How To Pay

Making the first plan payment

Mail the completed payment plan application along with a check or money order for the first payment (plus the $60 application fee) payable to: Swarthmore College, P.O. Box 821288, Philadelphia, PA 19182-1288.

NOTE: The first installment payment must be paid via check or money order only. Payment by e-check or credit card is not available for the first installment payment; however is available for subsequent installment payments.

Upon receipt of your application and initial payment, Swarthmore College will establish your account and furnish you with information for the remaining payments.

Payment Options

NOTE: The e-check and credit card payment options are only available if you are already enrolled in the Swarthmore College Payment Plan and are making an installment payment on your existing payment plan. If you are attempting to make your first installment payment (to enroll in the payment plan) that initial payment must be via check or money order only.

Electronic Check

The e-check option is a fast and convenient method to make a payment directly from a personal checking/savings account drawn on a U.S. bank without having to mail a check. There is no charge to pay by e-check. To make an e-check installment payment now, please visit the following link: Payment Plan e-check payments.

Credit Card

Swarthmore College has contracted with a third party service that enables you to make your payment using your Master Card, Discover or American Express charge card(s). This service is provided by Official Payments, Inc., which charges a 2.60% transaction fee on payments. Please have your Swarthmore student identification number with you at the time of your payment. To make a credit card installment payment now, please visit the following link: Payment Plan credit card payments.

Check or Money Order

Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Swarthmore College." Please indicate your Swarthmore student identification number on your payment and mail it, along with a copy of your bill to: Swarthmore College, P.O. Box 821288, Philadelphia, PA 19182-1288 or you may make your payment in person at Swarthmore's Student Accounts Office, Parrish 101.