Student Billing

Contact Information
Stacey J. Roper
Student Accounts Administrator

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
National Business Office
3101 Clifton Avenue
Klau Library, Room 333
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Tel: (513) 487-3213
Toll Free: 1 (800) 488-8720 ext. 3213
Fax: (513) 221-2369


Billing Policy and Timeline: Each student will receive a bill shortly after the Add/Drop period ends each semester. Your payment is due immediately upon receipt of the invoice. If payment arrangements are needed, please contact the Student Billing Office. If the Business Office does not receive payment or set a payment plan in a timely manner, a Business Office Hold will be placed on your student account. Such a hold will prevent you from registering, receiving transcripts or accessing financial aid. Thus, it is in your best interest to contact  the Office of Student Billing as soon as you can to resolve any billing issues as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Third Party Tuition Payments: If a third party individual (parent, grandparent, etc.) or congregation pays a portion of a student’s tuition, this will not be considered a donation to HUC-JIR but will be treated as a third party tuition payment and applied to the student’s account directly. Such payments are not tax-deductible by law.

Health Insurance: HUC-JIR in cooperation with Cigna has designed a mandatory waiver Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan for full-time students during the 2016-17 academic year.  New York and Ohio plans and forms are slightly different, so please review the appropriate information (HUC-NY or HUC-CN). 
As a mandatory policy, all full-time students MUST complete the attached form and indicate whether or not you plan to enroll or waive coverage.  The deadline to enroll or waive coverage for 2017 Summer  is May 1, 2017.  After that date, you will automatically be enrolled in the student health insurance plan and be responsible for the premium.  Students who register after the first day of classes will be permitted to submit the waiver request within seven (7) calendar days of the date of their registration.  Requests for waivers received after these dates will NOT be honored, so please file early.  You only need to waive once for the academic year.
Cincinnati students, please return your form to Stacey J. Roper in the National Business Office on the Cincinnati campus.  New York students, please return your form to Harriet Lewis, Director of Operations on the New York campus.

Additional information:

Cincinnati and New York Students:

Los Angeles: Health insurance is offered through University of Southern California’s student health insurance plan. Hebrew Union College-JIR students enroll each semester online through the insurance carrier’s website. Payment is by credit card and there is a monthly payment option. In addition, there is a separate, optional dental insurance plan.  Students also are charged an additional Student Health Center Fee each semester through HUC’s student billing office.


Frequently Asked Questions:

I see that tuition is listed as a yearly amount on the Tuition and Fee Policy, will I be charged the yearly tuition charge all at once?
Tuition is charged on a semester basis. Full-time students will be charged half the yearly tuition at the start of the fall semester and half the yearly tuition at the start of the spring semester. Fees are charged once per academic year and are charged in full at the start of the fall semester, except for Graduation/Investiture/Ordination fees which are charged during the spring semester. Insurance and Health Center fees are charged to the student, when the school is charged (monthly (Cincinnati and New York) or on a semester basis (Los Angeles)).

I took out student loans to help with my living expenses. When will I receive this money? 
Stafford and PLUS loans are disbursed to the school at the beginning of each semester, (specific dates can be found on the Financial Aid page). The college deducts tuition and fees from the amount transmitted, and then returns the excess funds to the student. The National Business Office completes these disbursements as quickly as possible after the Add/Drop period ends each semester. Students are encouraged to complete a Direct Deposit Form which allows the College-Institute to deposit directly into their savings or checking account. If a direct deposit is not set up, a paper check is mailed to the student (at the current address in the SIS) on the disbursement date given.

I am having a financial crisis, can the college help me? 
Please contact Student Billing to review payment arrangements and discuss the possibility of an emergency loan.

Are there any charges to set up a payment plan? 
At this time the College-Institute does not charge any fees or interest on payment plans.

I logged onto the SIS and have a Business Office Hold on my account. I am unable to access the SIS. What do I do? 
Business Office Holds are placed on accounts with balances that are past due or do not have payment arrangements. Contact the Student Billing Office to make satisfactory arrangements to pay your balance due, and the hold will be lifted from your account.

How long does it take for payments to show on my account? 
Typically, payments will take up to 3 days to show on your account.

Why haven't I received a bill this semester?
Student Billing uses the current address in the SIS for all correspondence. It is imperative that you check your current address in the SIS. If it is wrong, all your bills, letters and other information will go to the wrong address.

What is a Health Center Fee? 
Students on the Los Angeles campus are charged a fee to use USC's Health Center each semester. This fee cannot be covered by Stafford or Grad PLUS loans unless a Title IV Authorization form is completed.

Why am I being charged an Activity Fee?
Activity fees are charged yearly in the fall semester and are non-refundable. The money from these fees is given to the Student Association for each program, to support community activities.