Payments

Payments can be made in person, by mail, or online. Payments not made on time are subject to late fees. We accept:

  • U.S. currency. Please do not mail cash
  • Checks payable to SUNY Potsdam in U.S. Funds only
  • VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

In-person payments can be made in the Student Accounts Office, Raymond Hall, Room 412, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. -4 p.m.  To ensure proper application of the payment please bring your Potsdam ID card with you.

Mailed check payments
must be posted on or before the due date to avoid late fees.  A postmark on or before the due date does not constitute evidence of having paid on time.   All checks should be in U.S. FUNDS and made payable to SUNY Potsdam with the Student Potsdam ID number written on the check.  Please mail check payments to:

SUNY Potsdam
PO BOX 923
Albany, New York 12201-0923

529 Plan payments:
SUNY Potsdam School Code: 002850
Branch/Campus Code: 00

Checks should be made payable to SUNY Potsdam and have the student’s Potsdam ID number referenced on the check.

Scholarship Checks: Scholarship checks written to the student must be endorsed made payable to SUNY Potsdam.  Checks written to SUNY Potsdam and the student must be signed by the student.  Please forward a copy of the scholarship award letter with the student’s P number along with the check.

Please place Scholarship checks in a separate sealed envelope to “Attention: Scholarship Check Enclosed” and forward to:

SUNY Potsdam
Office of Student Accounts
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, New York 13676

Online credit card payments are done via BearPAWS. After signing in:

  • Select Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Select Student Records
  • Select eBill
  • Choose the relevant term

Follow the directions and supply the required information.  Holds are removed every 30 minutes for balances paid in full.