The Bursar's Office will mail students a bill for tuition, room and board, and fees in advance of each semester and are due and payable prior to the start of each semester. Verified financial aid will be credited to student accounts after being validated by the Financial Aid Office. One half of any financial aid awarded by the College will reduce the bill for the Fall semester; the second half of any financial aid will reduce the Spring bill.
Students' accounts are considered settled when the Bursar's Office receives payment by check, money order or enrollment in a payment plan. Payment by check or money order should be made payable to the College of Saint Elizabeth and mailed to:
College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
Students can choose to make monthly installments, pay using a credit card or e-check through Tuition Pay Plan by calling the company directly at 1-800-635-0120. The Tuition Pay contractor charges a convenience fee per credit card and e-check transaction. Further information is available through the Bursar's Office.
Tuition bills must be paid-in-full by the due date indicated on the invoice unless the Bursar's Office has officially granted an authorized deferment prior to the payment due date. If tuition bills are not paid-in-full or if a student does not have an approved Bursar's Office deferment by the due date, the student will be subject to de-registration and will not be able to move into the residence halls.
A late payment fee of $300 will be assessed to all students who:
Students whose accounts are not paid in full will not receive their official course schedule, grades, diplomas, and transcripts or be able to register for future semesters or sessions. Attending class without proper registration is not permitted. If a student attends class they will not receive grades or credit for that class. Registration dates for programs can be found in the College catalog on the academic calendar.
Students are expected to pay their outstanding balance in full or establish a payment plan. If the student's financial obligation to the College of Saint Elizabeth becomes delinquent at any time, the Bursar's Office will send the student a notification. Financial obligations include but are not limited to tuition, room, board, course fees, parking fines, library fines, residence hall fines, and any special fees or fines charged to a student's account. If the account remains unresolved, it will be referred to a collection agency for collection, and it may also be sent to the credit bureaus for reporting purposes.
The College also reserves the right to pursue legal action in order to collect the balance of the debt. Once an account is placed in collection or legal action is pursued by the collection agency, the student will be liable for all collection and/or attorney's fees (25-50% of the amount placed in collection). At this point, the student will no longer be able to pay the College directly, any communication with the College will cease, and all correspondence must be conducted through the collection agency.
Several tuition discounts are available to undergraduate students. A student is eligible for only one of the following discounts each semester. These discounts do not apply to books, fees, or other costs; or if a student is the recipient of a scholarship or grant from the College; or if the course is taken for audit. Contact the Bursar's Office to apply for any of these discounts. Reduced tuition rates are not eligible for additional tuition discounts.
Certain tax credits are available to people who are paying for higher education. Students in the first two years of postsecondary education who are taking at least one-half of the normal full-time work load for at least one academic period may be able to claim a Hope and Lifetime Learning Credit of up to $2,500. It is not based on the course workload, is allowed for one or more courses and is not limited to the first two years of postsecondary education. More detailed information and instructions are available on IRS Notices 97-60 and 97-73, IRS Form 8863 (Education Credits) and Publication 970 (Tax Benefits for Higher Education). Additional information is available at www.irs.ustreas.gov and other sites.
The College of Saint Elizabeth will calculate tuition and other charges when a student drops a course or courses or withdraws from the College. Adjustments of Tuition and other charges for the current semester/session are calculated based on the date of official withdrawal, usually the last date of attendance. Students must follow the established procedures to drop/add a course, to withdraw from a course or courses, to withdraw from the College, or to take a leave of absence. Please refer to the Registration and Scheduling section of this catalog for a complete description of these procedures.
The following actions do not constitute appropriate notification of withdrawal: non-payment of tuition and other charges, absence from classes or notification to the instructor.
A student who fails to withdraw officially waives the right of consideration for any refunds based upon the official withdrawal.
Schedule for the Fall, Spring and Summer II full semesters:
7-Week Session AA and AB Terms Summer Session I & III
Refunds are calculated from the opening date of classes in accordance with the following schedule:
Intersession 3-Week Term