Frequently Asked Questions about Student Accounts and Cashier

I don't see my loans on my statement, why is this?

Your Federal Direct Loans will be deducted from your bill at the start of each semester, provided that you have completed all necessary paperwork.

Why is my housing deposit not showing on my bill?

Housing deposits are tracked in a separate account, much like the security deposit paid to a landlord. When a student moves out of university housing after fully completing a housing contract, the deposit is refunded, less any damage charges.

I have been charged a Comprehensive Fee, what is this for?

The Comprehensive Fee is a fee that supports a series of ancillary services and expenses including by not limited to: recreational facilities, student events & programs, student associations & groups, and technology.

I'm not attending Freshman Orientation, why am I still being charged the Orientation Fee?

The Orientation Fee applies to all services available to new students and makes them part of USciences. It also includes the activities and events happening on Move In Day and Move In Weekend.

What are my payment options for tuition?

Cash, Check, Credit Card (American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard), and Electronic Check please note anyone who uses a credit card to pay a tuition account will be charged a non-refundable convenience fee equal to 2.5% of the transaction. We no longer accept Visa as a form of payment. Electronic Checks have no convenience fee.

Can I set up a payment plan to pay for my tuition?

Yes, the university has payment plan options for your convenience, through Tuition Management Systems. 1-888-572-8985 or www.afford.com/usip

I'm a Grad Student whose tuition will be covered by Tuition Reimbursement, do I have to pay out of pocket for tuition?

If your employer has an agreement with USciences to pay the school directly, you will not be required to pay in advance. If your employer reimburses you according to an agreement between you and the employer then you will be required to pay the school at the specified deadline. You should feel free to call the Director of Student Accounting Services to discuss strategies for meeting this obligation.

How can I make a payment to my tuition account?

The preferred payment method is online for your convenience, which can be done 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The other payment options are in person, by mail, and by phone. Online payments made by students can be done through Web Advisor. Online payments made by family members can be done through Payment Gateway at: https://payments.usciences.edu.

Our Mailing Address Is:

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

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