Tuition and fees are billed in early July for the Fall semester and in early December for the Spring semester. Students or Authorized Users may view charges or make payment through the College’s secure Online Payment System operated through TouchNet. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires students to grant permission to others to access student information and students can grant access to other users (for example, parents and other family members) by setting them up within the Online Payment System (instructions). The payment due date is approximately four weeks prior to the start of classes for the semester.
The student account statement will reflect all of the information the College has about the amount due for tuition, room fees, meal plans/board fees, purchases made on account at the College Store, and other student fees as well as any applicable payments and financial aid awards. Students and families are strongly encouraged to begin this sometimes lengthy process early so the aid is available when needed by the student bill due date. It is the responsibility of the student to file and follow up with the Financial Aid Office on all necessary financial aid forms to ensure that all anticipated aid is approved and credited to the student’s account in advance of the payment due date.
Charges for other expenses incurred during the semester such as room damages, bookstore charges, late payment fees, fines, etc., are billed monthly and due upon receipt of the bill.
Students will not be allowed to register or attend classes until accounts are paid in full or until satisfactory payment arrangements are made. A late payment fee of $300 is assessed if payment is not received or satisfactory arrangements are not made by the established due date and additional late fees may be assessed until payment is received.
Past due balances may affect the student’s ability to register or attend classes and may cause the College to refer the delinquent account to a collection agency. The student may be responsible for paying the collection agency and attorney’s fees. Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.
Payments for any amounts due can be made in one of the following ways:
Lafayette College Student Payments
P.O. Box 36479
Newark, NJ 07188-6479
A payment plan is available to students who would prefer to pay in monthly installments. For a nominal fee, you will be able to enroll in two separate 5-month term-based plans. Students or Authorized Users can enroll in the plan by logging onto TouchNet. Please have your student set you up as an Authorized User. Please contact the Student Accounts office at 610-330-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.