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Explanation of Costs

Explanation of Costs

There is no set cost among all chapters for membership in Pi Beta Phi. The cost of membership in Pi Beta Phi differs from member to member and chapter to chapter because of varying costs of collegiate housing, meals, dues and programming between institutions. However, our international organization costs are the same no matter what Pi Phi chapter you join. Local costs are set by individual chapters. To download the Pi Beta Phi financial brochure, click here.

Pi Beta Phi Foundation offers scholarships and grants to a limited number of students each year. The Foundation will award 124 scholarships totaling more than $355,500 for the 2014–2015 academic year. For more information on scholarship, fellowship opportunities, visit the Pi Beta Phi Foundation website.

International dues and fees

Our members pay certain international dues and fees to support the activities and operations of the Fraternity. Current international dues and fees are outlined below.

One-time dues and fees

International New Member Fee: $35
International Initiation Fee*: $125
*This fee includes a gold badge and your subscription to the Fraternity magazine, The Arrow

Semester membership costs per individual:

International Dues: $55
International Technology Fees: $25

Collegiate chapter dues, fees and housing costs

Each chapter establishes its own costs for housing and meals, dues, and other fees. Chapter costs are established and voted on by chapter members and are listed in the chapter's bylaws.

Automatic Financial Probation

Pi Beta Phi has an Automatic Financial Probation (AFP) process for invoices that are past due 31+ days after the original invoice date. Please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions document to further explain this process. Alternatively, you can reference some of these frequently asked questions below. Simply click on the question and the answer will appear beneath it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will my student to receive a chapter invoice?Open or Close

    Invoices are emailed to the member’s email address on the first day of each month.

  • When does the invoice need to be paid?Open or Close

    Invoices are due by the 20th of each month or as indicated on the invoice.

  • Can parents write a check for an invoice?Open or Close

    Yes. Please make sure to include the student’s name and GreekBill Member Number on the memo line and mail the check to GreekBill, Inc. P.O. Box 51888 Los Angeles California, 90051–6188.nswer

  • How are the dues/fees established?Open or Close

    Each chapter creates a budget for the fiscal year (July 1–June 30), and the budget is based on membership and planned events. Each member pays for a portion of the expenses.

  • If a student studies abroad, do we owe any money to the chapter?Open or Close

    Yes. The chapter still incurs expenses while a member is studying abroad, such as Panhellenic and Fraternity dues. A housing contract remains the student’s responsibility unless a replacement is found. Please read the housing contract carefully.

  • Does the chapter offer payment plans?Open or Close

    Yes. Please discuss payment plan options with the AAC Financial Advisor before the start of the term. We will work with our members — however, payment plans are an exception.

  • Can my parents speak with the alumnae advisor about my finances?Open or Close

    As the Financial Responsibilities of Membership state, the member will need to set up a parental account on GreekBill to provide authorization for family members to speak to Fraternity officers. The alumnae advisors are more than happy to communicate with parents. However, our first obligation is to the member. We don’t want to violate personal privacy by speaking to a family member without permission.

  • Once I have paid my invoice, is it refundable?Open or Close

    In general, invoiced amounts are not refundable nor can they be waived. Please speak with the AAC Financial Advisor with any questions.

  • What happens if I don’t pay my invoice?Open or Close

    Accounts not paid by the 20th of the month will accrue late fees. Members with past due balances are placed on Automatic Financial Probation (AFP) and will have limited member privileges. Accounts with late balances after 60 days will be sent to pre-collections and at 180 days past due accounts will be sent to a collections agency. At six months past due, members are dismissed from the organization. For more information, please visit the Explanation of Costs page under the Friends and Family tab on the pibetaphi.org website.

  • Where can I find the alumnae advisor contact information?Open or Close

    The Vice President of Finance or any chapter officer can provide that information. In addition, all AAC information is available on the Members-Only side of pibetaphi.org.

  • Can I just call Headquarters with questions?Open or Close

    Most financial questions will best be addressed by the chapter’s Vice President of Finance or the AAC Financial Advisor. In the event these individuals are not able to address your questions, you may contact Pi Beta Phi Headquarters. Please note, chapter officers are not permitted to speak with parents and Fraternity officers and staff may only share your student’s financial status with family members if a parent account in Greekbill is set up or a Member Information Release Form is signed.

  • Does my student have to live in the chapter facility if they have one?Open or Close

    Members are required to live in the chapter facility unless they receive approval from the Alumnae Advisory Committee prior to making other living arrangements. This policy is outlined in the Financial and Housing Obligations of Membership.

  • Why does the housing contract require a guarantor/cosigner?Open or Close

    For many students, a Pi Beta Phi housing contract may be one of the first binding legal documents they have signed. In order to help the student understand her responsibility as outlined in the housing contract, the Fraternity asks students review the contract with a parent or family member. In addition, the Fraternity requires a guarantor on all housing contracts to ensure the duties of the individual signing the contract are fulfilled, though the student signature is the binding agreement. Asking for a guarantor is a common practice for many leases and rental agreements.