(updated each year in late May for entering first-year students) Click here to see a PDF version of the first-year packet
that is mailed to students in late May. We have provided links to applications and specific sites in place of enclosures that were included in the hard copy mailing of this packet.
The Student Account Information Release Form
and the Financial Responsibility Information Form
appear after the Billing Information page. You may print out these forms and return them to Student Accounts at the address indicated on the forms.
In the interest of time, you may scan and e-mail or fax these forms. However, we request that the originals be provided to Student Accounts either by mail or upon your arrival to campus.
E-Bill and E-Pay Now Available
Colgate, in partnership with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) QuikPAY, offers electronic billing and payment services for students and their families.
Students can access these services through the portal
by clicking on Student Accounts under Banner Self-Service and choosing View/Pay E-bill.
Students must “authorize payers” by creating a login name and password and providing an e-mail address for the authorized payer. Students will need to share the password they create with the person they set up to be an authorized payer.
Once authorized by the student, authorized payers can check billing messages, establish payment profiles and user preferences, view accounts, make payments, and review transaction history at any time.
Authorized payers will receive an e-mail from Quikpay notifying them that authorization has been completed. The authorized payer can click on the address in the e-mail or go here
to access the student account.
The site is always open. Students that are entering Colgate will be able to enter the billing site (QuikPAY) through the portal within a week after the enrollment deposit has been processed. Authorized Payers can be set-up and should be set-up as soon as possible. However, please be aware that bills will not be available until the first week in July.
The Office of Student Accounts is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The office is located on the ground floor of James B. Colgate Hall.
Colgate University assesses semester charges twice an academic year. The fall semester bill is produced during the first week in July and is due the first week in August. The spring semester bill is produced during the first week in December and is due the first week in January. Monthly statements are delivered to families that have adjustments to their bills after the original billing.
|Term Date ||Billing Date ||Payment Due |
|Fall ||July 1 ||Aug. 1 |
|Spring ||Dec. 1 ||Jan. 1 |
|Interim Billing Date ||Payment Due |
|August 1 ||September 1 |
|September 1 ||October 1 |
|October 1 ||November 1 |
|November 1 ||December 1 |
|January 1 ||February 1 |
|February 1 ||March 1 |
|March 1 ||April 1 |
|April 1 ||May 1 |
|May 1 ||June 1 |
Most Colgate families choose to pay the tuition bill twice each year at the beginning of each semester. Other popular options are the monthly payment plans administered by Tuition Management Systems
and TuitionPay (Sallie Mae)
. The payment plans allow a family to spread their annual cost over a ten-month period. The plan payments begin in June and end in March each year. It is also possible for families to pre-pay tuition for two, three, or four years (PDF)
at the current rate of annual tuition set for the first year of participation in the plan. More information about any of these payment options is available by contacting the Office of Student Accounts.
Any person or entity that requires payment arrangements other than the traditional options listed in this section should contact the Manager of Student Accounts by e-mail at email@example.com
or by phone at 315-228-7421 for consideration of possible alternative payment arrangements.
Colgate University utilizes the lockbox service provided by our bank to collect tuition payments. The address is:
P.O. Box 416095
Boston, MA 02241-6095
The lockbox is an automated system that requires the original coupon from the billing statement to accompany each payment.
The lockbox cannot process payments that arrive without the coupon. Additionally, scholarship checks can only be processed by Colgate University. Correspondence should not be mailed to the lockbox.
Please mail correspondence and/or scholarship checks to:
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346