Students are billed electronically once per semester for their tuition, fees, room, and board expenses. Fall charges are billed in early July and due August 1; spring charges are billed in early December and are due January 1. Subsequent bills reflect any past due balance plus any new activity on the student account. Monthly statements are posted on the Wheaton Student Account Center for all active students unless they had a zero balance in the previous month and no new billing activity.
Beginning July 1, 2016, Student Financial Services will not be accepting cash payments. If you would like to pay with cash, please visit the Finance Customer Service window located on the second floor of Park Hall. Payment is also accepted online at the Wheaton Student Account Center.
All student accounts are subject to the standard payment due dates unless the college is notified of enrollment in the monthly payment plan described below.
Full payment or acceptable documentation that demonstrates your balance will be fully paid must be received in order to move into campus housing or attend classes for the term. Acceptable documentation includes a copy of an award letter for an outside scholarship, a copy of a billing authorization or sponsorship letter and/or enrollment with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) on an approved payment plan. Please note, loans based on the credit worthiness of the borrower may not be deducted without written approval from the lender. A copy of an approval notice or signed promissory note will be accepted as documentation for this type of loan.
Non-Payment of Tuition or Fees
If the payment is not received by the semester’s due date, a $50.00 late payment fee may be assessed each month on student accounts not paid in full, not fully covered by financial aid and/or on an approved payment plan. Students who have not met their financial obligations to the College will not be allowed to register for additional courses. Grades, transcripts, and diplomas will be withheld from students whose accounts show overdue balances.
Any student who has selected campus housing will not be permitted to move into their campus residence until their student account is paid, fully covered by financial aid and/or on an approved payment plan.
The College policy requires the withholding of all credits, educational services, issuance of transcripts, and certifications of academic records from any person whose financial obligation to the college (including delinquent balances and liability for damage) is due and/or unpaid. If any overdue obligation is referred for collection by the college or to an outside agency or attorney for collection efforts and/or legal suit, the debt is increased to cover all reasonable costs of collection, including collection agency fees which may be based on a percentage of the balance owed at a maximum of 33 1/3 of the debt, and all collection costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs that the College may incur in such collection efforts. By registering for any class at the College, each student accepts and agrees to be bound by the foregoing College policy as applied to any preexisting or future obligation to the College. The College reserves the right to report to a credit bureau those accounts placed with collection agencies.
Monthly Payment Plan Option
The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option helps families budget education expenses over the course of each semester. The $35.00 enrollment fee includes toll-free education payment counseling and 24-hour, automated account access.
Plans for fall semester include:
|6 month -||Begins June 1 through November 1|
|Enrollment begins May 1 through June 5|
|5 month -||Begins July 1 through November 1|
|Enrollment begins June 1 through July 5|
|4 month -||Begins August 1 through November 1|
|Enrollment begins July 1 through August 5|
|3 month -||Begins September 1 through November 1|
|Enrollment begins August 1 through September 5|
Plans for spring semester include:
|6 month -||Begins December 1 through May 1|
|Enrollment begins November 1 through December 5|
|5 month -||Begins January 1 through May 1|
|Enrollment begins December 1 through January 5|
|4 month -||Begins February 1 through May 1|
|Enrollment begins January 1 through February 5|
|3 month -||Begins March 1 through May 1|
|Enrollment begins February 1 through March 5|
Families may budget any amount, up to their full cost of tuition, fees, room, and board. Families will receive separate bills from in the Wheaton Student Account Center (link) on a monthly basis if additional miscellaneous charges are incurred during the year, or if a past due balance remains unpaid.
Make an Online Payment
To initiate a secure online payment go to the Wheaton Student Account Center. Click on "Make a Payment" and then choose Checking/Statement Savings, or Credit Card and follow the instructions. Please note that if you choose to make your payment using a credit card, TMS will charge and retain a convenience fee of 2.99% of the amount charged.
International Wire Payments through Flywire
Wheaton College has partnered with Flywire (formerly peerTransfer) to offer a streamlined way to make international tuition payments. Flywire’s mission is to save international students and their families’ money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. Visit Flywire to begin the payment process.