Parents/Guardians, your student has several action items to accomplish within their own online checklist system. In addition, all their action items are listed in the action item section of the First-Year Student Guide.
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.
Parents/Guardians are to register for the Parent/Guardian June Orientation. Attendance is optional and highly encouraged. There is an $80 fee per parent/guardian. Don't forget to book a hotel for your overnight stay visit for pricing and deals.
The information shared facilitates parent/guardian involvement. For example, Student Affairs produces a monthly electronic newsletter especially for parents and guardians. The Campus Currents - Parents e-newsletter keeps parents/guardians apprised of general campus news and events. Parents/Guardians will automatically begin receiving the newsletter provided they submit their e-mail information.
Request For Reasonable Accommodation based on a Disability (Due May 31, 2013 or asap)
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 by contacting Disability Support Services or calling (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 or faxed (fax (203) 254-5542) to Fairfield University directly.
Immunization/Student Medical Report Form (Due June 1, 2013)
Students must complete the Immunization Requirement Form and have it filed with the Health Center prior to the start of classes. Immunizations, which are mandated by Connecticut state law, are highlighted on the Immunization Form for full-time undergraduates. Students may not move into a residence hall or begin classes until all immunization requirements are met. This form is required prior to students' arrival on campus.
How to complete: Have your student do the following: Download form via the First-Year Student Checklist or Parent/Guardian Checklist located at fairfield.edu/orientation. The form must be submitted by June 1. Mailed/faxed (fax: (203) 254-4263) directly to Fairfield University.
Financing College Expenses Payment Plan Enrollment (Due August 1, 2013, optional)
The University makes available a monthly payment plan administered by Sallie Mae. The last possible date for plan enrollment is August 1, and no applications or budget increases can be made after that date.
How to complete: Call Sallie Mae at (800) 635-0120 or visit tuitionpay.salliemae.com.
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.
To learn more about the many resources available to finance a college education visit www.fairfield.edu/finaid.
Health Insurance Waiver (Due August 1, 2013)
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 at fairfield.edu/healthcenter 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 www.fairfield.edu/orientation.