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We are responsible for the maintenance of your student account, which includes billing, processing payments, and refunds.  We provide you with all the information you need regarding tuition and tuition payments.

We routinely send information to your Fisher College email account.  It is your responsibility to check this email account and share important information and deadlines with parents/bill payers.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are determined by the Fisher College Board of Trustees.  In addition to tuition and fees, students may also be charged miscellaneous items such as dorm damages, ID replacements, or library fines.

Tuition Due Dates

Undergraduate

Payment in full is required by the published due dates for each semester.  All payments need to be made in US dollars.  We provide different options for you to make payment toward your student account.

FALL SEMESTER   SPRING SEMESTER
August 1   January 1

 

Graduate

Payment in full is required by the published due dates for each semester.  All payments need to be made in US dollars.  We provide different options for you to make payment toward your student account. 

Your tuition payment is due prior to the first day of class for each term. 

GPS

Payment in full is required by the published due dates for each semester.  All payments need to be made in US dollars.  We provide different options for you to make payment toward your student account. 

Your tuition payment is due prior to the first day of class for each term. 

Policies

Withdrawals and Refund Schedule

Withdrawal from programs at Fisher College are subject to certain deadlines and regulations.  Dropping or withdrawing from a course or all courses will result in pro-rated tuition charges based on the date of withdrawal. 

Students living on-campus in any Fisher College residence hall will be charged in accordance with the tuition withdrawal schedule.  The percentage of refund will first be applied to semester charges.  

Withdrawal Period Refund Percentage
Prior to the first day of class 100%
1st week of classes until Sunday 80%
2nd week of classes until Sunday 60%
3rd week of classes until Sunday 40%
4th week of classes until Sunday 20%
5th week of classes and after 0%

 

Please note: your financial aid award may be adjusted due to your date of withdrawal.

Room and board refunds are not available to students who remain enrolled in the college and change their residency from on-campus to off-campus status following the start of the semester.

Study Abroad

Program Costs, Billing, and Financial Aid

Students who participate in an approved Fisher College Study Abroad Program will be assessed tuition charges and comprehensive fees equivalent to the standard semester charges. In some instances, however, the cost of your individual program may exceed the full amount of these base charges. When this situation occurs, the student will be assessed an additional “International Program Fee" which will be posted to your student account. The total of your per semester charges (tuition, comprehensive fee and International Program Fee) will not exceed the program costs paid by Fisher College. The semester charges and program fees posted to the student account are payable to Fisher College by the student. Subsequently, Fisher College remits payment on your behalf to our affiliated Study Abroad Program administrator.

Commonly, at the beginning of the program application process, a deposit of approximately $500- $1000 is required to be paid directly to the affiliated program administrator by the student. Please refer to your specific program to determine the exact amount of the deposit. In addition, it is the responsibility of the student to determine and confirm the full extent of the services (tuition, room, board, travel, etc.) covered by the program cost as outlined above.  Students must remit a copy of the final invoice to the Office of the Bursar for final payment confirmation. Fees for additional services not outlined in your program will be the responsibility of the student. A student may, opt into the Fisher College Student Health Insurance if they wish to seek additional insurance coverage. Please refer to the Fisher College website for information on the student health insurance program. Tuition insurance through Fisher College partnership with Liberty Mutual, remains available to students studying abroad. Federal and state financial aid awards, including grants and loans, are available to eligible students who are participating in the Study Abroad Program. All Fisher College institutional aid and grants are not available during the period of participation. We encourage students to research and apply to scholarship funding that may be available directly through the Study Abroad Program.

Please see the Office of Financial Aid for assistance in determining your exact eligibility for financial aid.

Unearned Tuition Assistance

RETURN OF TUITION ASSISTANCE

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.   

To comply with the Department of Defense policy, Fisher College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided.  TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.  These funds are returned to the Military Service branch.

Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, the educational institution will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

 

Schedule for Return

Withdrawal Submitted

(8 week courses)

Return
Week 1 or before 100% 
Week 2 75%
Weeks 3 & 4

50% 

Week 5 

(This is considered the 60% completion period for the course)

40%

 

Weeks 6, 7, & 8 0%
8 week courses - online
100% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws within the first week of class, but before submission of the first assignment.  The student's request will be processed as a 'drop' for the purpose of returning TA funds only, not for financial aid attendance or recalculating of aid. 
75% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after submitting the first assignment and through the second week of classes.
50% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the second week of classes but before the end of the fourth week of classes.
25% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the fourth week of classes but before the end of the sixth week of classes.  (This is considered the 60% completion period for the course).
No funds will be returned if the student withdraws after the sixth week of classes.

Privacy Policy

Fisher College is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of our students and those who visit our Web site. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided. 

Providing personal information is never a prerequisite for accessing any of the content or resources on this Web site. Specifically, refusal to provide personal information via a Web interface will never result in a user being denied access to any online content or resource they would be able to access were the information submitted.

This site may contain links to other sites. Fisher College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

The information that follows explains the types of information our Web site collects, how it is used and the conditions under which it is made available to third parties.  

What Information does this site collect?

This site collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service Provider (ISP). This data includes information about the user's remote IP address, referral data (which page "linked" to the present request), the browser software's user-agent string, and the number of visits each month. This information is accepted passively through cookies and the HTTP headers that are sent from the user when requesting any file from the server.

Personally identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the form that requests it.

No attempt is made to covertly or "quietly" collect personally identifiable information, nor are cookies or any other tracking technology used for the purpose of coordinating information that a user may opt to enter in various interfaces on the site.

How does Fisher College use the information it collects?

 The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of this Web site and the interests of those who use it. Data such as the volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain section of the site receives each month, or popular search terms used to access the site are analyzed to derive general statistics about the site's reach and the audience's usage patterns.

Personally identifiable information is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted. Unique identifiers are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity, his or her role and interests at Fisher College, and to ensure that transactions are properly recorded and acknowledged.

Security web-based transactions.

Web-based transactions involving sensitive information are secured by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the highest level of security on the Internet. The SSL protocol provides server authentication, data integrity, and privacy on the Web. This security measure helps ensure that no impostors, eavesdroppers, or vandals view your personal information. SSL not only encrypts your personal and financial information transmitted, including credit card information, but also verifies the identity of the server and that the original message arrives safely at its destination.

However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Fisher College cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us from our Web site, and therefore you use our site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best effort to ensure its security on our in-house systems.

With whom does Fisher College share the information that is collected?

Your personal information may be shared with other departments within the College or with individuals and organizations involved in assisting the College in processing your transaction.
Personal information we collect is not used for any commercial or philanthropic purpose not directly connected with or approved by the College. Fisher College does not sell personal information.

Reports, statistics, and other analyses of aggregate anonymous information may be shared within the organization or provided to third parties at the sole discretion of Fisher College. This information does not include any personally identifiable information.

Exception: Fisher College reserves the right to use all information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of this Web site, server, or information systems.

Children's Privacy
This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 13. Fisher College does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on this Web site by users under 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits personal information to this Web site, we delete the information as soon as we discover it and do not use it for any other purpose. Fisher College encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.

Policy Modifications and Deviations
We may modify this privacy policy and will post those changes here. If the privacy policy changes in the future, we will not use any personal information you have submitted to us under the current Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

It may be necessary to deviate from this general policy in unique instances and for specific purposes. In such instances, a link will be provided to a description of the deviation. This link will be placed where it can be reasonably expected to be noticed prior to submitting any information for which this privacy policy is modified or exempted in any way.

Terms of Use

NOTICE. The Fisher College Web site (the "Web site") is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein (the "Terms and Conditions"). Your use of the Web site constitutes your agreement to all such Terms and Conditions.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE. Fisher College reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions. Your continued use of the Web site constitutes your agreement to all such Terms and Conditions.

PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION. Unless otherwise specified, the Web site is for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, retransmit, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Web site. You may not use any computerized or automatic mechanism, including without limitation, any Web scraper, spider or robot, to access, extract and/or download any information from the Web site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. The Web site may contain links to Web sites controlled or offered by third parties (non-affiliates of Fisher College). Fisher College disclaims liability for any information, materials, products or services posted or offered at any of the third party sites linked from the Web site. By creating a link to a third party Web site Fisher College does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered or information contained at such linked Web site, nor is Fisher College liable for any failure of any products or services offered or advertised at such linked Web site. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at such linked Web site. Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Web site or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. Fisher College shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE. As a condition for your use of the Web site, you agree that you will not use the Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. The Web site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. You may not use the Web site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Web site, the networks connected to the Web site, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Web site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Web site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Web site by any means, including without limitation, hacking or password mining. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Web site, including without limitation, through the use of any Web scraper, spider or robot.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES. The Web site may contain e-mail links, bulletin board services, guestbooks, mailing lists, blogs or other communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively the "Communication Service"). You agree to use the Communication Service only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the Communication Service. You may not use the Communication Service to defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others. You may not use the Communication Service to publish, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, discriminatory, obscene, defamatory, indecent or unlawful topic, message, material or information, or to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services. Fisher College has no obligation to monitor the Communication Service, however Fisher College reserves the right to review materials posted to the Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Fisher College reserves the right to terminate your access to the Communication Service at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO FISHER COLLEGE. Fisher College does not claim ownership of any materials you provide to Fisher College (including feedback and images) or post, upload, input, provide or submit to the Web site for review by members of the general public, or by members of any public or private group (each a "Submission"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Fisher College and its agents permission to use your Submission in connection with Fisher College's operation of the Web site and its other businesses, including without limitation, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission, and to publish your name in connection with your Submission, all without the payment of compensation to you in respect of any such use of your Submission. You warrant and represent that you own, or otherwise control, all of the rights to your Submission, including without limitation, the rights necessary for you to post, upload, input, provide or submit your Submission.

NO RIGHT TO REDISTRIBUTE WEB SITE MATERIALS. You agree that you will not redistribute, copy, amend, or commercially exploit any materials found on the Web site without Fisher College's express written permission, which permission may be withheld in Fisher College's sole discretion.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER. THE WEB SITE AND ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE CONTAINED THEREIN OR ACCESSIBLE THEREFROM, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FISHER COLLEGE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND REGARDING: (A) THE UP-TO-DATENESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEB SITE (B) ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES AND ACCESSIBLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEB SITE. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FISHER COLLEGE: (A) DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES AS TO NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; AND (B) DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.

THE USE OF THE WEB SITE AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF USING, OR ACCESSING THE WEB SITE OR COMMUNICATION SERVICES OR DOWNLOADING ANY CONTENT THEREON. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT LIABILITY UNDER ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION CANNOT BE EXCLUDED: (A) FISHER COLLEGE IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING AS A RESULT OF INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON OR FURNISHED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF THE WEB SITE; (B) FISHER COLLEGE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY ARISING FROM ORDERS OR PURCHASES OF THIRD PARTY GOODS OR SERVICES BASED ON INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON OR FURNISHED THROUGH THE WEB SITE; AND (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FISHER COLLEGE OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VENDORS, SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY), THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE , OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED THEREON, AND THE COMMUNICATION SERVICES EVEN IF FISHER COLLEGE HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEB SITE.

INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify and hold Fisher College, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party or arising out of your use of, or conduct on, the Web site.

COPYRIGHT. The Web site is protected by copyright law and international treaty provisions and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, trademark, graphic or image from the Web site may be copied or retransmitted without the express written permission of Fisher College. Fisher College and all associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fisher College and may not be copied or transmitted without the express written permission of Fisher College.

GENERAL. Your use of the Web site shall be governed by all applicable Federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Certain sections or pages of the Web site may contain separate terms or conditions. In the event of a conflict, the additional terms and conditions will govern for those sections or pages. You agree that your use of the Web site will not create any joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship between you and Fisher College. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including but not limited to the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid and enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.

Contact Us

Kevin Kelly
Director, Student Accounts
T: 617-236-5402
 
Bradley Mish
Senior Associate Director, 
Student Accounts
T: 617-236-5404
 
Kristen Martinez
Director,
Student Accounts & Operations
 
 
Office of the Bursar 
1 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
T: 617-236-5403
F: 617-236-5401
 
Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM