Next Steps


By clicking the button below, you’ll be taken over to our student portal, where you’ll register for Crimson Day! Although our group Crimson Days are now closed, you will still need to complete the registration. Upon registration, your information will be sent to Advising, Student Financial Services, and Student Life and representatives from each area will be in contact with you regarding next steps. Here, you’ll also find helpful resources as you prepare to join us on campus. Once you’re registered for Crimson Day, will become your go-to spot for all things RU.


Register Here

Crimson Days are intentionally designed to provide you with the foundation needed for a strong start to your time at RU.  Please note: Crimson Day is the first step in becoming oriented to the RU community. Upon registering for the event, you must submit a $100 non-refundable fee. The remainder of the New Student Orientation fee will be placed on your tuition bill. The fee covers Crimson Day, Warrior Week and specific new student events throughout the year. 

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FAFSA If you intend to use financial aid (federal and state grants and/or loans) and did not already complete your FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year, you must complete the form at 

Award Letter Once the FAFSA form is complete, you will receive an award letter in your RU email. You may accept/deny financial aid awards via your student portal under Financial Services—>“My Award Letter.”

New Loans If you are a new loan borrower, you will need to complete a master promissory note and entrance counseling online at

Transcripts If you are a first-time college student receiving federal or state financial aid awards, you must submit your official high school transcript within your first semester of attendance, or you will be ineligible for these awards. If you have not submitted your transcript at the time of fall registration, a hold will be placed on your account. Official transcripts must be submitted by Sept. 11, 2020, in order to keep you on track with your academic schedule. 

If you are a transfer student, you must submit your official college transcript(s) for all transfer work applied toward eligibility for college level of loan amounts. If you do not provide the transcript(s) for your transfer hours, the loan amounts will be based on freshman college level. Official transcripts must be submitted by Sept. 11, 2020, in order to keep you on track with your academic schedule.

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If you have a credit from financial aid awards, you will receive a bookstore voucher in your RU email. You may also obtain a voucher to purchase school supplies and sportswear in the campus store if there is a credit on your account. To opt out of receiving bookstore vouchers or to obtain a voucher for the campus store, email Student Financial Services at For more info on purchasing textbooks, see the Warrior Resources section of this booklet.

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View your billing statement in the student portal at under “My Billing/Ledger.” If a balance is due after financial aid awards are applied, you are not required to make payment during initial registration. The payment plan due dates are outlined below.

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(of any balance due after all financial aid awards have been applied)

Parent Loan See instructions at under Financial Services—>Parent Loan

Third Party Send documentation to Student Financial Services describing any outside scholarship(s) or loans not awarded through Rochester University.

Pay in Full | Credit Card Payment may be called in to the Business Office at 248-218-2053, or may be made online on your student portal under “My Billing Ledger.”

Pay in Full | Check/money order Make payable to Rochester University. Mail or bring to the Business Office.

Semester Payment Plan RU offers a payment plan that allows you to pay one-third of the total semester bill on the due date and the remainder in three equal monthly payments, due on the 15th of each month. There is a one-time fee, per semester, for use of the payment plan. Late payments are subject to a fee.

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Fall 2020 | 8.27.20 // 9.15.20 // 10.15.20 // 11.15.21

Spring 2021 | 1.7.21 // 2.15.21 // 3.15.21 // 4.15.21

Summer 2021 | 4.30.21 // 5.15.21 // 6.15.21 // 7.15.21

Contact Information

Office of the Registrar | 248.218.2091
Admissions | 248.218.2222
Advising & Vocation Services | 248.218.2146
Business Office | 248.218.2053
Center for Student Life | 248.218.2041
Student Financial Services | 248.218.2127