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Estimating Your Bill
When estimating Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans, be sure to account for loan fees.
Registration Leads to a Bill
The bill is a function of registration. Students have the opportunity to register and bills are available based on the following schedule:
Approximate Registration Begin Date
Approximate Billing Begin Date
||Mid-March (or during Orientation for new students)||July 15; Students should project costs using Money Matters to anticipate out-of-pocket expenses.|
|Summer||Late Feburary||April 1|
eBills are available online following your registration. Some non-tuition charges (such as housing) may not immediately be posted to the bill when you register for classes. The due date for the bill will be noted. Be sure to meet any payment obligations by the due date to avoid late fees.
Plan for Expenses
Estimating the bill obviously allows students (and parents) to project semester bills and anticipate any payment obligations. Meeting your payment obligations on time eliminates late charges, registration service blocks, and collection fees.
Money Matters, with worksheets for both undergraduate and graduate estimation of bills, can be a great assistance in your financial planning.
You will also have expenses that will not be billed by the university. For instance, students spend, on average, $785 per semester on books and supplies. Additionally, any personal budget you create should include transportation to and from home, off-campus rent and utilities, clothing, entertainment, and other personal expenses.