Why did I receive a bill for my tuition?
These are the most common reasons you received a bill:
- The document you are looking at is a pre-bill, an acknowledgment of your registration, not a request for payment. Read it carefully and note whether there is a balance due.
- You may have registered for a class or classes that will not be paid for by your scholarship, e.g., undergraduate courses, audits, etc. You are responsible for those charges.
- You registered for more courses/credits/dollars than were available to you. Refer to your original award letter. It indicates the number of credits and the dollar amount that is available to you. If you think you didn't use up all of your tuition credits, perhaps you withdrew from a course after late registration. If you did, you can't re-use the credits/dollars that were used to pay for that course.
- It is possible that your department hasn't yet informed the Graduate School that you are a graduate assistant.
- Are you a research assistant who is funded by a faculty member's grant? If so, ask the faculty member if he/she informed the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs about your scholarship.
- If your course is in the summer, you must contact the Graduate School to request the transfer of unused scholarship money to summer.
- You may have registered for a foreign language reading course or courses that brought the total amount of your tuition to more than the dollar amount on your award letter.