Parents/Guardians, your student has several action items to accomplish within their own online checklist system. The action items are also listed in the action item section of the First-Year Student Guide (available May 2016).
However, there are specific action items that they may need your help with and/or for you to complete on your own. Please note all of the following action items are part of their online First-Year Student Checklist. If you decide to complete an item below, please ensure that your student has not already done it.
Parent/Guardian Orientation Registration (Available May 2016)
Parents/Guardians are to register here. You will receive an order confirmation once completed. Attendance is optional and highly encouraged. There is a $100 fee per parent/guardian. Don't forget to book a hotel for your overnight stay.
Parent/Guardian Information Form (Due May 2016 or as soon as possible)
Welcome to the Fairfield University family! Please fill out the Parent/Guardian Information Form to provide us with complete contact information for important updates and significant events at the university. We will send you the Parent Enewsletter and communicate with you throughout your student’s time at Fairfield. For any questions, please contact our Parents Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Services: Complete a New Student Intake Form (optional) (Due May 2016 or as soon as possible)
Fairfield University is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of its services, programs, and activities in an accessible setting. Furthermore, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Connecticut state laws, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students to reduce the impact of disabilities on academic functioning or upon other major life activities.
A student who wishes to be considered for reasonable accommodations at Fairfield University must identify him/ herself to Disability Support Services. Detailed information regarding consideration for reasonable accommodations at Fairfield University can be obtained at the Students with Disabilities website by contacting (203) 254-4000, ext. 2615.
How to complete: Access the form via the First-Year Student Checklist or the Students with Disabilities website. The form, along with supporting documentation, must be mailed Fairfield University directly or emailed to email@example.com.
Immunization/Student Medical Report Form (Due June 2016)
Students are required to submit a confidential health history and to document proof of immunizations which are required by Connecticut State law. Mandated immunization requirements are strictly enforced. Students may not move into a residence hall or begin classes until all immunization requirements are met. The Student Health Center strongly recommends a pre-college physical exam. However, the Student Health Center requests that all students mail in their health history and proof of immunizations (documented on the Student Medical Report Form) by June 2. Students may mail in their physical exam documentation at a later date if necessary. How to complete:
1. Go to the website www.fairfield.edu/immunization
2. Carefully review the list of required immunizations (Connecticut requirements may be different than requirements in your home state)
3. Download and print the "Undergraduate Medical Report Form"
4. Students should complete the health history part and the tuberculosis screening questions (Part I)
5. Present this form to your physician. Ask your physician to document your immunization history on this form. Additionally, your physician needs to review your TB screening questions. Students at high risk for tuberculosis will need to be tested (as outlined in the form).
6. Upload, mail or fax your completed form to the Student HealthCenter by June 2016.
How to complete: Visit www.fairfield.edu/immunization
Financing College Expenses Payment Plan Enrollment (Due August 1, 2016, optional)
HigherOne administers a monthly payment plan for Fairfield University. The tuition payment plan offers the opportunity to pay all or part of annual tuition and/or room and board, townhouse or apartment complex fees in 10 payments beginning June 1st and requires 10 monthly payments each totaling 1/10th of the original amount owed under the plan. Please note: Students can only budget tuition and/or room and board, townhouse or apartment complex fees through this program; all other fees are due and payable directly to Fairfield University for the fall semester on August 1 and for the spring semester on January 1. The last possible date for plan enrollment is August 1, and no applications or budget increases can be made after that date. Payment plan accounts must be renewed yearly.
HigherOne forwards payments to Fairfield University on a monthly basis, approximately 30 days after they have been paid.
For additional information, please call HigherOne toll free at (800) 635-0120 or visit them online at tuitionpaymentplan.com
This guide provides information regarding books and supplies for academic courses as well as a Financial Aid overview that includes billing and payments.
As the cost of education increases, Fairfield University wants to be sure that every student and family considers taking advantage of a Tuition Refund Plan (TRP). Tuition insurance is a voluntary insurance plan intended to minimize the financial loss a student will incur if she/he is forced to withdraw from school due to a serious illness or accident. This results in a loss of a student's invested time in studies, plus a loss of the costs associated with the semester's tuition, room, and board charges. Fairfield wants to encourage families to consider purchasing tuition insurance prior to the start of freshman year in order to help potentially defray these costs.
To learn more about tuition insurance, visit www.collegerefund.com/apps or call A.W.G. Dewar at (617) 774-1555.
Health Insurance Waiver (Due August 1, 2016)
Fairfield University requires all full-time undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. This requirement was established to maintain the health and well-being of students, which is integral to the quality of their college experience. The University automatically enrolls each student in the University-sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A charge for this policy appears on the student's tuition bill. If the student has access to health insurance through other means (e.g., parent's policy) and does not wish to be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, they must waive the university-sponsored plan in order to receive a full credit. Students coming from other geographic areas that carry HMO or network-based coverage are strongly encouraged to purchase the University-sponsored plan. To view the policy details, click the Insurance link on the Health Center page, or go to www.gallagherkoster.com/fairfield.
How to complete: Have your student do the following: The health insurance waiver can be accessed via the First-Year Student Checklist or students can log in directly to my.Fairfield at my.fairfield.edu. Scroll to Fairfield Bookmarks, then click the Health Insurance Waiver link (at the top) and fill in the information using your health insurance card. Remember to click submit when done. Access the First-Year student Checklist at fairfield.edu/orientation.