Miscellaneous Fees and Deposits
All students admitted to Bryant make a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $800. This commitment deposit is credited on the fall tuition bill.
An application fee of $50 must accompany the application. The application fee for citizens of countries other than the U.S. is $50. This fee pays for all processing expenses and is non-refundable.
The Bryant plan offers affordable coverage that will supplement the services provided on campus through Health Services and Counseling Services. The student insurance plan is underwritten by National Guardian Life Insurance Company, claims are paid by Consolidated Health Plans, and University Health Plans manages and services the program.
The University requires that all students have health insurance coverage and, if needed, recommends that full-time resident and non-resident students subscribe to this insurance through University Health Plans, Inc. at www.universityhealthplans.com. The fee for this insurance is not included in the fee schedule. The fee for the 2016-2017 academic year is $2,402.
Late Payment Penalty
A late payment penalty may be assessed to the student’s account if payment is not made by the due date indicated on the bill. The late payment penalty amount ranges from $25 to $150 depending on the amount of the balance owed to the University. The late penalty fee will also apply to any account that may have a balance due to a check being returned by a bank as uncollectible (i.e., no sufficient funds).
Further, in the event that a student does not pay his/her tuition fees and the University finds it necessary to send the unpaid fees to a collection agency for collection, the student will be responsible to pay any reasonable collection fees and/or legal fees associated with said collection of the amount owed to Bryant University.
At the discretion/option of the University, a student’s schedule may be canceled before classes begin if satisfactory financial arrangements have not been made between the student and Bursar’s Office.
Method of Payment
Payment is due by August 9, 2016 for the fall, January 9, 2017 for the spring, prior to the first day of class for the winter term, and May 9, 2017 for the summer term.
There are two payment options available: A family may pay the term balance in full by the stated due dates or contract with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to budget your annual payment over a 10-month period beginning May 2016-February 2017. Please see “Payment Plan” information, in this section, for more details.
Students and families have the option to pay online via the Student Account Center using a credit card. Bryant University will link to a third-party processor, TouchNet, who will accept credit cards. The credit cards that will be accepted through the Student Account Center will be: AMEX, VISA, MC, DISCOVER, DINER’S CLUB, JCB, UNION PAY, BC CARD, and DINACARD. If a credit or debit card is used to pay a bill, a service charge of 2.75 percent of the payment will be assessed to the account each time a payment is made using a credit card. Bryant University does not receive any portion of the service charge that is collected by TouchNet. The service fee is not refundable even though the related payment to Bryant University may be refundable. When you choose the option on the web to pay with a credit card you will be directed to TouchNet’s secure network environment. You will be required to acknowledge the convenience fee charge to your account prior to the payment being finalized.
Families have the option to pay online with a Web Check. There will be no fee associated with the Web Check payment option. Students and their families will not be charged a convenience fee when using their credit cards with other departments/vendors at the university. Other departments include but are not limited to, Support Services, Bryant University Bookstore, Athletics, Academic Records, Development, etc.
Families can also mail in a check or money order to pay the tuition bill. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bryant University; envelopes should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 835
Providence, RI 02901-0835.
A $40 fee will be assessed to the student’s account if a check is returned as uncollectible and a $3.00 fee for online ACH return fees.
Method of Billing
The Bursar’s Office sends electronic bills. Students will not receive paper invoices through the mail. Instead, when the E-Bill is ready for viewing, students will receive an email notification at their Bryant University email address notifying them of the website to gain access to their student account and their E-Bill. When a student views their first E-Bill, they will have the option to update their student profile and change their email address to a preferred address.
Students will be required to authorize their parents, or a third-party (scholarship foundation, employer, etc.) who is responsible for paying their tuition bill, to view and pay their billing statement online. Once a parent’s information has been established by the student in the system, E-Bill notifications and other billing information will be emailed simultaneously to the parent and the student. There is no limit on how many authorized users that a student can assign to their account. Also, if you prefer to receive a paper statement, the student has the ability to print a copy of their online billing statement.
The Student Account Center will offer you the option to pay online with a check or credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC, DISCOVER, DINER’S CLUB, JCB, UNION PAY, BC CARD, and DINACARD), establish reoccurring payments, view current activity, view historical billing statements and much more.
Students will receive E-Bills, in July and December for payments that are due in August (for fall term) and January (for spring term). Credits listed on the initial E-Bill reflect any direct financial aid awarded. Please note that work-study awards do not get credited to the amount due as the student earns these funds via a paycheck.
Students should be aware of the outstanding amount they must pay after financial aid is deducted from the total costs. All required forms and applications must be submitted and approved before financial aid can be applied to a student’s account. If the necessary paperwork is not submitted at the time the account is due, the student must pay the balance and request reimbursement after receipt of financial aid.
Federal Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note applications should be submitted electronically via the U.S. Department of Education web site prior to the beginning of the academic year. Any credit balance requested by the student will be released after the published refund period.
If a student receives federal funds and withdraws during the University’s refund period, the percent of refund to which the student is entitled will be credited to the appropriate federal fund in accordance with federal regulations. For a detailed report of the refund formula, contact the Director of Financial Aid.
The Bryant University monthly payment plan is designed to help families budget their tuition and fee payments over a 10-month period (beginning with the first of 10 equal installments in May and running through February). This service, which is not a deferred payment plan, is administered for the University by:
Tuition Management Systems
171 Service Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Use of this prepayment plan does not affect awards of financial aid. Payments made under this plan must be made on a timely basis to TMS; late payments may result in a $75 late fee assessment by the Bursar. Budget the amounts carefully; if too little is budgeted through TMS, the remaining unbudgeted balance must be remitted to the University on the same due dates specified for the fall and spring terms.
There is an $80 enrollment fee associated with this payment plan.