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Student Accounting Services

Big E Central is now assisting current and Future EKU Students - click here for more info

Student Assistance Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

Email: - please include EKU Student ID number

Phone: (859) 622-2361

Whitlock Room 210

Check or Money Order payments can be dropped off in the vestibule of Whitlock next to the ATM.  Ensure the student ID is listed on the check or money order.

Please see below for information on Billing & Payments, Payment Plans, Refunds, and Book Vouchers and how each of these can be taken care of electronically.

Former EKU Students & EKU Faculty/Staff: please reach out to us at

Financial Aid Refunds for Spring 2022

EKU refunds are processed electronically through TouchNet.  To receive your refund the quickest way, log into myEKU (formerly EKU Direct), select Make a Payment under Student Accounting Services, once redirected to TouchNet click on the Refunds tab at the top. You will enter your bank routing number and account number. Note: Your account number is not the same as your card number. 

For the Spring 2022 term, Financial Aid will be applied at the earliest January 19thStudents can expect refunds to be processed beginning January 31st. You may monitor the progress of your refund by logging into EKU Direct and watching your account balance. When your balance changes from a credit balance to a $0 balance, your refund has been processed and will be sent on the next refund date. If your refund preference is ACH transfer, please allow 2-3 business days for the deposit to your account. Keep in mind that any schedule changes after the refunds are processed could result in debt owed to the University.

If you choose not to receive your refund electronically, a paper check will be mailed.  Please ensure your most current address is on file with the University.  A paper check can take up to two weeks to process.  

Billing & Payment

Payments can be made online by electronic check for free or by credit/debit card with a 2.85% processing fee. 

To pay online, log into myEKU (formerly EKU Direct), select Make a Payment under Student Accounting Services, once redirected to TouchNet, select Make a Payment, chose the amount you wish to pay, then choose the payment method.  Note: for an electronic check payment you must enter your bank routing number and account number.  The account number is not the same as your card number.

Payments also can be made by mailing a paper check or money order. The Student ID Number must be included for proper processing.  Please see mailing instructions below.

Check and Money Order (*Non-Scholarship) payments may be mailed to the following address*:

Eastern Kentucky University
P.O. Box 639244
Cincinnati, OH 45263-9244

*Send Scholarship Checks to:

Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave.
Whitlock Bldg CPO 60
Richmond, KY 40475

Or pay online using this link:

Online Scholarship Payments

We do not accept payments in person therefore we cannot accept cash payments.

Students, Faculty and Staff should view their EKU account regularly by logging into their EKUDirect account and clicking on “Billing Statement”. A monthly billing notification is currently emailed to all individuals with a balance due to the university to that individual’s official EKU email account. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the student of obligation to pay by the due date. A late fee of 10% of the account balance up to $25 per month will be assessed on all past due accounts.

If a student, faculty or staff fails to pay in full or make acceptable payment arrangements with the Student Accounting Services Division within 90 days of the original due date, he or she may be subject to additional fees including collection costs, legal fees, and any other expenses incurred by the university in collection of, or attempting to collect the obligation.

2022 Summer Payment Plan

Plan Length Enrollment Dates 1st Due Date
3 Months May 7th - 26th May 27th

Please see the Installment Payment Plan tab for more information.

VA Benefits

If you are using VA benefits, please visit for more information.

You can submit your Federal Tutition Assistance Authorization here.

Book Vouchers

Click here for more information about the BookSmart Program. This program does not include course materials for graduate and dual credit students.

Available to Graduate Students only - Summer 2022 Book Vouchers will be available on the following dates:

Summer I: May 16- May 31, 2022

Summer II: June 20 - July 12, 2022

If you need to discuss a lab package, please contact us at

For more information please see the Book Vouchers tab.

1098-T Tax Notification

2021 1098-T Forms are available online through EKU Direct after January 31st.  Please read the information below and for additional information on 1098-T Click here.

Dear Student:

In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.

Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)

The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.

Eastern Kentucky University is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.  


For more information about Form 1098-T, visit

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