Billing Information


Bills are generated the 11th of every month. The first bill will be generated July 11 for fall semester, and December 11 for spring semester. Students are responsible for setting up their parents and any other party who require access to the bill. The student is the only one who can give permission to view their bill.

Payment Plan Options

Students may select their payment plan by completing the Tuition Payment Agreement. Students may choose between two different billing schedules – the Full Payment Plan or a Monthly Payment Plan. Below is a description of each of these plans.

Full Payment Plan

The Full Payment Plan allows families to pay for the cost of tuition, housing, food, and student-body fees in a single payment per semester. The fall semester statement is published on July 11 for payment due August 1, and spring semester statement on December 11 for payment due January 1. Additional statements may be published any month in which miscellaneous charges such as, parking citations and health center fees are billed. These charges are due and payable in the month billed.

Monthly Payment Plan

The Monthly Payment Plan allows families to spread the cost of tuition, housing, food, and student-body fees over the academic year. There are four billing installments per semester, for a total of eight payments for the academic year. Payments are due at the beginning of each billing month. Fall semester payments begin August 1, and end November 1. Spring semester payments begin January 2, and end April 1. Miscellaneous charges such as, parking citations and health center fees are due and payable in the month billed. These charges are not spread over your remaining monthly payments. The Monthly Payment Plan is subject to a $50 service fee per semester.

*Students may choose to switch payment plans by contacting the Student Accounts Office no less than 60 days before the first day of classes for such semester.

Prepayment Plan

Students and families who wish to prepay the total four-year tuition fee for full time study at Scripps College, may elect to enter into a Prepayment Plan Agreement. Questions regarding the availability of this plan and the terms and conditions of the agreement should be directed to the Student Accounts Manager at (909) 621-8259.

Payment Methods

Scripps College accepts checks, money orders, electronic checks via CASHNet, International Payments, Private College 529, and wire transfers. To wire funds to the College, please contact the Student Account Office at (909) 621-8259. Credit card or debit card payments are not accepted. The student name and ID must be included on all payments, except payments made via CASHNet.

Families who receive payments from outside organizations, such as tuition remission, 529 College Savings Plan and Private College 529 Plan, will need to send a copy of the student billing statement to those organizations. Scripps College does not bill third parties.

Due Dates and Late Fees

Payments are due on or before the first of the month. A late fee of 1% of the past due amount is charged each month the account remains delinquent.

Delinquent Accounts

An account is considered delinquent when the amount billed is not received on the due date. Delinquent accounts are subject to a late fee of 1% of the past due amount. Students who have a past due balance will have a financial hold placed on their account until the balance is paid to zero. The hold restricts the student the ability to add/drop classes. Graduating seniors with a hold may not receive their diploma.

If it is deemed necessary for an account to be assigned to a collection agency, it becomes the responsibility of the person responsible for payment of the bill to pay for all collection cost.

Graduating Seniors

All graduating seniors must have their bill paid in full by April 1 the year of their graduation in order to be financially cleared for graduation. Seniors, who are not financially cleared for graduation, may not receive their diploma on the day of graduation.

Graduation Fee

A $70 fee is charged to all degree applicants. The fee is non-refundable. This fee covers the cost of degree audits and evaluations; the diploma, diploma cover, shipping supplies and the commencement ceremony.

Miscellaneous Charges

From time to time we will have to bill for miscellaneous charges that are incurred around campus. If you should have questions regarding these charges, here are the numbers to call for information:

  • Student Health Services: (909) 821-8222
  • Traffic Citations: (909) 621-8170
  • Housing Charges: (909) 607-2541
  • Meal Plans: (909) 621-8277
  • Library Charges: (909) 621-8150
  • Student Wellness Team: (909) 607-9990

Financial Aid

Questions regarding financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (909) 621-8275.

Commitment Deposit

A commitment fee of $500 reserves a place for the new enrolling student and should be sent to the Office of Admission by May 1 for first-years, and by June 15 for transferring students. Should the new student withdraw before the first 10 days of their first semester at Scripps College, the commitment fee is nonrefundable.

The Commitment fee will be credited to the student’s account in their first semester at Scripps College; by the end of September. The Commitment fee is used to cover any unpaid balance. If the Commitment fee results in a credit balance on the student account, this may be refunded upon completion and submission of the Refund of Credit Balance form

ACH/Check Return

Return payments are subject to a $25.00 return ACH/check charge. If the college receives more than two return ACH/checks in one academic year, the account will be placed on hold, and ACH/checks will no longer be accepted as a form of payment.

Virtual Office Hours

The Student Accounts Office will hold office hours to answer billing questions. Come join us over Zoom at any of the times below or you may schedule a one-on-one meeting here.

Tuesday, June 20th between 3:00pm-4:00pm (PDT) – Meeting ID: 972 1755 1693

Friday, June 30th between 12:00pm-1:00pm (PDT) – Meeting ID: 957 5082 2179 

Wednesday, July 12th between 3:00pm-4:00pm (PDT) – Meeting ID: 916 0527 6399