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How Do I Pay my Account and Clear any Cashier Holds?

Information to help students take care of tuition accounts in full and on time.

Step 1
Students must complete the health insurance requirement. Students WILL NOT be allowed to register without completing this step. Rice students are required to have health insurance coverage and will be billed for the coverage every fall. This will be the only optional fee on the statement. If purchasing the health insurance offered by Rice, please complete the application online. If waiving the coverage, please complete the waiver on line indicating what coverage the student has. After the application is completed, the insurance carrier is notified of the request for coverage.

Step 2
Review the financial aid listed on the statement. Updates to your financial aid can be viewed online through ESTHER. Contact the Office of Financial Aid  with any questions.

Step 3
Students may pay in full each semester or pay by the four-month installment plan. Both options may be found online in the Bill Payment Suite through ESTHER.
STUDENTS CAN NOW PAY ONLINE IN BILL PAYMENT SUITE THROUGH ESTHER WITH AN ELECTRONIC CHECK OR CREDIT CARD (MasterCard, American Express or Discover).  Paying by Electronic Check is free of additional charge. A convenience fee of 2.75% ($3 minimum) is charged if using a credit card.  This fee is charged by the credit card servicer and covers the cost of processing credit card payments.  The option to select the four-month installment plan is also available online.  Payments will continue to be accepted by mail or in person at the Cashier's Office.  If mailing a check, make payable to "Rice University" and include the student's name and Rice ID number on the check. Mail to: Rice University, Cashier's Office, PO Box 1892, Houston, TX, 77251-1892. 

PLEASE NOTE:Checks submitted to the Cashier's Office for payment may be converted into an electronic fund transfer from your account. 

*International students wanting to pay via bank wire transfer, please emailcashier@rice.edu for more information. 

The payment is due by the due date listed on the statement and on the remittance advice. This is the date it must be received by our office to avoid late payment penalties. Students will not be allowed to register until account is settled.