Tuition and Fees
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition and fee rates and to make additional changes whenever necessary. Visit www.fairfield.edu/bursar to see the schedule of tuition and fees for this academic year.
Payment at Registration – Summer Semester & Winter Intersession
Full payment of tuition and fees or authorization for sponsor payment must accompany registration. Payments may be made in the form of electronic check (ACH), check, money order, online credit card using MasterCard, VISA, or American Express. All checks are payable to Fairfield University.
Payment – Fall & Spring Semesters
Students will be allowed to register in the Fall and Spring semesters with payment required by the documented due date for the semester.
Payments may be made in the form of electronic check (ACH), check, money order, online credit card using MasterCard, VISA, or American Express. All checks are payable to Fairfield University. Additional payment methods for Fall and Spring semesters are detailed below.
Electronic check and credit card payments can be made online via the student portal by navigating to the Online Billing and Payment link. Students are encouraged to grant access to their parents/ guardians via the authorized user function within the Online Billing and Payment site. If paying by check, please print the billing statement and return the remittance portion of the billing statement with the check and mail it to the Office of the Bursar. Please include Student ID Number on all correspondence.
During the Fall and Spring semesters, students may pay monthly.
At registration, the student pays one-third of the total tuition and fees and completes a promissory note to pay the remaining balance in two consecutive monthly installments. The promissory note payment due dates vary according to the semester. Failure to honor the terms of the promissory note will prevent future monthly payment plans and affect future registrations. There is a $40 processing fee for utilizing the monthly payment plan.
Reimbursement by Employer
Many corporations pay their employees' tuition. Students should check with their employers. If they are eligible for company reimbursement, students must submit a letter on company letterhead acknowledging approval of the course registration and explaining the terms of payment. The terms of this letter, upon approval of the Bursar, will be accepted as a reason for deferring that portion of tuition covered by the reimbursement, all fees (registration, activity, processing, lab, or material) are payable at registration.
Students will be required to complete a Corporate promissory note, which requires a $40 processing fee, acknowledging that any outstanding balance must be paid in full prior to registration for future semesters. If the company offers less than 100-percent unconditional reimbursement, the student must pay the difference at the time of registration. Letters can only be accepted on a per-semester basis. Failure to pay before the next registration period will prevent future deferred payments and affect future registrations.