Note: For the most up-to-date balance due, please click “Student Account Center” link located on the “Student” tab of TreeHouse (or for parents/guardians, your proxy login).
Sample of a Drew Bill
1 – Student Accounts Office Contact Information
This is the mailing address of Drew University Student Accounts Office along with telephone number and email address. Please note the Student Accounts Office is traditionally open 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Exceptions will be communicated to the student body via email and will also be noted on the voice mail message should you call when the office is closed.
2 – Student Mailing Address
Though billing statements are not mailed (but provided electronically), this address is the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s office. Changes/updates to this address can and should be made via the student’s TreeHouse portal.
3 – Student Summary
This section will give you basic information regarding the student at the time the statement was produced which includes:
- Date – This is the date the statement was produced. Any information added or changed after the statement is produced will not be reflected until the next statement production (once a month, on or around the 15th), however students can view the activity on their account in real time when logged into their TreeHouse by clicking on “Student Account Center.”
- Residency – This reflects whether the student resides on Campus (Resident), or off Campus (Commuter).
- Student ID – This number is a unique identifier for student records (academic records, housing, billing, all campus card, etc). Students should have their Student ID card with them at all times.
- Term – This notes the current semester reflected on the billing statement.
- School – This shows which school the student is currently admitted to (College, Graduate, Theological).
- Due Date – This is the date which the “Amount Due” reflected on the statement must be paid by. When the Due Date is the same as the statement date, that means the balance is due upon receipt.
4 – Current Term Charges
This section reflects the charges associated for the current term noted on the statement. The charge associated with an item will be a net amount. For example if there is an adjustment applied to Tuition, the amount shown on the statement will be the resulting net of the original charge and the adjustment. All like charges and or their adjustments will be combined when printed on the statement. Some common charges to expect are:
- Tuition – The semester charge for academic instruction and support programs for the courses for which you are registered. Adjustments to this entry are made to your account as necessary during the add/drop period (the first two weeks of the semester).
- General Fee – The mandatory per-semester charge to all students that underwrites support of University Center operations and the student activities programming of your particular school. Additionally, the General Fee supports the Student Health Services Center (which provides for treatment of minor illness, management of chronic diseases/disabilities, wellness education, gynecological care, employment and sports physicals, etc.), and services of the Counseling Center (short term therapy, testing, outreach programs, and emergency services). Those with spouses/children living with them may obtain family coverage for an additional fee as long as the student is enrolled in the student health coverage plan.
- Housing Charge – The semester charge for residing in University owned housing. For students who reside in most major campus residence halls, the housing charge includes a connection for television cable service. Although charges for apartment rentals are billed by the semester, Graduate and Theological students in Drew-owned apartments may arrange to pay their housing charge on a monthly basis by completing and submitting the Monthly Rent Form to the Student Accounts Office. Students who do not complete and submit this form are required to pay the semester rent in full by the semester payment deadline.
- Board – The semester charge for the food plan in which you are enrolled. The University offers a variety of food plan options. The meal plan is mandatory for all Undergraduate Resident Students. All Undergraduate Residents are automatically enrolled in the seven-day plan (19 meals, no points). You may select one of the other Meal Plan options on TreeHouse prior to the close of the second week of classes. Commuter students, Graduate School students, and Theological School students may also optionally choose a meal plan and will be billed if/when they make a plan selection.
- Technology Fee – Provides support for student centered technology services. The technology fee contributes to the cost of residence hall wireless networking and other student technology services such as internet and intranet access, email, computer support, virtual software services (Cloud PC), and other services. In some cases this includes the Drew standard computer that has been provided to support the academic program. Although this computer is provided for academic applications, students are welcome to use it for other purposes if they so choose.
- Tuition Refund Plan – The per-semester insurance premium that provides a 75% refund of comprehensive costs (tuition and fees) if you must drop out of the term for approved medical reasons anytime during the semester. The insurance also covers up to 75% of semester fees for mental or nervous disability certified by qualified medical authorities. All students are automatically billed for this insurance, but you may waive the coverage by completing the Tuition Refund Waiver on TreeHouse. It must be waived by August 5th for those starting in the Fall or by January 5th for those starting in the Spring (only new spring semester students may waive the coverage for the Spring Semester – returning students who did not waive this insurance in the Fall may not do so for the Spring). The per-semester charge includes a clerical fee established by the University.
- Accident & Sickness Insurance – The annual charge automatically billed to every full-time student for Drew’s comprehensive student medical insurance plan (health coverage is mandatory for all full time students). If you have other coverage, you may waive this insurance by completing the waiver portion of the Waive/Enroll Health Insurance form. The waiver will require you to verify your current coverage under another comparable health insurance plan. However, the University strongly recommends that you take this coverage as additional protection due to the rigid regulations regarding HMO coverage in home states. If you would like to keep or request this coverage or if you do not currently have health insurance, please acknowledge this by completing the Enrollment portion of the form on TreeHouse. All Full-time students are required to complete the Waiver/Enrollment form by August 15 for those starting in the Fall Semester or by January 15th for those starting in the Spring Semester. Absent a completed Waiver which confirms alternate coverage, a student will be enrolled in the plan and responsible to pay the premium. Please note that the Student Accounts Office only processes the fees associated with the accident/sickness insurance premium. Any specific coverage or plan inquiries should be directed to University Health Plans Corp. at (800) 437-6448 or by visiting their web page.
- Accreditation Fee – A one-time charge to all MAT/PHD/MA students to support a data base and software used for accreditation, licensure, and assessment purposes.
- Orientation Fee – A one-time charge to all new students that covers programs and activities during the Orientation period. Orientation is conducted prior to your first Drew term and is mandatory. Choosing not to attend Orientation without prior Dean approval will not release you from the obligation to pay for it and the charge will remain on your account.
- Transcript Fee – A one-time charge to ALL new students that covers transcript requests for the duration of their connection with the University.
- There maybe other less common charges that will also appear here that we’ve not explained on this page. If you have a question about any charge that appears on your bill, please contact the Student Accounts Office.
5 – Current Term Credits and Financial Aid
This section reflects any payments, Drew scholarships, grants, loans, and any other outside awards received (Financial Aid items which bear “PENDING” in the description, signify funds that are anticipated but have not yet been received). These items will be used to reduce the balance due for the current term.
6 – Anticipated future payments
- Other Expected Credits – If you see this line item, it will indicate a net of any expected credits which are not Financial Aid or TMS payment plan related. This amount is used to reduce the “Amount Due” noted on the statement. Examples would be future Monthly Rent payments, verified 529 payments in transit, or other certified future payments expected.
- Payment Plan Balance – This is the total of TMS payment plan payments not yet due as of the statement date. This amount is used to reduce the “Amount Due” noted on the statement. This amount includes a total of the remaining balance of an approved payment plan (see our Payment Options page for information about our payment plan with TMS). If a payment has come due but you have not yet made your scheduled payment, it will be reflected in the “Amount Due” noted on the statement. Unpaid payment plan payments will cause a balance due on your account which may result in the inability to register, receive transcripts, or participate in room selection, so it is important for you to make your payment plan payments on time.
7 – Statement Summary
This section summarizes the information of the activity which affects the student account. These items include:
- Current Term Balance – Net of Charges and Payments for the current term reflected in the detail shown in the mid section of the statement.
- Other Term Balance – reflects the net balance of activity charged/credited in a term other than the term noted at the top of the statement (most usually prior terms, but could be future term activity).
- Amount Due – This is the net balance of “Current Term Balance” and “Other Term Balance” reflected in this gray box.
8 – Statement Stub
This should be cut or torn off and submitted with your payment (unless you are paying electronically). Items noted on this stub are:
- Due Date – Date which payment is required
- Pay this amount – This is the “Amount Due” noted on the statement and is the amount you should pay now.
- Amount paid – You should write in the amount of the payment you are submitting. Please provide explanation of the amount you are paying if it is different than the amount due.
- Payment Address – This is the address you should send your payment to if you are mailing your payment.
- Student Name and Student ID – identifies the account the payment should be applied to.
- Online Payment Information – should you decide to make a payment to your Drew Student Account or your Campus Card (bookstore account – extra food account) via credit card or electronic debit to your savings or checking account please visit our Payment Options page and click on the type of payment in the box in the upper right corner. One Time Student Account payments and Payment Plan payments can both be completed in the Student Account Center on TreeHouse.