Case's payment plans

<p>does anyone know how the payment plans work for case. do we pay every month? or semester? or year? and if the scholarship money is deducted each payment time?</p>

<p>When we were at Case I met with a fin aid person. This is what I understood him to say (three different plans): </p>

<p>plan A: 1/2 the semester fees where due before the semester, and the other 1/2 by the 8th week into the semester. </p>

<p>plan B: full amount before the semester started</p>

<p>plan C: monthly payments (I assume that he meant with a plan like Tuition Management where you pay a $90 (?) yearly fee and then make nine (9) monthly payments to them and then they reimburse the school)</p>

<p>From what I understand they apply 1/2 your grant money & merit scholarship money to each semester.</p>

<p>You can always check with the fin aid office if you need more specifics.</p>

<p>Did you notice in the enrollment package that the tuition bill will not come in the mail?</p>

<p>The bill will be emailed to the student's Case email account. Apparently the email will contain a link where you can add additional email addresses (such as for a parent) to receive a copy of the bills via email.</p>

<p>Now, I never saw this in the package, but after the student has established the Network ID, their web-based Case email account is activated and it is located here:</p>

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<p>The Network ID & password are used to login to email.</p>

<p>I believe that once your student logs in for the first time, they can set up a parent login account so that the parent can login to print off a bill or check to see if payments were made. I believe that you can also request a paper bill be sent instead of the email bill? The online system seemed to work well, but if you send a check in by regular mail (or if your student pays by check on campus) it won't show up online as having been received. I haven't had any problems with checks being processed correctly, they just haven't shown up on the online bill until the next bill was written out. I believe if you use their automatic bill paying system (like paypal?) that the payment does show up online right when it is received.</p>

<p>Once the student establishes their Network ID and password there are lots of things that they can discover on the Case website. One that is really interesting is the Course evaluations--found on the registrar's page...go to searchable schedule of classes, search for a class that you are interested in, click on the section number, and at the bottom of the page there will be an option to login to read the course evaluations...Very interesting--and can be helpful to find professors that are most respected in the classes that you want to take. You will need a password to access the photo directory, your email account, housing information, etc...and lots more once you get on campus...</p>

<p>is here:</p>

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<p>Yep, the students on campus are none too happy about the hike.
A note about the bill in the mail, you can request a paper bill be sent to you if you like. I did that for my parents because they kept getting annoyed the bill was being sent to me as I wasn't the one paying for it anyway.</p>

<p>Does anyone know how that compares to other colleges? It sure seems like a big increase.</p>

<p>It may seem like a lot, but from everything we have heard from other parents I think that this is pretty normal (yearly increases). The past five or so years it seems like every college is going up about $5K+ yearly. Since I have a son at Case this year I am researching colleges for my junior high school student & I can tell you that all the colleges prices are much higher than two years ago when I was looking. I am soooo thankful for the good scholarships that Case does offer.</p>

<p>Last year URochester increased tuition by 8.1%. I think you can expect a $2,000 increase each year at private schools now. It's funny that whatever Harvard charges, dozens of other private schools end up charging just about the same. State school tuition and fees are booming too. Case is still lower than schools of comparable rank, but it has now passed the $30,000 mark.</p>

<p>As increases continually take in more families under finanacial need, the sticker price becomes transparent. The thinking becomes like medical insurance - no one seems to care what medical prices are, as long as they are covered. There is a book out that says colleges are among the few economic endeavors in the US where there is no attempt at increasing productivity (doing more with less) or to contain costs. Tuition has increased far above inflation every year for more than 20 years now.</p>