Life At RIT
As you may have read about in FERPA and Parent Access, students gain control of their educational records at the age of 18, including financial information. This can be frustrating for parents who, in many cases, are paying the college bill. It is important to have a conversation (or an ongoing conversation) with your student about finances, including granting you third party access if you will be paying the bill.
Once your student grants you third-party access, you can use eServices to:
Student Financial Services is RIT's central billing service center for tuition, fees, and other charges incurred by students. On the Student Financial Services website, you will find:
Billing and payment dates—In fall billing statements will be available mid-July and full payments are due mid-August (mid-December/mid-January for spring semester). Installment payment plans are available with an additional charge of $40/semester. Email notification will be sent to your student when bills are available. If your student has authorized you as a payer, you will also receive this notification.
Payment options—Bills can be paid by check, eCheck, or a credit card can be used to pay online through Nelnet Business Solutions (students can access this through eservices).