Tuition and Fees 2018-19
- Tuition $54,100
- Student Activity Fee $492
- Board $6,974
- Total $70,994
For more information or technical support regarding BIONIC, please visit the Instructional & Information Technology Services site.
Haverford Grants and other confirmed Financial Aid from the College are credited directly to your account, half each semester. Federal Direct Stafford, PLUS loans, and outside scholarships and grants will not appear on your bill or be credited to your account until the funds are received by the Business Office. You may deduct the semester disbursement (which is normally one half of the total) of any confirmed Loan, Scholarship, or Grant amount from the account balance due. Please remember to deduct the origination fee from your Direct Loan amount before calculating your payment. On-campus employment (Federal Work Study) is paid directly to the student 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).
All students are required to have personal health insurance with Philadelphia area coverage while in attendance at the College. For International Students, defined as students carrying an F-1 VISA, the College plan is mandatory and may not be waived. International students are required to enroll in the plan and are billed for the premium. Prior to first attendance at Haverford, and annually thereafter, all registered students (except International Students as defined above) must either actively enroll in the plan, or waive coverage, before the August 1, 2018 deadline.
If you are currently enrolled in an individual or family health insurance plan and do not need the insurance provided by the College you must complete an online waiver by going to www.firststudent.com, selecting Haverford College and entering the required information.
If you do not have personal health insurance which will cover you in the Philadelphia area please go to www.firststudent.com and confirm your enrollment in the College plan before August 1, 2018. You may print your insurance ID card upon completion of enrollment. Those taking no action prior to August 1 will be placed on the plan and will not be able to waive, and the charge will not be removed from the bill.
Please visit the College's Health Services website for additional information regarding insurance billing and submitting your insurance information in the HaverHealth Portal.
The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the United Healthcare Insurance Company with an annual policy period of 8/1 to 7/31. The premium for 2018-2019 is $1,782. For more information on the SHIP and its benefits please visit www.firststudent.com. If you have questions, please contact First Risk Advisor's Customer Service at 800-505-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First year students are required to be on Full Board 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, 773 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 or elect to forgo a meal plan.
All students will receive email notification of their ability to choose a partial plan, full meal plan (choice of Traditional or Black Squirrel), or waive meals, from Dining each Spring. All students should make an active meal election—even if that election is a waiver of meals—by the stated enrollment date for the term.
Those who have made an election to participate in a meal plan will be billed for the plan of their choosing. Anyone who does not actively choose a meal plan (or actively waive meals) will be placed in the following plans:
Changes to meal plans may be made up to, and including, the first day of classes.
Enrollment in partial meal plans may not be changed after start of classes.
Haverford College does not accept credit cards as payment on student account balances. The following payment methods are accepted:
Please mail your check made payable to "Haverford College". Please write your student ID number on the check and send it along with a note listing any adjustments to the balance due. Payments can be mailed to the Business Office:
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Students can view their account balance and make a payment directly from a checking or savings account drawn on a U.S. bank. Students can access this e-check-or ACH-method of payment via the College’s BIONIC system through the "Student Center"," Finance" section under "Account Inquiry". The "View Haverford E-Bill/Make a Payment" button provides an authenticated link to our Nelnet site where they can make a secure payment. After accessing the online payment site, the student may initiate an invitation to a third party (parent) by selecting "Add an Authorized Payer". The third party (parent) will receive an email invitation to establish an account allowing parental access to this payment site.
If you have questions, contact Barbara Wilson, (610) 896-1251 or Mike Gavanus, (610) 795-6119. Nelnet is also available at (800) 609-8056.
Wire instructions are included with your first bill for the semester. They are also available on the Nelnet site. If you need assistance, please contact Student Accounts at HCemail@example.com.
Haverford College Payment Plan
Haverford will be offering payment plans for each semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. There is a $25 enrollment fee and no interest is charged. There is a $55 charge for returned payments ($30 to Nelnet and $25 to Haverford).
Plans are established on the Nelnet site:
Please make sure to consider all scholarships, grants, 529 Plan payments and employer benefits as well as any educational loans you may request in determining your Payment Plan amount. The College will not adjust your contract. If you find you wish to make an adjustment, please do so on the Nelnet site.
Late payments are subject to a 1% monthly late fee, including delinquent payments on Higher One payment plan accounts. Unpaid accounts are also subject to cancellation of OneCard privileges, participation in the meal plan, exclusion from Room Draw, and the withholding of transcripts. Please be advised that students whose accounts are not satisfied before the start of classes are subject to dismissal from the College. 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. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Students can access the College’s BIONIC system through the Student Center, Finance Section under Account Inquiry. Normally it takes 1 or 2 days (after receipt by the College) for check payments to be applied to your student account balance. During peak payment times, such as the beginning of the semester, or during holiday periods, the application of payments could take a little longer. Wire payments normally are applied the next business day. ACH payments usually take 2 to 3 business days to be processed and applied to your student account.
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 the academic year 2018-2019, no refunds will be made after November 16, 2018 and April 5, 2019. 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 offer an optional insurance program, The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.
The Tuition Refund Plan, plus the college's refund, provides 75% of your insured tuition and fees if you withdraw from classes due to a covered personal physical illness, covered psychological illness, or accident. 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.
Contact A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., at (617) 774-1555 or www.collegerefund.com for more information or to apply.
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 $6,762.
A ninth-semester student is charged at the Special Student Rate of $6,762 per credit.
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 card can also be used at certain vending machines and at laundry locations on campus. The OneCard can be used at both Haverford and Bryn Mawr College. OneCard information, along with a mobile app, can be found at brynmawr.edu/onecard. The GetFunds site is where students can make deposits, and access details of their OneCard activity.
Your bill reflects charges which are included in your Study Abroad (SA) program for which Haverford will make payment to your host institution in accordance with Haverford Study Abroad policy. You may also receive a bill from the SA institution for room or meals if you are on a Tuition only program. (Haverford will bill you for tuition and pay tuition only to the SA institution). Questions regarding SA cost or policies should be directed to Rebecca Avery, Director of Study Abroad at (610) 896-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will receive Form 1098-T (Lifetime Learning Tax Credit and American Opportunity Credit) annually 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 bills/statements. Copies of 1098-T forms can be found at https://heartland.ecsi.net/. Students will need their; First and Last Name, Social Security Number and Zip Code (Home address zip) to access their forms.
Students who have consented to receive electronic forms will receive an email notification that the form is available before January 31. Students who have not consented to receive electronic delivery will have a paper statement mailed to their Home address by January 31, 2018. All students will have access to their forms at https://heartland.ecsi.net/. Students needing assistance accessing forms should contact the ECSI call center at telephone number (866) 428-1098.
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 information provided 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 information is available from IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education which we strongly recommend.
Student Accounts Supervisor
Phone: (610) 896-1251
Fax: (610) 896-1240
Payments can be mailed to our lockbox address:
P.O. Box 95000-1488
Philadelphia, PA 19195-1488
For overnight mailing or late payments:
Attn: Business Office
370 Lancaster Avenue Haverford, PA 19041
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