E-bills will be sent to students' Barnard email addresses no later than July 5, 2019.  No paper bills are mailed. 

As of July 5, current students may view their Fall 2019 student account online, or enroll in a payment plan.

If you are a student, and your Student Account Center (SAC) invitation has expired, call TMS/Nelnet at 1-888-251-3597, and provide your BC email address so that a new invitation may be sent.

If you are a parent, ask your daughter to invite you through the site, and be sure to follow the instructions in the email invitation you will receive.  We are not able to speak to anyone other than the student concerning her student account without her specific authorization via SAC.

Electronic Student Account Center (SAC)  

Barnard's Student Account Center (SAC) brings you:

  • electronic access to current and past billing statements
  • up-to-the-minute payment activity displayed in real time
  • on-line payment options (via your US bank account; sorry, no card payments)
  • online enrollment each semester in our optional monthly payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS/Nelnet)
  • View a video demonstration on how to use SAC.  (Although the video mentions credit card payments, Barnard does not accept card payments.)


All current students receive e-bills only.  No paper bills are issued.


An email message from Bursar is sent to each student's Barnard email address a month prior to the start of each semester's payment deadline to alert her to view her invoice and/or for access to our Student Account Center (SAC).  New students receive invitations to register for SAC access after they activate their BC email, portal access, and Columbia UNI.  Due to federal student privacy regulations, the student must register for access first and then invite others (e.g. parents or others who are crucial to the payment process) to view/pay her student account online.  An email with activation instructions will then be sent to the invited participant/parent.  By inviting others, the student authorizes us to discuss her student account with them.  If we do not have this authorization, we will be unable to discuss the account with anyone other than the student. If you've already registered for SAC, log-in at barnard.afford.com.

Office of the Bursar

The Office of the Bursar is responsible for the billing, collection, refunding and accounting of students' tuition and loan accounts and other institutional receivables.

Bursar:  Minerva Read
Associate Bursar:  Christopher Safos
Bursar's Assistant:  Conall Sinclair
Student Loan Assistant:  Jose Crespo

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