The College operates on a two-semester calendar. An itemized statement of charges for each semester will be available online approximately one month before the payment due date.
During the semester, monthly billing statements will be available online by the fifth business day of the month and will include any additional charges or fees for that month.
|Fall Semester||End of June||August - First business day|
|Spring Semester||Early December||January – First business day|
|Monthly Statements||Fifth business day||Monthly – upon receipt|
The College uses an online billing and payment system for online Student Account statements and optional online payments. Student account statements are distributed monthly to the student’s official Gettysburg College email address and to anyone designated as an Authorized Payer within in the online billing system. Establishing an authorized payer allows someone other than the student to receive, view, and/or pay the student account billing statement. Gettysburg College encourages students to consider identifying parent(s) or guardian(s) as authorized payers. Students and their parents/guardians may print a billing statement from the online system if a paper copy is desired. Instructions and the link for authorized payers to access the online billing system are available online on the Student Accounts Webpage.
Students and their parents/guardians may make payments online from a personal checking or savings account (without a fee) or via credit card (with payment of a convenience fee) using online billing and payment system. PLEASE NOTE: Credit card usage is limited to VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. There will be a convenience fee of 2.75% added to each credit card payment when using this service. This fee is not associated with or passed on to Gettysburg College.
Payment may also be made in the form of cash, personal check, cashier's check, certified check, or money order. Checks should be made payable to Gettysburg College and should include the student's ID number to ensure proper credit to the student account. Checks should be mailed to Gettysburg College, Student Accounts Office, Campus Box 437, 300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Please note: A $35 charge will be assessed for all returned checks and returned online ACH payments.
Students are to complete payment of their tuition and fees by the due dates on the billing statements to maintain active enrollment status and their ability to register for courses for future semesters.
Delinquent accounts are subject to a penalty charge at the rate of 1% per month. This penalty charge will be waived for student loan amounts processed by the College prior to due dates for payments.
Gettysburg College policy provides for the withholding of all credits, educational services, issuance of transcripts, and certification of academic records from any person whose financial obligations to the College (including delinquent accounts, deferred balances, and liability for damage) are due and unpaid. If any overdue obligation is referred either to the College collection department or to an outside agency or attorney for collection efforts and/or legal suit, the debt shall be increased to cover all reasonable costs of collection, including collection agency and attorney's fees and court costs. By registering for any class at the College, each student accepts and agrees to be bound by the foregoing College policy as applied to any preexisting or future obligation to the College.
To assist in payment of past due balances, College and other resources may be available to a student. If a student’s family financial status changes or a student is otherwise unable to make a payment when scheduled, the student is encouraged to contact the Student Accounts Office prior to the scheduled due date to discuss alternative payment arrangements or the Financial Aid office to discuss the potential opportunity for additional aid.