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 your account.  If you have questions about specific line items on your 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. 216.368.2226
Tuition Deposit Admitted students may be required to pay a nonrefundable commitment deposit.  These deposits will be credited to your student account after you register for classes. 216.368.2226
Room & Related Charges Room charges are based on your room selection and assignment.  Rates can be found at the University Housing website. 216.368.3780
Board Charges Also referred to as "meal plan," board charges are based on your plan selection.  Meal plan options, including rates, can be found at the Dining Services website. 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 your account at the beginning of the semester.  Additional CaseCash can be added throughout the semester.  Additional information is available at the Dining Services website. 216.368.5844
Medical Plan Fee

CWRU’s Student Medical Plan provides coverage for preventive care, medical and mental health services, prescriptions, discount dental and vision.  The Plan is administered by Aetna Student Health.  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. 216.368.3049
Matriculation Fee A one-time required fee for all undergraduate degree-seeking students. 216.368.2226
RTA Transportation Fee The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides undergraduate students with unlimited use of public transportation services.  The fee is automatically charged to Undergraduate students and cannot be waived. 216.368.2273
Bookstore Bucks A program that allows all undergraduate students to charge textbooks and academic supplies, up to $625.00, directly to your student account.  Please visit CWRU Barnes and Noble College Bookstore for more information. 216.368.5844
Academic Course Fees Academic departments may charge additional fees based on your registered courses.  Please visit the Schedule of Classes for more information. 216.368.4310
Activity Fee A required fee to fund student organizations, initiatives, publications, and programming. 216.368.2226 
Graduate Student Council Fee A required fee charged to all professional students to support the Graduate Student Council. 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.  You can elect to have your excess financial aid pay for this fee by granting Excess Aid Permission.  You 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).  You must opt-out every semester.  To opt-out after the stated tuition due date, you must send an email to One to One Fitness Center. 216.368.1121
Late Fee Any charges not paid by the stated due date will result in your account being past-due.  Past-due accounts are subject to late fees and financial hold, which could prevent you from registering for classes and receiving your transcript and/or diploma. 216.368.2226
Late Registration Fee If you register after the first day of classes, you will be assessed a late registration fee.  If you have extenuating circumstances outside the normal registration procedures and guidelines, you can complete a late registration fee petition and submit to the University Registrar's Office. 216.368.4310 
Financial Aid  Financial aid may appear as Anticipated Aid or actual credits to your account.  This includes scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans. 216.368.4530 
Loans Accepted loans may appear as Anticipated Aid or actual credits to your account.  This includes direct loans, Parent PLUS, PLUS, and private loans. 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 your account after the first day of classes.  216.368.6964 
Collection Accounts Delinquent accounts may be referred to collections. 216.368.4308
Study Abroad If you are in a study abroad program, please visit Office of Education Abroad for more information.  216.368.2517