Students are expected to meet their payment obligations according to their Student Agreement (Tuition Payment Options Agreement). Late Payment Fees of $50 are charged to students who fail to meet agreed-upon deadlines for any payment.
Students whose payments have not been received in accordance with the terms outlined in their Tuition Payment Option Agreement, or by additional deadlines identified in the Saybrook University Catalog, will have a temporary administrative hold placed on their account until payment is received. All academic services will be suspended until the Business Office releases the hold. Students on administrative hold are ineligible to enroll in courses, submit assignments to the faculty, receive transcripts, have Saybrook website access, receive other instructional services, or have contact with the faculty. Late payment notices will be sent to the student via email. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the University has a current private email address (not an email ending with @saybrook.edu) in the student record to facilitate timely notification of payments considered past due.
Students relying on federal or private loans for tuition payment must have completed all necessary loan arrangements so that such loans are approved and on file with the Financial Aid Office by the first payment due date each semester. If the financial aid deadline is not met, students are required to make monthly out-of-pocket tuition payments of one quarter of the total tuition due for the semester until the loan money becomes available.
Non-Cohort Program Doctoral Research Grants
Doctoral Research Grants are awarded to PhD students who have completed all other coursework, and who have been invoiced the flat-rate tuition of $11,280 at the time the dissertation proposal is approved by the candidate's dissertation committee. The effective date of this grant is the Monday after the student's committee chair enters the dissertation proposal approval date in SMS. It is calculated based on the remaining number of weeks in the semester and requires no application process. This grant is a 37% tuition reduction for each semester until the dissertation has been evaluated as completed. If a credit results on the student’s account, it will be refunded to the student. Students should consult their committee chair if they have questions regarding the status of their dissertation proposal.