Tuition and Fees 2016-17
- Tuition $50,564
- Fees $460
- Room $8,826
- Board $6,640
- Total $66,490
Student Tuition Accounts can be viewed by the student on the College BIONIC system "Self-Service/Campus Finances".
The Business Office mails tuition bills in July for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester.
Student Health Insurance: All students are required to have personal medical insurance. Visit Health Service: Insurance for more information and to provide proof of insurance via waiver or enroll in the student plan. The premium charge for the 2016-2017 plan (August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017) is $1,724.00.
Regarding financial assistance to help with the cost of the student health insurance premium, in some cases, depending on the student’s level of financial need, institutional grants may be available to assist students.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine whether or not you are eligible for institutional support.
Incidental Deposit: Haverford no longer requires an Incidental Deposit.
One Card: Your student ID card (OneCard) also functions as a room/building access card and a stored debit card. Students may elect to establish an account on the College OneCard to pay for books, merchandise and food at College dining locations and the Bookstore. The OneCard can be used at both Haverford and Bryn Mawr College.
Billing/Payment due dates: Bills for the following semester’s tuition, room, board, Student Association fee, and Deposit are rendered in July and December. Tuition and Fees must be paid in full before the beginning of the semester and, to avoid last minute congestion, preferably by wire, ACH or mail in advance. Students whose fees are not paid are subject to dismissal from the College. Unpaid accounts are also subject to a 1% per month late fee, cancellation of OneCard privileges, participation in the meal plan, exclusion from Room Draw and the withholding of transcripts. If there are any outstanding charges at the end of the term, no diploma or official transcript will be issued. Transcripts may be withheld at any time for non-payment.
Students are charged full tuition for each of the first eight semesters they are in attendance at the College. Students who finish seven semesters without completing all degree requirements will be required to enroll for a final semester at full tuition if the number of credits needed is more than one. In the event that these students enter their eighth semester at Haverford needing a single credit or less for degree completion as certified by the Dean and Registrar of the College, the tuition charge will be at the Special Student Rate of $6,320.
A ninth-semester student is charged at the Special Student Rate of $6,320 per credit.
New for 2016-17, students can view their account balance and make a payment directly from a checking account at a U.S. bank. Here's how:
You will receive an automated email confirmation that your payment has been processed. Keep this email for your records.
Once enrolled, you will be able to invite others (parents), to enroll so that they may also make ACH payments. You can initiate the invitation by selecting "account access" in the drop-down menu under your login ID.
If you have questions, contact Barbara Wilson, 610-896-1251.
Students who prefer to pay tuition and fees in monthly installments may do so through a plan provided by Higher One. The 10 month plan begins May 15th and concludes February 15th and is offered as an annual plan only. Enrollment is open until August 15th however missed payments must be made at time of enrollment. One half of the annual plan is credited to the Student bill each semester. There is a small enrollment fee. For additional information or to enroll please visit https://tuitionpaymentplan.com. Higher One may also be reached by phone at 800-635-0120.
Haverford Grants and other confirmed Financial Aid from the College are credited directly to your account, half each semester. Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS loans and outside awards will not be credited to your account until the funds are received by the Business Office. On-campus employment (Federal Work Study) is paid directly to the student once a month by Student Payroll for hours worked. Specific questions regarding Financial Aid including loan applications should be directed to the Financial Aid Office (email@example.com or 610-896-1350).
Families may pay for three or four years (six or eight semesters) of tuition at the current rate if the total prepaid amount is paid in full by the first semester’s due date in August. Room, board and other fees can not be prepaid. If the student withdraws, a refund of the prepaid tuition for the current term will be made in accordance with the standard refund policy. The family may request a refund of any remaining prepaid tuition in which case the prepaid tuition option is cancelled. Otherwise, the family may choose to continue to participate in the Prepaid Plan if the leave from the College does not exceed one year and the unused prepayment amount remains with the College. Under no circumstances will the College pay interest on any portion of the prepaid tuition amount.
First year students are required to be on the full board plan both semesters of their first year at the College. Upperclass students are required to be on the full board plan unless they are living at 710 College Ave, the Ira De A. Reid House or the Haverford College Apartments, all housing where there are full kitchens. Residents in these locations may choose to purchase a meal plan. Students will receive email notification of their ability to choose a partial or full meal plan during the summer. Students who have made an election to participate in a meal plan will be billed for the plan of their choosing. Enrollment in partial meal plans may not be changed after start of classes.
Exceptions to the above rules may be made by the Senior Associate Dean of the College under the following conditions:
The refund percentage depends upon the date of a student's withdrawal as certified by the Dean's Office. Student withdrawals must have the approval of the Dean. A full refund of tuition, fees, room and board will be made the first day of classes each semester. Thereafter, refunds are subject to the following schedule:
For academic year 2016-2017, no refunds will be made after November 6, 2016 and March 30, 2017. For purposes of those calculations, each week ends on a Friday and excludes fall and spring break weeks. The refund will then be made to federal loan and grant programs in which the student was involved that semester, in accordance with federal regulations. Any Haverford grant will be reduced by at least the percentage of the tuition refund. If a refund is due to the state, institutional and/or private aid programs, this will be made before any refund is made directly to the student and/or family.
Students who decide to drop from the room and board plans after the first day of classes (without withdrawing from the College) will receive a pro-rata refund less a withdrawal penalty. No such refund is made during the last six weeks of the semester.
Students who receive federal student aid are also subject to a separate federal Title IV funds refund policy.
As a supplement to the college refund schedule, we are pleased to make available an optional insurance program, The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.
The Tuition Refund Plan, plus the college's refund, provides 100% of your insured tuition and fees if you withdraw from classes due to a covered personal physical illness or accident. For withdrawals due to psychological illness, benefits will return up to 60% of insured fees. Enrollment forms with complete details are mailed to students in July or an application may be completed online. The TRP provides coverage (according to the terms of the policy) for tuition, fee, room and board charges. Benefits under the Tuition Refund Plan can provide a valuable resource for students who need to withdraw for medical reasons.
Please contact A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., at (617) 774-1555 or www.collegerefund.com for more information or to apply.
On or before January 31 the student will receive Form 1098-T from the College. This form will contain the student’s name, address and SSN as well as the College’s name address and Tax ID. It will include amounts Haverford billed the student for qualified tuition expenses and the student’s scholarships and grants total. As permitted by federal regulation, we will not include any information about tuition payments on the 1098-T. Payments made to the College are shown on your tuition bill. Copies of all issued 1098t forms can be found at www.1098t.com.
Both the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit and American Opportunity Credit may reduce the amount of federal tax that may have to be paid.
Please note that none of the above is meant to be construed as tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for any specific questions about how these credits may apply to your own individual circumstances. Additional current information is available from IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education which we strongly recommend.
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