Undergraduate students admitted to a full-time study program will enroll for 12 to 20 credits per semester with 15 credits being the norm, and they are required to pay the full-time tuition fee for that semester.
Those students carrying more than 20 credits pay the full-time tuition plus a surcharge fee equal to one-twelfth of the full-time semester tuition per credit for each credit over 20.
Traditional undergraduate students who enroll for fewer than 12 credits pay a pro-rata fee equal to one-twelfth of the full-time semester tuition per credit.
The full-time tuition fee (see Tuition/Room/Board Fees for details), in addition to tuition, covers all costs associated with attending Bryant, other than room and board. Such costs include: laboratory fees, health services, participation in intramural sports, use of athletic facilities, and a subscription to The Archway (University student newspaper).
In addition to academic programs and related services, this figure covers the cost of providing each student with personal use of a laptop computer that is fully loaded with software and is network ready. Prior to the beginning of the student’s junior year, the laptop will be exchanged for an updated model. This two-year renewal cycle ensures that students always have access to the latest available technology. There are no separate fees for technology at Bryant University.
The student bill is an electronic, online bill that provides the detail activity for one particular semester. The process to run a bill in Banner is called TSRCBIL.
Prior to the generation of the E-Bill, the tuition fee assessment process (SFRFASC) is tested in audit mode to ensure accurate assessment rules are in place on the tuition billing rules form (SFARGFE). The Bursar’s Office coordinates with Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, and Residence Life to ensure that registrations are complete, financial-aid packages are posted, and meal and housing assignments have been assigned in Banner. Without this information, a billing invoice is not accurate.
Students will receive E-Bills for payments that are due in August (for the fall semester) and January (for the spring semester) at least 30 days prior to the due date. The due date for the fall semester is August 9 and the due date for the spring semester is January 9 (or the first business day following these dates if they fall on a weekend). If there is a delay in the freshman information (registration, meal plan, housing, etc.) being entered into Banner, an extension is granted on the due date for the tuition bill to allow for a 30-day window between the initial E-Bill and the payment-due date.
The credits and anticipated credits listed on the billing statement include any cash, credit card or check payments, direct financial aid awards, private alternative loans, Federal Direct and/or Federal Perkins Loans, or the balance of the Tuition Management Systems (TMS) 10-month, interest-free budget plan.
The remainder of the bill is shown as a “balance due.” All required financial aid forms, loan applications, and budget plan contract applications must be completed prior to the generation of the E-Bill in order for any anticipated credits to appear on the billing statement. If the necessary paperwork is not submitted at the time the bill is due, the student must pay the balance and request reimbursement after the receipt of financial aid.
Students interested in applying for financial aid are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) atwww.fafsa.ed.gov. The deadline for applying:
- February 15 – freshmen
- March 1– continuing students
- April 1– transfer students
If an incoming student is awarded a Federal Direct Student Loan, they will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The Direct Student Loan MPN applications are completed electronically via the Department of Education web site prior to the beginning of the academic year.
All federal-aid awards are disbursed as actual credits 30 days after the start of the semester as prescribed by federal regulations.
The Office of the Bursar sends updated E-Bills to students whose accounts have been adjusted since the initial billing statement. This is done every two weeks. All students who owe an outstanding balance as of October 1 for the fall or February 1 for the spring semester will receive a semester bill whether or not they have had any changes/adjustments made to their account. Students also have the option to view their accounts online at the Student Account Center.