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Billing & Payment FAQs

How do I pay for health insurance?

If you are a Hamilton student who meets the registration requirements and opts not to waive student health insurance, your insurance charges are considered part of your student account balance and must be included in your pay in full/payment plan calculations. Please contact our offices if you have further questions about student health insurance charges.

Billing & Payment FAQs

How do I pay for health insurance?

If you are a Boston student who meets the registration requirements and opts not to waive student health insurance, your insurance charges are considered part of your student account balance and must be included in your pay in full/payment plan calculations. Please contact our offices if you have further questions about student health insurance charges.

Billing & Payment FAQs

Billing & Payment FAQs

Billing & Payment FAQs

When will I receive my bill?

Each semester, your charges will be posted to your CAMS ledger the first week of classes.  You will receive an email with an attached statement at your gordonconwell.edu email when your charges have been posted.

If you would like to know what your bill will look like before the charges are posted to your ledger, just drop us an email and ask for an “unofficial statement.”  We are happy to provide that at your request any time after you have registered.

How do I know what my balance is?

Your balance is a combination of tuition and fees. You have access to your balance in your CAMS student portal.

  1. After logging in, click on “My Ledger” on the left.
  2. At the top, choose your campus/program from the drop-down menu.
  3. Now scroll down to beneath your ledger.  Your balance is listed underneath your ledger with a link to pay online.

You may also call our offices during business hours (M-F 8-4:30) 978-646-4049 or inquire by email to [email protected]

What does "pay in full" mean?

The pay in full deadline is a week after the Drop Deadline.  100% payment includes:

  • Financial Aid Award Acceptance for 100% of tuition & fees, OR
  • Direct Payment by credit card or check for your complete balance (CHECK must be processed in Hamilton), OR
  • Certificate of Eligibility (VA) for 100% tuition, OR
  • Official Award letter from church or outside scholarship confirming an amount that meets or exceeds tuition and fees for the term.

Any student who still has a balance after the Pay in Full Deadline at the beginning of the semester will automatically be enrolled in the semester’s payment plan.

How do I make a payment?

  1. Online through your CAMS student portal.
    1. After logging in, click on “My Ledger” on the left.
    2. At the top, choose your campus/program from the drop-down menu.
    3. Now scroll down to beneath your ledger.  Your balance is listed underneath your ledger with a link to pay online.
  2. Online (without logging into CAMS) at the Nelnet Tuition Gateway payment portal
  3. Mail a check made out to “GCTS” with your student ID in the Memo line to the Hamilton Campus:

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Attn: Student Accounts

130 Essex Street

Hamilton, MA 01982

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

If needed, you may request an invoice at any time after you register to present an employer, church, or other outside source that has committed to making payment on your account. You are responsible to communicate with the outside party to ensure payment is receive on or before the pay in full deadline. We recommend requesting invoices well in advance to ensure prompt payment. If your outside support is not expected to be processed in time for the deadline, you will either want to plan for the payment plan fee or make personal payment in full to be reimbursed when outside funds are processed to your student account.*

* Eligible veterans are exempt. Learn More »

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

Any student who still has a balance after the Pay in Full Deadline at the beginning of the semester will automatically be enrolled in the semester’s payment plan.  This incurs at $50 fee but extends the deadline until the end of the semester.  Please check the website or the academic calendar for the specific final deadline.

As you pay throughout the semester, your monthly payments should be based on your total balance (all tuition, fees, and posted charges). The due dates for the spring semester are as follows:

  • March 1st 50% of your total balance is due
  • April 1st 75% of your total balance is due
  • May 1st 100% of your balance is due.

For example, if you owe $1000 total (including the payment plan fee), you would pay $500 on March 1, $250 on April 1, and $250 on May 1.

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

Students with balances after the final payment deadline are subject to a late/no payment fee.  A Student Account Hold will also be placed on their student account. This hold prevents future registration, receipt of transcripts, and diploma issuance when applicable. If you’ve already registered for future coursework, you could be de-registered depending on the amount of your balance.

We encourage you to contact our office before final payment deadline if you are not able to pay in full so that we can arrange a past-due payment plan with you which would prevent the late/no payment fee.  Being on a past-due payment plan will prevent future registration until your 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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