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Bursar's Office: Frequently Asked Questions

When are billing statements sent out? When are they due?

Fall semester billing statements will be published to Self Service around June 15. Payment and/or approved expected funding (approved loans and private scholarships, proof of PrePaid Tuition 529 Plans and TutionPay plans) is due by July 15. Spring semester billing statements will be published to Self Service by the last week of November. Payment and/or approved expected funding is due by December 31. Any accounts not fully funded by the deadlines will be assessed a $200 Late Fee. 

What payment methods are accepted by The Boston Conservatory?

The Bursar's Office accepts personal, certified and bank checks (made out to The Boston Conservatory with the student's name noted), wires to The Boston Conservatory bank account, money orders and cash. Credit/debit cards are not accepted at the bursar's office. Credit card payments (one per semester) are accepted through a third party vendor. There is also the option of a monthly payment plan administered through a third party vendor.

When are refunds available for students with a credit balance on their account?

Refunds for student accounts with a credit balance are processed approximately 7-14 days after the 10th day of class, or 7-14 days after a loan is disbursed to the student’s account. All refunds are issued to the student unless one of the following situations applies:

The student instructs the Financial Aid or Bursar’s Office in writing to issue the refund to another party, to leave it on the account or return to lender.

If there is Parent Plus loan, the refund is issued to the parent. The parent may instruct the Financial Aid or Bursar’s Office in writing to issue the refund to another party, leave it on the account or return to lender.

Refunds created by Title IV funding (Federal loans and grants) are issued automatically. Students should request a refund in person at the Bursar’s office for credit balances created by any other funding. 

Why are billing statements not sent to the home address?

A student over 18 years old is considered a legal adult and is responsible for his/her account. Therefore, all billing statements are published to Self Service. Students can also request paper copies in person. We will provide a copy to a parent upon request if the student has provided a FERPA release authorizing us to do so. However we encourage students who wish to share their student account details with their parents, or any other individual,  to grant them access in Self Service. The Registrar's Office accepts requests to add authorized users to Self Service accounts at certain times throughout the year.

What is the best way to contact the Bursar’s Office?

The Bursar’s Office can be reached by:

Email: bursar@bostonconservatory.edu
Telephone: (617) 912-9164
Fax: (617) 912-9287 d

In person: Bursar’s Office, 8 The Fenway (in the main lobby)

What do the mandatory fees cover?

Mandatory Comprehensive Fee

Charged each semester, (see Tuiton & Fee Schedule)

The mandatory comprehensive fee consolidates many of the students’ previous separate charges (i.e.. general student fee, student activity fee, health services, orientation, graduation). If a student is less than full-time, the fee is prorated based on credit load. 

Medical Insurance

Charged each academic year (applies to three-quarter and full time students).

All three-quarter and full time students are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, The Boston Conservatory Student Health Insurance Plan. An insurance card will be provided to students at the beginning of the academic year. If you do not wish to enroll you must waive the Student Health Insurance at www.gallagherkoster.com. This has to be done every year. Students must either purchase the school sponsored health plan or show proof of comparable coverage in an alternate US based health insurance plan.

Medical Evacuation Fee

Charged each academic year (applies to three-quarter and full time international students).

In addition to the health insurance requirements, all international students are required to enroll in emergency medical evacuation and repatriation coverage at a nominal fee.

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