Graduate Bursar

Office of the Bursar

The Office of the Bursar is responsible for the Accounts Receivable of the University, which includes all student accounts and miscellaneous cash receipts, as well as the daily cash management operations of the University. The student accounts area is specifically responsible for issuing the student bills, processing receipts and responding to inquiries.

The Office of the Bursar is also responsible for the collection of the Federal Perkins and Federal Nursing loans.

We are located in McAuliffe Hall, Rooms 301, 302 and 303.

Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. During the summer, we open at 8:00 a.m. and our Friday close is at 12:00 noon.

Graduate & Continuing Studies Students

International Students

Staff Directory

Kathleen Allen, Student Accounts Ext. 2410 kmallen@fairfield.edu
Valerie Barnard, Student Accounts Ext. 4102 vbarnard@fairfield.edu
Gina Costa, Bursar Ext. 4191 gcosta1@fairfield.edu
MaryJo Giordano, AR/Cash Mgmt. Ext. 2164 mjgiordano@fairfield.edu
Laurie Murphy, Assistant Bursar Ext. 2236 lmurphy@fairfield.edu
Student Accounts Inquiry 203-254-4095 bursar@fairfield.edu

Graduate Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Payment Plan

For Graduate & Continuing Studies students, payment plans are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. At registration, the student pays one-third of the tuition plus 100% of the fees.  The student signs a promissory note to pay the remaining tuition 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.

Refunds

Refunds as the result of official withdrawal through the University's Registrar Office will be made according to the appropriate schedule below:

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(14-15 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
60%
Before 3rd scheduled class
40%
Before 4th scheduled class
20%
After 4th scheduled class
0%



 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(10-12 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
60%
Before 3rd scheduled class
40%
Before 4th scheduled class
20%
After 4th scheduled class
0%



 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(6-8 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
40%
Before 3rd scheduled class
20%
After 3rd scheduled class
0%



 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(4-5 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
40%
After 2nd scheduled class
0%

 

Graduate & Continuing Studies students
(1-3 week course)

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled class
100%
6 days or less before 1st scheduled class
80%
Before 2nd scheduled class
40%
After 2nd scheduled class
0%

 

Note: Online course refunds are calculated such that each day beginning with the first day of class is considered a scheduled class.

 

MFA in Creative Writing Program
Residency housing and meals are paid directly to Fairfield University. This charge is separate from program tuition and residency payment is due in full 30 days before the start of each residency. A refund of 50% may be requested in writing when a student cancels his or her residency no later than 15 days before the start of the residency.

MFA tuition is billed as a flat rate per semester. Tuition refunds may be requested according to the following schedule. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Official Withdrawal Date
Refund % of Charge
7 days before 1st scheduled day of residency
100%, minus deposit
6 days or less before 1st scheduled day of residency
80%
Before 3rd scheduled day of residency
60%
Before 5th scheduled day of residency
40%
After the 5th scheduled day of residency
0%

1098-T Reporting

Important Upcoming IRS Regulatory Changes for 1098T Reporting

2017 1098T Reporting: Fairfield University will report Box 2 – Amounts Billed for Tuition and Related Expenses for calendar year 2017. This is the same reporting method as prior years.

2018 1098T Reporting: IRS regulations require all Universities to report Box 1 – Payments Received for Tuition and Related Expenses. Box 2 reporting is no longer allowed.

Important Notes: Payment Processing related to the IRS 2018 1098T reporting changes-

  • The Spring billing statement will continue to be issued in late November/Early December.
  • Payments received via mail in late December of any calendar year will be recorded on the student account in the following calendar year. Therefore, payments mailed and received by the University in late December will not be eligible for 1098T tax reporting in the current calendar year.
  • Electronic payments received via the Fairfield University Online Billing and Payment site will continue to be processed on the student’s account on the date the payment is made.

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