Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition Payment

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Payments can be made:

  • Online through TouchNet, our payment system
  • By bringing cash or a check in person to Compass Student Services, Perry Hall, Room 174
  • By sending a check to:

Champlain College
Office of Student Accounts
163 South Willard Street
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670

We cannot accept payment over the phone.

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We recommend that you receive your refund via Electronic Funds Transfer, for your own peace of mind and to support Champlain's sustainability initiatives. Electronic refunds are directly deposited to your bank account and an email notification is sent to the student when the refund has been released. Please see our refunds page for more information.

Beginning the third Friday of each semester, students who receive financial aid that overpays their student account statement will receive a refund after their enrollment is confirmed. Students enrolled in electronic refunds will receive an email notification. If a student is not enrolled in electronic refunds, a check will be issued and will be available for pickup at Compass Student Services. 

Checks not picked up by the following Monday will be mailed to the local address of the student, if on file, or the home address (unless it is a refund to the parent on a PLUS loan overpayment). Study abroad students must also complete enrollment verification through the Office of International Education before a refund check can be mailed to the home address.

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Addresses can be updated online at the Registrar's Office. If a student is not yet enrolled in electronic refunds to directly deposit to their bank account, a refund check is mailed to the local address during the academic year. We recommend electronic check refunds to avoid mailing delays.

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Statements are not mailed but may be printed from our TouchNet billing system. Students may allow others to view and/or pay bills online by registering them online as an authorized user. Please visit our Make a Payment page for information on how to do this. Please see billing dates below.

SemesterBilling DatePayment Due in Full
Fall July 1 August 1
Spring November 1 December 1
Summer March 1 April 1
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Full-time students may pay through the Tuition Management Payment Plan, TMS, offered for the academic year. (Ten payments from May 15 to Feb 15.) Please visit Payment Plans or for more information. There is a five-payment plan for new students entering in the Spring Semester (November 15 to February 15).

Part-time students, summer semester students, and graduate students may pay through our online payment plan each semester on TouchNet. Please visit Payment Plans for more information.

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Full-time traditional undergraduate students may complete an online waiver form on WebAdvisor. On the Student menu, see "FT-Decline Health Ins" to access the form. Information on this process is located on our Student Health Insurance page.

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Students must waive the Student Health Insurance between June 1 and July 27.  If not waived by July 27, the student will be enrolled in the health plan, receive a health card and the fee of $909 per semester will remain due on the account.

Students enrolled for the Fall and Spring semesters must annually waive the Student Health Insurance by July 27, the payment due date. See Student Health Insurance.

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Students who have been awarded Title IV Federal Student Aid (Federal Direct, Perkins, or PLUS Loans and Pell and SEOG Grants) and will have a credit balance on their account are eligible to request book advances. These advances may be used at the Champlain College bookstore to purchase books and/or supplies. The College has the right to make to the final determination of the amount that is available for the student. Contact Compass Student Services by visiting 174 Perry Hall, emailing or calling 802.860.2777.

Eligible students who fail to take advantage of this opportunity will be deemed as opting out of this option for the semester.

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