Payment of Bills

Assumption College follows a policy of sending bills directly to the students. Bills for each semester will be issued prior to the beginning of each semester and are payable to the Finance Office.

Students will not be considered officially registered and, therefore, will not be issued class schedules or officially listed in the class roster until their bill is paid. Payments are applied to a student’s bill in the order of past due balance, fines, interest, fees including room and board, miscellaneous charges, and finally tuition.

Specific fees are often assessed after the student’s class schedule is fixed and are payable on receipt of a statement from the Finance Office.

The college does not offer a deferred payment plan. Students wishing to use an installment plan must make private arrangements with Tuition Management Service which offers this type of plan on a fee basis. Information on this plan is available from the Finance Office or online at assumption.afford.com.

Financial aid, loans, payments from deferred payment plans, etc., must be received by the payment due date each semester. Late payments will be subject to a late payment fee.

If you are planning to pay your bill by MEFA, Plus or other loans, you will need to be approved, complete necessary promissory note, and if needed be certified by financial aid in order for Assumption College to know that the funds are secure as payment. Plus loans and some other loans have an origination fee withheld by the lender. If you have questions concerning this process please contact the Financial Aid office at 508-767-7158.

Payments can be made online at assumption.afford.com.

FAILURE TO PAY COLLEGE FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Enrolled students may be suspended from the College for past due obligations, an action which includes removal of courses and prevention from course enrollment and campus housing for future terms. Students whose accounts are not in good standing may not be allowed to participate in the housing lottery. Current and former students will have a financial hold placed on their “official” academic transcript. Past due obligations may be referred to a collection agency at the discretion of the College. In such cases, the student will be liable for any collection and legal fees which may total 50% of the outstanding bill.

GRADUATION CLEARANCE

Diplomas and official transcripts are released only upon full payment of all bills. All tuition, service charges, graduation fee, and miscellaneous fees, including library fees, must be paid in full by the announced graduation clearance deadline. Student accounts that are not fully paid by graduation clearance day are turned over to a collection agency if the account continues to be delinquent.