Student Accounts Tuition and Fees (PDF)

Financial Agreement

As students of Springfield College, you have certain financial obligations to the College based on your registration and College policies. While your obligations have not changed, the College is implementing a formal process for students to acknowledge and accept those obligations. This is considered to be a best practice in higher education, as it ensures students are aware of their financial obligations to the College and the related College policies.

Students will need to e-sign the Financial Agreement in PrideNet. Access My Profile, then click on My Financial Obligation Agreement (on the left). If you are a new or transfer student starting in the spring or summer semester, the agreenment will need to be e-signed prior to registering. 

Please review the Agreement. If you have any questions or concerns about the Agreement, please contact the Business Office at businessoffice@springfield.edu or (413)748-3183.

Please note that this Agreement will be in effect for this upcoming spring semester (2019). Going forward, the Agreement will be required to be e-signed prior to the fall semester and will cover the full academic year. 

Financial Agreement

Tuition Insurance

Springfield College has partnered with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance from Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.

This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, fees, room and board for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester.

For more information or to opt in for this tuition insurance, visit GradGuard.com or call 1-866-724-4384.

The deadline to apply for this tuition insurance is the day before the first day of classes each semester.

Students will not see a charge on their SC student eBill. Students and families who opt-in for this tuition insurance will work directly with GradGuard regarding payment.

Bill Due Dates

Fall: Aug. 1; Spring and Intercession: Jan. 1; Summer: May 1

Payment Options for Tuition & Fees

Students should do one or a combination of the following:

  • Pay the semester eBill by the due date to avoid late fees and/or your account being placed on hold.  If your account has a past due balance, it will be assessed a $75 late fee each month until the balance is cleared.
    • Access your eBill in PrideNET; “My Student Financial Portal”; “Student eBill/Payment Plan”; “View semester eBill”
  • Online payments in PrideNET using an ACH checking or savings account (No additional fees).  Please be sure to double check the routing and account number you enter for accuracy.
  • Online payments in PrideNET using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card.  (Each credit card transaction is assessed a 2.75 percent convenience fee. We do not accept credit cards in the office or by phone.  Please note if paying with a checking/savings account, no additional fees are added)
  • Cash - in person.  Our Cashiers Office is open M-F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  We do recommend paying with the more secure online payment method.  We encourage you to deposit your cash into a bank account to pay online, 24/7.  No fee is charged for online payments from your ACH checking or savings account.
  • Personal check, bank check, or money order (mail to: Springfield College, Attn: Business Office, 263 Alden St., Springfield, MA 01109) Please note checks sent by mail may take up to two weeks to receive, and to be posted to the student’s account

Payment Plans

Students or Authorized Users can enroll in our monthly or annual payment plan. They are interest-free.

Enroll in a Payment Plan in PrideNET; Student Financial Portal; Ebill/Payment Plan

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.
  • Fall Plan -  August 1st through November 1st
  • Spring Plan - Jan 1st through April 1st
  • Enrollment fee of $50 per semester and $25 for School of Professional and Continuing Studies (Enrollment fee is nonrefundable
  • Students and Authorized Users can make changes to a payment plan in PrideNET if charges and/or aid changes.

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 1st through April 1st 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
  • Students and Authorized Users can make changes to a payment plan in PrideNET if charges and/or aid changes

Financial Aid / Alternative Loans

  • Approved and accepted financial aid may be used as credit toward your bill. Any alternative loan (not a federal subsidized or unsubsidized loan) must be approved and accepted by Springfield College in order to be used as credit. Please apply early for this type of loan as the processing time varies. In addition to your financial aid you may use outside resources such as private scholarships, Massachusetts Rehabilitation, Massachusetts Vocational Rehabilitation, and Massachusetts Commission of the Blind, by submitting a copy of the scholarship award letter or the appropriate purchase order.
  • 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.
  • Students may choose an Alternative Loan or Payment Plan in this case if they are unable to pay in full out of pocket.

Notice to students and parents:

The Business Office at Springfield College will NEVER ask for personal and confidential information, including Social Security Number, credit card or bank account numbers via email or text.  Please do not respond to any email or text request for this information you may receive, as it is a phishing scam.

Further, do not send us sensitive information via email unless the SSN and/or bank account numbers have been redacted on all pages. 

If you are in doubt of the validity of any email or text you receive which purports to be from Springfield College, feel free to contact the Business Office at 413-748-3183.

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.