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 20, 2016 and Spring bills are due January 2, 2017. 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

Notification of withdrawal must be received by the Professional and Graduate Studies Office. Ceasing to attend a class, never attending, or notifying an instructor does not constitute official withdrawal from a course(s). Any and all tuition refunds are based upon the date that a student “officially” withdraws.

On-campus classes: – the refund of tuition (fees including but not limited to comprehensive fee and field trip fees are not refundable)

  • Prior to and during the first class session, students will receive a full refund of tuition charges.
  • After the first class session, and before the second class session, students will receive a 75% refund of tuition charges and no notation will appear on their transcript.
  • After the second class session, and before the third class session, students will receive a 50% refund and a grade of ‘W’ will be recorded on their transcript.
  • After the third class session, and prior to the last class session, students may withdraw from the course and receive a ‘W’ on their transcript.  No tuition will be refunded.

Online/Blended classes: – the refund of tuition (fees including but not limited to comprehensive fee and field trip fees are not refundable)

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

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 20, 2016
  • 2nd payment – September 20, 2016
  • 3rd payment – October 20, 2016
  • 4th payment – November 20, 2016

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.