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Payment Dates & Deadlines

Hamilton Students:

When will my bill be due?

PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving a payment from an outside donor such as an employer or church, you are still held responsible for meeting the payment deadlines. Oftentimes, such organizations need a longer processing time to mail payments, so please take this into consideration when communicating your owing balance and payment deadlines to them. If you are ever in need of an invoice to submit to such a donor before you have received a paper bill in the mail, please call or email our office to request such a document. As a reminder, you are still responsible for making sure the account is paid by the deadlines, which are typically posted several months in advance. If a donor is unable to submit payment by the payment deadline and you would like avoid receiving any holds or late fees, you will need to pay the account out-of-pocket to later be reimbursed.


Boston Students:

When will my bill be due?

PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving a payment from an outside donor such as an employer or church, you are still held responsible for meeting the payment deadlines. Oftentimes, such organizations need a longer processing time to mail payments, so please take this into consideration when communicating your owing balance and payment deadlines to them. If you are ever in need of an invoice to submit to such a donor before you have received a paper bill in the mail, please call or email our office to request such a document. As a reminder, you are still responsible for making sure the account is paid by the deadlines, which are typically posted several months in advance. If a donor is unable to submit payment by the payment deadline and you would like avoid receiving any holds or late fees, you will need to pay the account out-of-pocket to later be reimbursed.


Charlotte Students:

When will my bill be due?

PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving a payment from an outside donor such as an employer or church, you are still held responsible for meeting the payment deadlines. Oftentimes, such organizations need a longer processing time to mail payments, so please take this into consideration when communicating your owing balance and payment deadlines to them. If you are ever in need of an invoice to submit to such a donor before you have received a paper bill in the mail, please call or email our office to request such a document. As a reminder, you are still responsible for making sure the account is paid by the deadlines, which are typically posted several months in advance. If a donor is unable to submit payment by the payment deadline and you would like avoid receiving any holds or late fees, you will need to pay the account out-of-pocket to later be reimbursed.


Jacksonville Students:

When will my bill be due?

PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving a payment from an outside donor such as an employer or church, you are still held responsible for meeting the payment deadlines. Oftentimes, such organizations need a longer processing time to mail payments, so please take this into consideration when communicating your owing balance and payment deadlines to them. If you are ever in need of an invoice to submit to such a donor before you have received a paper bill in the mail, please call or email our office to request such a document. As a reminder, you are still responsible for making sure the account is paid by the deadlines, which are typically posted several months in advance. If a donor is unable to submit payment by the payment deadline and you would like avoid receiving any holds or late fees, you will need to pay the account out-of-pocket to later be reimbursed.


Fall 2019

September 20, 2019

If your tuition is not paid in full by September 20, 2019 you will be automatically added to the payment plan and charged a $50 processing fee.

Payment Plan Deadlines:*

October 10: 50% of your total owing balance is due
November 10: 75% of your total owing balance is due
December 10: 100% of your total owing balance is due


Spring 2020

February 07, 2020

If your tuition is not paid in full by the February 07 you will be automatically added to the payment plan and charged a $50 processing fee.

Payment Plan Deadlines:*

March 01: 50% of your total owing balance is due
April 01: 75% of your total owing balance is due
May 01: 100% of your total owing balance is due


Summer 2020

August 14, 2020

Please Note: This information is subject to change.


General Payment FAQs

How do I view my Student Account and pay my bill?

  • Log onto the CAMS portal at cams-web.gordonconwell.edu and select “My Ledger”
  • Payments may be made online, by mail, or at the Cashier Window
  • Donors should mail checks to The Student Accounts Office with your name and ID number
  • Note: You must notify The Student Accounts Office of changes in your address by updating your contact information in CAMS or submitting a Change of Address Form (available online).

When is the Pay in Full Deadline?

Payment in full is due one week following the initial add/drop date. The add/drop date is the first Friday of classes. For example, Spring 2020 add/drop is Friday January 31. The first payment deadline for SP20 is Friday February 07.

For students on the payment plan: payments are due on the first of each month. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due the following business day.

How can I pay in full?

100% payment includes: Financial Aid Award Acceptance for 100% of tuition & fees, Direct Payment by credit card or check for your complete balance (CHECK must be processed in Hamilton), Certificate of Eligibility (VA) for 100% tuition, Official Award letter from church or outside scholarship confirming an amount that meets or exceeds tuition and fees for the term.

How do I make payment?

  1. Online through CAMS student portal
  2. ACH through CAMS student portal
  3. Calling TMS service line
  4. Mail a check to Hamilton at:

    Student Accounts
    130 Essex Street
    Hamilton, MA 01982

What if a third party is going to pay for my account?

If needed, you may request an invoice at any time to present an employer, church, or other outside source that has committed to making payment on your account. You are responsible to communicate with the outside party to ensure payment is receive on or before the pay in full deadline. We recommend requesting invoices well in advance to ensure prompt payment. If your outside support is not expected to be processed in time for the deadline you will either want to plan for the payment plan fee or make personal payment in full to be reimbursed when outside funds are processed to your student account.

Can you automatically withdraw from my personal bank account?

For in-semester payment plans we do not arrange for auto withdrawal from personal accounts. We do recommend you contact your bank for scheduled payment options if you’d like the have auto-checks delivered monthly.

How do I sign up for a payment plan?

At this time any student not paid in full on the deadline will automatically be enrolled in the payment plan.

Do I have to pay the fee?

Any account not paid in full on the payment deadline will incur the Payment Plan Fee five business days following the payment deadline. The fee is not waivable and non-refundable.

How much is the fee?

The payment plan fee is a one-time $50 fee assessed five business days following the Pay In Full deadline.

How do I calculate what to pay?

Your monthly payments should be based on your total balance (all tuition, fees, and posted charges). On March 1st 50% of your total balance is due. On April 1st 75% of your total balance is due. On May 1st 100% of your balance is due. For example, if you owe $1000 total (including the payment plan fee) you would pay $500 on March 1, $250 on April 1, and $250 on May 1.

How do I know what my balance is?

Your balance is a combination of tuition and seminary related fees. You have access to your balance in your CAMS student portal (after logging in click on “My Ledger”) you may also call our offices during business hours (M-F 8-4:30) 978-646-4049 or inquire by email to [email protected]

Can I include a past due balance?

All balances must be paid in full prior to enrolling in future coursework. Prior balances cannot be included in an in-semester payment plan and must be paid in full before registering for future coursework.

Can I pay ahead on my payment plan?

Yes, you can pay ahead on your payment plan and complete payments prior to the deadline or in greater amount than required.

What happens if I miss a payment?

Missed payments are at risk of incurring a late payment fee. Late payment fees will be assessed five business days following each payment deadline. The late payment fee is $20 per missed payment.

What happens if I can’t pay by the end of the semester?

Students with balances will be placed on a Student Account Hold. This hold prevents future registration, receipt of transcripts, and diploma issuance when applicable. If you’ve registered for future coursework you will be unregistered and you will be contacted to begin a past due payment plan. Please contact the Student Accounts Coordinator for more information on past due payment plans.

How can I get the hold lifted?

Holds can be lifted and services will be restored (including registration) when the balance is paid in full. The hold is lifted by the student accounts team approximately one business day after the account has been paid.

Does this include health insurance?

If you are a Hamilton or Boston student meeting the registration requirements and opting not to waive student health insurance your insurance charges are considered part of your student account balance and must be included in your pay in full/payment plan calculations. Please contact our offices if you have further questions about student health insurance charges.

When can I expect to see charges?

You can expect to see tuition, fees, and general institutional scholarships posted related to Fall in early September. For January and Spring they will post in January. Summer terms will post the first day of classes.

When can I expect to see scholarships?

If you are receiving grant in aid or other individualized institutional scholarships you can expect to see those scholarships applied shortly following the add/drop period.

What if I still have questions?

Call the Student Accounts Office at 978-646-4049 M-F from 8:00am to 4:30pm or email [email protected] for more information.

Please note: This information is subject to change.