Tuition & Fees FAQ

Where do I find updated tuition information?

See the Tuition and Fees site for the current semester’s rates for a tuition breakdown. Also review the other topics on that page that will help answer other questions.

Why did my student account get charged tuition and fees even though I’m covered by the Graduate Student Support Plan (GSSP)?

The Cashier’s Office automatically charges tuition and fees to student accounts as soon as class registration goes through. The Graduate School sends a list to the Cashier’s Office with the names of all current students on GSSP and then posts payments for tuition based on GSSP eligibility.

I’m on an RA/TA, so why hasn’t payment posted to my account?

The Cashier’s Office will credit your account for tuition and/or fees upon receipt of funds or written authorization from your sponsor. As long as you still qualify for GSSP, register correctly, the Graduate School lets Cashier’s know ahead of time that you’re being sponsored so they won’t drop your classes.

When will the Graduate School process tuition payments for students covered by the GSSP?

The Graduate School processes tuition payments after census day every semester.

When is census day?

Census day coincides with the last day to register for classes without any special permission as posted on the Registration and Records online calendar

I’m on RA therefore my advisor is paying for my tuition. How do I make sure it gets paid? What do I do about my tuition if I’m not covered by the GSSP?

Print a detailed student account statement and have your advisor note the following on the statement:

  1. Amount to be paid (tuition breakdown)
  2. Account from which to pay
  3. Sign and date the statement
  4. Turn in the statement to the Chemistry Business Office, DAB 320. Otherwise, you pay for your own tuition.

My advisor has offered to pay for my fees. How do I request fee-payment in this case?

Print a detailed student account statement and have your advisor note the following on the statement:

  1. Amount to be paid (tuition and fees breakdown)
  2. Account from which to pay
  3. Sign and date the statement
  4. Turn in the statement to the Chemistry Business Office, DAB 320. Otherwise you pay for your own fees.

I turned in a detailed statement with all the required information in to the Business Office, but payment hasn’t posted to my student account and my courses may or have been dropped.  What do I do and how long will it take to process payment?

Make sure the Chemistry Business Office actually received your detailed billing statement. They can’t process anything without your detailed billing statement. Also, double check with your advisor to make sure he/she is, in fact, paying your tuition and/or fees. If not, then you are responsible. If you did turn in a statement because your advisor is paying for tuition and/or fees, please keep in mind that only the Cashier’s Office has access to post payments to student accounts. After receiving a detailed statement with all of the required information, the Business Office submits a payment request through the proper channels so payment will eventually reach the Cashier’s Office. Only after that point will the Cashier’s Office post payments to student accounts.  The amount of time it takes the Cashier’s Office to post payments varies widely — it may take only a few days, or it may also take a month. This depends entirely on the Cashier’s Office.