Billing statements are generated by the university for any student who is expected to be enrolled in the next academic period. For first-year students, billing occurs two times per year: in August and December. Second- and third-year students are billed for in-school periods only (no charges are assessed for co-op periods unless a student has housing, parking or Husky charges. Additionally, students on a fall co-op will have the health insurance charge assessed in this period).

Bills must be satisfied by the first day of the term. Students who anticipate financial assistance to aid them in meeting their financial obligations should work with our office to ensure that late fees/financial blocks do not occur.

Students who have not satisfied their bill may be refused university services. This can include, but is not limited to, registration, ability to take finals, access to grades and library privileges. Additionally, the university will assess late fees for unpaid balances.

Health Insurance
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all full-time students have appropriate health care insurance. Thus, the university must assess a fee for this coverage (this is paid to a third-party). Students may waive this coverage and charge by demonstrating comparable coverage. The health insurance (unless waived) is billed in the fall quarter only—for the year.  Students will receive instructions on how to waive the health insurance fee on their fall bill.

Financial aid that has been awarded to students will appear as an anticipated credit on the student’s bill. This would include NUSL grants and scholarships, Federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS. Additional information on billing issues may be obtained by calling the the Office of Student Accounts at (617) 373-2270.