Frequently Asked Questions - Fall
When will my Fall 2017 semester E-bill statement be available?
Your E-bill statement will be available online on or around July 8, 2017.
E-Billing notifications are automatically emailed to the Student's Goucher email address. Parents and any other bill payers who have been granted access by the student to billing information will also receive email notifications.
How do parents or other bill payers get set up to receive E-Billing?
Your student must grant you access to receive E-billing statements.
Have your student go to www.goucher.edu/ebilling and click on "Student Granting Access To Others" for instructions on granting you access to e-billing and making online payments. once you have been granted access, you will receive an email from goucher webpay with a temporary password that you will need to change as soon as possible to a permanent password. You should also submit a "Security Question response" that will allow you to reset your password should you forget it in the future.
How can I estimate my Fall balance due?
Calculate Fall Balance
Use the Undergraduate worksheet to calculate your balance using the Billing Worksheet.
When is my Fall semester bill due?
Fall Balance Due Date
Your payment is due on or before August 3, 2017. If payment is received after this date, a $200 late fee will be assessed.
How can I pay my balance due?
We encourage online (real-time) payments but also accept paper checks and wire transfers as payments. Cash is accepted in the Student Administrative Services office located in the Dorsey Center during regular business hours (8:45-5, M-F). Please include your student's full name on all checks. Checks may be dropped off in the drop box (outside SAS office door) at any time. For more payment instructions visit payment options.
Do you offer a monthly payment plan for the Academic 2017 - 2018 year
Goucher offers a tuition payment plan through a third party, Higher One. They offer annual plans (plans covering the cost of Fall and Spring tuition and charges) and semester plans (just covering Fall or Spring tuition and charges). Payments for these plans are due to Higher One, not to Goucher and are interest free. The annual plans have a $55 enrollment fee and are a 10-month plan (starting on May 20th), a 9-month (starting June 20th) and an 8-month (starting July 20th). Semester plans have a $35 enrollment fee and are either 4- or 5-months. Your Goucher statement will show a payment / credit for the entire amount of your semester plan amount, even though you won't have paid that entire amount yet. While you won't know your exact amount due for the Fall in late May, the UG Billing Worksheet can help you get a good starting point, and then the plan amount can be adjusted after you receive your fall statement after July 8 all plan enrollments must be submitted online. If you have any questions about the plan, call higher one at 1-800-635-0120.
Can I pay my bill with my credit card?
Goucher does not accept credit card payments for undergraduate tuition account payments. However, Higher One provides a credit card processing service for Goucher College. Please note that they will charge you a fee based on the amount charged. For more information contact Higher One: 1-800-635-0120 or go online to Higher One.
What happens if I am paying my balance with financial aid loans or a tuition payment plan and the funds have not yet been credited to my account?
Payment with Financial Aid
If paying the fall balance with financial aid (including loans) please make sure all required documentation has been submitted to the Financial Aid office by June 30. Students may check the status of their financial aid at www.goucher.edu/FASTS - log in and then click on 'Documents'. Tuition payment plan fall contract amounts will be credited on the fall statement once the plan has been set up and activated at Higher One. A $200 late fee is charged if payment is not arranged by the deadline.
Can my 529 College Savings account payment be sent directly to Goucher College?
529 College Savings
Yes, mail checks to Goucher College, Student Billing, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204. The check should either reference the student's full name or Goucher ID number. Please review with your 529 plan their specific disbursement process and processing time. Payments are expected by the due date. Please provide proof of disbursement request (email firstname.lastname@example.org) if payment is delayed.
What does a ($-) negative balance on my statement represent?
Negative Balance Statement
A negative balance on your statement indicates a credit balance on the student account. This credit may be transferred from your student account to your student OneCard (Tuition payment plan credits are excluded from being transferred to the OneCard until the Tuition payment plan contract is paid in full). Credit balances at the end of the term will be carried over to the next term unless a refund is requested in writing or the student is no longer attending.
What is a tuition overload charge on my fall statement?
Students taking more than 18 credits during a semester are charged ($1,420) for each additional credit. Tuition charges will be finalized after the end of the add/drop period (9/7/2017). Courses withdrawn after that date will not impact the tuition charge, unless the student withdraws from all courses by the 5th week of classes. Refund Policy
What happens if my account is delinquent?
A student whose billing account is delinquent will be denied the privileges of registering, attending classes, living in the residence halls, obtaining transcripts/diploma and using college facilities. A transcript of a student's record will not be released if any of the student's accounts are in arrears, whether or not the student is currently enrolled. Please contact the Billing Office as soon as possible if you need to discuss billing issues (email@example.com)so we can assist you.
What meal plan will be charged on my Fall statement?
Fall Meal Plan Charge
Returning students are charged the meal plan they selected during the spring room draw in April. New incoming students and those who did not live on campus for the Spring 2017 semester, will be charge the 150-meal block, although the 240 meal plan is highly recommended for 1st year students. To change your meal plan, go to www.goucher.edu/mealchange beginning May 1, 2017 until September 7, 2017. Students should monitor their meal plan use because meals and Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester.
How can I adjust my Fall statement balance due to a new meal plan, Fall scholarship or other billing adjustment?
Fall Meal Plan Adjustment
Submit the fall semester Account Correction Worksheet online at www.goucher.edu/accountcorrection beginning July 9, 2017.
Is Health Insurance required?
Health Insurance Requirement
Yes, all full-time students must be covered by Health Insurance. Health insurance information will be mailed to all full-time students (and available on this billing website) mid July and will include instructions on how to waive (or select) the insurance online. Any student who does not waive Goucher's health insurance by the September 30th deadline will be charged for this insurance on their tuition account. The Annual insurance will cover the period from: 8/20/2017 - 8/19/2018. View detailed information on the 2017-2018 college health insurance plan.
Can I pay for Health Center incidental charges (i.e. dispensed medication) using my OneCard?
Health Center Incidental Charges
Yes, you can add gopher bucks to your OneCard at www.goucher.edu/OneCard to pay for these and other items listed on the OneCard website.
What is the $247 Health & Counseling Fee?
Health & Counseling Fee
This mandatory fee is charged per semester to all full-time undergraduate students. It provides a health and counseling center on campus for all students who seek medical treatment and/or counseling services.
What is the $91 Student Activity Fee?
Student Activity Fee
This mandatory fee covers the cost of activities provided by the Student Government Association (SGA) and student clubs on campus. It is charged to all full-time undergraduate students.
What is the $18 Campus Green Fund Fee?
Campus Green Fund Fee
The mandatory fee will be used towards the goal of making the Goucher College Campus more environmentally sustainable. It is charged to all full-time undergraduate students.
What is the $65 Technology Fee?
This mandatory fee will supports enhanced network infrastructure and band width, equipment replacement and software upgrades, and additional technology demands over the academic year. It is charged to all full-time undergraduate students.
What is the $119 Tuition Refund Insurance Charge?
Tuition Refund Insurance Charge
Starting in Fall 2017, all full time UG students will have tuition refund insurance coverage at a cost of $119 per semester for both fall and spring. If students do not want this coverage, they should waive it at www.tuitionprotection.com/goucher by the September 30, 2017 deadline. The charge will then be removed from their tuition account.
What does a Billing Stop hold mean?
Billing Stop Hold
A Billing Stop hold is placed on accounts that have not made arrangements to settle their Fall Tuition Account Balance. Please contact the Billing Office as soon as possible if you need to discuss billing issues (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can assist you. Please note, if an account is delinquent a student can be denied the privileges of registering, attending classes, living in the residence halls, obtaining transcripts/diploma, and using college facilities. A transcript of a student's record will not be released if any of the student's accounts are in arrears, whether or not the student is currently enrolled.
Where do I send an overnight payment?
There is no need to overnight payments. You can make a real-time secure payment to a student account at no extra cost using Webpay for electronic checks at www.goucher.edu/webpay. You can also mail a check to our Student Billing office on campus (see "Payment Options" for more information)
Will I receive an updated statement automatically if I change a meal plan or room assignment, or have additional billing charges or credits which change my Fall balance due?
Account Correction Worksheet
No, new statements are not automatically created when adjustments are made to the student account. Please submit the Account Correction Worksheet www.goucher.edu/accountcorrection and pay the adjusted balance by the August 3rd deadline.
What charges will be billed on my Fall statement for my study abroad program in the fall?
Can I transfer a credit on my student account to my Goucher OneCard?
Student Account Credit Transfer
You can request that a student account credit be transferred to your OneCard with the following conditions: If your Financial Aid process is complete, but your aid is still anticipated (not disbursed), you can transfer up to $600 before disbursement. Also, if you are paying your tuition bill with the Higher One Tuition Payment Plan, funds cannot be transferred until the payment plan has been paid in full. To request the transfer email email@example.com.
What are the OneCard and Gopher Bucks?
OneCard and Gopher Bucks
The OneCard is the electronic gateway to the campus. It serves as a the student's meal plan card, provides electronic key access to campus buildings and laundry services, and functions as your Goucher library card. It also may be used as a debit card for on- and off-campus spending. Money can be added to this account at any time as Gopher Bucks, which can used to purchase a variety of goods and services including textbooks, food and any Health Center charges. For details, go to www.goucher.edu/OneCard or call 410-337-6060.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CALL US AT 410-337-6022 OR E-MAIL OUR DEPARTMENT firstname.lastname@example.org