Billing Information

Billing Information

Rice University uses an electronic billing system, commonly referred to as eBILL. Each month, current term enrolled students will receive an email notification from, informing them of a newly published statement along with instructions on how to view the statement within Esther.

  • Billing statements are issued on the 1st of each month, due on the 10th. Visit Payment Due Dates for a list of due dates by term.
  • Email notifications are sent to students at their email address.
  • Parents and others who are authorized payers will receive email notifications.
  • Financial Aid is applied the Wednesday before classes start.
What's on the Bill

A point-in-time snapshot of payments received and changes due.


  • Tuition
  • Required fees
  • Course fees
  • On-Campus Housing Room & Meals
  • Student Health insurance
  • Student health insurance waivers (negative charges)
  • Parking permits and citations
  • Other miscellaneous charges

Visit our Guide to Charges on Your Bill page for additional information.

Credits/Anticipated Credits

  • Direct payments from students
  • Loans, scholarships and grants
  • Various waivers
  • Enrollment deposits
  • Sponsored contract payments
  • College Saving Plans and Prepaid Tuition Plan payments
  • Payroll deduction payments (Graduates)
  • Anticipated payments not yet received.
Accessing the Bill

How to view my bill

  1. Login to Esther using your NetID and password.
  2. Select Student Services and Account Information link.
  3. Under Account Summary - Pay My Bill - Bill Payment Suite, select Payment Suite.
  4. The "Statements" box is located in the midsection of the screen with a hyperlink to your latest statement.
Give Parents/Others Access to the Bill (Authorized Payer Access)

Parents, guardians and other family members do not automatically have access to view their student’s account. Students can give access by authorizing them as users to view the account and pay online.

Adding an Authorized User

  1. Student Login to Esther using your User ID and PIN.
  2. Select Student Services and Account Information link.
  3. Under Account Summary - Pay My Bill - Bill Payment Suite, select Payment Suite.
  4. Select Authorized Users from the upper menu.
  5. Select Add Authorized User.
  6. Complete the details to include the e-mail address of the Authorized User and access levels you wish to provide and select Continue.
  7. Agree to the Terms and Conditions and select Continue.
  8. Authorized User setup is now complete.

An e-mail will be sent to the Authorized User containing instructions for logging in and creating a password.

Current Balance vs. Amount Due

Current Balance represents all account charges that may be currently due or due at a future time. As charges are added to a student account, the current balance increases, however, based on the type of charge and the semester for which the charge is associated, those charges may be due at different times.

Amount Due represents charges due at the time a billing statement was issued.