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Student Accounts FAQS

Billing & Payment FAQs

How Do I Pay for Health Insurance? (Hamilton & Boston)

Students in Massachusetts are required by law to have health insurance. Students covered by an existing health insurance can waive the school’s health plan. Students who do not waive student health insurance pay insurance charges as part of their student account balance. These charges must meet the payment deadlines.

When will I receive my bill?

Charges are posted in SONIS after the first drop date of each semester. Statements will be mailed to students via their account.

How do I know what my balance is?

Students can view their bill at any time using their SONIS student portal (under FINANCIAL on the left-hand side of the screen).

Students can call our office at 978-646-4049 during business hours
(Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or inquire via email [email protected].

What does "pay in full" mean?

The pay-in-full deadline is posted on the school calendar. It is typically one week after the deadline to drop classes with a 100% refund.

Any student who still has a balance after the pay-in-full deadline will automatically be enrolled in the semester’s payment plan and charged $50. A late fee charge of $100 is added to student accounts that are not paid by the late payment deadline.

Veterans using Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 education benefits are exempt from this requirement until 1) the date the VA payment is received, or 2) 90 days after the date of the seminary certifies tuition and fees following receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

How do I make a payment?

Payments can be made through the SONIS student portal – select FINANCIAL on the left-hand side of the portal and follow the prompts.

Payments can be made online (without logging into SONIS) using Nelnet
Payments for students who do not have a US bank account can be made by Flywire
Payments can be made by check or money order by mailing them to:

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Attn: Student Accounts
130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982

Include the student name/ID in the memo line of the check.
Payments must be received by the deadline date to avoid a late fee and/or be put on account hold. Please ensure adequate mailing time.

What if a third-party is going to pay for my account?

Students may request a student statement from the Student Financial Services office as needed for a third-party payment from an employer, church, or another outside source. Please be sure to allow adequate time to meet payment deadlines. Students are responsible for meeting payment deadlines!

* Eligible veterans are exempt.

How do I calculate what to pay each month if I am on the semester's payment plan?

Students who have a balance after the pay in full deadline will automatically be enrolled in the semester’s payment plan. A $50 fee is added to the account, and the deadline is extended until the end of the semester. Check the academic calendar for specific final deadlines for each semester.

Your monthly payments through the semester should be based on the total balance due (all tuition, fees, and posted charges). There should not be a balance due at the end of the semester.

What happens if I can’t pay by the end of the semester?

A hold will be place on all student accounts with a balance due after the final due date. This student account hold prevents future registration, receipt of transcripts and diploma when applicable. Students registered for future coursework could be de-registered.

Students who are not able to pay in full by the semester-end should contact the student accounts office before the final payment deadline to set up a payment plan. Students on a past-due payment plan will not be able to register for classes until the balance is paid in full.

How can I get the hold lifted?

Holds can be lifted and services will be restored (including registration) when the balance is paid in full. The hold is lifted by the student accounts team approximately one business day after the account has been paid.

What if I still have questions?

Call the Student Accounts Office at 978-646-4049 M-F from 8:00am to 4:30pm or email [email protected] for more information.

Please note: This information is subject to change.

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