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AMOUNT DUE AND DUE DATE

The AMOUNT DUE is payable on or before the DUE DATE to be considered on time. The DUE DATE that appears on each bill refers to newly billed charges only. For unpaid, previously billed charges a Late Payment Fee of $15 or 1.5% whichever is greater, will be added to the outstanding balance, if payment is not posted to the student account by the DUE DATE. Failure to make payment may result in cancellation of registration and campus housing. The University may also deny access to registration, official transcripts, and diplomas.

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ESTIMATED FINANCIAL AID

Estimated financial aid will reduce the AMOUNT DUE up to the beginning of the term. However, estimated financial aid does not represent an actual payment. Financial aid is awarded based on timely application, satisfactory academic progress, enrollment status, completion of the verification process, and availability of funds. All types of financial aid (state, federal, etc.) are disbursed in compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements. Acceptance of your financial aid and the terms and conditions of your awards must be received and processed by the Enrollment Group for aid to show as estimated and/or to be disbursed to your student account. You may accept your financial aid awards online by logging on to my.fordham.edu.

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ESTIMATED CREDIT FOR EDUCATIONAL LOANS

Borrowers of educational loans will be extended a credit up to the first day of the term, if the loan has been certified by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services and approved by the Department of Education or for private loans, Fordham has received the lender’s approval. It is important to note that the majority of educational loans are disbursed in two installments. Therefore, deduct only one term’s disbursement amount. A disclosure statement is usually sent to borrowers when the loan funds have been sent to the University. Please Note: If you have been awarded a Federal Stafford or Graduate PLUS Loan first time borrowers must sign a Master Promissory Note and complete an Entrance Interview for each loan in order to receive credit. An Entrance Interview and Master Promissory Note can be completed online by visiting www.studentloans.gov. Undergraduate students must have also accepted their loans with Fordham University. Payments from outside scholarships and third parties must be paid before classes begin otherwise it is the student’s responsibility to pay any amount due.

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DISPUTED BILL CHARGES

Payment of amount due must be made by the DUE DATE on the bill. To dispute a charge a written statement explaining the item in question, the reason for disputing the item, and the amount in dispute must be submitted to and received by the appropriate office listed below no later than the DUE DATE of the bill on which the charge first appears. The remainder of the bill must be paid by the DUE DATE to avoid late fees and holds. If you have an inquiry about an entry on this invoice, please contact the appropriate office:

Tuition - Rose Hill: 718-817-4900; Lincoln Center: 212-636-6700
Residence Hall and Room Damage Charges - Rose Hill: 718-817-3080; Lincoln Center: 212-636-7100
Meal Plans – Rose Hill: 718-817-4515; Lincoln Center: 212-636-6066
Undergraduate Financial Aid and Educational Loans - Rose Hill: 718-817-3800; Lincoln Center: 212-636-6700; Westchester: 914-367-3204
Study Abroad - 718-817-3464
Law School Financial Aid - 212-636-6815
Other Graduate university aid - (grants, scholarships) Contact the graduate department responsible for that aid.

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CREDIT BALANCES & REFUNDS

Credit balances resulting from estimated financial aid, payments, including TAP and/or monthly payment plan are not refundable until such amounts are received by the University and applied to the student’s account. Refund processing for a term begins after the add/drop period for the student’s home school has passed. Refunds will be processed as follows: credit back to the original credit cards up to the amount of the original charge, PLUS loans refunded to parents, monthly payment plan payments refunded to applicant, all other credits to the student.

For your most up-to-date student account or financial aid information log on at my.fordham.edu. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that all tuition and other charges are satisfied in a timely fashion. In the event that a loan and/or estimated credits are not actualized, you will be required to pay any outstanding balance. The student is responsible for keeping their mail and e-mail address accurate and up to date with the Office of Academic Records. University policy is that all e-mail communications are sent to your Fordham e-mail address. The University is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. The Office of Student Accounts will on occasion send an email to a student’s Fordham email address notifying them of any returned mail and other miscellaneous information. The sender will be studentaccts@fordham.edu. Please be sure to include the Fordham student identification number with all payments.

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METHODS OF PAYMENT

Payments may be made by cash, check, money order, wire transfer, or Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions that directly debit an individual’s bank account. For credit card payments please see the following procedures.

Credit Card Procedure:


Payment for tuition, fees, room, and board cannot be made by credit card for matriculated undergraduate and graduate students with the following exceptions:
School of Professional and Continuing Studies Students and Evening Program Students in the Gabelli School of Business
For Summer Session: All Undergraduate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Religion Students
Institute of American Language and Culture course fees
Miscellaneous incidental fees (conference/workshops, application fees, late fees)

For those students who are eligible to pay by credit card, payment may be made in person or by calling Enrollment Services during regular business hours at (718) 817-4900 or by accessing my.fordham.edu and clicking on “Make a Payment.” Credit cards currently accepted are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Credit card payments sent to the P.O. Box address will be returned to the sender. For the most up-to-date payment methods please visit www.fordham.edu/payments.

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