While students may be eligible to receive loans to pay for the MBE Program, it is important to note that, to be loan eligible, students must register for at least 2 courses each semester. Students enrolling in just 1 course will not be eligible for student loans. Please speak with Student Financial Services for information about student loans at UPenn Benefits Resources.
The MBE is a 9 course degree (the final project, BIOE 996, is a course which carries full tuition). Students who are enrolled in 3 or more course units (CUs) in a semester are considered full-time students. All full-time students are additionally charged a Clinical Fee, excluding summer semester. The clinical fee is a per-semester charge for all non-dissertation students with 3 or more CUs. Unlike the student health insurance, it cannot be waived, but goes to support the student health clinics and Student Health Services.
Students who are full-time in either the fall or spring semesters will also be charged the fees for the Penn Student Insurance Plan (PSIP). If you hold insurance through other means, you can request a waiver through Penn Student Health Services. Note that this must be completed before the end of the first month of classes in the semester.
Bursar bills are mailed by the Office of Student Financial Services usually within 4-6 weeks after the registration has been processed. Bills are delivered electronically on a monthly basis. For both incoming AND continuing students, notification emails are sent each month informing you that a new monthly billing statement is available via our online bill system, Penn.Pay. You can also check Penn.Pay daily, to see if any new items have been posted to your account since your last billing statement.
Please note that email is the primary mechanism for sending official communications to Penn students, including communications sent out by instructors. Therefore, you need to check your email regularly in order to stay abreast of important messages and notifications. This makes it very important that you keep your email updated in your directory listing (see Penn Directory, update listing). You don't need a Penn email, but you do need an email on file with the University.
You can access your bill using the Penn Portal. Billing questions should be addressed to Student Financial Services, 215.898.1988.
Employees of the University of Pennsylvania or the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania should check with their department of Human Resources to see if they are eligible for tuition remission.
For more information, please visit: UPenn Benefits Resources