Bursar Payments

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Payment Information

Students will be sent an email when an E-Bill is available for viewing. This email is sent only to the student's official RIC email address. Students may also give access to parents to view their E-Bills and/or make e-payments by setting them up as authorized users. Instructions are below. All enrolled students will receive an E-Bill. If you want a paper copy of your bill, you can log into the MyRIC account to print a copy.

If you register for early registration, you will receive a bill and payment will be due prior to the start of the semester. You may make payment by cash, check or electronic check, or by credit card using American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover. These methods are explained in detail below. Financial aid that has been offered and that you have accepted may also be applied to your bill.

College policy states that failure to make payment by the due date may result in assessing late fees and placing financial holds on overdue accounts.

If you are a non-matriculated student or a new student and you register during late registration for courses, you are expected to make payment within one week of your registration. You may make payment in person at the Bursar's Office or online.

It is your responsibility to make satisfactory payment arrangements. It is also your responsibility to make certain that your registration accurately reflects your enrollment intentions for the semester. Since bills are based upon enrolled credits, you should drop unwanted courses as soon as possible.

You should address questions regarding payment to the Bursar's Office in Building 4, East Campus. The telephone number for the Bursar's Office is (401) 456-8130.

1. Electronic payment

Through the electronic payment option, you can pay by credit card or e-check.

Credit card payments will have a convenience fee of 2.75% added to each card transaction. There is no fee for electronic check processing. Students utilizing the Optional BankMobile Vibe Checking Account should process as an Electronic Check Payment (ACH) and provide the bank routing number and account number.

  • For Students: Log into MyRIC and select the link under Campus Finances to make a payment and follow the instructions.
  • For Parents: You will need to have the student authorize you to make the online payment. Once authorized, you will be sent a link via email from CashNet to complete the transaction.

2. Mail a check

Bursar’s Office
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, R.I. 02908

3. In-person payment by cash or check. Credit Card payments are accepted electronically only.

You may pay in person by cash or check at the Bursar's Office during regular business hours, Building 4, East Campus.

The college offers a monthly payment plan. The plan spreads your payment over four installments during the semester. The enrollment fee is $35 per semester. This fee is nonrefundable.

If you pre-register for courses for the fall or spring semesters, a bill will be forwarded approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. You may enroll in the payment plan by checking the payment plan enrollment box on the bill and forwarding 25 percent of the semester balance, along with the bill, by the due date indicated on the bill. You will be billed three more times during the semester. For the fall semester the approximate due dates of these installments will be September, October and November 15. For the spring semester the due dates will be February, March, and April 15. If you register during late registration you may select the "three payment plan." The final three installment dates would apply each semester.

You may enroll in the payment plan by logging into the online payment link and selecting the pay plan option. You may also enroll in the pay plan at the Bursar's Office.

The payment plan option is not available during the summer sessions.

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E-Billing

E-Billing (electronic billing) is now the official billing method at Rhode Island College. It is reliable, convenient and provides faster and easier service for students and parents – and is more green than paper billing.

Rhode Island College Student Financial Responsibilities Agreement

Section I – Billing and Payment Agreement

Promise to Pay

I understand that when I register for classes at Rhode Island College or receive a service from the Rhode Island College, I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of my registration and/or receipt of services. I understand and acknowledge that if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule at policy.

I have read the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund schedule and understand those terms are incorporated herein by reference. I further understand that my failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve me of my financial responsibility as described above.

Method of Billing

I understand that the Rhode Island College uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method, and therefore I am responsible for viewing and paying my student account e-bill by the scheduled due date. I further understand that failure to review my e-bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying my balance on time.

I understand that administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve me of my financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of my registration.

Notice of Financial Policies

Failure to Pay

Financial Hold: I understand that if I fail to pay my student account balance or any monies due and owed to Rhode Island College by the scheduled due date, a financial hold will be placed on my student account, and I will be prevented from registering for future classes, requesting transcripts, or receiving my diploma.

Late Payment Charges: I understand that if I fail to pay my student account balance or any monies due and owed to Rhode Island College by the scheduled due date, I will be responsible for paying  late payment charges until my past due balance is fully resolved.

Returned Payments: I understand that if a payment made toward my student account is returned by the bank for any reason, I will be responsible for re-paying the original amount of the payment plus a returned payment fee of $50 per item. I understand that multiple returned payments and/or failure to comply may result in the cancellation of my classes and/or the suspension of my eligibility to register for future classes.

Collection Agency Submission: I understand that if I fail to pay my student account balance or any monies due and owed to Rhode Island College by the scheduled due date, and fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring my account current, the College may refer my delinquent account to a collection agency.

Communication

Method of Communication: I understand that the Rhode Island College uses e-mail as an official method of communication with me, and that I am expected to read and respond to e-mails which are sent to my Rhode Island College email address by College faculty and staff.

Updating Contact Information: I understand that I am responsible for keeping my educational records up to date with my current physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Upon leaving the College for any reason, it is my responsibility to provide updated contact information for purposes of continued communication, including communication regarding any amounts that remain due and owed to the College.

Financial Aid

I understand that aid described as “anticipated” on my Financial Aid Award does not represent actual or guaranteed payment, but is an estimate of the aid I may receive if I meet all requirements stipulated by that aid program.

I understand that my Financial Aid Award is contingent upon my continued enrollment and attendance in each class upon which my financial aid eligibility was calculated. If I drop any class before completion, I understand that my financial aid eligibility may decrease and some or all of the financial aid awarded to me may be revoked. I understand that it is my responsibility to meet with an Academic Advisor and consult with my Financial Aid Counselor before making enrollment changes that may adversely affect my financial aid eligibility.

If some or all of my financial aid is revoked because I dropped credits or failed to attend class, I understand that I will be required to repay all revoked aid that was disbursed to my account and resulted in a credit balance that was refunded to me.​​​

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Contact

Office of the Bursar

The office of the Bursar provides information related to tuition rates and fees, as well as payment options and billing deadlines. Student loan information is also available.​​​​