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Payment Options

Understand and Choose Your Tuition Payment Options

Students are billed on a semester basis with each semester consisting of three six-week sessions. This means your semester bill will consist of the tuition and any applicable fees for all three sessions.

There are three distinct payment options:

1. If you are receiving financial aid, please ensure all documents needed to determine your financial aid award have been submitted to the financial aid office. If all documents have not been submitted, please do so to complete your aid application.

As a rule, financial aid awards are prepared within the same week the completed documents are received.  If a financial aid award has been prepared for you, the next step is to:

  • accept all of your award, or
  • decline all of your award, or
  • decline part of your award. 

You can access your financial aid account by logging into NetPartner, a comprehensive portal that will allow you to interact with your financial aid account 24/7.     

 If your financial aid award does not cover your entire bill for the semester, you must:

  • pay the remainder amount in full by the due date on your student account statement, or
  • sign up for the monthly payment plan offered by  CASHNet, or
  • apply for a private loan. Private student loans can be a source of funding. However, we strongly urge students to exhaust all options such as federal loan programs and consider a payment plan prior to borrowing a private student loan. Private loans often carry higher interest rates and fees than federal loans and may have less attractive repayment terms.

    Bay Path University provides a list of private loan lenders for your consideration on the website ELM Select.  Explore this external website for:
    • Easy access to various lenders' websites
    • The ability to compare loan programs side by side
    • Links to other helpful websites, such as a loan payment calculator that can help you estimate your loan payments
    • Information on rates and fees for private alternative loans from lenders who have worked with our students in the past

2. If you are receiving tuition reimbursement from your employer, you have the option to apply for tuition deferment. Learn more about employer tuition reimbursement here.

3. If you are not receiving financial aid or employer reimbursement and do not elect to sign up with TMS for the payment plan, you may be eligible to pay for each six-week session at least two weeks prior to the start of that session, if approved by the Student Financial Services Office.