Student Accounts

Mon, Jul 20, 11:23 AM

Dear Students,

I am writing with information regarding bills for the fall semester, including the timing of the bills and their due date.

As you know, the fall semester will be divided into two modules. There will be no break between modules and, as usual, the bill for the fall term will be for the entire semester. As we have noted, there will be no additional fee for the online J-term in January for students who are enrolled full time in either the fall or spring semester.

The tuition and other fees for 2020-21 may be found on the College’s website:

Normally, fall bills are sent to students in the first half of July and are due in early August. Due to all the changes necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delaying sending bills until early August. Payment will be due on August 21. We are notifying you now so that you know what to expect.

You may see some changes in fees compared with what currently shows on the website because we are still adapting campus operations to the latest guidelines at the state and federal levels. These changes should work to your advantage. For example, the variety of meal plan options will be different, as we must have fewer students at any one time eating in the dining hall. As a result, the dining hall will be continuously open from early morning through early evening, except for short breaks for cleaning and sanitizing, and students may use their swipes as they desire. Meal plan options will change so as to be consistent with this alternative structure.

In addition, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physically distancing, we will be turning some smaller double rooms in College-owned housing into single rooms. As a result, a number of students will be placed in singles rather than doubles. For 2020-2021 only, we will be charging the same housing fee for all students living in College-owned housing, and it will be the standard double rate. This will apply for doubles, but also singles, singles in suites or apartments, and all other rooms in College-owned housing. There will still be differential rates for rooms in apartments in College-affiliated housing such as College Row, College Hill, and the James Street Properties.

Of course, with changes in fees, you may see a change in your financial aid package, but this should not lead to an increase in what you will have to pay.

We are looking forward to an outstanding, albeit different, semester, as we continue our teaching, learning, research, and activities in the best F&M tradition. I hope that your summer is going well and that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

Sincerely yours,

Alan S. Caniglia

Acting Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives