All other charges billed to the student account (for example, library, shuttle fees, parking permit fees, parking fines, room damage charges, etc.) are not
included in payment-plan options. Such charges not paid in full when due will result in a late-payment penalty of
2% on the amount due and unpaid as of the initial due date and on any subsequent billing date.
Please note that no person accepted for participation in a Bennington College academic program will be allowed to
reside on campus, register for, or attend classes unless all amounts due are paid in full as stipulated in the payment options listed above.
1. Except for students using the Payment Plan options offered by
Bennington College, term bills are due and payable in full on August 1 (fall term). For due dates for the Payment Plan options, please refer to the applicable separate agreement. A late-payment penalty of 2% of the unpaid balance will be assessed on any amount not paid when due.
2. As a convenience, the College will permit students or parents who choose to do so to participate in one of several payment plan options. A signed agreement for the election of this option must be on file with the Business Office before such arrangement will be considered in effect. The College will assess either late payment penalties or interest charges in accordance to the payment plan terms outlined on the agreement form.
3. Students who have not paid all amounts due and payable to the College (in accordance to their applicable payment plan option, or if none, than in accordance to paragraph 1 above) by the first day of classes of the upcoming term and who have not received written authorization from the business office will not be allowed to attend classes or to occupy or use campus facilities. Should a student fail to meet his or her financial commitment subsequent to enrollment, the College may require the student to vacate the campus immediately. Such action will not constitute release of the student or other responsible party from his or her financial obligation to the College
4. Students who carry a past-due amount on their account will not be eligible to pre-register for
courses for the upcoming term or participate in the student housing process until such time
as all past due amounts are paid in full. No student with a past-due balance for a prior term
will be permitted to return to campus for the upcoming term until such balance is paid in
5. Graduating students who carry a past-due amount on their account will not be eligible to
receive their diplomas until such balances are paid in full.
6. No student will be permitted to receive or to direct delivery of an academic transcript to
another party unless the student's financial obligations to the College have been met.
7. The College may agree in certain circumstances to making other arrangements for payment
of pending or delinquent balances in cases deemed appropriate by the College. Students will
not be permitted to remain at the College or to return for the following term if they do not
meet the conditions specified in any such arrangement, which must be in writing.
8. The College reserves the right to deny election of either of the Payment Plan options for any student whose account was seriously delinquent during a prior
Revised April 2013
The amount of the tuition, room and board charges (‘the charges”) to be adjusted, if any, is based on the student's effective date of withdrawal (see below). Withdrawal means complete severance from classes for the balance of the term. This refund policy applies regardless of the reason for such withdrawal. Adjustments to amounts owed to the College, will be made only in cases where the student withdraws:
No adjustments to amounts owed to the College will be made in cases of withdrawal after the twentieth day of classes.
There will be no refund of, or credit against, any other charges, fees or fines incurred by the student.
All withdrawals are subject to a $200 withdrawal fee.
Please note that any Financial Aid may also require adjustment. Students receiving federal financial aid will have the withdrawal date determined and refunds calculated in accordance with federal refund policy.
After all adjustments to charges and financial aid are made, any refunds will be made only to the extent that no other amounts are owed to the College. Amounts owed to the College after application of any adjustment to term charges will continue to be the full responsibility of the obligor in accord with the terms of the obligation.
The College expects to offer a Tuition Refund Insurance Plan for 2013–2014. More information regarding this plan will be made available shortly.
Students should report in writing immediately their intent to withdraw to the Office of the Dean of the College. The effective date of withdrawal is the date on which written notice is received by the College.
This policy supersedes all previous versions | Revised April 2013
The College assesses a health-service fee each term that supports the Health Services Center. Open six days a week during term, the Health Services Center is staffed by a medical doctor and nurses and Psychological Services is headed by a clinical psychologist and is staffed by two psychiatrists and other clinical professionals. Both offices cover emergency situations 24 hours a day.
Please contact Health Services (802-440-4426) if you have any questions.
The Student Activities Fee is a mandatory fee that helps to support the many student activities of campus life at Bennington College including the Meyer Recreation Barn facilities, outdoor adventure courses and programs, wellness programs, Student Center events, community outreach, and many other activities.
Additional information will be made available shortly.