| Buckeye Link
Buckeye Link assists students with various matters related to maneuvering through college life, including the payment of tuition and fees. Buckeye Link is located in the lobby of the Student Academic Services Building, 281 West Lane Avenue. You can contact Buckeye Link by email at email@example.com or by phone at 614-292-0300 or toll free at 800-678-6440.
Before you can pay your tuition and fees, you will need to attend mandatory immigration check-in and register for your classes. So that you are better prepared, we recommend that you decide which option you will use to pay your tuition and fees prior to your arrival in Columbus.
Tuitions and fees will be due the second Friday of classes unless otherwise noted on your Statement of Account. Tuition and fees that are not paid by the deadline will be subject to university late fees. You can only pay tuition and fees one semester at a time; you cannot pay for an entire academic year at one time. If you arrive for immigration check-in and orientation with the Office of International Affairs after the first payment deadline, you must pay tuition and fees by the date listed on your Statement of Account.
Accessing your Statement of Account
After you attend mandatory immigration check-in you can register for classes, at which time, your Statement of Account is created. Your Statement of Account shows the tuition and fees that you are responsible for paying, and also shows your payment due date. To see your Statement of Account, log in to your "My Buckeye Link". Log in using the same username and password required for your Ohio State email account. Once you log in to your "My Buckeye Link," click on the Statement of Account link located in the "Outstanding Charges" box in the Finances section. Be sure you select the correct term by using the drop-down menu.
Financial Responsibility Statement
Before registering for classes each term, all students must complete the Financial Responsibility Statement, which acknowledges their financial responsibility to pay all tuition and fees. Until you complete the statement, a registration Lock Hold is placed on your Buckeye Link preventing you from registering for courses. Please complete the statement before, or by the date you have chosen to check-in, to release the hold. Log in to your "My Buckeye Link" to complete your Financial Responsibility Statement.
Ways to Pay Tuition and Fees
To make paying for tuition and fees most efficient, we suggest you set up a local bank account shortly after you arrive (if you do not already have one). You can wire money from a different bank account to put into this new account.
The preferred method for paying tuition and fees, including TOPP payments, is online from a checking or savings account, but Ohio State accepts MasterCard, Discover, VISA and American Express. For details and payment options, visit Financial Services' website and select Payment Options for additional information.
Learn how to pay your tuition with the Tuition Option Payment Plan (TOPP).
Please note that if you have an external scholarship check or other third party payment, the payment should be written in U.S. dollars and mailed to:
Office of the University Bursar - External Scholarships
The Ohio State University
PO Box 183248
Columbus, OH 43218-3248
Make sure to indicate your Ohio State identification number with this payment. For more information please view the External Aid Resource Guide.
Setting up a bank account in the United States
You may want to open a checking account when you arrive in Columbus. Huntington is the Official Consumer Bank of The Ohio State University, and the most convenient bank on campus with five branches and 26 ATMs. If you choose Huntington, you can open an account with them at the end of your orientation session. Learn more about what they offer on Huntington.com.