How does the Payment Plan work?
The plan is based on a year by year (12 month) contract. There is a $50 application and processing fee. After adding the entire year's tuition, room and board, and fees, and then subtracting financial aid, you will know your outstanding balance for the fall and spring semesters. Your monthly payment can be computed by dividing this balance by 10 or 12, depending on the plan selected. For more information, please contact the Student Administrative Services (SAS) office at (413)796-2080 or (800)325-1122 ext. 2080.
Enrolling in the Payment Plan prior to a Financial Aid Award Letter.
You can enroll in the Payment Plan prior to receiving next year's Award Letter by using the award numbers from last year. This way you can avoid the large payments associated with catching up with the plan when you enroll late in the summer. When next year's award arrives, you can speak with a Student Services Administrator at SAS and adjust the Plan to reflect actual aid award values.
What is the Full-Year Discount?
The Early Payment Plan enables students and their families to pay future tuition in advance (room and board is not included). The advantage of this plan is that it guarantees current tuition rates for all semesters paid in advance, protecting families from inflation and increases in tuition. You automatically receive the Full-Year Discount for the first year.
What do I need to pay?
Start with one semester's tuition X 2, then multiplying by .98 (rounding UP to the nearest dollar) gives the discounted payment amount before the other fees, room and board. Financial aid awards do not reduce the tuition portion of your payment, although they may reduce or eliminate the payment required for fees, room and board. If a credit balance occurs after disbursement of financial aid, you can choose to receive a refund, or let the credit remain for the next semester.
How does one enroll for the discount?
You can send a note to the attention of the Bursar with your payment by August 1. The note should state that the payment is for both semesters' tuition and that you would like to receive the 2% tuition credit. The note and payment should be addressed to the same address to which all payments are sent:Western New England University
ATTN: Bursar's Office
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Full-time students may pay four years of tuition at the entering year rate. If desired, as little as one future semester may be paid for in advance with the current year payment.
Download the full description of the Early Payment Plan and Application.