Frequently Asked Questions
When is the tuition bill due?
Tuition and fees are billed two weeks prior to the beginning of each session. All balances must be paid on or before the first day of class unless another payment arrangement has been made with the Office of Student Financial Services.
How can I pay my bill?
The Office of Student Financial Services accepts the following forms of payment:
• Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express payments can be made through the Online Academic Resources section of the student portal.
• Check or Money Orders may be mailed to:
Office of Student Financial Services
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Please be sure to include the student's name and ID number on the check or money order. A fee of $25, in addition to any late payment fees, will be charged for any dishonored check. Foreign check collection fees will be charged when applicable.
Are there other payment options?
If payment cannot be made in full, a student may be eligible for either the Tuition Deferment Plan or Financial Aid.
What is the Tuition Deferment Plan?
The Tuition Deferment Plan requires a payment of 25% of tuition for the course prior to the first day of class, and allows the student to defer the remaining 75% until 30 days after the course has ended. A complete description of this financing option can be found by clicking here.
How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for financial aid, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid for Graduate & Professional Students. For more information, and links to complete these forms online, please click here.
How do you determine eligibility for aid?
To be considered for most federal and state financial aid, a student must:
- be accepted to and enrolled in a degree granting program at Emmanuel College
- be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States or its trust territories
- maintain at least a half time enrollment status (six credits)
- maintain satisfactory academic progress (see SAP Policy)
- be free from default status on any previous student loan
- be in compliance with selective service requirements
How do I withdraw from a course?
To withdraw from a course, please contact the Registrar's Office by telephone (617-735-9960), by fax (617-264-7705), or by e-mail. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from a course; students must contact the Registrar's Office to officially withdraw. Failure to do so will result in the student being responsible for the cost of the course. More information on course withdrawals, and the tuition refund policy, is available here.
What are Employer Partnerships?
Emmanuel College partners with several area employers to provide specialized educational opportunities. If you are employed by one of the College's partner organizations, you may qualify for a tuition scholarship. Additional information, including required steps, can be found here.
Can I graduate if I have a balance?
All graduating students must have a zero balance to participate in Commencement Ceremonies, or to receive a diploma or an official academic transcript. All charges must be paid in full by April 19 (spring semester) or December 15 (fall semester) of the student's final academic year. Regardless of Tuition Deferment Plans, payment must be received by these deadlines in order to participate in Commencement.
Is Parking available for Graduate Studies students?
Students in the Graduate Studies who are taking classes on the Boston campus are available through the Office of Student Financial Services. Passes are issued on a per session basis, and are valid from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and only during the date range printed on the pass.
Additional information, including the required parking application, is available here.
Where can I find a copy of the Student Financial Services Guide for Graduate Studies Students?
In addition to being available in the Office of Student Financial Services, the complete guide for Graduate Studies can be accessed by clicking here.