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Bursar Instructions for GAR Online Payment Center
General Accounts Receivable (GAR) Online Payment Center Instructions
To access the Web site, logon to http://go.illinois.edu/paygar
If your account number begins with @, first time users are required to enroll. (See the Customer Enrollment). The account number and invoice number can be found on the customer’s monthly General Accounts Receivable statement.
If you are a returning customer or if your account number is all numeric, please skip forward to page 3.
After enrolling, you will receive a confirmation email similar to the one below.
If you have already enrolled or your account number is all numeric, you can click “Log On” from the Welcome screen. A copy of the Log On screen is below.
If your account number begins with @, you may enter your logon and password and you will be directed to the Menu Options page.
If your account number is all numeric, please click on “My Account is Numeric”. You will then be instructed to enter your Enterprise Authentication I.D. and password.
After the first log in, a “Consent” page will appear. Customers will have to click “I agree” before proceeding. The Consent page will only appear once.
The following screen lists, under Welcome, information related to the customer’s last logon, last online payment, and last online payment amount in the box on the right side of the screen. Customers are strongly encouraged to read the message board each time they logon in order to receive updated information. After reading all new messages, select Pay Invoices from the Menu Options list.
After you click pay invoices, the next screen will appear which will give you the opportunity to choose the payment method.
The following image reflects what is shown when e-check is selected. All outstanding invoices are eligible to be made online. If you see an expand arrow next to the Invoice number, you can pick a single transaction to pay versus the entire invoice amount.
The following image reflects what is shown when credit card is selected. Invoices in red are not payable using a credit card.
To pay invoices online, select the checkboxes of the invoices to be paid and then click the
Continue button located at the bottom on the screen.
The following screen confirms the invoices to be paid. Select the Edit or Confirm
One of the two following screens will appear after the selected invoices are confirmed. Enter all required Credit Card or E-Check and Contact Information. Then select the Submit or Cancel buttons.
E-Check Payment Information Screen
After clicking “I agree” and “Pay Now”, the customer is issued a Payment Receipt listing the confirmation number, account number, total charge amount, transaction date, invoices paid, and an optional prompt for an e-mail address to which a copy of the electronic receipt will be sent.
By clicking View Payment History, customers can view previous online payments.
Customers can reset their password.
If you have any questions, please email University Bursar – AR Operations firstname.lastname@example.org