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Student Accounting Services

Log in to myEKU<Make a Payment to update your information.

Under My Account:

  • Payment Methods> Save your bank account or card information for easy checkout.
  • Payers> Add authorized users/payers.
  • Direct deposit refunds> Add your bank account information for refunds.
  • SMS notifications> Sign up for text messaging.
  • Privacy & terms> View Use of personal information.
  • Agreements> View any agreements you have electronically signed such as a Payment Plan Enrollment Agreement.

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

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. 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

Billing & Payment

Payments can be made online by electronic check for free or by card with a 2.75% processing fee. 

Effective July 5, 2023

  • Domestic card payments will process with a 2.85% service fee

  • International card payments will process with a 4.25% service fee

  • The minimum service fee for card transactions between $20 - $106 will be $3.00

To pay online, log into myEKU, select Billing & Payments under the Big E Central card, then click Pay My Bill. Once redirected to Transact, 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 (for Grantors)

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 myEKU 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 Office 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.

2023 Summer Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans are available beginning January 10th!

Plan Length Enrollment Deadline
3 Months May 29th
2 Months June 29th

To enroll, you cannot have a past due balance from a previous semester.

The first payment must be made at the time of enrollment.

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 Tuition 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 - Spring 2023 Book Vouchers will be available January 4 - 31, 2023.

For more information please see the Book Vouchers tab.

Financial Aid Refunds for Spring 2023

EKU refunds are processed electronically through Transact. To receive your refund the quickest way, log into myEKU, select Billing & Payments under the Big E Central card, then click Pay My Bill. Once redirected to Transact select My Account in the top left. Click Sign up under Direct deposit refunds. Review the terms & conditions, agree and e-sign. You will enter your bank routing number and account number. Note: Your account number is not the same as your debit card number. 

For the Spring 2023 term, Financial Aid will be applied at the earliest January 18thStudents can expect refunds to be processed beginning January 27th. You may monitor the progress of your refund by logging into myEKU 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.  

1098-T Tax Notification

2022 1098-T Forms are available online now, if we were required to produce a form for you.

To Print 2022 Tax Information:

  1. Login to myEKU
  2. Click Billing & Payments from the Big E Central card
  3. Click Pay My Bill
  4. Select Tax Forms from the left menu
  5. Click on the document under the view heading

To print 2021 & Prior Tax Information:

  1. Login to myEKU
  2. Click Billing & Payments from the Big E Central card
  3. Click on 1098-T Tax Forms
  4. Select year (Example: 2021) for which you need tax documentation
  5. To print, select the Print icon in the top right

For additional information on 1098-T Click here.

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