Introducing EphPay

During your time at Williams, you will incur both standard and miscellaneous fees that are directly billed by the college on the first Wednesday of each month. Most of these fees will be charged to your Williams Student Account.

Williams partners with Flywire, Inc. to administer an online e-billing system that gives access to the Williams Student Account that we call EphPay. All students and authorized users use EphPay to make electronic payments, view detailed account activity and pending credits (including financial aid), print statements; and sign up for an optional, semester-based installment payment plan.

Activate EphPay

  • Search for in your web browser. This is what we call EphPay!
  • Select “Create New Account.”
  • At the prompt, select “Yes,” you are a current or former student.
  • Enter your Williams email address and create a secure password.
  • Select “Create.”
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you. Follow the instructions in the email to access your account.
  • Tip: Drop the “W” from your Williams ID when prompted to enter it.

Billing and Payment Deadlines

Billing and Payment Deadlines
Term Term Bill Posted to EphPay Term Payment Due
Fall 2022 Thursday, July 7th, 2022 Monday, August 15th, 2022
Winter Study & Spring 2023 Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 Friday, January 13, 2023


Payment Plan Options 

If you’d like to spread your payments out, the Williams College Installment Payment Plan is an optional plan available to all students and authorized users. The plan has the following important features:

  • Once the fall statement is issued, students and authorized users will be able to set up a payment plan, students and authorized users will receive an invitation to enroll in the payment plan. Four- and five-month plans will be available for each academic semester. You will be able to sign up for both semesters or one semester at a time depending upon your preference. Reminders will be sent prior to the expiration date of that semester’s plan. 
  • A budget calculator will be available to you on sign-up to help you estimate your semester balances. You can set the plan budget to equal the semester’s balance due or a lesser amount. Any SFS staff member can help you estimate your budget, too.

Critical Concepts to Understand

  • Students may add authorized users at any time. An authorized user is anyone that students want to have access to make payments directly to their bill. Most often, authorized users are parents, guardians, and others who are financially responsible for the student.
  • Student account balances will be available to view in real-time via EphPay.**Please note that if you log into your account before July 7th, you may see incomplete information as we prepare your charges and credits.**
  • Annually, as part of the semester billing process, students will be asked to sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement which acknowledges and outlines the student’s payment responsibility for the educational services being provided.
  • Participants will authorize payments to be automatically debited from their specified financial account on the 25th of each month for the number of months in the plan selected. There is no option to initiate payments on an unscheduled basis or on a different day of the month.
  • The Payment Plan fee of $40 per semester will be charged on the date that you sign up for the plan.
  • Terms and conditions of the payment plan will be disclosed and must be accepted as part of the payment plan enrollment process.

Additional billing and payment information is available to help you manage your billed expenses and understand your payment options.