Billing and Tuition Fees

Billing and Registration

Billing always follows registration. Electronic bills or e-bill are sent from the University’s Student Registration and Financial Services (SRFS) Office to a student’s official email address on file and can be accessed through Penn in Touch. SRFS bases its charges on data provided by the Registrar.  For this reason, a problem in billing may reflect a problem in registration rather than a financial miscalculation. Frequently, a bill is incorrect because a student’s registration was not properly completed. To avoid these problems, double-check all registration, including dropped and added courses.
Please view the SRFS Billing schedule for specific billing dates.
Information on tuition can be found on Paying for Your Education.

 

After the Course Selection Period is over, communication between the Registrar and SRFS is less frequent. For this reason, a change in registration after the second week of classes necessitates manual tuition adjustments. RAS Graduate Student Office will do these billing adjustments.

 

Ideally, a student’s bill should reflect all charges and all financial aid credits for the semester in question. Frequently, University and departmental financial aid awards are credited after the date of initial billing. When this happens, the bill reflects a higher debt than the student anticipated. The student’s first step is to check with his/her department to make sure the financial aid was credited. Students utilizing tuition benefits with questions should contact tuition@hr.upenn.edu.  Students supported from outside the University should check directly with their sponsors.

 

The University will withhold diplomas at graduation when financial questions are unresolved. It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of his or her outstanding balance and to resolve any problems that might arise.

Billing and Financial Aid

Ideally, a student’s bill should reflect all charges and all financial aid credits for the semester in question. This is not always the case. Frequently, University and departmental financial aid awards are credited after the date of initial billing. When this happens, the bill reflects a higher debt than the student anticipated. The student’s first step is to check with his/her departmental business office to make sure the financial aid was credited.

All students receiving aid from Penn Engineering or a department within the School should check with their departmental Business Administrator (BA) regarding financial aid problems. Students supported from outside the University should check directly with their sponsors.

The need for a timely resolution of billing problems cannot be overemphasized. The University has a policy of withholding diplomas at graduation when financial questions are unresolved. It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of his or her outstanding balance and to resolve any problems that might arise.