After you register for your semester classes, the Bursar’s office will prepare a bill for tuition, housing, and fees, as appropriate. Marquette sends all billing statements electronically. When the e-bill is ready to view, students will receive an email message (sent to your Marquette email address only) with a link to CheckMarq. Additional information about billing statements, including due dates and payment options is available on the Bursar's website.
Soon after you arrive you may want to establish a bank account. There are several banks within walking distance of the Marquette campus. You should not carry large amounts of cash with you. Some students bring money in the form of traveler’s checks, others bring a bank check in U.S. dollars drawn on a United States bank, and other students arrange for wire transfers of money to their new bank. Sometimes there is a delay of one week or more in withdrawing money after a student opens a bank account. More information on banking will be available during the orientation program and also at the bank of your choice.
You will need money soon after you arrive at Marquette while you are arranging your bank accounts. You will have daily costs for food, which could cost $20 per day at a fast-food restaurant or the campus cafeterias. Books and supplies for classes could cost about $400 at the beginning of the semester. If you live in an apartment, you may need to pay the first month’s rent in advance plus a security deposit equal to one month’s rent. You may also have initial expenses for bed linens and other personal and household items.