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 EC Online Resources section of the MySaints portal.
  • Check or Money Orders may be mailed to:
    • Emmanuel College
    • 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 on the Payment Options page.

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 Programs students. More information can be found on the Financial Aid Applications page.

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 for undergraduates, three credits for graduate students)
  • 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), fax (617-264-7705) or by email. 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 discount. Please contact Renee Parris at parrisr@emmanuel.edu or 617-735-9867 for additional information.

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 27 (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 & Professional Programs students?

Graduate & Professional Programs students 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 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and only during the date range printed on the pass.

Additional information, including the required parking application, is available on the Parking + Security page.

Who can I contact for questions about financial aid?

Renee Parris is the Senior Assistant Director for Student Financial Services and serves as the direct point of contact for questions regarding billing, payment and financial aid for students in the Graduate & Professional Programs. She may be reached by telephone at 617 735-9867 or e-mail at parrisr@emmanuel.edu.


Can I use my military benefits for textbooks? 

Yes, you can use your military benefits to pay for textbooks and other course materials.  

How do I use my military benefits? 

Payments from your military benefits will be sent directly to Emmanuel College from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and funds will be applied toward tuition. You will also receive funds for course materials and textbooks.  

am a U.S. military service member or veteran. Can I get military benefits? 

Yes, you can receive military education benefits if you are an eligible member of the U.S. military or a veteran. Emmanuel College accepts Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For additional information about military education benefits, click here 


Do I have to log into the online classroom at a specific time? 

No, our online programs are asynchronous, meaning you don’t have to log in to courses at a specific time.  

How are online courses formatted? 

Our online classes are asynchronous, meaning that you don’t have to log in at specific times to complete your studies. Classes are only seven weeks, so you can concentrate on one or two courses at a time instead of four or five.  

How long will it take to complete my program? 

The time it takes to earn your degree varies depending on the program. For example, our RN-to-BSN program can be completed in 16 months, and our B.S. in Business Administration program may take up to four years, depending on transfer credits. 

How much time am I expected to devote to an online course each week?  

You can expect to spend about 15 to 20 hours each week on your studies throughout the duration of your online program.  

What is it like to study online? 

While earning your degree online has many advantages, it requires self-discipline and self-motivation. You must keep track of deadlines and have good communication skills in case you have questions about the subject material. You also need a good internet connection so that you can access your course materials and submit assignments.   

What resources will I have access to while studying online? 

While you are enrolled in one of our online programs, you will have access to our library, career services and more. You will also receive personalized attention from our faculty, enrollment counselors, advisors and other staff. 

Will I need to come to campus? 

If the program is conducted fully online, there are no requirements to come to campus. However, you are welcome to visit campus at any time to use our library, career services and more.

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