Payment Options

Students are responsible for payment to Springfield College of all charges incurred on their student account as a result of their registration and other activity on campus.

Students should do one or a combination of the following:

  • Pay the balance, net of estimated financial aid, at the beginning of each term.

    • Fall Term - Aug. 1
    • Intersession Term - Jan. 1
    • Spring Term - Jan. 1
    • Summer Term - May 1
  • Enroll in a Single Semester Payment Plan or Academic Year Payment Plan.

  • Apply for loans to cover the total net cost for the year. Loans should be approved prior to the start of the semester.

Enroll in Payment Plan (PrideNET, Student Financial Portal)

Single Semester Payment Plan ($100 minimum plan)

  • Available to all matriculated students.
  • Up to four monthly installments, net of estimated financial aid, per semester beginning August through November for the fall semester and Jan 1 through April for the spring semester.
  • Enrollment fee of $50 per semester and $25 for School of Professional and Continuing Studies (Enrollment fee is nonrefundable)
  • Able to make changes to a payment plan in PrideNET.

Academic Year Payment Plan ($100 minimum plan)

  • Available to traditional full-time undergraduate students
  • Up to nine monthly installments net of estimated financial aid beginning August 1 through April 1 for the academic year
  • Enrollment fee of $80 for the year (Enrollment fee is nonrefundable)
  • Addition of estimated spring semester charges and anticipated payment plan payments to the eBill for students enrolled in the Academic Year Payment Plan
  • Able to make changes to a payment plan in PrideNET

If financial aid is not reflected in the eBill, the full amount is due for the semester and payment will be required until financial aid is awarded and accepted by the student. Student should refer to “My Financial Aid” in PrideNET to view Financial Aid Documents and Requirements link.

Accepted Payment Methods

PrideNET My Student Financial Portal/Current Semester eBill

  • Electronic check (requires banking and account number)
  • Credit cards (Each credit card transaction is assessed a 2.75 percent convenience fee. We do not accept credit cards in the office or by phone.)

In Person

  • Cash, checks or money orders. Please include your student ID number on the check or money order.

Mail

  • Check or money orders made payable to Springfield College and mailed to Springfield College, Business Office 263 Alden Street Springfield, MA 01109. Please include your student ID number on the check or money order.
  • Please do not send cash through the mail.

Where Can I Do My Banking?

There is an automated teller machine located in the lower lobby of the Flynn Campus Union, next to the Bistro Cafe. Banking representatives visit the campus each semester to assist students in setting up accounts.

Students Payment Information

You can view your “My Student Financial Portal” at any time in PrideNET (located under the “My Profile” tab). “My Student Financial Portal” provides access to all your financial information in one convenient place.

All electronic notifications from the Business Office in regards to your student account will be sent to your Springfield College email address. Additional email addresses for notification may be added by adding an authorized user to the Parent Portal. 

My Student Financial Portal includes the following information:

  • Student eBill/Payment Plan, including making an online payment
  • Student Account Details
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Student Holds
  • 1098-T Information
  • Class Schedule

Granting Access to Family Members or Guests

Authorization for family members and/or guests to access financial information must be granted directly from the student due to the protection of student rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Parent Portal gives students the ability to provide authorized users access to the same information available in their “My Student Financial Portal”. When authorized by a student, the Parent Portal gives parents/guests the ability to view their student’s eBill, set-up payment plans, make payments online, check on financial aid status, and view student account details, holds, 1098-T information, and the student’s class schedule. 

Both Instructions and video tutorials on how students can provide authorized user access to the Parent Portal are available. To view the instructions, log in to PrideNET, click the “Parent Portal” tab along the top, and go to the “Resources” section. The tutorial video link, “Setting up a Parent Account,” is available on the sidebar.

Family Payment Information

Authorization for parents and/or guests to access “My Parent Portal” must be granted by the student due to the protection of student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). When authorizing a family member or guest, students select the information access they are granting to that individual. As this access can only be added or changed by the student, please contact the student directly with any requested changes. 

The Parent Portal provides students the ability to grant access to authorized users for the following student information:

  • Student eBill/Payment Plan, including making an online payment
  • Student Account Details
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Student Holds
  • 1098-T Information
  • Class Schedule

To gain access to the portal, students must set up an account and grant the appropriate permissions for each authorized user. Students will also need to provide users with their Springfield College student ID number to enable them to confirm their account and gain access to the portal.

Both instructions and video tutorials on how to confirm your account and how to use the portal are available. To view the instructions, visit PrideNET, click on the “Parent Portal” tab along the top, and go to the “Resources” section. The tutorial video links, “Confirming your Parent Account” and “Using the Student Financial Portal,” are available along the left side.