Billing Information

Information About Paying Your Tuition

For new students, a $500 deposit is due at the time of accepting our offer of admission. The bachelor’s program requires a $200 deposit at time of acceptance.  Your deposit is credited to your student account as a cash payment towards your first semester costs.

Tuition is due approximately 30 days prior to the start of each term. You may access your student account records on-line through the Student Self-Service Portal ( You will receive an e-mail informing you when your account is ready for viewing. An optional paper statement will be mailed upon request. Billing questions can be directed to the Office of Student Services at 617-564-9334.

For more information regarding how to access your student account information, please view this instructional video:

Summer I: May 30
Summer II: May 30
Fall: July 31
Spring: December 31

Account balances (net of verified financial aid) that remain after billing due dates will be assessed a 1% finance charge per month.

Your account balance can be paid electronically or by personal check. Checks should be made payable to William James College and mailed to:

William James College
Attn: Bursar
1 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Electronic payments (ACH or credit card) can be made by clicking the link below. Credit card payments will include a 2.99% convenience fee. As a not-for-profit organization, William James College is committed to controlling operating costs incurred during business transactions. William James College pays a fee to the vendor to process credit card payments and will receive no profit from this fee. William James College accepts online ACH payments from your checking or savings account free of charge. Payment can be made through Nelnet Campus Commerce.

William James College, in partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce, offers interest-free monthly installment plan options for the fall, spring and summer semesters. There is a one-time setup fee to Nelnet Campus Commerce per semester. The fee is $50 in the fall and spring semesters and $30 in the summer. Students may enroll in a 4-month plan for the fall and spring semesters and a 3-month plan for the summer. Payments are due in September, January and May depending on the semester plan that you are enrolled in. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the budgeted amount to NELNET will pay their William James College student account in full. The final payment for the semester must pay that semester in full.

For those who will be eligible for a refund at any time during the school year: William James College uses Nelnet Campus Commerce to process student refunds. Please make sure you are set up in the refund system. You  can configure your refund policy through Nelnet Campus Commerce. We recommend setting yourself up for the direct deposit option. This will eliminate the waiting and give you immediate access to your money. Our refund program is administered by Nelnet Campus Commerce.  If you have any questions, please call 888-425-1138.

Please remember to keep us aware of address changes. 

Changes in mailing address should be sent to the Registrar's Office.

How to Finance Your Education

Join us for an upcoming webinar hosted by our Financial Aid Department to learn about tuition, financial aid and repayment options.

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