Dear Student and Parents:

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

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. If we do not receive your payment by the due date, your account will be assessed a late payment fee of 1% of your outstanding balance or $10, whichever is greater.

Please read the Program Housing Information below for specific information related to housing for your program.

A statement of the College’s refund policies can be found here, and also appears in the College catalog. Guest (non-SLC) students should note that the $250 enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

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 in writing of a change in the billing address.
  2. Health Insurance. All students will be charged for a study abroad health insurance program. The study abroad insurance will only cover students while they are outside the United States. Students must still enroll in either the College’s Health Insurance Program or submit proof of their own health insurance to ensure they have coverage in the United States before they leave for their program abroad, and upon their return to the United States (during breaks and/or the end of the program).

    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.

    You may decline the Health Insurance Program only by completing the Health Insurance waiver form. If you do not complete the waiver form, your account will be charged for the insurance. Please note that you may not cancel the Health Insurance Program for the spring semester if you have already accepted it for the fall semester. Students in our Cuba Program may not waive the Health Insurance.

  3. 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.

    You may decline the Tuition Refund Insurance only by mailing a completing the online Tuition Refund Insurance waiver form. If you do not complete the waiver form, your account will be charged for the insurance.
  4. 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, please contact Student Accounts about the award. Confirmation is considered to be the receipt of an Award Letter, a photocopy of which must be returned to us.


    Work-Study will not be credited to your account through financial aid or any other form of advance payment.

    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.

  5. Monthly Payment Plan. If you are interested in making payments to the College on a monthly basis, please review the Payment Plan information.
  6. Complete and sign the Terms of Payment Policy.
  7. If you are accepting housing arranged through the program, you must sign and return the Housing Contract.
  8. Make payment to the College in the amount of 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.
  9. Please return the following items to the Student Accounts Office:
    1. Photocopies of Award Letters that confirm financial aid.
    2. The signed Terms of Payment Policy.
    3. The completed Housing Contract.
    4. The completed Information Release Consent Form.

London Theatre Program

You have already received a packet of information from the College that includes a Housing Questionnaire. If you elect to live in housing arranged through the Program, you must complete the Questionnaire and return it to the SLC International Programs Office (slcaway@sarahlawrence.edu or 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708) by June 15.

This fall semester's charge is non-refundable after July 31 and December 31 for the spring term. In addition, if you are accepting housing arranged through the Program, you must sign and return the Housing Contract.

Room Damage Deposit: If you choose to live in housing arranged through the Program, you must pay a $200 security deposit against possible room damage. The Room Damage Deposit is listed on your Statement of Account if we are aware that you are accepting the Program-arranged housing. The deposit will be refunded to you, less any charges for damages, once you have vacated the housing.

Paris Program

All students in the Program should sign and return the Liability for Personal Expense Agreement.

Cuba Program

Students who attend the Sarah Lawrence College in Cuba Program are required to live in houses rented by the College and to be on the meal plan. The charge for housing covers breakfast and dinner.

The housing refund policy is set forth in the Housing Contract. You must sign and return the Housing Contract to the SLC International Programs Office (slcaway@sarahlawrence.edu or 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708) by July 15.

Room Damage Deposit: A mandatory security deposit of $200 against possible room damage appears on your Statement of Account. The Room Damage Deposit will be returned to you after the end of the semester, less any assessments for damages identified by the Program Director.

Oxford Program

Students who attend the Sarah Lawrence College at Oxford Program are required to live in housing provided by the Program. The charge appearing on your account is nonrefundable after July 31 for the fall and December 31 for the spring.

You have already received a packet of information from the College that includes a Housing Questionnaire. You must complete and sign the Questionnaire and return it to the SLC International Programs Office(slcaway@sarahlawrence.edu or 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708)  by June 15.

In addition, you must also sign and return the Housing Contract by July 15.

Room Damage Deposit: A mandatory $400 security deposit against possible room damage appears on your Statement of Account. The Room Damage Deposit, less any assessments for damages, will be refunded to you after the end of the academic year.

For more information, contact:

Office of International Programs
Phone: (914) 395-2305
Email: slcaway@sarahlawrence.edu
Mail: 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708