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    College of William & Mary
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Other Expenses



THE COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES IN ITS CHARGES FOR ANY AND ALL PROGRAMS AT ANY TIME, AFTER APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF VISITORS.

Tuition and General Fees (per semester)

All degree-seeking undergraduate students will be charged the full-time tuition and fee rate for the fall and spring semesters unless approved by the Dean of Students Office for an underload or are part of the Flexible Degree Track (see below). Tuition for summer sessions will be charged at the per credit hour rate. In addition, a one -time registration fee of $25.00 and a one- time comprehensive fee of $50.00 will be charged for summer sessions. Students auditing courses are subject to the same tuition and fees that apply to those courses taken for credit.

  In-State Out-of-State
Full-time tuition and fees $6,785.00 $18,672.00
Part time rates 300.00 per credit hour 1000.00 per credit hour

Included in the per-semester general fees noted above are the following:

Auxiliary Services $805.20  
Intercollegiate Athletics $742.50  
Debt Services $95.00  
Student Activities $214.50  

Students carrying an approved underload may receive a reduction in tuition but must pay the full mandatory general fees. Flexible Degree Track students will be charged based on credit hour status (full-time or part-time). Flex track students registered for 12 or more hours will pay the full-time undergraduate tuition and fee rate.

Special Fees and Programs

Additional fees are charged for Applied Music lessons, science lab, art, some Kinesiology courses, etc.

The Applied Music lesson fee is $400.00 per credit hour. Students who take music lessons during the add/drop period prior to adding or dropping an Applied Music course will be charged a pro-rated fee, equal to 1/12 of the Applied Music fee ($400.00), for each lesson a student receives.

Fees for special courses are determined by the demand and arrangements, which are necessary to support such courses. Classes carrying fees have a notation in Banner Self-Service, “Additional Fees” and the amount of the fee can be seen in the Class Detail screen for each section.

Special fees are non-refundable.

Additional tuition and fees may be charged for some special programs at the College.

Students who plan to participate in William and Mary sponsored study abroad programs are required to register with the Global Education Office. All college students in good academic, social and financial standings are eligible to participate.

Payments

Payment of Student Account

Charges for tuition and fees, residence hall, meal plan and miscellaneous fees are payable by the due date each semester. Registration is not final until all fees are paid and may be canceled if a student’s account is not paid in full by the due date, as established by the Office of the Bursar. Accounts not paid in full by the established due date will be assessed a late payment fee of 10% of the outstanding balance up to a maximum of $100.00.

Payment Methods

Payment may be made in U.S. dollars only by cash; check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to The College of William & Mary. A check returned by the bank for any reason will constitute nonpayment and may result in cancellation of registration. The option of paying by credit card or electronic check is offered through our payment plan provider, TMS (Tuition Management Systems); however, TMS does charge a convenience fee for paying via credit card. Additional information may be obtained from the Bursar’s Office website at www.wm.edu/offices/financialoperations/sa/.

Any past due debt owed the College, (telecommunications, emergency loans, parking, health services, library fines, etc.), may result in cancellation of registration and/or transcripts being withheld. In the event a past due account is referred for collection, the student will be charged all collection and litigation costs, as well as, the College’s late payment fee.

Tuition Payment Plans

To assist with the payment of educational costs, the College, in partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), offers the option of an Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan for the fall and/or spring semesters of the academic year. This monthly payment plan allows you to spread your expenses for tuition, room and board over a 10-month period. Information about Tuition Management Systems is mailed to all students each spring. For additional information, please contact TMS at the following address:

Tuition Management Systems, Inc.
171 Service Avenue, Second Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
1-800-722-4867
www.afford.com

Additional information may be found on the Bursar’s Office website at http://www.wm.edu/offices/financialoperations/sa/

Withdrawal Schedule and Refunds

Full-time Students Who Withdraw from the College Fall/Spring Semesters

Full-time students who withdraw from the College are charged a percentage of the tuition and fees based on the school week within which the withdrawal occurs. A school week is defined as the period beginning on Monday and ending on the succeeding Sunday. The first school week of a semester is defined as that week within which classes begin. Full-time students who withdraw from the College within the first school week of the semester are eligible for a refund of all payments for tuition and fees less the required enrollment deposit for entering students or a  $50.00 administrative fee for continuing students. After week 1 of the semester, the amount of the tuition and fees charged /refunded will be determined based on the following schedule:

Week Percentage Charged Percentage Refunded
1 0% 100%
2 20% 80%
3 30% 70%
4 40% 60%
5 50% 50%
6 60% 40%
After week 6 100% 0%

Students will not be eligible for any refund of tuition and general fees if required to withdraw by the College.

Please visit Registration and Withdrawal, Withdrawal from the College  for instructions on the withdrawal process.

Refund of the room rent will be prorated based on the date the resident officially checks out of the room with required paperwork completed by a Residence Life staff member. The Freedom, Gold 19, Gold 14 and Tribe10 meal plan adjustments will be prorated on the daily rate given the last day of usage. The Block meal plan adjustments will be based on actual meal and flex point usage. The cut-off date for receiving a refund for a meal plan follows the full-time withdrawal schedule.

For students paying through a tuition payment plan, all refunds will be determined by comparing the amount eligible for refunding to the total monthly payments made to date. Any outstanding amounts owed the College for tuition, general fees, dormitory fees or meal plan charges after deducting the eligible refund will be due immediately upon withdrawal.

It is College policy to hold the enrolled student liable for charges incurred, therefore in the case of refunding any overpayment, refund checks will be issued in the name of the student. Students who have received financial aid may be responsible for repaying those funds (see Withdrawal Schedule for repayment schedule).

Flexible Degree Track Students who withdraw from the College

Flex Track students who withdraw from the College within the first school week of the semester are eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees less a $50.00 administrative fee. After the first week, the amount of the tuition and fees to be charged will follow the full-time withdrawal schedule.

Students will not be eligible for any refund of tuition if required to withdraw from the College.

Flexible Degree Track Students who withdraw from a course

A Flex Track student who withdraws from a course after the add/drop period and remains registered for other academic work will not be eligible for a refund.

Summer Sessions

Please contact student accounts at bursar@wm.edu or 757-221-1220 for withdrawal refund information for your summer session(s).

Special Fees Refunds

Fees for special courses are determined by the demand and arrangements, which are necessary to support such courses. Classes carrying fees have a notation in Banner Self-Service, “Additional Fees” and the amount of the fee can be seen in the Class Detail screen for each section.

Special fees are non-refundable.

Financial Aid Repayment Schedule

The return of Title IV funds for students with Title IV Federal Aid (Federal PELL, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins, Federal PLUS) who withdraw from school will be calculated in compliance with Federal regulations. A statutory schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds a student has earned as of the date the student withdraws or ceases attendance.

If a student withdraws from college prior to completing 60% of a semester, the Financial Aid Office must recalculate the students eligibility for all funds received, including Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on a percent of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:

Percent of aid earned = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date, divided by the total days in the semester. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the semester.)

For Title IV purposes, the withdrawal date will be the date of notification of intent to withdraw, which may be earlier than the withdrawal date for the purpose of tuition reimbursement. If a student does not formally withdraw but ceases to attend classes, the withdrawal date under Title IV will be the mid-point of the semester.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula:

Aid to be returned = (100% minus the percent earned) multiplied by the amount of aid disbursed toward institutional charges.

Keep in mind that, when funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a balance to the College. If that is the case, the student should contact the Student Accounts/Bursars Office to make payment arrangements.

Examples of Return of Funds Calculation

Example 1: Virginia resident who lives on campus

  Institutional Charges
    Tuition $3215  
    Housing $2461  
         
  Financial Aid Package
    Pell Grant $1500  
    Subsidized Loan $1887  
    State Grant  $3086  

The student withdraws on 10/20, which is day 57 out of 116 in the semester (57/116=49.1% of Title IV funds earned by the student). Title IV funds = $3387 ($1500 Pell + $1887 Sub Stafford). $3387 X 49.1% = $1663.02 of earned Title IV funds. The remainder of funds unearned $3387-$1663.02 = $1723.98 will be returned to Federal programs. The state grant will be reduced using the same formula; $3086 X 41.1% = $1268.35 earned and $1817.65 of the state grant.

Example 2: Out of state student not living on campus

  Charges
    Tuition $10608
       
  Financial Aid Payments
    Sub Stafford $807
    Unsub Stafford $1860
    Perkins $750
    FA Grant $9076

 

The student withdraws on 10/27 which is day 64 out of 116 in the semester (64/116=55.2% of Title IV funds earned by the student). Title IV funds = $3,417 ($807 Sub Stafford + $1860 UnSub Stafford + $750 Perkins Loan). $3,417 X 55.2% = $1886.18 of earned Title IV funds. The remainder of funds unearned $3,417 - $1886.18 = $1530.82 will be returned to Federal programs. The FA grant will be reduced using the same formula; $9076 X 55.2% = $5009.95 earned and $4066.05 unearned.

William and Mary must return $1531 to the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and $4066.05 of the FA grant.

Credit for Scholarships

Students who have been awarded financial aid are required to pay any amount not covered by the award by the established semester payment due date to avoid being charged a late payment fee. The Office of the Bursar must receive written notification of any outside scholarship from the organization before the credit can be given towards tuition and fees.

Eligibility for In-State Tuition Rate

To be eligible for in-state tuition, a student must meet the statutory test for domicile as set forth in Section 23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia. Domicile is a technical legal concept. In general, to establish domicile, students must be able to prove permanent residency in Virginia for at least one continuous year immediately the first official day of classes, and intend to remain in Virginia indefinitely after graduation. Residence in Virginia for the primary purpose of attending college does not guarantee eligibility for in-state tuition. Applicants seeking in-state  status must complete and submit the “Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Privileges” form by the first day of classes of the semester for which In-state eligibility is sought. The application is evaluated and the student is notified in writing only if the request for in-state tuition is denied.

Under Virginia law, students under age 24 are rebuttably presumed to be dependent on a parent/guardian, and the parent/guardians domicile status determines the student’s tuition rate.

Special rules apply to non-U.S. citizens; contact the Registrar’s Office for details or visit www.wm.edu/registrar.

A matriculating student whose domicile has changed may request reclassification from out-of-state to in-state. Students seeking reclassification must complete and submit the “Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Privileges” to the Office of the University Registrar. The Office of the University Registrar evaluates the application and notifies the student only if the request for in-state tuition is denied. Any student may submit in writing an appeal to the decision made, however, a change in classification will only be made when justified by clear and  convincing evidence. All questions about eligibility for domiciliary status should be addressed to the Office of the University Registrar, (757) 221-2808.

In determining domicile the school will consider the following factors for the student and parent/guardian/spouse:

  • Citizenship status
  • Residence during the year prior to the first official day of classes
  • Employment
  • Property ownership
  • Sources of financial support
  • State to which income taxes are filed or paid
  • Location of checking or passbook savings
  • Social or economic ties with Virginia
  • Driver’s license
  • Motor vehicle registration Voter registration

Credit hour surcharge—Students who qualify for in-state tuition privileges must pay a surcharge (generally calculated at out-of-state tuition rates) for courses taken after completion of 125% of the credit hours required for the degree. For example, for a bachelor’s degree requiring 120 credit hours, this would mean that any credits taken beyond 150 (or 125% of 120) would be charged at the out-of-state rate. Certain exceptions apply, including AP/IB credits; see Section 23-7.4:F of the Code of Virginia for more information.

Additional information may be obtained from the William and Mary website at http://www.wm.edu/registrar or directly from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at http://www.schev.edu/.

Meal Plans

William and Mary Dining Services provide a comprehensive dining program featuring a variety of meal plan options to meet the needs of each student. There are three full-service dining facilities on campus: The Fresh Food Company at the Commons and RFoC Center Court in the Sadler Center provide all-you-care-to-eat style dining while the Marketplace Café in the Campus Center features an á la carte food court. There are also several “grab-n’-go” locations across campus including Einstein Bros. Bagels and the Students’ X-change, our on-campus convenience store, at the Sadler Center; Java City Cyber Café and convenience store at the Commons; Dodge Room in Phi Beta Kappa Hall; Mews Coffee Shoppe proudly serving Starbucks coffee at Swem Library; Freshens Smoothie Bar at the Student Recreation Center; Boehly Café and Java City at the School of Business; Java City Café at the Law School; and Java City Café at the School of Education.

William and Mary Dining Services offers students a total of eight meal plans to choose from. The Freedom Plan, an unlimited meal plan, Gold 19, Gold 14 and the Tribe 10 plans provide a guaranteed number of meals per week. Block meal plans, Block 125, Block 100 and Block 50, provide a guaranteed number of meals per semester. A commuter 3 plan is also available to students commuting to campus and provides 3 meals per week. All meal plans include Dining Dollars, additional, non-taxable dollars to provide flexibility and convenience. The amount of Dining Dollars varies according to the meal plan selected. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased in increments of $10 and added to your meal plan at any time during the semester.

The College requires that all students admitted fall 2011 or after purchase a meal plan if they are living in one of the College’s residence halls. Beginning with Academic Year 2011-12, Freshmen are required to purchase the Freedom, Gold 19, or Gold 14 plan. Sophomores are required to purchase the Freedom, Gold 19, Gold 14, or the Tribe 10 plan. For meal plan purposes a freshman is defined as any student who has not yet completed two semesters of full time study and is in his or her first year of residence at the College. For meal plan purposes a sophomore is defined as any student who has completed two semesters of full time study and is in his or her second year of residence at the College. To select a meal plan prior to the official add/drop period, visit www.wm.edu/mealplan or come into the ID Office to fill out a Meal Plan Selection Form. Meal plans selected in the fall automatically roll over to the spring semester. Students may change or cancel their meal plan through the official add/drop period at the beginning of each semester. During the add/drop period, one change is permitted free of charge, additional changes will result in a $25.00 fee per change. Changes and/or cancellations after the add/drop period must be approved by the Dean of Students Office. You can purchase a prorated meal plan and/or additional Dining Dollars at any time during the semester. If you purchase a prorated meal plan, you will not be permitted to cancel or make any changes to the meal plan for the remainder of the semester. Refunds or charges for adding, changing or canceling a meal plan are prorated weekly. Refunds are not permitted on additional Dining Dollar purchases. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased on line at www.wm.edu/dining, at the ID Office in the Campus Center or at the Students’ X-change located in the Sadler Center. All meal plans are non-transferable and intended for individual use only.

William & Mary Bookstore

The William and Mary Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, offers new and used textbooks for all William and Mary courses, magazines, school and dorm supplies and William and Mary clothing and gifts. Both new and used textbooks can be sold back to the store through the buyback program. The best time to sell your books back is at the end of each semester. The Bookstore is also the source for official College class rings, graduation regalia and announcements. Located on Merchant’s Square in Colonial Williamsburg, the bookstore features 100,000 general title book titles, a diverse music and DVD selection, an extensive children’s department, and a 150-seat café proudly serving Starbucks Coffee. A variety of author appearances, readings, children’s occasions, and other special events are held throughout the year. Students receive a 20% discount on all clothing with a valid William and Mary ID card. The Bookstore accepts cash, personal checks with a valid ID, the William and Mary Express Card, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, and Barnes & Noble Gift Cards.

William & Mary Student ID Card

The William and Mary student identification card is the College’s official form of identification prepared by the ID Office for each student. It functions as a campus meal card, library card, an entry or access card to residence halls, recreational facilities, academic buildings, and the Student Health Center. Student ID cards are not transferable and are intended for the sole use of the student to whom it is issued. An ID used by anyone other than its owner will be confiscated and the person using the ID may be subject to disciplinary action. Because cards provide access to secured buildings and financial accounts, lost cards should be reported immediately to the ID Office during business hours, and to Campus Police evenings and weekends. This process also ensures that misplaced cards cannot be used by others. A $20 charge is assessed for lost, stolen or damaged cards Undergraduates who withdraw from school must return their ID cards to the Office of the Dean of Students. For more information, please call (757)221-2105 or visit our website at www.wm.edu/idoffice. The ID Office is located in Room 169 in the Campus Center.

William & Mary Express Account

The William and Mary Express Account is a debit account linked to the student’s ID card. When deposits are made to the account, students can use their ID cards to purchase a variety of goods and services both on and off campus. Deposits to the Express account may be made at the ID Office, Office of the Bursar, Parking Services, the Student’s X-Change in the Campus Center, Copy Center located in the basement of Swem Library, the Value Transfer Station (VTS) machine located in the lobby of Swem Library and online. There is a $1 service fee for online credit card deposit transactions. The W&M Express account provides a secure method of handling transactions without the concerns associated with carrying cash. The cards can be used to make purchases at the Bookstore, the Students’ X-Change, the Candy Counter in the Campus Center, Dining Services, the Student Recreation Center, and to make payments at Swem Library, Parking Services and over 30 off-campus merchants. No cash withdrawals may be made. Balances are shown on receipts and/or the reader display. Funds in the W&M Express account automatically carry over from one semester to the next. Accounts will terminate upon withdrawal or graduation from the College. Balances under $10.00 at the termination of this agreement shall revert to the College. Refunds are made by mail only after a written request is received in the ID Office within 60 days of leaving the College.

Parking

All motor vehicles operated or parked on College property, including motorcycles, motor scooters, moped, and vehicles with handicapped plates or hangtags, must be registered with the Parking Services Office. A decal is required to park on College property at all times beginning Monday, 7:30 a.m. through Friday, 5:00 p.m., except in metered or timed spaces as posted. Only under special circumstances and with prior written approval are freshmen and sophomores allowed to have cars on campus. Parking Services office hours are 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, closed weekends unless otherwise advertised. The Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) offers assistance to stranded motorists on College property 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact (757) 221-4764 or visit our website at www.wm.edu/parking. The Parking Services office is located at 201 Ukrop Way, attached to the campus parking garage.

Residence Hall Fees

Residence Hall fees vary depending on the specific building to which a student is assigned; the average cost per semester fee is $2735.00 Freshman students are required to live in on-campus housing, although students who want to live with their families within a 30 mile radius of campus may apply to the Dean of Students for an exception. After their freshman year, students may choose to live off campus. Residence Hall fees will be prorated on a daily basis for students acquiring on-campus housing more than two weeks after the first day of occupancy for the residence halls. Students who move out of campus housing and remain enrolled at the College will not be eligible for residence hall fee refunds unless granted a contract release by the Contract Release Committee.

Housing Cancellation Policy—Students who select housing either through a manual process or an on-line process have 24-hours from the time of their selection or acceptance of housing to cancel their housing assignment without penalty. Cancelling a housing selection during any part of the Room Selection Process removes the student from the Room Selection Process for that year. The cancellation policy does not apply to members of a Fraternity or Sorority organization who have committed to their chapter houses and it does not apply to freshman housing assignments.

After the 24-hour cancellation period and prior to August 1 the following cancellation schedule and fees apply:

Prior to April 30: If a request for cancellation is received on or before this date the student may cancel their contract but the $200 room reservation deposit is forfeited and the student is charged a $100 cancellation fee.

May 1 to May 31: If a request for cancellation is received between these dates the student may cancel their contract but the $200 room reservation deposit if forfeited and the student is charged a $250 cancellation fee.

June 1 to June 30: If a request for cancellation is received between these dates the student may cancel their contract but the $200 room reservation deposit is forfeited and the student is charged a $400 cancellation fee.

July 1 to July 31: If a request for cancellation is received between these dates the student may cancel their contract but the $200 room reservation deposit is forfeited and the student is charged a $500 cancellation fee.

Cancellation requests should be emailed from the student’s William and Mary email account to living@wm.edu and include student name, student ID number, space selected and a statement requesting cancellation. Beginning August 1 students seeking to be released from their on-campus housing contract must petition the Contract Release Committee. A release may be granted only to students who can demonstrate through the written petition and supporting documentation that their situation is extraordinary and cannot be resolved in campus housing. Petitions are considered on a case by case basis and release is not guaranteed.

Incidental Expenses

The cost of clothing, travel and incidental expenses varies according to the habits of the individual. The cost of books depends on the courses taken. Books must be paid for at time of purchase. Checks for books should be payable to The William and Mary Bookstore.

Deposits and Miscellaneous Fees

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Application fee $ 60.00
Enrollment deposit   150.00
Room deposit   200.00
Orientation fee   200.00
Room damage deposit   75.00
Room change penalty fee   25.00
Graduation fee   75.00

Application Fee

A non-refundable processing fee of $60 is required with an application for admission to the College for undergraduate freshmen and transfer students. If the student attends the College, this fee is not applied as credit toward their tuition and fees charges. Students applying for transfer from Richard Bland College are exempt from payment of this fee.

Enrollment Deposit

Upon acceptance for enrollment by the College, a non-refundable deposit of $150 for transfers and freshmen is required to confirm the student’s intent to enroll. The deposit is applied as a credit toward tuition and fees charges.

Room Deposit

For returning students, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required by the College to request a room. This payment is made to the cashier’s window and is applied as credit toward tuition, room and board charges. Although payment of this deposit does not guarantee a place on campus, the College makes every effort to accommodate all undergraduate students who desire College housing. Students already enrolled may make this deposit at any time after December 1 of the Fall semester, but it must be paid before the designated date as established by Residence Life. No rooms will be reserved for students who have not paid a room deposit by the specified date. Entering freshmen are not required to make a room reservation deposit until they have been notified of admission to the College. Transfer and former students are required to pay the deposit upon assignment to College housing.

Orientation Fee

A non-refundable orientation fee of $ 200.00 is required of all new undergraduate degree-seeking students. The student will be billed for the fee along with the other tuition and fees obligations.

Room Damage Deposit

A $75 room damage deposit is required before occupancy. This deposit is refundable upon graduation or departure from College housing provided there are not damages to the premises and the student’s College account is current. Room assessments and changes are made through Residence Life.

Room Change Penalty Fee

Students who change rooms without the approval of Residence Life will be charged a $25 fee and will be required to move back into the original assignment.

Graduation Fee

A non-refundable graduation fee of $75.00 (per degree) will be charged to all students after they have filed their “Notice of Candidacy for Graduation”. The student will be billed for the fee along with the other tuition and fees obligations.

Transcript Fee

Official transcripts cost $7 per transcript. Payment is due at the time the order is placed. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars only by cash or check made payable to The College of William and Mary. Transcripts must be requested in writing with a student’s signature. Request forms are available in the Office of the University Registrar, Blow Memorial Hall, online at www.wm.edu/registrar/forms/index.html, or written requests may be mailed to: The College of William and Mary, Office of the University Registrar, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, Attention: Transcripts. No transcript will be released until all financial obligations to the College are satisfied. Current and former students enrolled since 2007 may access an unofficial transcript through Banner self-service at my.wm.edu. One unofficial transcript will be generated free-of-charge upon request to the University Registrar’s office per year; subsequent copies carry a $7 fee.

Financial Penalties

Failure to pay in full by the established due date(s) may result in the assessment of late fees/penalties in an amount up to 10% of the outstanding account balance. Semester payment due dates are established by the Office of the Bursar. For students electing to pay tuition and fees through the tuition payment plan, the payment due date is determined by TMS, our payment plan provider. Students participating in the monthly payment plan must make sure that they have budgeted properly with the payment plan to cover all charges. Any amount billed which will not be covered by the payment plan budget is due in full on the due date as established by the Office of the Bursar. Failure to pay by the established due date(s) may result in cancellation of all classes and/or referral to an outside collection agency.

Late Registration Fee

$50 for full-time students
$25 for Flex Track/part time students

A student must petition the Office of the Dean of Students to register late or register again after cancellation. If approved, payment is due in full for all debts owed the College, including a late registration fee and late payment fee.

Returned Check Fee

The return of a check issued to the College of William & Mary will result in a $50.00 returned check fee being placed on the account of the student on whose behalf the check was presented for each returned check no matter the reason. Each account will be allowed two (2) returned checks after which payment by check will not be accepted. Written notification/email on how to resolve the returned check(s) will be sent to the person whose account was affected and/ or the maker of the check. A hold will be placed on the account affected, until the returned check has been redeemed (made good). If the returned check(s) have not been redeemed within one (1) week of notification, an additional $50.00 late fee will be levied, and the College will begin its collection proceedings as stated within the guidelines of the Department of Accounts, Commonwealth of Virginia.

Important Note: A returned check may automatically result in a hold on the account affected, which may preclude participation in any or all of the following activities: further check writing privileges, class registration, receipt of grades, issuing transcripts, and/or diplomas.

Returned Electronic Payment Policy

Payments made online at afford.com by credit card and/or echeck which are returned for any reason will result in a $25.00 returned payment charge being assessed on the student’s account at the College. This fee will be included in the monthly ebill.

Returned Check Payment Methods

  1. Cash—Pay in person at the Bursar’s Office. Obtain a cash register receipt for your records. DO NOT MAIL CASH.
  2. Certified Funds —Make cashier’s check, money order, or other certified funds payable to the College of William & Mary. Include your name, ID#, current address, and phone number on the face of the check.
  3. Deliver in person or mail certified funds to the following address:

    The College of William & Mary
    Attn: Bursar’s Office / Sharon Mikanowicz
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795