Dear Graduate Student:

This letter contains important information about your financial obligations to the College while you are enrolled as a student during the academic year.

Please read the Checklist and Instructions for Making Payment below, which will guide you through each step of this process. As you follow the checklist, you will review each billing entry on your Statement of Account for the semester. You may decide to select or refuse various optional services, such as a meal plan, the Health Insurance Program, Tuition Refund Insurance or the Monthly Payment Plan.

The number of credits that you intend to take this semester determines tuition for the semester. If you intend to take a different number of credits than the number for which you were billed, please make an adjustment on your Billing Adjustment Worksheet. If you are unclear about the number of credits you will be taking, please contact Graduate Studies at (914) 395-2371 or grad@sarahlawrence.edu.

A practicum fee of $350 will be charged to Health Advocacy Students in the semester in which a practicum is taken.

If you paid an acceptance deposit of $350 or $150, it is credited on the statement.

If you are a student receiving a financial aid package that covers tuition, your account will be credited through that package. If you are anticipating a financial aid award and do not see it recorded on the bill, please contact Roberta Daskin in the Financial Aid Office at (914) 395-2570.

The College must receive payment in full for the semester (or the amount required by your Monthly Payment Plan) by the due date on your bill. For most students this will be July 15 in the fall semester and by December 31 in the spring semester. If we do not receive your payment by the due date, your account will be assessed a late payment fee equal to 1% of the past due balance or $10, whichever is greater.

Please note that you will not be allowed to register until all financial obligations to the College have been met. Any exceptions to this policy must be requested in advance from and approved by the Office of Student Accounts prior to registration. The Office of Student Accounts may be reached at 914-395-2550.

A statement of the College’s refund policies can be found here, and also appears in the College catalog.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Student Accounts Office at 914-395-2550. For financial aid inquiries, please call the Financial Aid Office at 914-395-2570.

 

  1. Please verify and correct, if necessary, the address on the top portion of your Statement of Account. All future billing statements will be mailed to this address, unless we are notified of a change in the billing address.
  2. Health Insurance. Please review the information detailing the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Program being offered to Sarah Lawrence students. This coverage is required unless you have equivalent insurance and assume full responsibility for all medical costs.
  3. Meal Plan. Please review the various meal plans offered to SLC students. If you plan to enroll in a meal plan, please add the cost of the selected plan on line (D) of your Billing Adjustment Worksheet where “Meal Plans” is indicated.

    Any Meal Plan change after the first week of school will carry a Change Fee of $25 and may be subject to other penalties depending on the date of the change.
  4. Tuition Refund Insurance. Please review the information detailing the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan being offered as an option to Sarah Lawrence students by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. This plan provides for the refund of up to 80% of your tuition, room, board and fees (less any refund or credit due to you from the College) if you withdraw because of personal illness or accident.

    If you intend to take this insurance please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 914-395-2550 or studentaccounts@sarahlawrence.edu
  5. Other Adjustments. If you have any financial aid credits (grants or loans) that are not included on your Statement of Account, and the Office of Financial Aid has confirmed such credits, you must confirm the award by submitting a copy of your Award Letter to us.

    Please be aware that if any modifying financial information about you is received, the amount of financial aid you are eligible for could increase or decrease.

    Work-Study will not be credited to your account through financial aid or any other form of advance payment and thus should not be noted on the Adjustment Worksheet.

    Your Statement of Account may include a tentative credit for any Direct Loans for which you qualify, even though you may not have completed the necessary documentation. Please note that the bank will charge an origination/insurance fee of up to 3% of the amount of such loan(s), which will be subtracted from your loan proceeds before they are received by Sarah Lawrence College. Importantly, if you have not completed your loan documentation and the expected loan proceeds are not received by the College by September 30 (for the fall semester) or by January 31 (for the spring semester), the credit for the loan(s) will be charged back to your account. This amount will become due immediately.

    If you have applied for financial aid and no financial aid credit appears on your Statement of Account, your financial aid file is most likely incomplete. Your application cannot be processed and/or awards granted until the completion of all required documents. If this is your situation, you must contact the College’s Financial Aid Office immediately (at 914-395-2570) to take steps to complete your financial aid file. Since our financial aid funds are limited, awards may not be available to late applicants.
  6. Monthly Payment Plan. You may sign up for payment plans each semester electronically through your Nelnet portal. Plans are made for the total amount due each term and have an enrollment fee of $50.
  7. Make payment to the College in the amount calculated for the Amount Due.

    Students and parents may make payments from a checking or saving account online. Your student account will be updated two working days after the date of your payment.

    If you choose not to make an online payment, you may write a check payable to Sarah Lawrence College. Please write your ID number on the check to ensure that payment is posted to the proper account. A fee of $25 will be charged for any check returned by the bank for insufficient funds.

    Payment may also be made by wire transfer. If you make payment by wiring funds, please mail or fax us a copy of the statement indicating the date and amount of the wire transfer. If by mail, send the statement directly to the Student Accounts Office, Sarah Lawrence College, One Mead Way, Bronxville, New York 10708. If by fax, send to the Student Accounts Office at 914-395-2669.
  8. Please return the following items to the Student Accounts Office:
    1. Photocopies of Award Letters that confirm financial aid noted in “Other Adjustments.”
    2. The signed Terms of Payment Policy.
    3. The completed Information Release Consent Form.