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View Student Account Details, establish an Authorized User, and make E-Payments

Standard Tuition and Fees

TUITION AND FEES

Other Costs

Off-campus study groups
For information about the cost of studying abroad and off campus, see the off-campus study program costs and financial aid page.

New Student Checklist

Incoming first-year students can review deadlines and track their progress in preparing for their first semester using the New Student Checklist.

Billing Schedule

The student account balance, account activity, and monthly statements are accessible by students and Authorized Users via TouchNet. Monthly billing statements are generated for students with a balance due (or a credit balance available) the first week of each month with a corresponding email notification to students and their Authorized Users. Colgate does not issue paper bills for active students.

The main term charges (tuition, student association fee, housing, meal plan, and health insurance) are assessed prior to the start of each term*.

Term Date Billing Date Payment Due
Fall First Week of July August 1
Spring First Week of December Mid-January

Throughout the term, miscellaneous new charges and credits; adjustments to existing charges and credits; and/or payments made may appear on the student account activity. The deadlines to pay miscellaneous balances throughout the term are indicated in emails and billing notifications sent to students and Authorized Users.  Typically, charges assessed in the first two months of the term are due within one month, and charges assessed afterward are due within one week.**

The monthly billing notification is a courtesy to assist students with their responsibility to be aware of and take care of their student account.  Students are responsible to know what their balance is, seek assistance if they have questions, and ensure their student account is in good standing.

* Upperclass students must have completed course pre-registration and be assigned to a housing/meal plan to be assessed the corresponding fees.
** If a family utilizes a monthly payment plan, the payment due dates are defined by the plan.

Account Holds/Late Fee Assessment
Overdue balances will result in an Account Hold, and are subject to monthly late fees of 1% of the balance (or a minimum of $100).  Account holds prevent a student from obtaining transcripts, course pre-registration, participating in the Drop/Add period, and diploma and graduation exercises.


Payment Plans

Click a payment plan below to learn more. Additional information about any of the following options is also available by contacting the Office of Student Accounts.
Semesterly

Most Colgate families choose to pay the tuition bill twice each year at the beginning of each semester.

Monthly 

Each semester upon receipt of a Colgate University bill, families have the option of setting up a five month payment plan for semester expenses.  This plan is available through the billing site hosted by Touchnet.  Once signed into the Touchnet site, click on the Payment Plans button at the top of the page and follow the prompts to enroll in a five payment plan.  There is a $20 set-up fee charged to enroll in this plan.

An external monthly payment plan option with Tuition Managements Systems (TMS), is available to Colgate families.  Enrollment with TMS is available on line by clicking this link: www.afford.com/colgate.  There is a small fee charged when enrolling in this plan.

If you require payment arrangements other than the traditional options listed in this section, please contact Jason Shumaker, Director of Student Accounts, at jshumaker@colgate.edu or 315-228-7421 for consideration of possible alternative payment arrangements.


Payment Methods

Pay tuition online
To pay your bill online, please see the details about online payments here

Pay by mail
We utilize a banking lockbox service to collect mailed tuition payments. It is an automated system that requires the original remittance slip to accompany each payment. The remittance slip can be found on the electronic billing site under the eBill tab. The lockbox cannot process payments that arrive without the remittance slip, and it cannot process payments from scholarships (see below). Please mail payments with the required remittance slip to:

Colgate University
P.O. Box 416095
Boston, MA 02241-6095

Correspondence should not be mailed to the lockbox.
Submit funds from a scholarship
Scholarship checks and mailed correspondence must be addressed to:

Student Accounts
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive Hamilton, NY 13346
Wire transfers
Our preferred method of electronic payment is via the first method listed above (Pay tuition online).
International students interested in wire transfers should review the "International bank transfer" method below.
If ultimately you do wish to pay your student bill via wire transfer, please contact our office at stuaccounts@colgate.edu or 315-228-4817.
International bank transfers
We offer two options for international bank transfer payments: Flywire or PaytoStudy.

Flywire
Colgate University has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition and fee payment process to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments.  With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.  You will also receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support.


PaytoStudy
PAY USING PAYTOSTUDYColgate University has partnered with PaytoStudy to offer you a free international payment solution for all your tuition and fees payments. PaytoStudy saves you money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With PaytoStudy, you are offered an excellent foreign exchange rate and a rate lock for a period of 8 days, allowing you to pay your tuition and fees in your own currency, from your own country, at your own convenience, PaytoStudy will save you a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, the posting of the payment into your Colgate University account will be posted faster (within 48hrs), and you will be notified via e-mail when it is received.

Insurance Information and Tax Service

Tuition Refund Insurance
Tuition insurance is available through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Information and application for the tuition insurance program is mailed to enrolled students in late spring. If you decide to purchase this coverage and your student is forced to withdraw due to illness, accident or other medical reasons, the protection afforded by the plan will be a welcome resource.

Taxpayer Relief Act Services (1098-T)
ECSI

1098-T Electronic Consent Form

Reminder to students:  If you are electing to received the 1098-T electronically, you may also provide a parent e-mail address (under the alternate e-mail address field) and they will also receive the 1098-T electronically.
Student Health and Accident Insurance - Gallagher
Colgate requires that students have health and accident insurance coverage. Students are billed in the fall term for annual coverage (August 1 through July 31).

Each year all students must activate or waive coverage by August 1 with our insurance broker Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk. Students who do not activate or waive by the deadline are enrolled in the coverage by default and cannot waive after the deadline has passed. Under special circumstances, a petition can be filed for consideration of a late waiver. These petitions are reviewed by the carrier and decisions are sent directly to the student. It is the responsibility of the student and/or their family to update the university when changes in coverage occur. Additional information on the Colgate student health insurance can be found here.



Student Account Forms

Financial Responsibility Form
All Colgate students must complete this form prior to enrolling.  Most students will access and complete the form from the first-year student checklist.

Information Release Form
Access to student records by any third party, including parents (with certain limited exceptions), is legally restricted by FERPA unless the student gives written permission. Students may complete the Information Release Form to authorize the Office of Student Accounts to discuss and share billing and payment information with third-parties.  (Students should also consider establishing TouchNet Authorized Users for third-party access to the student account information.)


Office Personnel/Duties

The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for the monthly billing and collection of student-related fees (e.g., tuition, fees, room, meals, and study group fees). Student accounts also compiles and summarizes the various miscellaneous fines that are assessed to students (library fines, parking fines, etc.) and these miscellaneous fines are assessed to the tuition accounts, appearing on the monthly tuition bills.

Questions related to your university bill can be answered by student accounts. Information is also provided by this office, in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid, to families that need to educate themselves about the options available for financing a Colgate education.

Hours

Office of Student Accounts
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - noon. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Cashier's Window
Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (during the academic year).

Contact Information

Phone: 315-228-4817
E-mail: stuaccounts@colgate.edu

Jason Shumaker​
Director
315-228-7421

Janine Fuess
Accounting Assistant  
315-228-7812

Annette Tanney
Cashier  
315-228-7496
USPS address
Student Accounts
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

Campus Location
James B Colgate Hall
Accounting Office
Room B-1