College Savings Plans & Prepaid Tuition Plans


529 College Savings Plans

Please contact your plan administrator to request a disbursement of funds from your 529 College Savings Plan. Any checks mailed directly to the Cashier's Office should include the student's name and Rice ID#.

Checks should be made payable to Rice University and should be mailed to:

Rice University
Cashier's Office - MS 55
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

529 Prepaid Tuition Plans

A statement from your prepaid tuition plan must be submitted each year that you plan on using funds from your prepaid tuition plan. The statement must show the current amount of available funds and/or credit hour balance the plan will pay. Once the statement is received, an anticipated payment credit memo will be applied to the student's account. The Cashier's office will send an invoice to your prepaid tuition plan administrator and request payment on behalf of the student. After the payment has been received, it will be reflected on the student's account as a payment.

Statements can be e-mailed to cashier@rice.edu, faxed to (713) 348-5851, or mailed to:

Rice University
Cashier's Office - MS 55
ATTN: Third Party Billing
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Important Notes:

Per the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, the student is fully responsible to pay for all tuition, room and board, fees and other charges incurred by the student or assessed as a result of registration and/or receipt of services or fines. Payment(s) not received from a third party sponsor or pre-paid plan by the deadline will result in the removal of the student's third party/sponsor anticipated payment credit memos from the student account. Any charges left unpaid on the student's account are subject to standard billing and late fees, registration holds, transcript/degree holds, and collection agency actions.

Important Dates:

Fall 2020 - Undergraduates / Graduates
FALL 2020 - UNDERGRADUATES & GRADUATES Date
Prepaid tuition plan statement due to Cashier's Office 7/31/2020
Anticipated payment memos added to student accounts 8/1/2020
Prepaid tuition plan invoice date 9/10/2020
Anticipated payment memos removed from student accounts 10/31/2020
Registration Holds added to student accounts for non-payment 11/1/2020
Spring 2021 - Undergraduates / Graduates
SPRING 2021 - UNDERGRADUATES / GRADUATES Date
Prepaid tuition plan statement due to Cashier's Office 12/20/2020
Anticipated payment memos added to student accounts 1/4/2021
Prepaid tuition plan invoice date 1/28/2021
Anticipated payment memos removed from student accounts 2/28/2021
Registration Holds added to student accounts for non-payment 3/11/2021