Policy Number: 57

Tuition and Fees Payment, Refunds, and Student Debt


Tuition and fees payment, refunds, and student debt



Date Reviewed: January 2008

Responsible Office: Office of the Registrar, Bursar's Office, and Student Financial Services

Responsible Executive: Vice President, Finance and Business Services; Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs


A. Tuition and Fees Payment

Students must pay all tuition and fees at the time of registration or register and make the first payment on an installment plan. Students who have not made payments will not be allowed to attend classes, with the exception of students whose tuition and fees are paid by scholarships or sponsored contracts from private organizations, governmental agencies or foreign governments.

Delays in the receipt of monies from sponsors will not constitute an acceptable reason for non-payment. If The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston does not receive payment from a sponsor after 90 days, the student will be required to make the payment. Student payments will be refunded upon receipt of cash or collected funds from the sponsor.

The following actions may be taken against the student in the event of non-payment of tuition and fees:

B. Refunds

Tuition and mandatory fees refunds will be made in accordance with the Refund Policy posted on the Office of the Registrar’s web site.

C. Title IV Student Financial Aid

Student Financial Services will determine the earned and unearned Title IV aid (e.g., Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Plus Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) a student has earned as of the date the student stopped attending and will inform the student and the funding agency of this determination. Additionally, Student Financial Services will determine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.

D. Student and Student Organization Debt to External Entities

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is not responsible for commercial debts contracted by individual students or by student organizations and will not assume the role of a collection agency or arbitrate disputes between students and creditors. However, students and student organizations are expected to discharge contractual obligations.


ContactTelephoneEmail/Web Address
Office of the Registrar (questions concerning tuition and fees) 713-500-3361



Bursar's Office (questions concerning a students’ account) 713-500-3088



Student Financial Services (questions concerning Title IV Student Financial Aid) 713-500-3860