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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.

Standard Fees for 2015-16

Please see:

Financial Responsibility Form


Meal Plan Options

Premier Gold: $6,505
(required for first-years)

Additional meal plan options are currently under review and will be posted as soon as possible.


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.

Health and accident insurance
Colgate requires that students have health and accident insurance coverage. Students who enroll at Colgate are required to file their insurance decision each year.  Students are billed in the fall term for annual coverage (August 1 through July 31).  Students must activate or waive coverage by August 1st at  Students who do not activate or waive by the deadline of August 1st will be 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.

Billing Schedule

Colgate University assesses semester charges twice an academic year via an electronic billing system (eBill).  Students receive notification via Colgate e-mail when bills are posted to the billing site.  Students can access their billing through the Colgate portal.  If students wish to grant access to any third party (including parents), they are responsible for authorizing additional users in the billing site.  The fall semester bill is produced during the first week in July and is due the first week in August. The spring semester bill is produced during the first week in December and is due the first week in January. Monthly statements are delivered to families that have adjustments to their bills after the original billing.

Term Date
Billing Date
Payment Due
Fall July 1 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Jan. 1

Interim Billing Date
Payment Due
August 1 September 1
September 1 October 1
October 1 November 1
November 1 December 1
January 1 February 1
February 1 March 1
March 1 April 1
April 1 May 1
May 1 June 1

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.

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


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:  There is a small fee charged when enrolling in this plan.

Tuition Pre-Payment Plan

Families may pre-pay tuition for two, three, or four years at the current rate of annual tuition set for the first year of participation in the plan. LEARN MORE (PDF)

Any person or entity that requires payment arrangements other than the traditional options listed in this section should contact Wendy Wells, Manager of Student Accounts, at 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

We no longer accept payments via wire transfers.  You may pay your bill online, please see the details about online payments here.

International bank transfers

We offer two options for international bank transfer tuition payments:

PAY USING PaytoStudyColgate University has partnered with PaytoStudy to offer you a free international payment solution for all your tuition and fees payments. There is no charge and it is absolutely free to use. 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.

PAY AT colgate.peertransfer.comColgate University has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments.  With peerTransfer, 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.

Insurance Information and Tax Service

  • Tuition Refund Insurance
    A.W.G. Dewar Inc.
  • Tuition insurance is available through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. An explanation of the tuition insurance program and application 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.

  • Student Health Insurance Broker
    Gallagher Koster
Taxpayer Relief Act Services (1098-T)

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.

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 account daily, 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.


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

Wendy Wells
Manager of student accounts

Janine Fuess
Accounting assistant
Student accounts

Michelle Atkinson