Clark University Bill Guide for Students & Families

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1. Due Date

To avoid loss of classes, all balances must be paid by the due date. If there is no balance due, please send an email to saccounts@clarku.edu to notify us of your intention to return or not return to Clark for the upcoming semester. Bills that are not finalized by the due date may be subject to a $50 late fee and 1% interest per month on outstanding balances.


2. Student Information

Please verify your Clark ID number and mailing address. To make any necessary changes, please log in to CU Web and select personal information.


3. Statement Activity

This section provides a description of charges and credits put on your account since your last bill statement.


4. Charges

Entries in this column are the dollar amounts of items you have been billed for.


5. Credits

Any payments, deposits, and financial aid are listed in this column. Anticipated financial aid and memo items are deducted from the charges and are reflected in the total due.


6. Student Health Insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that each institution of higher education in Massachusetts require all full-time and three-quarter time students enrolled in the institution to participate in a qualifying student health insurance program with comparable coverage. If you are covered by an HMO outside of the Worcester area, your coverage may be limited or not available while at Clark. Please check with your insurance company to determine if you will be covered while at Clark. If you are not required to enroll in the Clark University Student Health Insurance Plan and have comparable coverage with claims payment in the USA, you must complete an on-line Waiver Form.

All international students are required to carry insurance and are automatically enrolled in the Clark University Health Insurance Plan, and may not waive out of it.

Click here to complete an on-line Waiver Form, Enrollment Form, or for more information. An election to waive or enroll in the Clark University Health Insurance Plan must be made by December 12, 2014.


7. Room Charge

This is the semester charge for your on campus housing. For questions, please contact Residential Life and Housing at (508) 793-7453, or visit their website.


8. Meal Plan

This is the semester charge for your meal plan. A student who wishes to change their meal plan must do so by the end of the second week of classes. Juniors and Seniors living in apartment style housing who wish to withdraw from their meal plan must do so by the end of the second week of classes. A student may add a meal plan at any time during the semester. If you would like to change your meal plan, please send an email to saccounts@clarku.edu.

For more information about the different meal plan options, please visit the Clark Dining site.


9. Tuition Management Systems

Clark University offers a monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems. This a great option for families looking for help with larger semester payments, trying to maximize savings, or reduce loan debt. This payment plan allows families to spread annual expenses over 10 monthly payments or single semester expenses over 5 monthly payments. Your only cost for this services is a $60 enrollment fee for the annual plan or $35 for the single semester plan. Life insurance covering your monthly payment plan is included at no additional cost to you and is underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company. Please visit www.afford.com/clarku for more information.

If you find the monthly payments to be more that you can afford, you may want to try a payment plan and loan combination. Please visit www.afford.com/borrowsmart for more information about combination options.


10. Anticipated Financial Aid and Memo Items

Your financial aid award is listed here, or refer to your most current award letter. Students can view their financial aid award on CU Web as well.


11. Total Amount Due

This is the total charges minus any credits.


12. Other Important Information

Tuition Refund Plan (tuition insurance)

We understand it is difficult to imagine a situation requiring your student taking a medical leave. The reality is medical leaves do happen and families have benefitted by having this coverage. This plan significantly extends and enhances the college's published refund policy and provides for up to a 100% refund of tuition, room, and board throughout the entire semester should a student withdraw from classes for medical reasons. Get more information or to enroll in the plan.

Please understand, this is the only way to receive a refund beyond the University refund policy. The University's refund policy can be found on the last page of your bill or online here.

Paying a Different Amount?

The amount you pay may be different than the total amount due as shown on the bill. This can happen if you will be waiving health insurance, setting up a TMS plan, changing a meal plan, or adding money to the cash card. If you pay a different amount, please use this Excel worksheet when submitting your payment. This will allow us to properly apply your payment to the student's account.

Enrollment Intention

If you will not be making a payment to Clark, it is important that you notify Clark of your enrollment intention. Please send an email to the Student Accounts Department at saccounts@clarku.edu to notify us of your intention to return or not return to Clark for the upcoming semester.

Cash Card

The Cash Card is a convenient way for students to purchase books, food, and other items on and off campus as well as pay for printing.

Please visit the CashCard website for more information.