We pride ourselves in offering quality service to prospective students, current students and families. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff looks forward to assisting you.
Currently enrolled students should go to ERNIE for access to payment and account information.
We accept a variety of payment methods: cash, personal checks, electronic checks, debit, money order, cashier’s check, and wire transfer. We also accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Effective August 1, 2014 there will be changes to our credit card acceptance policy. Please read this important information regarding those changes.
A Financial Agreement and Disclosure must be on file (sent to all incoming freshmen) at the Cashier's Office. The Financial Agreement and Disclosure designates to the University how you will be paying your tuition and fees. This agreement will remain on file until graduation or separation from the University.
All tuition and fees are due by the published payment date. The payment deadline may be extended if the student receives payment from one of the following sources:
Financial Aid: Upon receipt of your award notification and any requested documents, the Financial Aid Office will send you notification of award finalization and place a deferment on your account for the amount awarded.
Sponsorship: Any student whose tuition and fees are paid by a third party (Foreign Embassy, U.S. Government, Trust Account, sponsor, etc.), is considered a sponsored student. Formal arrangements for sponsor payments should be made with the Cashier's Office.
Veteran's education benefits: This deferment is obtained by contacting the Veteran's Affairs Office.
The Financial Aid Office will send you notification once your award is finalized. Any approved financial aid will be indicated on your invoice as estimated financial aid until it is actually paid. This amount will be applied toward your balance of tuition and fees. Any balance not covered by your estimated financial aid is your responsibility and is due according to published payment deadlines. An estimated financial aid amount shown on the tuition and fee bill reflects pending awards to be applied to the student account for payment toward tuition and fees. Financial aid will be paid and refunds processed after the last date to add classes.
Financial Aid Counselor
The semester payment plan allows students to make up to four monthly installments per semester for your out-of-pocket expenses. Your invoice balance can be divided into four or fewer payments, based on when you sign up for the plan. The first installment and enrollment fee are due at the time of sign up for the plan.
You may enroll in a payment plan for each semester you are registered (Plans are available online 30 days prior to the start of each semester).
You will receive an email reminder each month regarding your upcoming payment.
Students may sign up for payment plans using the Student Center located in ERNIE.
The University will grant deferments from the following sources:
Financial Aid Counselor
Cashier Office hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuition payments are due 10 days prior to the first day of each term. It is important to make your tuition payments on time.
Cash, Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express, debit card and personal checks are all acceptable forms of payment. Effective August 1, 2014, there will be changes to our credit card acceptance policy. Please read this important information regarding those changes. When paying by mail, please allow sufficient time for payments to be delivered. Payments made by mail should be addressed to the Cashier's Office. All checks should be made out to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The student's name and College ID (or SSN) must accompany your payment to ensure proper credit to your account. Please indicate whether payment is for tuition, flight, or Eagle Dollars.
Returned checks are subject to a $32.00 service charge. If the check was for tuition, repayment is due within 48 hours to avoid cancellation of classes.
The University uses a cash basis payment method pay-as-you-go (PAYG). Under the PAYG system, the actual cost of services used will be calculated and paid for immediately following each flight, simulator, or oral training session at Flight Operations. Methods of payment available to you include:
Also, if you have approved financial aid, you may use all aid in excess of tuition, fee, and room and board costs to pay for training until the aid is credited to your account
You can deposit funds into your accounts at the locations below or online. (Minimum deposit is $1)
Cashier's Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Cash, checks, credit cards and student account transfers accepted.
Telephone Deposits: 928-777-3726
The cardholder may request a statement of his/her EAGLEcard transaction history at the EAGLEcard Department.
You must present your EAGLEcard at the time of the purchase in order to access Eagle Dollars or other accounts. The named cardholder is responsible for all purchases made and debited to their account. Upon request, a cardholder will be provided a receipt at the time of purchase at any attended reader. The EAGLEcard is considered legal tender if presented as payment. Therefore, if your balance goes below zero on any account as a result of the system being offline, you are still responsible for all purchases made.
No withdrawals, transfers, or refunds are allowed at anytime while enrolled at the University. Funds in either your Flight Accounts or Eagle Dollars carry over from semester to semester until you withdraw, graduate, or terminate employment with the University. Verification is required. For students, all refundable money will be credited to their student account. There is a $10 transaction fee. A request for a refund must be submitted in writing to the EAGLEcard Department located in Building 13. It takes a minimum of 24 hours to process a refund and checks are sent within 30 days.