Payment of Charges and Fees
On line payments may be made by electronic funds transfer/ACH through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The Bursar also accepts your money order, personal check (unless you have been advised otherwise,) or wire transfer. All checks should be payable in US dollars & drawn on a US bank. Please do not mail cash. A completed Bursar Worksheet must accompany your payment.
Failure to pay by the due date will result in a progressive late fee as well as a hold on registration, campus housing and dining. Remember that the due date is the date by which the payment must be *received.* Barnard cannot be responsible for lost, late, or misdirected mail. Pay online at barnard.afford.com, or allow at least 10 days for postal mail delivery & processing.
All charges and fees (unless otherwise noted) are billed on a semester basis. The fall term payment is due August 1. The spring term payment is due December 1. Payments received after these dates are subject to escalating late payment fees that begin at $75 and increase weekly. Registration for either semester will not be complete until all College costs have been paid. Occupancy of an assigned dormitory room will not be permitted until charges have been paid in full as required. Students admitted after August 1 (for fall) or December 1 (for spring), must pay the balance due in advance of the first day of registration.
Financial aid grants and any loans (minus loan origination fees imposed by your lender) may be deducted from the semester charges in order to calculate the balance due. Use the Bursar Worksheet to reflect any adjustments to the balance shown on your bill.
Privileges of the College, including moving into campus housing, dining services, issuing of transcripts and diplomas, and administration of examinations, are not available to any student who is delinquent in the payment of her College bills. When bills are not paid in full by their due date or satisfactory arrangements for their payments have not been made with the Bursar, the student will not be allowed to register and may be required to withdraw from the College.
Delinquent accounts are referred to credit bureaus and a collection agency. In addition to any outstanding tuition, fees, room and board, students are responsible for the costs of collection including interest, penalties, collection agency fees, court fees, and attorney fees. All tuition charges and fees are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
Checks or money orders in payment of tuition and fees must be made in U.S. funds at a U.S. bank payable to Barnard College and should be for the exact amount of the payment due. A fee will be assessed for checks returned unpaid.