Student Accounts and Cashier

The Student Accounts Office (SAO) is responsible for all billing to students for the collection of all due amounts. SAO also provides counseling for students in meeting their financial obligations, and to this end, works closely with the Financial Aid Office.  

The Cashier’s Office is responsible for receiving and processing all student payments, whether made online, in-person, or by mail. The office also handles all petty cash disbursements and provides miscellaneous services such as the sale of SEPTA tokens.

Billing and Payment

Billing

The University's billing timetable is in accordance with the following chart:

Term Bill Mailed/Emailed Payment Due

Fall

June

July

Spring

December

January

Summer

May

June

Initial semester statements will be sent by mail, but additional account balance notices will be emailed to students at their University email addresses. Students may access an on-line real-time statement at any time via WebAdvisor.   

Payment

Payment for each semester is due and payable upon receipt of the invoice. Payments that are not made by the specified deadline are subject to a $100 late fee for each month invoice remains past due.  

The Cashier’s Office accepts payments for tuition and fees, and transacts other University business.  Payments for all student accounts charges (tuition, fees, residence halls, food plans, and medical insurance) may be made by cash, check, wire transfers, or credit cards.

  • Checks: Make payable to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Financial obligations are not considered satisfied until checks have cleared the bank. A collection charge of $30.00 will be imposed and added to the student’s account for any check not accepted by the bank.
  • American Express, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard: Anyone who uses a credit card to pay a tuition account will be charged a non-refundable convenience fee equal to 2.45% of the transaction. 

Students may make online payments via WebAdvisor. Family members and others may make online payments via our Payment Gateway. Although the convenience fee for credit cards in charged for online payments, there is no fee for electronic check payments. 

These payments may be transacted directly at the Cashier’s window, by mail or online on WebAdvisor.  All check payments can be deposited at any time in the Cashier’s Deposit Slot located directly on the Cashier’s door.   

Payments mailed in should be sent to the following address:

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Box 91 Cashier
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you should have any additional questions please feel free to contact us at:  cashier@usciences.edu.

Students encountering difficulties in resolving their financial obligations are encouraged to see Student Accounts (Kline Hall – Room 107) for assistance in meeting their responsibilities. The University has payment plan options for your convenience: TMS (Tuition Management Systems).

Students with outstanding indebtedness may not attend classes until payment is made. Failure to pay a past due account will result in the account being placed on a “financial hold” status, barring registration for future semesters, release of grades and academic transcripts. In addition, accounts in serious default will be reported to a collection agency, credit bureau and legal counsel. Collections expenses equal to 50% of the outstanding charges and other such costs will be added to the amount due.

Loan Information

Additional information about federal and private loans can be found on our Financial Aid page.

Location

Student Accounts Office:
Kline Hall - Room 101 & 107

Cashier’s Office:
Kline Hall - Room 108

Hours of Operation

Student Accounts Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Cashier’s Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Contact:

Administration
Marty Beckerman
Director, Student Accounting Services

Address:

Office Location: Kline Hall, Room 103
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8863

Email:

m.becker@usciences.edu

Contact:

Student Accounts
Barbara McCauley
Student Accounts Coordinator 

Phone:

215-596-8860

Email:

b.mccaul@usciences.edu

Contact:

Student Accounts
Shannon Watts
Student Accounts Coordinator

Address:

Office Location: Kline Hall, Room 101
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8860

Email:

s.watts@usciences.edu

Contact:

Cashier’s Office
Marlene Waugh
Cashier

Address:

Office Location: Kline Hall, Room 108
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8857

Email:

m.waugh@usciences.edu