Important Information about your Tuition Bill
Preliminary charges are calculated and added to student accounts approximately a month before the semester due date. To set up a payment plan before bills are available, use the information from your financial aid award letter.
When bills are ready, we will email students to let them know it is ready. It is the student’s responsibility to go online to MyGC (my.goshen.edu) and click on “My Bill for Next Semester” to retrieve their bill. Students may click here for more detailed instructions on downloading their bill. Parents, click here for information on retrieving statements and bills.
Questions about scholarships, grants, and loans should be addressed to the Financial Aid Office. Accounts must be paid in full or have a payment plan in place to cover the entire cost of the term by the due date. Please feel free to contact the Accounting Office with any questions you have on your charges.
Full-time and Part-time Tuition Charges
Please note the description of the tuition charge on your bill. Some students with a full-time financial aid package have been charged the full-time tuition rate, even though they are waitlisted on one or more classes. Preliminary billing is updated at least once a week.
Payment Due Date
Payments must be received at our office, not postmarked, no later than the due date to guarantee your seat in class and avoid a late payment fee. Your payment confirms your course registration. The student is responsible to provide updated account information to any person(s) making payments on the student’s account. Note: in order to ensure adequate time for financial aid processing before the payment due date, all financial aid documents needed must be received at least a week in advance of the due date.
Payment due dates for 2023-24:
- Fall: August 12, 2023 (estimated bill available through MyGC in early July). Plan available May 1, 2023
- Spring: December 15, 2023 (estimated bill available early- to mid-November). Plan available November 1, 2023
- May term, Adult/Graduate Summer classes, and Summer SST: April 12, 2024 (estimated bill available mid-March). Plan available February 1, 2024
- Summer session – Undergraduate: June 7, 2024 (estimated bill available around the end of April)
Online Payments – Single Payments
Online payment information can be found here. Single payments can be made online with no additional charge, using your account routing and account numbers (like electronic bill payments). Credit card payments can also be made online, but are subject to a 2.85% convenience fee. Credit cards accepted are VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Plan ahead when making online payments, because Nelnet payments take 5 days to process, transfer to the college, and get applied to student accounts.
Online Payments – Monthly Payment Plans
Contracts may be arranged with our outside agency Nelnet for a low-cost monthly payment program to extend tuition payments throughout the year. The cost of each semester plan is $30. There are no interest charges. Please note that Nelnet is not connected to our accounting system, and does not know how much you owe. Please retrieve your current bill, and use the balance due there to set up a payment plan. You can retrieve your current bill by going to MyGC (my.goshen.edu) and clicking on “My Bill.”
International payment plans. Nelnet now offers payment plans for students paying from outside the US. Set up the plan, and select the invoice option under international payment plans. Nelnet, partnering with Convera, will send reminders and invoices with instructions, which students then pay by the due date. Click here for a demo of setting up the payment plan.
For additional information, please contact the Student Accounts Manager at 574.535.7511, email@example.com or visit the online payments page. Payment plans may be set up as soon as the plan opens, but must be set up a week before the payment due date to be considered timely and avoid a late payment fee.
Parent Access to Student Information
Pursuant to Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), a student must grant permission via MyGC (my.goshen.edu) for parents or other individuals to view the student’s financial and/or academic information or discuss these issues with college staff. To grant permission, please log in to MyGC (my.goshen.edu) and click on the “Parent Access” link on the resources tab. Do this for each person with whom you want the college to share your financial and/or academic information. Parents or others added in this way will receive a copy of the monthly balance statement email.