment deadline and all enrollment tasks on MyAccount must be complete in order to be considered enrolled. We encourage you to mail payments or issue Flywire payments as early as possible in advance of deadlines to allow for mail and bank processing times.

I made my payment online on the evening of the billing due date. Why was I charged a finance charge and/or a late fee?

The payment must be received and posted to your student account by 3:30 p.m. on the billing due date to avoid a finance charge and/or a late fee.

When using financial aid, does my aid have to be disbursed to my account before I can enroll and start attending classes?

No. However, if you wish to use your financial aid to reduce the amount of your down payment, the aid must be authorized by the Financial Aid Department and show on your account as estimated aid.

When can I use my financial aid to buy my books and what is the procedure for buying books with financial aid?

If you will have a credit balance after your enrollment charges are paid and you have completed your enrollment tasks, you may use your excess aid to purchase books (limits may apply). If you order books through Slingshot, your book charges will automatically post to your student account and aid will apply as with tuition-related charges.

How can I find out about recent activity on my account?

If you are a student, go to myaccount.biola.edu. If you are an authorized user, you can view recent activity here. If you have questions about your charges, find answers here.

How can I pay my Biola bill?

Please see bill pay options available online or through the Cashier.