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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 Tuition and Fees


Meal Plan Options


Financial Responsibility Form


FERPA 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. FERPA RELEASE FORM

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 1at Students who do not activate or waive by the deadline of August 1 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. LEARN MORE about health and accident insurance for students

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)
If you require payment arrangements other than the traditional options listed in this section, please contact Jason Shumaker, Director 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
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 or 315-228-4817.
International bank transfers
We offer two options for international bank transfer payments: Flywire or PaytoStudy.

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.

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
    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 Student Health and Special Risk
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 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.


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

Jason Shumaker​

Janine Fuess
Accounting Assistant  

Annette Tanney
USPS address
Student Accounts
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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