Payment Policy

Degrees, diplomas, and transcripts are not available to students with overdue accounts. Students must also have current accounts to register for courses, to enroll for the semester, or to be approved to study off-campus.

An account is considered current when: it is paid in full, or an installment payment plan sufficient to cover the semester bill is active and payments are on schedule, and/or applications for student/parent loans sufficient to cover the semester bill are filed with the lender before the semester begins, and in good order.

Semester Enrollment: The Registrar's Office conducts enrollment during the first week of each semester. Students who have not enrolled for any reason at the end of that week are dropped from classes. A student may be placed on an involuntary leave of absence if his/her account is not current by the end of the enrollment period. (See the Bowdoin College Catalogue, Expenses section).

Students acknowledge and agree to the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement at the time of semester enrollment. 

Course Registration: The Registrar's Office holds course registration in April for the coming fall semester, and in November for the coming spring semester.

Off-Campus Study:  Students must have current accounts to be approved to study off-campus.

Withdrawal from the College: Tuition and fees are canceled in full if a student officially withdraws from the College prior to the start of classes. Later withdrawals are subject to the refund schedule published in the Bowdoin College Catalogue, Expenses section.