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Paying Your Bill

Important information about fees and payment options.


Fees and Due Dates for 2014-15

Description
Fee
Due Date
Registration deposit $300 May 1, 2014
Fall semester fee $30,360 August 1, 2014
Winter semester fee $30,360 December 1, 2014

*Does not include mandatory health insurance, which is fully billed in the fall semester. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens may waive health insurance annually online by providing proof of comparable insurance coverage.


Bates eBill Notification

Bates produces online bills (eBills) that can be accessed through the student’s Garnet Gateway account. Students and parents (if the student has provided authorization) are notified monthly by email when bills are ready to be viewed. If a student doesn’t authorize a parent to have access to the bill, the student receives all eBill notification and assumes responsibility for payment.

Online bill notification is sent by Student Financial Services on or around July 10 for the fall semester, and November 10 for the winter semester. Students are strongly encouraged to make sure their parents or other sponsors have access to the bill by authorizing access through the Garnet Gateway. Questions concerning the eBill or payment to Bates should be directed to finoff@bates.edu.


Payment Options

Students and parents can pay by check or use a checking or statement savings account to pay online. Bates does not accept credit cards for payment of the student account.


International Payments

Bates has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for international students and families. peerTransfer’s mission is to save international students and their families money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. Families who use peerTransfer are offered excellent foreign exchange rates and are able to pay in their home currency, saving a significant amount of money compared to traditional banks. Families can track payments online through the transfer process, and are provided with email confirmation when payment is received by Bates.


Payment Policies

All student charges must be paid by the published due date each semester. A late payment fee of 1% of the outstanding balance is assessed each month for accounts with balances greater than $500.

Financial aid that has been awarded and anticipated proceeds from student and parent loans that have been certified by Bates are deducted from the balance due before any late fees are assessed. Students are encouraged to check their financial aid status on the Garnet Gateway to make certain that all financial aid requirements have been received.

Students who have not submitted required financial aid documentation by applicable deadlines and have therefore not received a financial aid award are not exempt from late fee charges, nor are they permitted to delay payment.

Outside scholarships are applied to student accounts when they are received; anticipated payments are not deducted from the balance due before late fees are applied.

Scholarship checks from private organizations should be mailed directly to Student Financial Services. Please do not mail scholarship checks with other payments. Scholarships are divided evenly (unless noted otherwise by the donor) between semesters.


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