Financing an Education
Undergraduate students are billed tuition, fees, room and board for each semester they are enrolled. The University offers three payment plan options:
- A Monthly Payment Option consists of four monthly payments for each semester. An administrative fee is charged when this plan is chosen.
- A Semester Payment Option consists of one payment for each semester.
- An International Payment Option for students with an international billing address consists of one payment for each semester. Students are billed two months in advance of the due date.
All students are required to sign a Financial Responsibility agreement. If full payment is not received by the due date, the University assesses a late payment fee of one percent of the amount past due. Students who have not returned a Financial Responsibility Agreement are unable to register for class until the Agreement is submitted. Arrangements to have funds available for payment should be made well in advance of each due date. Postdated checks submitted cannot be held for deposit. Students who are delinquent in their payments will not be allowed to register for the next semester, receive transcripts, participate in the housing lottery, or receive their diplomas until their account is paid in full. All prior academic year balances must be paid in full before the start of the next academic year.
The student's billing statement is viewed online from the student portal: learn.rochester.edu under UR ePAY. Students and Authorized Payers receive an email each month when the new billing statement is available. Students can set up individuals (parents, guardians, spouses, or third parties) as Authorized Payers to view and pay their bills online. Students are responsible for viewing their billing statement each month and will not receive a statement in the mail. Students are also encouraged to pay their bill online using UR ePAY. For more information regarding UR ePAY, visit the bursar’s website and click on UR ePAY.
Financial aid awards will be used as anticipated credits against the student billing statement. Questions concerning financial aid awards, what documentation must be submitted to the University, etc., should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.