Hiram College

Professional and Graduate Studies Student Information

Payment of Accounts

Students are expected to have their student account in a paid status prior to attending the first class meeting for a semester or moving into a residence hall.  In order to have a student account in a “paid status”, students must be either paid in full for the semester, officially signed up for an approved payment plan with the Office of Student Accounts, or a completed Deferment Form with fee submitted. Fall bills are due August 15, 2017 and Spring bills are due January 2, 2018. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the payment due dates.

After an internal review period, students who are registered for classes and have signed up for a residence hall room, whose student accounts are not in a paid status, by the published semester payment deadlines, will have their class schedules canceled and their residence hall assignments canceled for the term. Should these students wish to re-register for courses, they will be assessed a $100 Late Payment Fee.

A $100 late fee will be assessed monthly if the account or payment is delinquent.

Refund Policy for Professional and Graduate Studies Students

Students needing to withdraw from a course(s) must contact the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies before a course withdrawal can occur. Course withdrawals can be initiated by phone, or in writing, by completing a course withdrawal form (available in the PGS office, located in room 205 of Hinsdale Hall), or by contacting the PGS office and requesting a course withdrawal through the student’s secure Hiram e-mail account. Students can contact the PGS office at 330-569-5161 for additional information pertaining to course withdrawals.

Ceasing to attend a class, never attending, or simply notifying an instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal from a course. Notification of withdrawal from a course(s) must be made by the student to the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies. Any tuition refund for course(s) will be subject to the PGS course withdrawal refund schedule. All tuition refunds are based upon the date that a student officially notifies the Office of PGS. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the course has been withdrawn and any outstanding financial obligations are met with the College.

A student required to leave the College for disciplinary or academic reasons is not entitled to any refund. Refunds of financial aid from the federal and state programs are governed by the respective regulations. Copies of federal and state controlling documents are available in the Office of Student Financial Services.

Online/Blended Classes:

  • Prior to the date of the first class, students will receive a full refund of tuition charges.
  • For seven days, beginning the date of the first class, students will receive a 75% refund of tuition charges and no notation will appear on their transcript.
  • For seven days, beginning the eighth day following the first class, students will receive a 50% refund of tuition charges and a grade of ‘W’ will appear on their transcript.
  • From the date of the second class, (15th day for Online campus) through the end of the term, students will not receive any refund of tuition charges and a grade of ‘W’ will appear on their transcript.
  • Students who drop their course after the start of the last week of the class session will receive an ‘F’ on their transcripts

Online Classes: Because online classes typically start on the Monday prior to PGS on-ground classes, dates for withdrawals and refunds differ from ground-based classes. Weeks run Monday through Sunday.

  • Prior to the opening of the online class, students will receive a full refund of tuition charges.
  • From the date of the first class through the first week, students will receive a 75% refund of tuition charges and no notation will appear on their transcript.
  • After the first week of the class and before the second week of class ends, students will receive a 50% refund of tuition charges and a grade of ‘W’ will appear on their transcript.

Workshops:

  • You must notify your program counselor via Hiram e-mail no less than 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop to be eligible for a withdrawal and refund. Failure to do so will result in a grade of NC and no refund issued.

Study Abroad trip fees have a separate refund policy; please see the Student Handbook

Only one bill will be sent out prior to the due date.  If you have completed a FASFA and you have received your financial aid award letter and aid does not appear on the bill, please deduct the amount on the Financial Aid Award Letter from the amount due on the bill, excluding work study.

Hiram College accepts payment by e-check/ACH, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, cash, check, or wire for tuition payments. To pay by e-check, or credit card, you can gain access to online payment by www.hiram.edu/paymybill or on our Student Accounts website. There is a 2.5% fee for using a credit card; however, an e-check transaction is free.  There is a $30 fee for all returned e-check/ACH payments, for any reason.

Hiram College Payment Plan

Hiram College offers students the opportunity to meet the financial obligations to Hiram College through the use of a four-month payment plan. The dates of the Fall plan are:

  • 1st payment – August 15, 2017
  • 2nd payment – September 15, 2017
  • 3rd payment – October 15, 2017
  • 4th payment – November 15, 2017

To enroll in the payment plan go www.hiram.edu/ebill , click on payment plan enrollment WEC/MAIS in upper right-hand corner. There is a $37.50 fee to participate in the payment plan which must be included with the first payment.

A $100 late payment fee will be assessed for each delinquent payment.

Additional Information

In addition to the above payment plan, there are also a number of ways to finance your Hiram education.  We are here to help you determine what works for your family.  Please contact us at 330-569-5107 or review some of these options online the Financial Aid website.