Helping Students and Families Afford College
Based on the guidance of public health officials and the state government, the Office of Student Financial Services will be suspending in-person office hours due to COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting you and your family during this time and encourage you to contact our office by phone or email for assistance.
- Please join SFS for an undergraduate financial aid webinar on February 26th from 3:00 -4:00 PM (EST). Register here!
Topics will include:
- 21-22 Financial aid renewal application process (including what to do if your family's income has been affected by COVID)
- The cost of attendance, including how housing choices (on-campus, off-campus, and studying remotely from home) affect financial aid
- The financial aid package and how it is determined
- The financial aid appeal process
- How to pay the bill (payment plans, private loans, etc.)
- Emergency funds
- iGrad financial literary tool and one-on-one literacy sessions
- Schedule your off hours financial aid appointment today! These appointments will take place on Thursdays and are available for students and or parents that have questions about aid and cannot schedule an appointment during our normal business hours.
Spring 2021 bills are available through the Student Account Center. Monthly payment plans are available through Nelnet starting Dec. 15, 2020 ( five payments) or Jan. 15, 2021 (four payments). If you enroll in a plan after the first scheduled due date, all back payments are due at time of enrollment. See the payment options page for information about the 529 Plan and monthly payment plans.
- The due date for the Spring 2021 bill was January 15, 2021 but only payments received by December 31, 2020 were included on the 2020 IRS 1098-T Tuition Statement.
Sign up for our one-on-one financial literacy sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. We hope that you will take advantage of this great opportunity to ask questions about budgeting, managing debt, understanding your paycheck, W-2’s etc. Please click here to book a 20-minute appointment today!
- If approved for a course overload of more than 22 credits, there will not be course overage charged for the spring 2021 semester. As always, there are no reductions/refunds for course loads below the normal rate of work.
Until further notice, Brandeis will not be accepting cash payments. We continue to receive e-check and credit card payments through the Student Account Center. Review our payment options for more information.
- We also coordinate all hourly on-campus student employment and maintain an up-to-date listing of all available on- and off-campus job opportunities.
- Students can sign up for optional tuition insurance through GradGuard until Jan. 31, 2021.
GradGuard Services and Information
Brandeis values our students commitment and has always partnered with a tuition insurance plan to help families to protect their education investment.
GradGuard tuition insurance works to supplement the Brandeis tuition withdrawal refund policy to provide up to 100% refunds for medical withdrawals due to physical injury/illness and mental-health conditions. You may wish to consider purchasing this insurance to provide reimbursement when a student is unable to complete an academic term due to unforeseen circumstances, a covered accident, injury or other covered reason.