Student Billing

Hours

  • during term: M–F, 9:00AM–5:00PM
  • summer/FWT: M–F 8:30AM–4:00PM

Location and Contact

Barn 105A
mrollins@bennington.edu
802-440-4353

Billing

Undergraduate Payment Options [Fall 2017]

Single-Payment Plan

  • 100% of total charges, less any expected financial aid, due by August 1
  • 2% late penalty on partial or late payments

Two-Payment Plan

  • Initial payment of 50% of total charges, less any expected financial aid, due by August 1
  • Final balance due on October 1
  • 2% late penalty on partial or late payments
  • Enrollment requires the completed and signed agreement form by August 1. The College reserves the right to deny election of this option for any student whose account was seriously delinquent during a prior term.

Four-Payment Plan

  • Four equal monthly installments of total charges, less any expected financial aid, due on the first of the month (July–October)
  • 2% late penalty on partial or late payments
  • Enrollment requires the completed and signed agreement form by July 1. The College reserves the right to deny election of this option for any student whose account was seriously delinquent during a prior term.

Other Charges Billed to the Student Account

All other charges billed to the student account (for example: library fees, 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.

Undergraduate Payment Options [Spring 2017]

Single-Payment Plan

  • 100% of total charges, less any expected financial aid, due by February 1
  • 2% late penalty on partial or late payments

Two-Payment Plan

  • Initial payment of 50% of total charges, less any expected financial aid, due by February 1
  • Final balance due on April 1
  • 2% late penalty on partial or late payments
  • Enrollment requires the completed and signed agreement form by February 1. The College reserves the right to deny election of this option for any student whose account was seriously delinquent during a prior term.

Four-Payment Plan

  • Four equal monthly installments of total charges, less any expected financial aid, due on the first of the month (January–April)
  • 2% late penalty on partial or late payments
  • Enrollment requires the completed and signed agreement form by January 3. The College reserves the right to deny election of this option for any student whose account was seriously delinquent during a prior term.

Other Charges Billed to the Student Account

All other charges billed to the student account (for example: library fees, 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.

Regulations Governing the Payment of Fees

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) and February 1 (spring 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. A $35.00 fee will be charged for any payment returned unpaid.

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. A $35.00 fee will be charged for any payment returned unpaid.

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 full.

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. If it becomes necessary for the College to take action to collect charges, fees, and costs unpaid, you agree to reimburse the College the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33% of the debt, and all costs, fees and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees we incur in such collection efforts.

9. 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 term.

Revised October 2016

Student Health Insurance

Please visit Student Health Insurance 

It is mandatory that all full-time Bennington College students must be covered by a health insurance policy. The previously offered plan and other College-sponsored insurance plans are no longer available to us. Student must provide their own insurance coverage.

Health Center Fee (undergraduate only)

The College assesses a mandatory 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.

Activities Fee (undergraduate only)

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.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Please see the College's Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details.

Mailing Address

Payments can be mailed to:

Bennington College
Attn: Student Billing
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

If known, it is helpful, but not required, to include the student's 5-digit ID number.