Students may pay their bills by the semester due date, by installment payment plan over the course of the semester, with student/parent loans, or by combining these options.
Please note that Bowdoin does not accept credit cards in payment of student bills.
Tuition bills for current students are available online using the login access provided below. Students who owe a balance after they graduate or otherwise permanently leave the College receive paper bills, since their access to the online system ends when their Bowdoin network logins are deactivated.
Once in the system students and authorized payers may then access student account statements by clicking on View Accounts in the left navigation bar.
Students may set up as many as 5 (five) others to become Authorized Payers with separate user names and passwords. Authorized payers have privileges to view, print, and pay the student's account statement online. Because of federal privacy laws, only the student can assign access to others to view his or her student account. Each time a new account statement is available, an email notification is sent to the students and his/her Authorized Payer(s).
Guest Payers may make payments, but do not have privileges to view or print the statement.
Deposits to the student's OneCard may also be made in the online payment system from a checking or savings account, credit or debit card. For more information on the OneCard program, please visit the department web page, www.bowdoin.edu/onecard.
Additional information about billing and payment is available in the Bursar's Office FAQ section.
Payments with Bill Stubs: Please mail checks in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to Bowdoin College, by first-class mail, with a Student Account Payment Worksheet if applicable, to the address shown below and on the bill. Do not send scholarship checks to this address.
Other Payments and Correspondence: Please mail scholarship checks, checks in foreign currency, worksheets without payments, all correspondence and express mail directly to our office address below to help ensure proper crediting. Also, please indicate if a personal check represents scholarship funds paid personally to the student so that those funds are credited properly to the student account.
Returned Checks: Any checks written to Bowdoin College by students or parents that are returned for any reason are charged to the students' accounts. A $15 fee per check may also be assessed.
Instructions for making a wire transfer are available from the Bursar's Office at 207-725-3249. They are also shown on the back of the student account statement which is accessible to students and authorized payers via the online payment system.
A payment plan is a convenient, manageable way to pay the college bill in interest-free installments each semester. Bowdoin does not operate an in-house payment plan. For convenience, two payment plan agencies are offered that enable students to pay one semester over 4-6 months or the academic year over 8-12 months. Application is made online at the links provided below. Plan budgets must be established and payments must be on schedule before a semester begins for a student to enroll in school at the start of the semester, and remain on schedule to register for courses for the coming semester (in November for spring term and April for fall term).
Payment plan holders are responsible for monitoring the student's Bowdoin account statement to ensure that the payment plan budget is commensurate with the student's actual billed fees. The semester bill reflects the net due after deducting the full amount expected from a payment plan for that term. If a payment plan is less than the student’s account balance, the difference will show as an “Amount Due” on the bill. The “Amount Due” is payable directly to Bowdoin (not the plan agency) by the stated due date on the bill. Alternatively, the plan budget may be increased to cover any “Amount Due”, or may be decreased if the “Amount Due” is a credit balance. On the bill, credits are expressed in parentheses.
Web sites and phone numbers for each agency are:
Please visit your personal aid web portal or contact the Student Aid Office at 207.725.3274.
Please mail 529 plan funds to:
Scholarship checks are applied to the current semester, unless instructions from the donor state another preference. Non-Bowdoin grants are the responsibility of the student recipient. The College does not pursue unpaid awards except to the extent that a donor may require a bill (provided by the Bursar's Office) or attendance verification (provided by the Registrar's Office). It is the student's responsibility to file a copy of his/her own tuition bill with a donor if required. The College returns scholarship funds as required by a donor if a student does not complete the semester or the year.
Please refer to the Student Aid Office for assistance in processing student or parent loan applications at 207.725.3274 or email@example.com. Student aid recipients may access loan applications online through their personal aid web portals.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Eastern time
Location: Room 212, McLellan Building, 85 Union St.
Directions from Campus:
Cross Maine Street near Joshua Chamberlain statue, turn left down second side street, Station Avenue, and proceed to the end. The McLellan Building is the large, gray shingled building on the corner of Station Avenue and Union Street. Room 212 is on the second floor.
Please be sure to mail a Student Account Worksheet to our office outlining your plan for payment.
For further questions concerning your tuition statement please contact the Bursar’s Office at 207-725-3249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.