When are the bills mailed?
Bills for tuition, room, board and fees are mailed by the Bursar’s Office twice a year. The fall semester bills are mailed in July and due in August. The spring semester bills are mailed in December and due in January. Payment is due in full by the date on the bill unless you have contracted with the TMS monthly payment plan. Payment may be in person in the form of cash or check. Payment may also be made by credit card or check through Tuition Management Systems. The bills will be mailed to the student’s home address unless we are notified of another billing address.
Who can I call if I have a question about my bill?
If you have any questions about your bill, please call the Bursar’s Office at (978) 837-5105. We encourage you to call or stop by any time you have a billing question.
Will my financial aid appear on my bill?
The bill will include pending financial aid that has been awarded and accepted as of the date of the bill. Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis, and one half is credited to the student account each semester. If the student receives a scholarship from an outside organization you may deduct it from the amount due on your statement. Please forward a copy of the scholarship award letter to the Bursar’s Office. Please note: you must also notify the Financial Aid Office if you are receiving an outside scholarship, as this is counted as a financial resource.
The bill may not include credit for Stafford or PLUS loans for which you may be eligible because federal regulations prohibit disbursement of funds without a signed promissory note. You may deduct one half of the loan amount for which you are eligible from your bill less a 1% origination fee for Stafford loans and 4% for PLUS loans.
If your financial aid does not appear accurately on your bill, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (978) 837-5186.
Do meal plans vary in cost?
All standard meal plans (19/13/9) are the same price and come with varying bonus points each semester. Learn more about each meal plan on the Dining Services page.