All You Need to Know About Billing

Fall 2017 statements will be available online on July 8, 2017. Goucher does not send paper statements. Statements are only available online (E-Bill).

Fall 2017  Payment Due Date: August  3, 2017.
($200 late fee is charged if payment is not received by this date.)

How to access your E-Billing online statement

Students will receive notification that the statement is ready through their Goucher email address.
Parents and / or guardians must be signed up (granted access) to receive E-Billing notification by their student.

Students - to view your statement (E-Bill)

  1. Sign into myGoucher
  2. Click on the “Finances” tab at the top
  3. Click on “Statement” at the top
  4. View “Your Bills” at the right

Students - to sign up your parent(s) for E-Billing

  1. Sign into myGoucher
  2. Click on the Finances tab
  3. Click on Statement. At the bottom left of page, in the section for Parent PINs, click Delete next to the PIN that’s not working.
  4. After the original PIN has been deleted; click on Add in the same section
  5. Create a PIN your parent will remember (can reuse the original)
  6. Click on “Yes” in response to “be allowed to log in”
  7. Choose “Yes” from the pull-down menu “have permission to access E-Bills…”

Parents - to complete the E-Billing signup

After your student has signed you up for E-Billing:

  1. You’ll receive a temporary password via email (check your spam or junk folder if you don’t see it).
  2. Log in to the system (link is in the email you’ll receive from CASHNet)
  3. Change the temporary password (as it will expire soon)
  4. Provide an answer to the security question. When it asks for your old password, it means the temporary one.

Parents - to view the statements

  1. Go to www.goucher.edu/webpay
  2. Click on “Parent Login” at the top left in the yellow box, 3rd link down
  3. Enter your PIN and Password
  4. Click on “View Bills”
 

How to Read your E-Billing Statement

At the top of the statement on the right, you’ll see a Box titled “Payment Summary.” The third line shows your student’s Goucher ID number. The fourth line shows your Previous Balance – either a balance due or a credit balance.

Under Statement Activity you will first see a listing of all charges for the account. Below the charges are all of the credits. Credits include deposits and payments made by you, your semester Tuition Payment Plan amount (if you have a payment plan), as well as any financial aid or outside scholarships.

If there are two asterisks before the financial aid listed, it means the aid is anticipated or not yet disbursed to Goucher. Once the aid has disbursed, the asterisks will no longer show.

The Total Amount Due includes all current charges, past balance due or past credit balance, and all anticipated or disbursed financial aid shown on the statement.

How to Estimate the Fall Semester Costs before July 8.

Go to the Undergraduate Billing Worksheet at www.goucher.edu/UGWorksheet. This will let you get a good estimate of the semester costs, including tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, and you can take into account financial aid.

Returning Student

If you are a returning student and haven’t received your Financial Aid award yet, use the financial aid figures from the year just ending. You can always adjust the total after your aid award is completed.

New Student

If you are a new student without a room assignment, choose “Basic Room” for your Worksheet estimate. Note that incoming students are defaulted to the 150-Meal Plan, not to the recommended 240-Plan. Fall Meal plans can be changed up until September 7, 2017 at www.goucher.edu/mealchange.


Payment Options

Online

Parents who have been signed up for E-Billing

  1. go to www.goucher.edu/webpay
  2. click on “Parent Login” at the top left in the yellow box, 3rd link down
  3. enter your PIN and Password
  4. click on “Make Payment”
  5. click on “Student Tuition Account” and enter the amount to be paid
  6. click “Add to Cart” and then follow the instructions. You’ll need to enter your bank’s routing number and checking account number

Guests or Parents without E-Billing Access

  • go to www.goucher.edu/webpay
  • click on “Guest Login” at the top left in the yellow box, 4th link down
  • for Login you would enter P and your student’s Goucher ID (P002…)
  • below that enter your student’s last name
  • click on “Student Tuition Account” and enter the amount to be paid
  • click “Add to Cart” and then follow the instructions. You’ll need to enter your bank’s routing number and checking account number

Students

  • Sign into myGoucher
  • Click on Finances tab
  • Click on Make a Payment tab
  • Click on Student Tuition Account
  • Enter the amount you want to pay
  • Check-out
  • You’ll need your bank’s routing number and your checking account number

Checks

Checks should be made out to Goucher College and mailed to:


Attn: Billing Office
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

Tuition Payment Plan offered by Higher One

Goucher offers an interest-free tuition payment plan through a third party, Higher One.


Goucher offers an interest-free tuition payment plan through a third party, Higher One. They offer three Annual Plans (plans that cover the cost of Fall and Spring tuition and charges): a 10-month plan (starts on May 20), a 9-month (starts June 20) and an 8-month option (starts July 20). An annual plan has to be for the amount due for the entire academic year (roughly double the Fall balance).

Higher One also offers a single Semester  plan covering Spring tuition and charges: a 5-month and a 4-month payment plan.

Your semester contract amount will show as a credit on your statement, even though you won’t have paid that entire amount yet.

Payments are made directly to Higher One, and Goucher credits the tuition account for the entire semester contract amount. Payments need to made from a US bank account or funds can be wired to TuitionPay (see the FAQs), and there is also an option to pay Higher One by credit card, though be careful to check on the fees before signing up.

To enroll  in Tuition payment plan click here Higher One

How to Estimate Amount Owed fo Payment Plan

Go to www.goucher.edu/UGWorksheet, the Undergraduate Billing Worksheet. This will let you get a good estimate the semester's costs, including tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees.  You can take into account financial aid and any scholarships or other payments you’re expecting. The contract amount can always be changed, at no fee.

Since many room assignments for new students are not final until September choose “Basic Room” for your Worksheet estimate. Note that incoming students are defaulted to the 150-Meal Plan, not to the recommended 240-Plan. Meal plans can be changed up until September 7, 2017 at www.goucher.edu/mealchange.

 

529 Plan Payments

You can use your 529 plan to make payments.


 Please have payments mailed to the attention of:

Billing Office
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

Be sure that your student’s name and Goucher ID number are included with the payment so that it can be credited to the correct account.

Since some 529 plans can take a few weeks to process payments, please be sure to make your request well before the due date of August 3, 2017  If it seems that the payment may not make it to Goucher on time, you can email us a copy of your 529 payment request (to billing@goucher.edu). It’s also a good idea to check your account, or contact us, to make sure your payment has arrived on time, so that any potential issues can be resolved before the due date has passed.

Wire Transfer

How to Make a Wire Transfer


 

Contact the Billing Department at billing@goucher.edu for detail information regarding wire transfers.

 

Meal Plans and the OneCard

Meal Plans

Meal Plan Details


Incoming students are defaulted to the 150-Meal Plan, though we recommend the 240-Plan. Meal plans can be changed up until September 7, 2017 at www.goucher.edu/mealchange.

For details about the different meal plans, view the current Meal Plan Information (PDF). (2017-1018 available soon)

The OneCard

Information About the OneCard


The OneCard

The One Card is issued to new incoming students on their arrival. It is an electronic "key" for access to campus buildings, a debit card for on- and off-campus spending, and a Goucher library card. For more information click on the following link: OneCard.

Meal Blocks/Swipes

The term “Blocks” or “Swipes” refers to one meal. A 240-Meal Block Plan means you will have 240 meals to use per semester. Meals unused at the end of the semester do not carry over to the next semester; they expire. Meal Blocks / Swipes should only be used in the all-you-can-eat Stimson Dining Hall, not for smaller “snack” items. Using a Meal Block outside of Stimson Dining Hall (at Alice’s, the Passport Café or The Van) only covers up to $7.50, a lower value than in Stimson Dining Hall.

Dining Dollars

Each Residential Meal Plan comes with $300 in Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars should be used at Alice’s, the Passport Café or The Van. If you’ve run out of Meal Blocks / Swipes, Dining Dollars can be used to pay for meals in Stimson Dining Hall (see Meal Cost chart below, on right). Dining Dollars unused at the end of the semester do not carry over to the next semester; they expire. You can add additional Dining Dollars by clicking here: Dining Dollars.

Gopher Bucks

Gopher Bucks can be used anywhere on campus, and at some off-campus locations in place of cash, or credit and debit cards. They can also be used to purchase meals in the Stimson Dining Hall, as well as at Alice's, the Passport Café, and The Van. Gopher Bucks carry over from semester to semester. Balances over $10 will be refunded after the student has graduated or is no longer attending. Add Gopher Bucks by clicking here: Gopher Bucks.


Health Insurance and Health and Counseling Center

Health Insurance Information

Health Insurance Information


Health Insurance

All new students that were not full-time in the fall sememster need to either enroll in or waive the Goucher Health Insurance by September  30th, 2017. Go to www.goucher.edu/billing/goucher-health-insurance for more information or directly to http://www.firststudent.com/ to enroll or waive.  If you want Goucher’s Health Insurance, you must complete the enrollment process. Students who neither enroll nor waive the insurance will be charged the premium for the annual coverage.

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All new students that were not full-time in the fall sememster need to either enroll in or waive the Goucher Health Insurance by September  30th, 2017. Go to www.goucher.edu/billing/goucher-health-insurance for more information or directly to http://www.firststudent.com/ to enroll or waive.  If you want Goucher’s Health Insurance, you must complete the enrollment process. Students who neither enroll nor waive the insurance will be charged the premium for the annual coverage.

Health and Counseling Center

Fee Explaination


The Health and Counseling fee is not the same as Health Insurance. It is a mandatory fee to all full-time undergraduate students and is used to staff and operate our Health and Counseling center which all of the undergraduate students can use. There is no charge for visits to seek health care, though there may be a small charge if any medications are dispensed (i.e. antibiotics) or if the student requires lab services, etc.

 

 

Fall Semester Room, Meal and Miscellaneous Charges

Note: Room adjustments will be final as of September  7, 2017. Meal changes will be final as of September 7, 2017.  Riding lessons and private music lessons will be charged to accounts after the course drop deadline on September 7, 2017. Health Insurance premium will be charged after enrollment or after September 30, 2017 if not enrolled or waived by new students.

In addition to the tuition and housing charges, other miscellaneous charges (such as parking tickets, library fines, lock change and key replacement) may appear on the student's statement of account throughout the semester.

Please email the appropriate department for questions:

Room Damage charges/Room lock changes: residentiallife@goucher.edu or call 410-337-6424
Health Center charges: call 410-337-6050
Parking Citations: publicsafety@goucher.edu or call 410-337-6112
Library Fines: library@goucher.edu or call 410-337-6360

 

What to do if you have a Credit Balance

If your credit balance falls under the regulations of Title IV, your credit will be automatically refunded to you as required by law.

For other credits you have three options if you have a credit:

Leave on Account

Leave on Account


You can leave your credit on your account. It will automatically be used toward any possible future charges to your account, and will transfer over to be applied to future semesters.

Refund

Refund


You can request a refund of your credit at www.goucher.edu/refund . The refund must be requested by the person who has made the largest financial contribution toward the account.

All Financial Aid must have disbursed before a refund can be issued. If you are using the Higher One Tuition Payment Plan, you must wait until your plan has been paid in full before requesting a refund.

Transfer to Gopher Bucks

Transfer to Gopher Bucks


If you have a credit and your Financial Aid HAS NOT yet disbursed, you can request to have up to $600 transferred to your Gopher Bucks to pay for books and other supplies. After your Financial Aid has fully disbursed, you can request the remainder of your credit be transferred.

Funds transferred to Gopher Bucks cannot be transferred back to the student account. Any unused Gopher Bucks will be refunded upon graduation or withdrawal from Goucher. Email billing@goucher.edu to request the transfer.