Payment Requirements and Distribution of Financial Aid

Full payment, less approved deferrable financial aid and pre-payments, must be made by the due date. Cash, personal checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all acceptable forms of payment. Payments can be made online via personal check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express by logging on to “Your Connection.”

Fredonia Installment Payment Plans (FIPP) are available to all students. Students and authorized users can enroll in a two-, three- or four-payment plan on a semester basis; the plan includes all semester charges less any approved financial aid. Students/Authorized users would need to enroll each semester, and can enroll online when viewing the eBill. Payments can be scheduled to automatically be taken from a credit card, checking or savings account, or can be initiated for each individual due date by logging in and making the payment.

Students attending In-Person Registration will have an eBill created and receive email notification at their Fredonia email address and text message (if they have provided a cell phone number in Personal set up under My Profile Setup) near the end of the first week of classes. The due date for payment will be mid-September for the Fall semester and mid-February for the Spring semester. A late payment/administrative fee of up to $50 will be added to an account outstanding as of the close of business on the due date.

The majority of financial aid is distributed during the third and fourth week of classes. Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and SUNY Tuition Credit funds are not distributed until mid-semester. Students who file for their financial aid late will receive their aid later in the semester.

All financial aid received by the university is applied to student accounts on a first-received, first-applied basis after allowing for a TAP, SUNYTC, Excelsior and Excelsior TC. Excess financial aid is generally returned to students within two business days. If direct deposit is not setup, checks are mailed home to the permanent address on file with Fredonia.