Parents/Guardians

APA Parent Orientation Presentation

The Academic Planning and Advising (APA) program is designed to introduce new students of the School of Arts and Sciences to the philosophy of a liberal arts education, inform them about degree requirements, and assist them in selecting first-semester classes. Attendance at ONE of the full-day APA programs is mandatory for all students.

To register, please visit the APA Day registration page: http://apadays.sas.rutgers.edu

In addition, the Office of Student Accounting provides a presentation to parents which provides information about term bills, payment plans, health insurance, FERPA regulations, and more! View the PPT presentation to learn more about your student's term bill, statement of account, tuition payment plans, and more.

Student Accounts and Term Bills

The Student Account System, an online student account summary, serves as Rutgers' official term bill and includes all tuition, fees, payments, and financial aid credits. We no longer send out paper bills in the mail. At the start of each semester, registered students receive an email and a postcard notifying them that their term bill is available to view online using the Student Account System. Your student will need to confirm attendance each semester. The registration process is not complete until a student either pays the term bill or confirms their attendance. Parents do not have access to their student's account without the students consent. Learn more about your student's online student account/term bill.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students in higher education various rights with respect to their education records. One of these rights under FERPA relates to the confidentiality of information contained in the student's account. As a general rule, Rutgers may not disclose "personally identifiable information" from a student's education records to anyone outside of the university without the student's prior written consent. Financial records are considered "personally identifiable information." Students may authorize a parent or guardian to access their educational records.

Tax Information for Education

The university is required by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax documents to help you prepare your federal taxes and to apply for education tax credits.   

RU Book Advance

This account can be used at the Barnes & Noble at Rutgers bookstores located at the Gateway Transit Village in New Brunswick and Bradley Hall in Newark. PLUS loan funds are not eligible for the RU Book Advance program.

Electronic Refunds (ScholarRefund)

Your student is able to have their refund electronically deposited directly to checking or savings accounts.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid assists students and families in planning for and meeting expenses associated with attendance at Rutgers by establishing aid eligibility; awarding scholarships, grants, loans, and employment to eligible students; and providing financial aid counseling to students and families for the resolution of problems associated with financing an education.

Office of Student Health Insurance

The Office of Student Health Insurance assists students with Student Health Insurance concerns by acting as a Liaison with the Office of Student Accounting, Billing and Cashiering, Center for Global Services, Rutgers Health Services, University Health Plans and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources. The Office assist students on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.