Common Fees and Transactions

Please include the 7-digit Student ID number in all correspondence for prompt response.  Federal privacy regulations dictate that questions specifically about students can only be asked by students and their Authorized Users.  If you are a parent or other payer on a student's account, the student must establish you as an Authorized User in order for your questions to be answered.  Please see instructions in the SIS Financial User Guide.

The table below shows a list of common fees and transactions on a student's account and is not meant to include all fees and transactions on a student's account.  Fees may be subject to change without prior noticeTuition, room rates, and board rates are made available after approval by the university's Board of Trustees. 

Questions about specific line items on a student's account, please use the contact information as listed.

Item Description Email Phone
Tuition Tuition charges vary by program of study and number of enrolled credit hours.  Tuition for each program is listed at Tuition + Fees. studentaccounts@case.edu 216.368.2226
Tuition Deposit Admitted students may be required to pay a nonrefundable commitment deposit.  These deposits will be credited to the student's account and reflected on the first term's billing statement. studentaccounts@case.edu 216.368.2226
Room & Related Charges Room charges are based on room selection and assignment.  Rates can be found at the University Housing website. housing@case.edu 216.368.3780
Board Charges Also referred to as "meal plan," board charges are based on the student's meal plan selection.  Meal plan options, including rates, can be found at the Dining Services website. mealplan@case.edu 216.368.5844
CaseCash CaseCash is a declining balance tender loaded on a student's CaseOneCard.  It may be used at a variety of food and non-food locations both on and off campus, including the University Bookstore.  $1 in CaseCash equals $1 of purchasing power.  CaseCash included in the meal plan is deposited into the student's account at the beginning of the semester.  Additional CaseCash can be added throughout the semester.  Additional information is available at the Dining Services website. mealplan@case.edu 216.368.5844
Medical Plan Fee

The Student Medical Plan provides coverage for preventive care, medical and mental health services, prescriptions, discount dental and vision.  The Plan is insured by Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna).  Students who have comparable coverage that meets the University’s waiver criteria, may be eligible to waive the Student Medical Plan.  Additional information is available at the Student Medical Plan website.

medicalplan@case.edu 216.368.3049
Matriculation Fee A one-time required fee for all undergraduate degree-seeking students.   studentaccounts@case.edu 216.368.2226
RTA Transportation Fee The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides undergraduate students and graduate/professional students whose school elected into this program with unlimited use of public transportation services.  The fee is automatically charged to students and cannot be waived. access@case.edu 216.368.2273
Bookstore Bucks A program that allows all undergraduate students to charge textbooks and academic supplies, up to $625.00, directly to their student account.  Please visit CWRU Barnes and Noble College Bookstore for more information.   auxiliary@case.edu 216.368.5844
Academic Course Fees Academic departments may charge additional fees based on a student's registered courses.  Please visit the Schedule of Classes for more information.  courses@case.edu 216.368.4310
Activity Fee A required fee to fund student organizations, initiatives, publications, and programming. studentaccounts@case.edu 216.368.2226 
Graduate Student Council Fee A required fee charged to all professional students to support the Graduate Student Council. studentaccounts@case.edu 216.368.2226 
One to One Fitness Membership Fee and Sales Tax Graduate and professional students are automatically enrolled each semester as members of the One to One Fitness Center at a discounted rate.  Students may elect to have their excess financial aid pay for this fee by granting Excess Aid Permission.  Students can opt-out (waive) this fee by the stated tuition due date for each semester through the self-service option in the Student Information Systems (SIS).  Students must opt-out every semester.  To opt-out after the stated tuition due date, students must send an email to One to One Fitness Center. onetoone@case.edu 216.368.1121
Late Fee Any charges not paid by the stated due date will result in the student's account being past-due.  Past-due accounts are subject to late fees and financial hold, which could prevent a student from registering for classes and receiving their transcript and/or diploma.   studentaccounts@case.edu 216.368.2226
Late Registration Fee If a student registers after the first day of classes, a late registration fee will be assessed to the student's account.  If a student has extenuating circumstances outside the normal registration procedures and guidelines, the student can complete a late registration fee petition and submit to the University Registrar's Office.    registrar@case.edu 216.368.4310 
Financial Aid  Financial aid may appear as Anticipated Aid or actual credits on a student's account.  This includes scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans.     financialaid@case.edu 216.368.4530 
Loans Accepted loans may appear as Anticipated Aid or actual credits on a student's account.  This includes Direct loans, Parent PLUS, PLUS, and private loans.   faloans@case.edu 216.368.4530
Tuition Waivers  Tuition or education benefits are administered by Human Resources Benefits Administration.  Employees (faculty and staff), including their spouse and dependents, may be eligible for education benefits.  Education benefits forms must be completed each semester and submitted by the first day of classes.  A tuition waiver will be credited to the student's account after the first day of classes. tuition-waiver@case.edu  216.368.6964 
Collection Accounts Delinquent accounts may be referred to collections. collections@case.edu 216.368.2226
Study Abroad If a student is in a study abroad program, please visit Office of Education Abroad for more information. studyabroad@case.edu  216.368.2517