E-billing and E-payments

What is e-billing and e-payment?

Electronic billing (e-billing) is a service that enables students and authorized payers to receive bills through email, access bills through an online account, and make payments directly online at https://andersonuniversity.afford.com/Home. All Anderson University students receive student account bills electronically. All charges to the student's account, including tuition, room and board, academic and student services fees, course fees, and other miscellaneous fees will be on the e-bill and will be available for viewing and printing via the Internet.

How can I view a statement in Self-Service?

Students should select the Finances Tab and then Billing and Payments. The student will be directed to the Student Account Login Page. The student will login with their Self-Service credentials and then select the Statements Tab.

How can a student set up a parent login?

The student may create a separate login for the parent within the Student Account Center. The link can be found on the right under "Share Account Access". The student will add and create an account for the user. The user will receive an email invite from Anderson University asking them to complete the registration process.

What are the advantages to using e-billing, as opposed to mailing paper statements?

Through online billing and payment, AU hopes to provide a more convenient service to students and authorized payers. In today's online culture, transactions and communications are performed daily via email and the Internet. Universities and colleges around the country are now using electronic billing as their primary method of billing. This is one of many strides AU has made to provide improved service through technology and online resources, including the ability to apply, register for classes, and check grades online.

What are the benefits of e-billing and e-payment?

Benefits include:

  • Convenient access to bills and making payments.
  • Services available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • Account access available worldwide via the Internet.
  • Services are private and secure. Data is encrypted.
  • Convenient access for authorized payers to view billing information and make payment on behalf of the student.
  • Access to online payment history.
  • Ability to print an e-bill at any time via the Internet.
  • Ability to print additional copies of e-bills for employers who offer company reimbursement.

Are there exceptions to e-billing? Can I request a paper bill?

All currently enrolled students will receive electronic bills. Printed bills can be obtained by accessing the Student Account Center at www.andersonuniversity.afford.com, and printing out the e-bill. The e-bill can be accessed and printed at any computer with Internet and printer access. The university has several computer labs on campus for students to access their accounts and print bills.

I don't feel comfortable paying my bill online. How do I pay my bill?

Paying your bill electronically is optional. You can also pay your bill by printing a copy of the bill from your account and mailing it with the payment to the appropriate campus office listed below, or delivering your check or cash in person. Make your check payable to Anderson University and include your student ID number on the check.

Payments may be mailed/delivered to:

Anderson Central
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Does the university have installment payment plans?

Yes, there are payment plans offered through Tuition Management Systems. More information can be found on the Student Account homepage.