Special Course Fees

Special course fees are listed in the Course Schedule (http://www.pace.edu/osa/academic-scheduling/class-schedule), with the specific course, if applicable.

General Institution Fee (GIF)

Pace University assesses a General Institutional Fee (GIF) to cover costs associated with ancillary services provided to students which are not covered by tuition:

  • advisement
  • registration
  • tutoring and writing centers
  • library services
  • co-op and career services
  • inter-campus transportation
  • safety and security
  • parking
  • athletic activities

Many institutions charge similar fees or assess separate fees for the aforementioned services. Pace University has consolidated the cost of these services into one concise fee.

University Health Care Fee

The Health Care fee supports the existence of the University Health Care Unit that are located on the New York City and Pleasantville Campuses. These on-campus facilities are staffed by nurse practitioners - registered nurses who have received training in diagnosing and treating illness, and prescribing medications and other treatments. The UHCU is available to all Pace students, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance coverage or whether or not the student chooses to make use of these facilities.  This fee also supports some of the services offered by our Counseling and Personal Development Centers on both campuses.

Technology Fee

Pace University assesses a Technology Fee to ensure students have access to the latest instructional technology resources available. All revenue generated from the technology fee goes directly towards funding instructional technology initiatives that are focused on enhancing the student learning experience. A committee comprised of students and faculty will vote to determine which discretionary initiatives receive funding each year, with annual reports to be provided to the Pace Community.

Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduates

Students who are enrolled in a combined degree program are treated as undergraduate students through the end of the semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) in which they earn 120-128 credits toward their degree, and then are treated as graduate students beginning with the first semester after the semester in which they achieve 128 credits toward the degree. They are assessed the prevailing undergraduate or graduate tuition rate where appropriate. Undergraduate students who are not enrolled in a combined degree program and who are advised to enroll in a graduate course (resulting in a 12-18 credit load) will be charged the prevailing undergraduate flat-rate tuition. Please be reminded that non-combined-degree undergraduate students may only have a maximum of six (6) graduate credits applied to their undergraduate degree.

Important Notes

  • Students in arrears to the University may not be permitted to register for either credit bearing or non-credit bearing continuing education courses until their prior balance is paid in full. Payments received for new enrollments will be applied to any outstanding balance due Pace University.
  • In all cases students must contact their campus Student Accounts office via email, help desk, mail, or telephone to communicate their intention to attend whether or not a payment is due or a bill has been received.
  • Personal checks: Personal checks are accepted in payment of tuition and fees. A charge of $20.00 is assessed for each check returned unpaid by the bank. The University reserves the right to exclude students from using personal checks, and may require a student to pay by certified check or money order if an account is more than 90 days in arrears.
  • Credit cards and Webchecks: Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover/Novus) are accepted for payment. Credit cards may be used to pay in full the semester charges, less validated Financial Aid. Credit card payments can only be made online at www.pace.edu/pay and are subject to a 2.85% service free through TouchNet. If late fees apply, they will be charged to the student's account. The University reserves the right to exclude students from paying by credit card and may require a student to pay by certified check or money order. Students may also pay via WebCheck through their MyPace Portal. A personal checking or savings account from a U.S. financial institution is required. A student will need the account number and the routing number of the financial institution in order to process a WebCheck payment.
  • Delinquency of Outstanding Balances: Delinquent outstanding balances, including those from installment payment plans, are subject to collection by the University or, at the University’s option, its designated agent. Late charges and interest may be added to a delinquent outstanding balance. In addition, the actual collection expenses, including attorneys’ fees, if any, incurred by the University will be added to the delinquent outstanding balance. The amount of the actual collection expenses and fees may exceed 50 percent of the delinquent outstanding balance (including any late charges and interest).

Any student who has a delinquent outstanding balance is not eligible to enroll at the University. The University will not provide copies of transcripts to or on behalf of any student with a delinquent outstanding balance. A delinquent outstanding balance will be reported to all national credit bureaus and may significantly and adversely affect the student’s credit history. The University may pursue legal action to recover the amount of the delinquent outstanding balance plus any late charges, interest, actual collection expenses, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.