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Student Accounts Fees and Information

Students are expected to have their student accounts in a paid status prior to moving into a residence hall or attending the first class meeting for a semester. In order to have a student account in a “paid status”, students must be either paid in full for the semester, or officially signed up for an approved payment plan with our office

Fall bills are due August 4, 2023 and Spring bills are due December 1, 2023. Students and families are expected to familiarize themselves with the payment due dates.

Hiram College staff will assume that students who are not in a paid status will not be attending Hiram College; therefore it is very important that students work closely with the staff in the Office of Student Accounts to inform them of their plans and make payment arrangements.  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.

HIRAM COLLEGE PAYMENT PLAN

Hiram College offers students the opportunity to meet the financial obligations to Hiram College through the use of an 8 month payment plan. The due dates of the plan are:

FALL SEMESTER
  • 1st payment – August 4, 2023
  • 2nd payment – September 1, 2023
  • 3rd payment – October 6, 2023
  • 4th payment – November 3, 2023
SPRING SEMESTER
  • 5th payment – December 1, 2023
  • 6th payment – February 2, 2024
  • 7th payment – March 1, 2024
  • 8th payment – April 5, 2024

Each semester must be paid in full by the final due date to be eligible to attend the next semester

To enroll in the payment plan visit Hiram’s e-bill website, click on payment plan enrollment. There is a $75.00 annual fee to participate in the payment plan to be included with the first payment.

Study abroad costs have a separate refund policy and are not included in the payment plan.

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

Hiram College accepts payment by e-check/ACH, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, check, or wire for tuition payments. To pay by e-check, or credit card, access our online payment system. There is a fee for all online payments collected by the third-party payment system.  There is a $30 fee for all returned e-check/ACH payments, for any reason.

WITHDRAWING

Students are encouraged to speak with their Student Financial Services Specialist prior to starting the withdrawal process or withdrawal from housing to understand the financial implications of doing so. Financial aid eligibility must be recalculated based upon the number of days the student attended of the semester. Any funds for which the student becomes ineligible as a result of the withdrawal from the college must be returned to their source(s). This calculation is separate from the refund schedule listed below and can cause a student to owe the college if unearned financial aid must be returned. An example of this calculation can be found in the Financial Aid Handbook.

Traditional College Students who withdraw from Hiram College or remains enrolled but move out of campus housing are subject to the following refund of tuition, room and board (fees are not refundable): 

Fall 2023
August 28 – September 375%
September 4 – September 1050%
As of September 110%
Spring 2024
January 8 – January 1475%
January 15 – January 2150%
As of January 220%

Fees are not refundable. Students who totally withdraw from the college must move from the residence halls within the timeframe specified by the Office of Residence Life & Commuter Services and forfeit their meal plan privileges even if they receive no refund of charges for the plan. Students who withdraw from housing but remain enrolled at Hiram College after the start of the semester are subject to the refund schedule listed above and a recalculation of financial aid eligibility.

A student who remains enrolled and has received no refund for their meal plan may continue to use the plan until which time they are no longer an enrolled student or the end of the semester whichever comes first. Students are encouraged to meet with someone in the Student Financial Services Office prior to starting the withdrawal process or withdrawal from housing to understand the financial implications of doing so. Financial aid eligibility must be recalculated and any funds for which the student becomes ineligible as a result of the withdrawal from the college or housing must be returned to their source(s).

To begin the official withdrawal process, students must complete the Voluntary Withdrawal Form.

FINANCING OPTIONS

In addition to payment options, 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 on our Financial Aid website.

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, or a completed Deferment Form with fee submitted. Fall bills are due August 4, 2023 and Spring bills are due December 1, 2023. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the payment due dates.

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

Refund Policy for Partnership, Online and Graduate Students

Information on how to withdraw from a course(s) or Hiram College can be found on the Registrar’s website. In addition, students can contact the Academic Advising office at academicadvising@hiram.edu for additional information pertaining to course withdrawals.

Students are encouraged to speak with their Student Financial Services Specialist prior to starting the withdrawal process to understand the financial implications of doing so. Financial aid eligibility must be recalculated based upon the number of days the student attended of the semester. Any funds for which the student becomes ineligible as a result of the withdrawal from the college must be returned to their source(s). This calculation is separate from the refund schedule listed below and can cause a student to owe the college if unearned financial aid must be returned. An example of this calculation can be found in the Financial Aid Handbook.

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

Refund Schedule

  • Prior to the date of the first 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 class and before the second week of class ends, the student 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.
  • From the beginning of the third week of classes, students will not receive any refund of tuition charges and a grade of last week of ‘W’ on their transcripts
  • A student required to leave the College for disciplinary or academic reasons is not entitled to any refund.

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, or wire transfer for tuition payments. To pay by e-check or credit card, you can gain access to online payments here or on our Student Accounts website. There is a 2.85% 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. To enroll in the payment plan go Hiram’s e-bill website, click on ‘H.C. Payment Plan in the upper right-hand corner. There is a $37.50/semester fee to participate in the payment plan which must be included with the first payment.

Fall Payment Plan Due Dates:

  • 1st payment – August 4, 2023
  • 2nd payment – September 1, 2023
  • 3rd payment – October 6, 2023
  • 4th payment – November 3, 2023

Spring Payment Plan Due Dates

  • 1st payment – December 1, 2023
  • 2nd payment – February 2, 2024
  • 3rd payment – March 1, 2024
  • 4th payment – April 5, 2024

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 on the Financial Aid website.

DEFERMENT PLAN

Hiram College has set up a special plan for students whose employers reimburse them for their tuition. Hiram will extend the privilege of deferring your bill until forty days after you receive your grades. You must complete the deferment form prior to the billing due date.

Study Abroad programs require extensive, detailed advanced planning on part of faculty and the Study Abroad Office. Because commitments for flights, hotels, cooperating agencies and organizations are frequently done months in advance of the trip, it is essential that students be aware of the financial commitments when signing up for a program. Likewise, the College is sensitive to extenuating and unforeseen circumstances that arise in students’ lives that could make it impossible for a student to meet the travel commitment. Thus, the College has established a policy whereby both the College and committed students incur the least financial penalty for change of plans.

POLICY

  • Hiram College study abroad trips will be included on the initial billing for the semester in which the trip takes place.
  • The cost of the trip is to be paid in by the initial due date.  Study Abroad trips are excluded from any payment plan.
  • Withdrawal from a Hiram College sponsored study abroad trips must follow the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy, as well as change in course registration.
  • Refunds for withdrawal from a study abroad trip will be a percentage (%) of the amount charged for the trip.  Costs incurred by the College, such as airfare, hotel, in country transportation and similar will reduce the amount refunded.
  • Any refund will be applied directly to the student bill.
  • The % refunded will be on the following basis (the amount refunded after the % calculation will be reduced for any costs incurred by the College)
    • 75% of the trip billed will be refunded if dropped by the1st Hiram College payment plan due date for the semester.
    • 50% of the trip billed will be refunded if dropped by the 2nd Hiram College payment plan due date for the semester.
    • 25% of the trip billed will be refunded if dropped by the 3rd Hiram College payment plan due date for the semester.
    • 0% of the trip billed will be refunded if dropped after the 3rd Hiram College payment due date for the semester
    • If a student fails to withdraw from a study abroad trip, there will be 0% refunded
    • Once a study abroad trip departs, there will be 0% refunded for cancelled participation