Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I learn more about the new eBilling system?
When is my payment due?
Payments are due the 19th of the month. However, if you are on the End of Term payment plan: Summer session is due September 19th, Fall is due February 19th, J-Term and Spring session are due July 19th.
I have a credit balance, when will I receive my refund?
Refunds will be processed approximately 10 days after the add/drop period at the beginning of each semester. Throughout the year, direct deposits will occur daily.
Student refunds will be disbursed electronically via ACH. The ACH process transfers the refund directly into your existing bank account.
Please see the
Business Office eRefunds page for instructions on how to set up an electronic refund profile.
Do I get my confirming deposit back?
As a new student admitted for fall, your confirmation deposit will be refunded only upon proper withdrawl if written notification is received by May 1.
How much does it cost to go to St. Thomas?
Average costs for Undergraduate Day students for academic year 2011-2012:
Average of $40,701.00 for on campus
Average costs for Undergraduate Day students for academic year 2012-2013:
Average of $42,565.00 for on campus
What are your tuition rates?
for tuition rates.
Why was I charged a Student Activity Fee?
All Undergraduate, School of Divinity, Full Time MBA and Law School students are assessed this fee. It covers student events, activities, speakers, etc., sponsored on campus throughout the year.
Why was I charged a Technology Fee?
All students are assessed a technology fee each semester. It covers such technology enhancements as updated computers in student labs every three years, use of a new e-mail system (Microsoft Outlook), more student services, such as course registration on the Web, computer and database access from on and off campus and an expansion of digital media production services.
Why was I assessed a finance charge?
A 1.1% finance charge is assessed on any account carrying a balance after a given due date for which payment in full was not made. In order to avoid the assessment of finance charges, the entire balance on account must be paid in full by the due date.
I'm on the End of Term payment plan, why was I assessed a finance charge?
End of Term allows students that are reimbursed by employers the ability to pay tuition after classes are complete without the account becoming delinquent. Every student selecting an extended payment option is assessed a monthly finance charge. The Payment Agreement Form you signed specifically addresses the finance charge that will be assessed.
I haven't received my financial aid yet, how can I purchase my books?
Students can go to the Card Office, located in Murray-Herrick room 259, to set up an express account. Express account charges will be added to your student account.
Why wasn't I billed for a class?
If you are currently waitlisted for a class you will not be billed until you are actually enrolled in that class. If you register for a class after our billing cycle, you will be charged on the next month's billing statement.