Cashier's Office

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending Marywood University includes both direct costs and indirect costs.

Direct costs are those that you will be billed for like tuition, fees, and room and board. 

Indirect costs such as rent for an off-campus apartment, books, or transportation to campus are all associated with going to college but will never appear on your bill from the University Cashier’s Office

Our indirect costs used in the cost of attendance are based on the typical expenses of a Marywood University student. Your indirect costs may vary from these averages.

Tuition & Fees

Federal Perkins Loans Facts

Marywood University has assigned the federal Perkins loans to the U.S. Department of Education. The federal Perkins loans are serviced by ECSI.  
 
You can contact ECSI
at 1-866-313-3797.

Helpful hints to prepare your budget for an affordable education. 

Direct costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office.

  • Tuition and fees are billed through the University Cashier’s Office several weeks before the beginning of each semester.

  • On-campus room costs are determined and billed through the University Cashier’s Office when you apply for and are assigned a room with the Housing and Residence Life Office. Specific information regarding room selection can be found at Housing and Residence Life.

  • On-campus meal plans are determined and billed through the University Cashier’s Office when you select a meal plan with Housing and Residence Life Office. Specific information regarding meal plans and selection can be found at Housing and Residence Life.

  •  Health Insurance costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office. Instructions for waiving the University endorsed health insurance can be found on the Cashier’s Office website.

Indirect costs are not billed by the University Cashier’s Office and are not directly paid by financial aid. These costs are based on average expenses. For personal budgeting purposes, you can use your own estimates for indirect expenses based on your expected personal spending and circumstances. 

  • Off-campus Rent

  • Off-campus Food

  • Books and Supplies

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel Expenses

If you have unusual expenses, such as childcare for your dependent children or unreimbursed expenses related to a disability, you should complete a Budget Appeal Form and attach documentation of those expenses. 

The form and documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. We may be able to provide additional financial assistance to help with those costs that are required for you to attend school. Generally, only loan funding will be available to cover this cost.

Students who qualify may have dependent care expenses added to their cost of attendance. Students who wish to have dependent care added to their cost of attendance should submit the Budget Appeal Form. The allowance for dependent care is based upon:

  • Estimated actual expenses incurred for dependent care based on the number and age of the dependents;
  • Allowance will not exceed reasonable costs in the community from which the student resides for the kind of care provided;
  • The period for which dependent care is required includes, but is not limited to, class time, study time, field work, internships, and commuting time.

Marywood University does not require students to purchase computers, but you may wish to purchase one for your academic work. 

If you have applied for financial aid and want to buy a computer, the Financial Aid Office can include that cost when considering you for financial aid. 

You should complete a Budget Appeal Form and attach documentation of the purchase price. 

The form and documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Generally, only loan funding will be available to cover this cost.

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are required to have health insurance. Students that need to purchase the Marywood University endorsed insurance may have those costs added to their cost of attendance if the fee appears on their bill from the Cashier’s Office. Generally, only loan funding will be available to cover this cost.

Students who require the health insurance fee be added to their cost of attendance should contact the Financial Aid Office directly via email to finaid@marywood.edu.

Health Insurance Waiver

Financial Facts

Expenses are due and payable at registration or at specific dates set by the Cashier's Office for students who are allowed to register well before the scheduled in-person registration dates. Questions about payment dates and all questions concerning student invoices and payments should be directed to the manager of the Cashier's Office. The phone number is 570-348-6212. The email address is: cashier@marywood.edu.

For term payment due dates, please refer to our Important Dates section.

All students are required to make full payment for all expenses by the specified due dates or at registration, whichever occurs later, or students may take advantage of one of the University deferment options.

International students are required to observe the same payment terms established for all students. International students should make appropriate arrangements for the transfer of funds from their home country so that payment of tuition and fees may be made by the specified due dates. Failure to do this can result in cancellation of the student's registration. In many cases, it can take as long as 12 weeks for funds to be transferred to the U.S. from other countries.

In case of financial delinquency, Marywood University reserves the right to refuse registration, admission to courses, transcript of credits, reports of grades, student records, certificates, diplomas, and/or any other official documents. Degree candidates will also have their names removed from the graduation list.

Advance Deposit

The advance deposit is payable at the time a person accepts admission to the University as a matriculating student. The deposit is forfeited by an applicant who makes a reservation to study at the University and does not attend within two years. In addition, advance deposits for graduate programs will be forfeited if attendance is not made within one year.

Undergraduates

The undergraduate advance deposit is to be held on account to be refunded after graduation or withdrawal from the University, if all financial obligations have been met. If a fall semester resident fails to notify the Housing and Residence Life Office of the intent not to return for the spring semester by December 1, the deposit is forfeited. If a current resident reserves a room for the fall semester and fails to notify the Housing and Residence Life Office by June 30 of the intent not to return for the fall semester, the deposit is also forfeited. Students must apply and be approved to be released from their Housing Agreement at the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Graduates

The advance deposit for all graduate programs is automatically applied against the first semester's charges.

International Students

International students (who require an I-20 form to study in the United States) are required to send to Marywood an advance deposit when accepted for study at the University. One half of the deposit may be used toward the expenses of the student's first semester at the University, and one half is held on account toward his/her final semester expenses at the University. If a student's application for a visa is rejected by the U.S. Embassy, he/she may apply for a refund of his/her advance deposit (less a $100 service charge) by sending to the Marywood Cashier's Office a letter certified by the U.S. Embassy regarding this matter and accompanied by the I-20 form. Marywood University should receive this information four weeks prior to the start of classes. The deposit is forfeited if the applicant does not attend within one year.

International students are required to observe the same payment terms established for all students.  International students should make appropriate arrangements for the transfer of funds from their home country so that payment of tuition and fees may be made by the specified due dates. Failure to do this can result in cancellation of the student's registration. In many cases, it can take as long as 12 weeks for funds to be transferred to the U.S. from other countries.

Student Activity Fee

Undergraduates

Undergraduate students registered for four (4) credits, but less than 12 credits per semester, pay a Student Activities Fee per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Undergraduate students registered for 12 or more credits per semester pay a Student Activities Fee per semester for the fall and spring semesters.

This fee is directly allocated to the Undergraduate Student Government Association, which, in turn, provides all students the following: weekly and weekend programming; funds for the student newspaper; allocations to various student clubs and organizations, including the commuter and resident committees; and the production of a major concert.

The Student Activities Fee is charged to cover the costs of these activities that are over and above the costs of student activities funded by the General Fee.

Graduates

Graduate students registered for one or more credits pay a student activities fee per semester. This fee covers the cost of guest speakers and special programs enhancing graduate student education.

General Fee

Undergraduate students registered for four (4) credits, but less than 12 credits per semester, and Graduate students registered for four (4) credits, but less than 6 credits per semester, pay a General Fee for fall and spring semesters.  

Undergraduate students registered for 12 or more credits per semester, and Graduate students registered for 6 or more credits per semester, pay a General Fee for fall and spring semesters.

The General Fee represents a number of benefits, such as use of the Student Center, Career Services, Student Health Services, Counseling/Student Development Services, national and university testing programs, use of the Library and Instructional Technology Services, Academic Computing Center, student activities, student organization membership, registration fees for the fall and spring semesters, recreational facilities, and various course fees (except labs, music lessons, and aviation training).

Full-time students who pay the General Fee per year become members of the Student Recreation Association. Part-time students who pay the General Fee per year are entitled to receive a Student Recreation Association membership at the reduced student rate.

New Student Matriculation (Orientation) Fee

The New Student Matriculation Fee will be included on the fall invoice of new, incoming students, regardless of whether or not the student attends the New Student Orientation. This non-refundable fee covers all Orientation activities and meals for students only. This fee also covers the Fall Orientation activities required for all new students.

Room and Board/Meal Plan Charges

Residence in a particular residence hall is subject to availability. A security deposit/advance deposit is required of all resident students. Further information about the deposit requirements are available from the Office of Housing and Residence Life by e-mailing reslife@marywood.edu.
View Meal Plans

Room Occupancy Amount
Room (per year) Occupancy Amount
Woodland Residence I - $8,640.00
Woodland Residence II - $9,204.00
Regina Hall Multiple $7,824.00
Regina Hall Single $9,484.00
Loughran Hall Multiple $8,138.00
Loughran Hall Single $9,966.00
Madonna Hall Multiple $8,138.00
Madonna Hall Single $9,966.00

Pacer Points may be purchased at the Cashier's Office or online by logging on to the MarywoodYou portal.

  1. On the right side of the page, click on the link called "Manage your Pacer Points".
  2. Enter your user ID and password
  3. Click on 'Add Funds' and complete the fields to make your purchase.

Pacer Points may also be used in the Marywood Bookstore using your Marywood ID card. The minimum purchase is $10. Purchases of $20 or more will receive a 10% premium ie: $20 purchase = $22 in spendable Pacer Points.

All cash transactions require that the Pennsylvania 6% sales tax be applied at all campus dining establishments.

Annual Room Reservation Deposit

An Annual Room Reservation Deposit is required each spring for students planning to live on campus the following fall.The deposit may be applied to the fall room and board charges.

Once a Housing & Dining Agreement has been signed, the student is committed to the terms of the housing agreement for the entire academic year. See Housing & Dining Agreement for more information regarding applications for release. Eligibility is determined by the criteria in the housing agreement.

Music Lessons and Special Fees

Private lessons are given for academic credit. The fee per semester for half-hour lessons or per semester for one-hour lessons, is in addition to the cost of tuition. For music majors, these fees may range per semester, in addition to the tuition charge for each academic credit.

Specific areas of concentration and certain courses requiring special materials, equipment, or services may carry course fees which is in addition to tuition. Examples include, but are not limited to: Clinical Nursing, Science labs and Aviation. View tuition and fees.

Summer school and special workshop fees are listed in separate bulletins.

The University reserves the right to adjust fees when necessary.

When enrolling in Marywood University, a student agrees to be financially responsible for all charges related to his/her tuition charges for course registration, room and board charges, and other related fees. A student may also incur fines, penalties, or damage fees, for which costs also will be processed through the student's account.

Full payment of all posted charges must be made to Marywood at the Cashier's Office on or before the published due date, or at registration, whichever is later. After pending financial aid and/or loans are deducted from the total amount due, a student must pay his/her account balance in full within thirty (30) days of the start of the term. This date is considered the date Full Payment is due. Failure to make such payment will result in the imposition of a Deferred Payment Fee on the student's account.

Marywood may take actions including, but not limited to, the right to refuse future registrations, refuse admission to courses, refuse issuing an official transcript of credits, refuse to give a diploma and/or any other appropriate action should a student fail to pay his/her balance due in a timely manner or fail to pay his/her revised balance due in such instances where financial aid and/or loans are rejected.

Furthermore, Marywood reserves the right to refuse to offer the automatic monthly payment plan and Employer Deferred Plan to students with delinquent accounts.

In addition, a Financial Hold may be placed on a student's account with an outstanding balance of tuition, room and board, and fees seven (7) days after the date Full Payment is due for the semester.  When a Financial Hold is placed on a student's account, it will remain on it until the account balance is completely satisfied.

Once a student is no longer actively enrolled, any outstanding account balance is considered delinquent. Students whose account balances are delinquent will be sent written notification of this delinquency, the consequences of nonpayment, or continued account delinquency and a request for payment.

For those accounts placed with collection agencies and/or an attorney, the following is Marywood's date of delinquency policy:

Student accounts are considered to be delinquent based on either the last date of attendance at Marywood University or the day the last reasonable payment was received, whichever is later.

If, at any point in time, Marywood determines that internal collection efforts have been unsuccessful, Marywood may place delinquent student accounts with an external collection agency or an attorney for collection, and will notify the student of such action.

When student accounts are placed with an external agency or attorney for collection efforts, the balance due will include an increase to cover all reasonable collection fees allowed by State and Federal laws associated with the collection of payments, including, but not limited to, collection agency fees, attorney fees, and court costs. The additional fees assessed may increase the student's debt by 33 1/3 %, or more, of the original balance due.  Additionally, delinquent reports may be filed with credit bureaus, resulting in difficulties in applying for future credit.

It is extremely imperative that students realize the importance of maintaining their Marywood University account in a current status. Should difficulty arise in maintaining an account, Marywood strongly encourages a student to discuss his/her financial situation with the University's Financial Aid and/or Cashier's Office.

The 1098-T Tuition Statements for tax reporting are available on the MarywoodYou portal. Please follow these instructions:
  1.   Go to  the Marywood Portal: marywood.edu/you
  2.   Follow this path: Click on Student, Self Service Menu, Student, Student Account Information, Self Service, then click on Tax Information
  3.   Consent to receive the form electronically.
  4.   You will then have access to your 1098-T statement

Note: The 1098T statements should be used, along with your own records, to substantiate the amount of tuition claimed on your tax returns for all years. Refer to IRS Publication 970. You can use the statements in the MarywoodYou portal to print and keep along with your records. The amount that you have been charged and paid should not exceed what you have claimed on your tax returns for all years. Retain these records to substantiate your claims if you are ever audited.

For specific dates and deadlines, see Important Dates.

Full payment must be remitted to the Cashier's Office on or before the published due date.  The estimated portion of scholarships and grants applicable to specific semester expenses have been deducted from this invoice. Your invoice and schedule reflect all adds, drops, and charges as of the date on your invoice. If additional charges are incurred due to a change in schedule after this date, it is the student's responsibility to take care of any additional charges at the time they are incurred. Such changes will be reflected on the student's current account activity, which can be viewed online by logging onto the student portal MarywoodYou.  If the balance owed (after pending aid and /or loans are deducted) is not paid by the due date, a Deferred Payment Fee will be assessed on the student's account.

Full payment is due on or before the published due date  or at registration, by mail, in person, or on-line through the  TouchNet option .

TouchNet

TouchNet is a secure online student account payment system that allows the student or authorized payer(s), such as parents or guardians, to view the student account bill online, print the bill, and make on;line payments to their students' accounts.

The TouchNet system allows for electronic payments from a personal checking or savings account, debit, or credit card.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit card usage is limited to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  There will be a service fee of $2.85% added to each credit card payment. There are no service fees added if paying by electronic check. (This fee is not associated with nor passed on to Marywood University.)

Financial Aid Plan:

Students may defer payment of that portion of the semester's expenses that will be covered by approved financial aid awards such as Federal Pell Grants, Federal S.E.O.G., Marywood Scholarships and Grants, PHEAA Grants, and other state grants.

Payment by Student Loan:

Students who intend to pay for their educational expenses with a student loan may defer payment of the portion of expenses to be covered by the loan until the loan is approved. Please be advised that a small percentage of the principal amount of Federal Direct, Parent PLUS, and Graduate loans will be deducted in origination and federal default fees prior to disbursement. Students should apply for their loans by the end of July for the Fall Semester and by the end of November for the Spring Semester to ensure that loan funds will be available at the start of the semester.

All new borrowers are required to go to the Department of Education website to complete the Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) by the above dates. Applicants may need to complete Additional documents with the Financial Aid Office in  order to complete the loan process.

To begin the loan process, borrowers must take the following steps:

  1. Go to www.studentloans.gov and sign in using your FSA.ID Number.
  2. Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling. This process is required by law before you can receive a loan.
  3. Complete Direct Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN). You will need reference information for two people you have known for at least three years (name, address, telephone number, relationship to you). The first reference should be a parent or guardian. This process must be completed in a single session. (The Marywood University Federal Direct Loan Code is G03296.)

This site also allows Direct PLUS loan borrowers (both parents and graduate/professional students) to complete a request for a Direct PLUS Loan and initiate a credit check online.

Upon certification and approval funds will be disbursed to Marywood University directly from the Department of Education and credited to the students' accounts.

If a student fails to complete the loan process, or if a student does not pay the University when a loan is rejected, the University may also take any of the actions listed in the University policy on financial delinquency.

Alternative Loans

Students who cannot borrow through the Direct Loan Program or who need to supplement their financial aid package, may be able to borrow through one of the many alternative loan programs. Alternative loan sources can be found on the Financial Aid page on Marywood University's website.

Payment Plan: 

Marywood University has partnered with a third party vendor, TouchNet, to accommodate students and authorized payers who wish to make tuition payments monthly. A $40 per semester non-refundable payment plan fee will be charged for each term for which you set up a payment plan. This option is only available for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Once you have set up a payment plan with TouchNet, any changes to your Fall or Spring charges or financial aid awards or loans will automatically adjust your monthly payments.

Employer Deferred Plan:

Payment of tuition may be deferred if the student has provided a completed Application for Employer Deferment of Tuition Payment form, signed by the student's employer. Students are required to pay all fees and any portion of tuition not covered by their employer at the Cashier's Office by the due date or at registration. The student is responsible for any tuition not paid by the employer within the prescribed period. Employer payments must be made directly to Marywood University and not to the student in order to qualify for this payment option. If the student or employer does not make scheduled payments on time, the University reserves the right to refuse to offer this payment plan to the student for subsequent semesters.

Credit Cards: 

Marywood no longer accepts direct credit card payments for tuition, fees, and room and board. Credit card payments may be made through the TouchNet Pay Path system.

Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduate Students:

Full-time undergraduate students are charged a block tuition rate as published in the Financial Facts brochure each semester. Full-time students may register for 12-18 credits and can add or drop courses within this credit range during the refund/cancellation period without any financial adjustments to their bills, except for course fees. Students registered for more than 18 credits will be charged the tuition amount plus the published per credit charge for any credits above 18. The last day to add or drop courses is published each semester.

Undergraduate students who wish to drop below 12 credits must do so by the published date to change from full-time to part-time. Students will then be charged the published per-credit fee for their undergraduate courses. No changes from full-time to part-time can be made after the published date.

Part-time undergraduate students who wish to change from part-time to full-time (12+ credits) and must do so by date published as the last day to add classes for the semester.

Students who have changed their enrollment status will have their charges and financial aid adjusted accordingly.

Students who withdraw from all classes will have their student account balances adjusted according to the established refund/cancellation schedules. (See next section.)

Withdrawal and Reduction of Charges for Graduate, Part-Time Students, and Full-Time Undergraduate Students who Withdraw from All Classes:

Based on the date on which official notice of withdrawal is received by the Academic Records Office or the date on which classes are dropped via Marywood's website, the following cancellation policy shall apply for the Fall and Spring Semesters only, with the exception of some Social Work courses, which have different starting dates. Academic Records will provide the calendar of dates with the students' schedules. Summer sessions follow a different refund schedule.

For specific deadlines, see Important Dates

Courses Dropped By

 Tuition & Fees Cancelled 

 Tuition & Fees Owed **

the 9th day of the semester

100%*

0%

the 16th day of the semester

80%

20%

the 23rd day of the semester

65%

35%

the 30th day of the semester

50%

50%

after the 30th day of the semester

0%

100%

* Fees will be cancelled except for the $80.00 Registration Fee, the $90 Deferred Payment Fee, the $35 Late Fee, and the $40 Payment Plan Application Fee. 

** The balance of tuition and fees owed to Marywood University must be paid in full at the time of withdrawal if full payment was not made by the published due date or at registration.

Room & Board Cancellation: 

Students who are approved to move out of University housing on or before the second week of classes each semester will be assessed a $300 room cancellation fee for room charges and a pro-rated portion of the board charges. Students who are approved to move out of University housing after the end of the second week of classes each semester will receive a refund for a pro-rated portion of board charges only; up to the twelfth week of the semester.

Web Registration System:

Students who are pursuing a formal degree, certification or certificate program may make changes to their schedules (adds or drops) using the MarywoodYOU Portal. The above withdrawal schedule will apply.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid received by students who withdraw may also be adjusted. In accordance with current Federal regulations, those students who receive Federal financial aid and who withdraw from the University during the first 60% of a semester will have their Federal financial aid (Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Loans, and PLUS loans) adjusted based on the percent of the semester completed prior to withdrawal. That is, Title IV funds earned is defined as the same percent of the Federal financial aid received as the percent of the semester completed. This percent is calculated by dividing the number of days in this semester (excluding breaks of five days or longer) into the number of days completed (excluding breaks of five days or longer) prior to the withdrawal. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the corresponding programs. According to the current federal regulations, earned Title IV funds are used to pay institutional charges first.

The date of withdrawal used for calculating the return of Title IV funds is determined by the date the student completes the withdrawal process at the Office of Academic Records (see Withdrawal Policy above), unless there is documented evidence by the course instructor of class attendance beyond that date. According to the current federal regulations, there will be no adjustment to Federal financial aid after the completion of at least 60% of the semester.

Students who do not follow the official withdrawal procedure but who stop attending classes for all of their courses will be considered to have withdrawn at the 50% point of the semester, unless attendance is otherwise documented by the course instructor. Students who do not return from an approved leave of absence are considered to have withdrawn on the earlier of the official date of the leave of absence or the date the student notified the institution that he/she will not be returning to the institution.

According to current Federal regulations, unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the Title IV programs in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, Subsidized Federal Direct Loans,  Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal PLUS Loans received on behalf of the student, Federal Pell Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, Federal S.E.O.G., and other grants or loan assistance authorized by Title IV.

Semester-specific refund schedules for the return of Title IV funds policies or specific information about current federal regulations regarding refunds are available from the Cashier's Office.

Since class space is limited, students who register for a semester and decide not to attend, must notify the Academic Records Office in writing, or students may withdraw from their classes via Marywood's website. Non-attendance or non-payment does not constitute notification of withdrawal.

Refunds

Refunds will be issued within 14 days after a credit balance results on the students' accounts. Students will be notified at their Marywood University email address when their refund checks are available. STUDENTS SHOULD PLAN TO ARRIVE ON CAMPUS WITH ENOUGH PERSONAL MONEY TO MAKE PURCHASES, SUCH AS BOOKS, OR FOR RENT AND OTHER EXPENSES, WITHOUT DEPENDING UPON A REFUND OF FINANCIAL AID FUNDS.

E - Refunds

By signing up online, you can get your refunds deposited directly into your bank account. Sign in to the student portal, MarywoodYou. Click on Self Service Menu. Click on WebAdvisor for Students. Click on Student Account Information. Click on View Account and Make a Payment. Click on Make a Secure Payment.  Click on Consent Form. Click on Refund Account Set Up. Set up your Refund Account by entering your banking information and follow the prompts to complete the process. A refund promissory note must be completed and on file in the Cashier's Office in order to receive an e-Refund. This form can be found on the Cashier's Office website.

Questions:

If you have questions on the Pertinent Facts or your invoice, call (570) 348-6212 or FAX (570) 961-4739 or EMAIL cashier@marywood.edu; on your schedule call (570) 348-6280; or on your Financial Aid call (570) 348-6225.

Financial Aid Plan

Students may defer payment of that portion of a semester's expenses that will be covered by approved financial aid awards, such as Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loans, Marywood Scholarships and Grants, PHEAA Grants, and other state grants. Further information is available on the Marywood University Financial Aid website.

Payment by Student Loan

Students who intend to pay for their educational expenses with a student loan may defer payment of the portion of expenses to be covered by the loan until the loan is approved. Students should apply for their loans by the end of July for the fall semester and by the end of November for the spring semester to insure that loan funds will be available at the start of the semester.

All borrowers are required to go to the Department of Education website to complete the Loan Entrance Interview and Master Promissory Note (MPN) by the above dates. Applicants may need to complete additional documents with the Financial Aid Office in order to complete the loan process.

To begin the loan process, borrowers must take the following steps: (1) Go to www.studentloans.gov and sign in using your FSA ID.(2) Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling. This process is required by law before you can receive a loan. (3) Complete a Direct Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN). You will need reference information for two people you have known for at least three years (name, address, telephone number, relationship to you). The first reference should be a parent or legal guardian. This process must be completed in a single session. (The Marywood University Federal Direct Loan Code is G03296.)

This site also allows Direct PLUS Loan borrowers (both parents and graduate/professional students) to complete a request for a Direct PLUS Loan and initiate a credit check online.

Upon Certification and approval, funds will be disbursed to Marywood University directly from the Department of Education and credited to the students' accounts.

If a student fails to complete the loan process, or if a student does not pay the University when a loan is rejected, the University may also take any of the actions listed in the University policy on financial delinquency.

Refunds of financial aid/loan funds will be issued when a credit balance exists on a student's account. Students should plan to arrive on campus with enough personal money to make purchases, such as books, without depending upon financial aid funds.

Payment Plan

Marywood University has partnered with a third party vendor, TouchNet, to accommodate students and authorized payers who wish to make tuition payments monthly. A $40 per semester non-refundable application fee will be charged for each term for which you set up a payment plan. This option is only available for the Fall & Spring Semesters. Once you have set up a payment plan with TouchNet, any changes to your Fall or Spring charges or financial aid awards or loans will automatically adjust your monthly payments.

 

Employer Deferred Plan

Payment of tuition may be deferred if the student has provided a completed Application for Employer Deferment of Tuition Payment form, signed by the student's employer. Students are required to pay all fees and any portion of tuition not covered by their employer at the Cashier's Office by the semester due dates or at registration. The student is responsible for any tuition not paid by the employer within the prescribed period. Employer payments must be made directly to Marywood University and not to the student in order to qualify for this payment option.  If the student or employer does not make scheduled payments on time, the University reserves the right to refuse to offer this payment plan to the student for subsequent semesters.

Payment By Credit Card

Marywood University will no longer accept direct credit card payments for tuition, fees, and room and board. Credit card payments may be made through the TouchNet Pay Path system. (PLEASE NOTE: Credit card usage is limited to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. There will be a convenience fee of 2.85% added to each credit card payment when using this service. This fee is not associated with nor passed on to Marywood University.

 

The requirements for officially withdrawing from Marywood University are as follows:

A. Classified students who intend to discontinue attendance at Marywood University and do not plan to return should officially withdraw. Absence from class does not constitute due notice of withdrawal from the institution.

  1. Complete the Withdrawal from University form, obtaining the required signatures. These forms are available at the Academic Records Office. This is required of classified students only. Undergraduate students should complete the Withdrawal from University form. Written notification of intention to withdraw from the University is sufficient for students studying at the graduate level.
  2. Undergraduate students see the Assistant Director of Retention Management, Learning Commons 310.
  3. Return the withdrawal form to the Academic Records Office.
  4. Official withdrawal from the University constitutes withdrawal from all courses, provided the action is taken prior to the published last date for withdrawal without academic penalty. A student who discontinues attendance at classes without an official withdrawal will receive a failing grade in all courses concerned.


B.
Unclassified matriculating students must complete an add/drop form and submit it to the Academic Records Office in order to withdraw from the University.

Tuition and Fees

Should a student withdraw from the University for any reason, the following refund policy shall apply for the fall and spring semesters only -  for courses scheduled within institutional parameters.  Early or later starting classes may have different cutoff dates. Summer Sessions also follow a different refund schedule.

  • If a student withdraws on or before the 9th calendar day of the semester, 100% of the tuition and fees will be cancelled except for a $75 Registration Fee and the $40 Payment Plan Fee for those students who chose the online payment plan.
  • If a student withdraws between the 10th and the 16th calendar day of the semester, the student will be responsible for 20% of the tuition and fees, and 80% of tuition and fees will be cancelled.
  • If a student withdraws between the 17th and the 23rd calendar day of the semester, the student will be responsible for 35% of tuition and fees and 65% of tuition and fees will be cancelled.
  • If a student withdraws between the 24th and the 30th calendar day of the semester, the student will be responsible for 50% of the tuition and fees, and 50% of tuition and fees will be cancelled.
  • If a student withdraws after the 30th calendar day of the semester, the student is responsible for 100% of tuition and fees. No tuition or fees may be cancelled after the 30th day of the semester.

 

Course Additions/Withdrawals

Graduate and part-time undergraduate students -- the above percentage calculations will also apply to individual course withdrawals for the fall and spring semesters.

Full-time undergraduate studentsmay register for 12-18 credits and can add or drop courses within this credit range during the refund/cancellation period without any financial adjustments to their bills, except course fees. The last day to add courses is the 9th calendar day of the semester and the last day to withdraw from a course is the 16th calendar day of the semester. There would be no reduction in tuition and course fee charges after the 16th calendar day of the semester unless the student withdraws from all classes. Students who withdraw from all classes will have their student account balances adjusted according to the established refund/cancellation schedules above.

Students who wish to drop below 12 credits must complete a Change of Status form in the Office of Academic Records by the 16th calendar day of the semester to change from full-time to part-time. Students will then be charged the per credit rate for their undergraduate courses. No changes from full-time to part-time can be made after the 16th calendar day of the semester. Part-time students who wish to change from part-time to full-time (12+ credits) must also complete a Change of Status form in the Office of Academic Records and must do so by the 9th calendar day of the semester, which is the last day to add classes.

Students who have changed their enrollment status will be sent a new invoice, and their financial aid will be adjusted accordingly.

Rooms and Board Charges

No room charges will be cancelled if the student withdraws after the start of the semester. Cancellations of board charges are made on a pro-rata basis up to the end of the 12th week of the semester. The stated withdrawal schedule is based on the date on which the Office of Academic Records receives written official notice of withdrawal.

Financial Aid

Financial aid received by students who withdraw may also be adjusted. In accordance with current federal regulations, those students who receive federal financial aid and who withdraw from the University during the first 60% of a semester will have their federal financial aid (Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Loans, and Plus Loans) adjusted based on the percent of the semester completed prior to withdrawal. That is, Title IV funds earned is defined as the same percent of the federal financial aid received as the percent of the semester completed. This percent is calculated by dividing the number of days in this semester (excluding breaks of five days or longer) into the number of days completed (excluding breaks of five days or longer) prior to the withdrawal. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the corresponding programs. According to the current federal regulations, earned Title IV funds are used to pay institutional charges first.

The date of withdrawal used for calculating the return of Title IV funds is determined by the date the student completes the withdrawal process at the Office of Academic Records (see section titled Withdrawal Policy), unless there is documented evidence by the course instructor of class attendance beyond that date. According to current Federal regulations, there will be no adjustment to Federal financial aid after the completion of at least 60% of the semester. Students who do not follow the official withdrawal procedure, but who stop attending classes for all of their courses, will be considered to have withdrawn at the 50% point of the semester, unless attendance is otherwise documented by the course instructor. Students who do not return from an approved leave of absence are considered to have withdrawn on the earlier of the official date of the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the institution that he or she will not be returning to the institution.

According to current federal regulations, unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the Title IV programs in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loans
  3. Federal Graduate PLUS Loans
  4. Federal PLUS Loans received on behalf of the student
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. Academic Competitiveness Grant
  7. National SMART Grant
  8. Federal SEOG
  9. Other grants or loan assistance authorized by Title IV 

Semester-specific refund schedules for the Return of Title IV Funds policies or specific information about current federal regulations regarding refunds are available from the Cashier's Office.

Requests for refunds

Marywood will refund the credit balance which is the result of Federal financial aid in a student's account within TWO weeks from the time the credit balance is created.

eRefunds are the quick, secure way to get your refund.  

By signing up online, you can get your refunds deposited directly into your bank account. 

  1. Click Pay My Bill and you will be redirected to the Student Payment Center.
  2. Click on the Refund Account Setup link.
  3. Enter your banking information and follow the prompts to complete the process.

Pay My Bill

Important NoteYou must have a Refund Promissory Note form on file in the Cashier's Office.
Fee Residents Near Campus Off Campus
Rates for 2022-2023 Annual Cost Annual Cost Annual Cost
Tuition (12-18 credits per semester) $36,430.00 $36,430.00 $36,430.00
General Fee (Approximately) $1,540.00 $1,540.00 $1,540.00
Student Activities Fee $256.00 $256.00 $256.00
Room (multiple occupancy) $8,340.00 Varies $0.00
Meals (19 meals a week) $6,360.00 Varies $0.00
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Personal Expenses (estimate) $700.00 $700.00 $700.00
Transportation (estimate) $800.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Total Estimated Cost $55,426.00 Varies $40,926.00