Payment Due Dates
Full payment or acceptable documentation that demonstrates your balance will be fully paid must be received by the term’s payment due dates 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 Nelnet (formally Tuition Management Systems) 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. Parent PLUS and private loans must be applied for and certified prior to the term’s due dates to avoid late payment fees and student account holds. We encourage you to being the Parent PLUS and private loan process in July of each academic year.
Non-Payment of Tuition or Fees
If the payment is not received by the term’s due date, a $100.00 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 Nelnet 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.
International Wire Payments through Flywire
Wheaton College has partnered with Flywire 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 www.flywire.com to begin the payment process. Payments resulting in an over payment of the amount due on a student’s account will be returned to the payer.
If you are sending your payment by mail, please send your payment at least fifteen business days prior to the term’s due date to avoid late payment fees and student account holds. If you are sending a college savings plan payment, please request your payment from your college savings plan administrator at least 30 days in advance of the term’s due date to avoid late payment fees and student account holds. Check payments can be made online at www.wheatoncollege.afford.com with no processing fee. Online payments are credited to the student’s account in real time.
Payments should be sent directly to:
Wheaton College Student Financial Services
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766