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Tuition and Fees Policies

Financial Responsibility Agreement

All students are required to complete a Financial Responsibility Agreement in UR Student or sign a financial certification on the non-matriculated student registration form. You will not be able to register for classes until this agreement is completed.

Tuition Rate Determination

For courses at the University of Rochester, your student status determines your tuition and fees, not the level of the course you are taking. If you have previously earned a bachelor's degree, you will be defined as a non-matriculated graduate student and charged the graduate student tuition rate.

Billing and Payment Due Date

You are billed on the basis of charges for each semester. 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. Student account activity is updated in real-time; however, please allow at least 24 hours for certain updates, including financial aid disbursements and changes.

Late Payments and Financial Holds

If full payment is not received by the due date, the University will assess a late payment fee of 1% of the amount past due. A financial hold is placed on all accounts with a past due balance of $100 or greater. If you have a financial hold, you will not be allowed to register for the next academic term, receive transcripts, participate in the housing lottery, or receive diplomas.

If you have a delinquent balance at the end of the summer term, you may be withdrawn from the University. All prior year balances must be paid in full before the start of the next academic year. If you submit a check or ACH payment that is rejected by your bank, you are subject to cancellation of registration for the current academic term and withdrawal from the University unless acceptable arrangements are promptly made. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website.


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 Summer Sessions calendar to review all important dates and deadlines.

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

Dropping below 6 credits in the summer after receiving federal financial aid may result in the entirety of your award being rescinded. For information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you are a non-matriculated (visiting) or incoming first-year or transfer student, you are not eligible to receive University funding for summer courses, as you are not enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Rochester. For information on federal and state funding or alternative educational loans, we recommend that you speak with a financial aid counselor at your home institution, prior to enrolling in Summer Sessions courses.

Employee Tuition Benefits

University employees interested in receiving a tuition benefit should visit the Office of Total Rewards for complete details regarding eligibility requirements and available benefits. Once an employee tuition benefit for a course is approved by the 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.