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Summer Sessions 2021 Tuition Rates

For courses at the University of Rochester, tuition rate is determined by your status as a student, regardless of the level of the course you are taking. If you have previously earned a bachelor's degree, you will be defined as a graduate student and charged the graduate student tuition rate.

Arts, Sciences and EngineeringTuition Rate
Undergraduate students$998 per credit hour
Undergraduate reading/research courses (39X)$1,784 per credit hour
Graduate students$1,784 per credit hour
Audit Fee$190 per credit hour

Senior Citizen (age 60+) and Alumni DiscountsDiscount Rate
Courses taken for credit$250 off the course total
Courses taken as audit$100 off the course total
Senior citizens who are also alumni
Courses taken for credit$500 off the course total
Courses taken as audit$250 off the course total

The discounts above apply only to non-matriculated students and courses offered by the College (Arts, Sciences & Engineering) and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The full listing of summer session tuition rates can be found on the Bursar’s Office website.

Note: The rates above are final. The Summer Sessions tuition rate has always been discounted from the tuition rate charged during the academic year, and will not be discounted further in the case of a change in instructional format (e.g. moving a course online). 

Payment Deadlines

Matriculated studentsYou will be billed for your summer courses. The charges will appear on your next tuition bill following completed registration, usually sent to you between the 11th and 15th of each month.

Non-matriculated students: Payment for your courses is due in full immediately following confirmation of registration. Payments can be made by contacting the Bursar's Office directly. Credit cards are not accepted. If payment is not received no later than one week prior to the first day of class, you will be deregistered.

Tuition for Rochester Employees

University of Rochester employees may be eligible for tuition benefits. To determine what, if any, tuition benefits you are eligible for, please contact the Benefits Office at (585) 275-2084. If eligible, complete an employee tuition waiver and then proceed to register online. Employees will be billed for any remaining tuition not covered by the employee tuition waiver.

Financial Aid

Loans are the primary type of aid available to help you pay for summer classes. Students can choose to borrow either a federal loan or a private student loan, while parents may borrow a federal PLUS loan.

In order to be eligible for a federal student or parent loan, a student must:

  • Be enrolled for at least six credit hours over the course of the summer
  • Have completed all application requirements to be considered for federal aid
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

For information on how to apply, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Housing and Dining Costs

Summer housing rates can be found Office for Residential Life and Housing Services’ summer housing page.