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Student Accounts and Cashier's Office


Welcome to Rice University's Student Accounts and Cashiers website.  The Student Accounts and Cashier's Office is a unit of the Controller's Office that provides quality service and information by maintaining accurate financial records and communicating policies and information to students concerning their accounts.

To better serve you, when corresponding with the Cashier's Office, always include your full name & student ID number.


News and Announcements 
  • The Cashier Office has partnered with peerTransfer for international wire payments. This option will offer students lower fees and better exchange rates.  To get started click here   
  • The Cashier office will no longer hold refund checks for pick up, they will be sent to your mailing address on file. Want to receive your funds faster sign up for Direct Deposit - click here for instructions.
  • We are moving from a monthly interest fee for payment plans to a $75 per semester flat fee.   This should aid you in determining the exact amount of your bill as there will not be any additional charges added to your account.


Statement Due Dates

Tuition and Required fees for the Fall and Spring semesters are always due the same date each year. Those dates are listed below. Failure to pay by the due date will result in an additional late payment fee.  

For more information on payment plans, please visit the Payment Plan Information page. 

Additional charges that are added to student accounts after the original billing has occurred are due immediately.  Monthly statements are generated for informational purposes only.  The statement due date does NOT extend the due date for Tuition and Required fees.  

Fall Semester                            
Incoming Freshman  August 1st 
Returning Students  August 10th 
Graduate Students  August 15th 
Spring Semester  
All Students  January 5th 
Summer Semester  
All Students  Varies - in the middle of May 

Online Account Access

Students may go to  the Rice website: www.rice.edu  and log in via Esther to view current account information through Bill Payment Suite. Authorized Users may go to: www.rice.edu/billpay to view a student's account. For more information regarding the Bill Payment Suite just click the 'Bill Payment Suite Information'  or the 'FAQ' link found in the left navigation menu .