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Important student billing information for the 2020-21 academic year
We understand this time of unprecedented uncertainty has been challenging for many students and their families, especially as they navigate emergency expenses and other economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have taken steps where possible to ease the burden.
Kenyon’s revised budget for fiscal year 2021 incorporates reserves for financial aid, including contingencies for students with more financial need than might have been expected before the pandemic. The following financial adjustments will be applied during the 2020–21 academic year:
A one-time tuition credit — 10 percent, or $3,040 per semester — will be applied to students’ accounts in recognition of changes to the campus experience. This credit will be reflected on the billing statement to be issued before the end of August.
The student activities fee ($150 per semester) will be charged for only the semester(s) students are on campus.
Room and board will be charged for only the semester students are in residence; all rooms will be set at the double-occupancy residence hall rate ($2,710 per semester), even though all students will receive singles.
The financial aid calculation of students who qualify for need-based aid will include a $2,000 personal allowance to offset indirect costs associated with the remote semester.
All students with student employment (work-study) as part of a need-based financial aid package will have the student employment expectation reduced to $0 during the remote semester and replaced with a refundable need-based employment grant to be issued as a check to the student by the end of September. Additional updates to student employment policies, including recommendations for student employers, were communicated in an Aug. 21 email to campus.
As you prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, please note these additional plans and programs that may affect the payment of tuition and fees.
Every student will be charged for Optional Tuition Refund Insurance offered by A.W.G. Dewar in the fall semester billing of the 2020-21 academic year unless they opt out. The rate for 2020-21 will be $197 per semester for students in residence and $159 per semester for students studying remotely. This elective insurance plan significantly extends or enhances the College's refund policy and provides coverage for billed tuition, room, board and student activities fees. Subject to policy conditions, the policy assures at least a 75 percent return in term fees, less any refund or credit due from the College, in the event of withdrawal due to illness or accident. For the purposes of this plan, room-rate coverage will be set at the standard $2,710 rate for 2020-21.
All students will be automatically enrolled in this tuition insurance program unless they complete the online waiver to opt out by August 31, 2020. A waiver is only required one time for the academic year; therefore if you waive the fall semester coverage, you will not be billed the spring premium and will not be enrolled in the plan for the spring semester. The spring insurance premium will be billed on the spring semester tuition and fees billing invoice.
In response to requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Kenyon offers a comprehensive student health insurance program for the 2020-21 academic year; more information can be found here. The policy period runs from Aug. 15, 2020, through Aug. 14, 2021, and the annual cost for 2020–21 is $2,800. All students will be billed for the entire annual cost on the fall semester tuition and fees billing invoice unless they waive coverage by Aug. 31, 2020. To waive or enroll, create an account with Wellfleet, our student health insurance provider, and follow the site’s instructions.
For international students: Kenyon has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined way to make a payment from your home country. Flywire offers excellent exchange rates and saves you money on traditional bank fees. For more information or to make an international payment, visit Flywire.com.
Do you prefer to pay tuition and fees in monthly installments? Kenyon College offers a four-month tuition payment plan administered through Cashnet for each semester of the 2020–21 academic year; more information is available here. The cost of the plan is $35 per semester. Enrollment for the fall semester plan opens July 22, 2020, with the first payment for the fall four-month plan due Aug. 1 (or upon enrollment) and the final payment due Nov. 1, 2020. Enrollment for the spring four-month plan tentatively opens Nov. 1, 2020, with the first payment due Dec. 1, 2020, and the final payment due March 1, 2021.
K-Card deposits can still be included with your semester tuition and fees payments that are paid online or received in the Student Accounts Office. These funds will be transferred to the student’s K-Card account, once the account has been paid in full, prior to the beginning of classes each semester.
You can make additional deposits to your student’s K-Card account online at www.officialpayments.com using the K-Card Deposit option. Funds will be automatically posted to the student’s K-Card account the next day. While e-check payment is accepted at no cost, debit and credit card transactions will be charged a 2.65 percent convenience fee.
Please note that the Kenyon College Bookstore does not accept credit card payments over the phone; you will be directed to their official payment website.