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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.


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 from month to month are due by the date listed on the monthly statement in the upper right hand corner. 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 .

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are accessing Esther from my.rice.edu, you may not be able to access Bill Payment Suite. To solve this problem, open a new browser window and go to esther.rice.edu.

  • PLEASE NOTE: you must have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to access the Bill Payment Suite. Simply click the following link to install the Adobe Flash Player for FREE!    

  • http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ 

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