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Summer Sessions 2021

Tuition Rates*

For courses at the University of Rochester, your student status determines your tuition and fees, not the level of the course you are taking (except for undergraduate reading/research courses; see below). 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 (or anyone without a bachelor's degree or who is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree; including incoming first-year and transfer UR students)$998 per credit hour
Graduate students (or anyone who already holds a bachelor's degree)$1,784 per credit hour
All students enrolled in undergraduate reading/research courses (39X)$1,784 per credit hour
All students auditing any Summer Sessions course$190 per credit hour

Senior Citizen (age 60+) and Alumni Discounts**Discount 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 rates listed here 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). 

**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 tuition rates can be found on the Bursar’s Office website.

Payment Deadlines

Current UR Students

You will be billed for your summer courses. You and authorized friends/family will receive an email notification to view your student account 25, 14, and 3 days before payment is due. Payment is due by the tenth of the month, unless otherwise specified. Be sure to review your charges carefully and contact the Office of the Bursar if you feel any charges are missing or charged in error.

Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students

Payment for your courses is due 15 days after your successful course registration. If payment is not received no later than one week prior to the first day of class, you will be deregistered.

Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students

Payment for your courses is due 15 days after your successful course registration. If payment is not received no later than one week prior to the first day of class, you will be deregistered.

How to Pay Your Tuition Bill

You can pay your Summer Sessions tuition bill online through UR Student or by mail. Credit cards are not accepted. For more information on international payments, visit the Bursar's website.

UR Student

View this PDF tutorial to view and pay your bill through UR Student. Payments made by a third party (parent, guardian, etc.) should use the 3rd Party Login to access this online payment option. You will first need to set up third party access to your UR Student account before this payment option can be utilized. Learn how to do so through this tutorial (PDF or video).

By Mail

Checks should be made payable to University of Rochester and the student ID# should be noted on the check. Payment must be in US dollars, and drawn on a US bank. Postdated checks submitted cannot be held for deposit. A returned check charge of $20.00 will be charged when a check presented in payment of a student’s account is not honored by the bank.

Payments sent via U.S. Mail or Express Service should be addressed to:
University of Rochester
Office of the Bursar
330 Meliora Hall
PO Box 270037
Rochester, NY 14627

Tuition for UR Employees

University employees interested in receiving a tuition benefit should visit the Tuition Benefits page for complete details regarding eligibility requirements and available benefits. Once an employee tuition benefit for a course is approved by Office of Total Rewards, it is credited to your student account’s balance.

The process for requesting tuition benefits must be completed each semester. Your tuition benefits are contingent upon your successful completion of the course and continuation of eligibility for tuition benefits, based on employment status with the University. If these criteria are not met, you will be responsible for payment of the course and any related fees. Additionally, your approved tuition benefit waiver is only for the courses listed. Any change in courses listed (add, drop, or withdrawal) will result in you being responsible for payment of the course and any related fees. For questions or additional information, contact the Office of Total Rewards at (585) 275-0476 or

Financial Aid

Loans are the primary type of aid available to help you pay for Summer Sessions courses. In order to be eligible for a federal student or parent loan, you must:

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

For information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you are a non-matriculated (or visiting) or incoming first-year or transfer student, you are not eligible to receive University, federal, or state funding for Summer Sessions, as you are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Rochester. The only available type of aid available to you are alternative educational loans. We recommend that you speak with a financial aid counselor first before pursuing alternative educational loans.


If you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, you may only be refunded a portion of the tuition paid. Please note that academic deadlines differ from the tuition refund schedule. View the tuition refund schedule for deadlines.

Housing and Dining Costs

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