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Swarthmore College Payment Plan

 

Swarthmore College is pleased to offer an online monthly payment plan option. The Swarthmore College Payment Plan (SCPP) allows students, parents and guardians to choose to pay monthly installments for a portion or the entire semester of their Swarthmore tuition, room, board and fees. This provides families greater flexibility in budgeting semester costs to best fit their individual needs.

Enrollment

Program enrollment takes place each semester and depending on when you enroll there are two duration options available. The first installment payment (plus a $35 application fee) is due at the time of enrollment.

If you wish to take advantage of this monthly payment plan, you can enroll starting on July 15th (for the Fall semester). Note that the later enrollment takes place will increase the monthly payment.

Only one payment plan per student is permitted each semester. Note also that students with past- due account balances may not be eligible for participation.

Please refer to the chart below for the various payment plan options available and enrollment deadlines for each.

Fall Semester Plan - available on July 15th

number of payments last day to enroll online payment due at enrollment remaining payment due dates
4 July 31st $35 plus first installment 8/15, 9/15 & 10/15
3

August 31st

$35 plus first installment 9/15 & 10/15

 
No Interest Charges

SCPP provides all of the benefits of a monthly payment plan without charging interest. An application fee does apply for participating in the amount of $35 per semester.

Convenient Online Enrollment

Student Payment Plan Access

Students may enroll online by accessing the payment portal by logging into mySwarthmore, selecting E-Bill Account Menu, and then selecting E-Bill View/Pay. You may also log directly into the payment portal. In the payment portal, click on the Payment Plan tab at the top and select Enroll In A New Plan.

Important: If you would like a family member or other third party to pay your bill on your behalf, you must invite them to become an Authorized User in the payment portal. For more information on how to invite an authorized user, how authorized users can create their accounts and change passwords, please visit our E-bill page or CLICK HERE to see a short video on how to add an authorized user.

AUTHORIZED USERS PAYMENT PLAN ACCESS

Parents, and guardians may enroll online by accessing the payment portal by logging into the payment portal​​​​, In the payment portal, click on the Payment Plan tab at the top and select Enroll In A New Plan.

Authorized Users Account Creation
  1. Once your student has logged into the payment portal and sent you a new user invitation, you should receive an email from "swarthmore at officialpayments.com" inviting you to create an account. If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam folder.
  2. Click the hyperlink in the email and follow the instructions. Authorized Users will be able to log into the payment portal after registering for an account.

  3. In the payment portal, click on the Payment Plan tab at the top and select Enroll In A New Plan.

Enrolling in a payment plan

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on how to enroll, manage, and make payments to your payment plan.

Step 1: To create a login you will need the Student ID and Last Name of the Swarthmore College student.

Step 2: Select the plan that you wish to enroll in. Depending on the time of enrollment, there will be a 4 or 3 month payment plan option available.

Step 3: Estimate the amount of the semester educational expenses you wish to include within the SCPP. For your convenience, a cost estimating worksheet is provided. Swarthmore College’s annual tuition, room and board charges and fees are available online at http://www.swarthmore.edu/student-accounts-office/tuition-room-and-board.... Since the SCPP enrollment is semester based (and not for the entire academic year) please be sure to calculate educational expenses for the semester (typically half of the College’s annual charges).

We understand that not all financial aid may have been awarded at the time you enroll in the SCPP. Your payment plan budget may be adjusted upward or downward at a later date. More information regarding increasing/decreasing your payment plan balance can be found below.  

Step 4: Set up your e-wallet in order to take advantage of automatic payment by E-Check (ACH) or Credit/Debit Card. Please note that there is a 2.6% service fee for paying via credit/debit card (which is charged by the College’s third party processor).

Adjusting Your Payment Plan Balance

Adjustments to your payment plan balance can be made through the Student Accounts Office (Parrish 131). You may also email any questions to Maria McBride or feel free to call her at (610) 328-8394 weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Fee and Others Charges

The application fee is non-refundable.

Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment be returned, a $20 returned payment fee will be automatically assessed by Official Payments to your account.

Any payment received after the due date will result in a $5 late fee being assessed.

 Failure to Pay

In the event of failure of a participant to pay any installment with 30 days of the due date, enrollment in the plan will be terminated and the standard College policies will apply for any past due account.

How to Cancel a Plan

To cancel a payment plan, please email Maria McBride or telephone (610) 328-8394 weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Once a payment plan is canceled any unpaid charges become part of the student account balance and would then be considered past due.

Questions

All questions concerning the Swarthmore College Monthly Payment Plan should be directed to the Student Accounts Office (Parrish 131). You may also email any questions to Maria McBride or feel free to call her at (610) 328-8394 weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.