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.
|July||Fall semester billing generated during first week of the month|
|August 1||Payment for Fall semester due|
|August 1||Last day for receipt of enrollment in the Fall semester monthly payment plan|
|September 30||Final date of Fall semester extension for receipt of Federal and alternative loan proceeds. Late fees assessed after this date|
|December||Spring semester billing generated during first week of the month|
|December 24 - January 1||University offices closed|
|January 1||Payment for Spring semester due|
|January 1||Last day for receipt of enrollment in the Spring semester monthly payment plan|
|February 28||Final date of Spring semester extension for receipt of Federal and alternative loan proceeds. Late fees assessed after this date|
|Kathleen Allen, Student Accounts||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Valerie Barnard, Student Accounts||Ext. email@example.com|
|Gina Costa, Bursar||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|MaryJo Giordano, AR/Cash Mgmt.||Ext. email@example.com|
|Laurie Murphy, Assistant Bursar||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Accounts Inquiryemail@example.com|
Tuition and Fee Schedule
For Full-Time Undergraduate students, the University offers the option to pay for the semester on a monthly basis via a payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). This semester-based plan allows you to spread the semester balance due over a 5 month period.
The Fall semester plan runs from June 1 to October 1. The deadline to enroll is August 1.
The Spring semester plan runs from November 1 to March 1. The deadline to enroll is January 1.
Please note: Plans do not automatically renew from one semester to another. You must sign-up each semester for a new plan.
There is an enrollment fee per semester due upon sign-up.
For additional information, please call Tuition Management Systems (TMS) toll free at 800-722-4867 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. ET) or visit them online at Fairfield.afford.com.
Refunds as the result of official withdrawal through the University's Registrar Office will be made according to the appropriate schedule below:
Full-time undergraduate day students
|Official Withdrawal Date|
|Sixth Week & Beyond|
Important Upcoming IRS Regulatory Changes for 1098T Reporting:
Years Prior to 2018 1098T Reporting: Fairfield University reported Box 2 – Amounts Billed for Tuition and Related Expenses.
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- *