Tuition for students in the College of Arts and Sciences is billed on a per-semester basis. Each year, billing statements for the Fall semester are typically sent in the July and due and in August, and billing statements for the Spring semester are typically sent in November and due in December.

The University of Redlands provides several options for students and families to cover any balance due. Many families choose a combination of the options below to pay for costs that scholarships, grants and student loans do not cover. You can refer to our "Paying Your Balance" publication for more information or select the links below.

We also encourage you to visit our Undergraduate Borrowing Statistics page to learn more about how our undergraduate population has borrowed to pay for their education.

Monthly Payment Plans

Monthly Payment Plan

We offer a semester-based Monthly Payment Plan as an option to pay your balance due. This is a convenient method for planning, budgeting and paying educational expenses. This is a monthly plan, not a loan; you will not be charged interest.  There is a $35.00 fee per semester to enroll in the plan and the first payment is due at the time of enrollment.

Payment Plans for the Fall 2024 semester will be available for enrollment after July 1. Please note that only Fall 2024 charges are eligible to be included in the fall payment plan. All other prior term charges must be paid in full. Proxy Users and students have access to set up a monthly payment plan. Students can add a Proxy User on their Self-Service Portal if the bill payer will be someone other than the student. 

We also encourage you to visit our Undergraduate Borrowing Statistics page to learn more about how our undergraduate population has borrowed to pay for their education.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

This parent loan is available to credit-worthy* parents of undergraduate students regardless of income. This loan program allows parents to borrow the difference between the cost of education and the financial assistance the student is scheduled to receive. To learn more specific details on applying, click here.

Alternative Loans

Credit-based loans are available from private banks and other institutions for students who need additional funds to meet educational expenses not covered by financial aid. Alternative loans are not a part of the federal loan program and can be more expensive for the borrower.

To apply for an alternative loan students must choose a lender and agree to a credit check. In most cases, students must have a good credit history, a low debt-to-income ratio, and a co-signer may be required for students without adequate credit. Students with a co-signer, in general, have a higher rate of approval and lower fee and interest rate structures. Because alternative loans are provided by a wide variety of lenders, terms and conditions may vary. We have made this process easier by identifying a number of lenders with competitive rates and excellent customer service. We take great care in identifying the best possible loan options for students and reevaluate suggested lenders on a yearly basis. For more information on alternative loans, and to view our list of recommended lenders, please click the alternative loan lenders button link below.


Please be aware that you are in no way required to utilize an alternative loan lender from the link above. Student Financial Services supports our students' right to utilize the lender of their choice. If you would like to select an Alternative Loan from a lender not listed at the website above please feel free to contact the lender directly.

To review our policy on recommending lenders, and for help determining which alternative loan is best for you, please visit our Alternative Loan Facts page.

Third Party Payers (529 Plans, Outside Scholarships, Tuition Benefits)

Students and families may secure payment resources outside the financial aid programs offered through University of Redlands. These payment resources include College 529 plans, tuition benefits through the student’s or parent’s employer, and scholarships through an outside agency. Since the tuition deadline may be before a third-party payer will remit payment on the student’s account, University of Redlands offers students and families the option to provide proof of anticipated payment to act as a placeholder on the student’s account until the actual payment is received.

For a placeholder to be included on the student’s account, please submit a confirmation of the anticipated payment to This confirmation must include the student information, third-party payer’s name and contact information and the amount of the anticipated payment. Student Financial Services will monitor outstanding payments from third-party payers and follow up with the student or third-party payer as appropriate. If payment is not received by the following registration period, the balance will become immediately due and a hold will be placed the student’s account until the balance is paid.