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Payment Plan Information


Fall Downpayment due  Spring Downpayment due 
August 10th
January 10th
Remaining Payment Installment Due Dates:  Remaining Payment Installment Due Dates: 
September 10 February 10
October 10 March 10
November 10 April 10


The payment plan is designed to enable students and parents to pay over the course of the semester. This option is available with the first billing cycle of each semester. The student or 'Authorized User' can elect the payment plan option and pay online. Only current charges are allowed on the payment plan. All previous balances must be paid in full by the due date.

The down payment required by the payment plan is 25% of the current charges plus any unpaid previous balances. A Flat Rate Fee of $75.00 will be charged to the student account at the time of enrollment into the plan and is NON-Refundable. The down payment is calculated after financial aid. Financial aid funds CANNOT be used towards the down payment. The down payment is required by the due date listed on the billing statement. The remaining amount due on the account will be split into three installments due over the course of the semester.  Bill Payment Suite will display actual amounts due before you complete enrollment in the payment plan.

After you enroll in the payment plan, you can view your scheduled payments on line. Monthly statements will be available on line in the Bill Payment Suite. There is a 1.5% late payment penalty for installment payments received after the due date. If mailed, please include the student ID on all payments.

If you chose not to pay on line and want to enroll in the payment plan, submit your payment along with a request for the payment plan to Rice University Cashier's Office, P. O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251. The schedule of payments will be available on line only and email notices will be sent to students and 'Authorized Users' about payment due dates.