Student Billing

This page will provide you with information you need to know about tuition and fees, your student account and how to pay your bill.
Please contact the Student Accounts Office if you have any questions.

   Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
                               
Staff:
Jessica Sabourin
Manager of Student Accounts
 
Jan Ruggieri
Student Accounting Specialist
(508) 849-3222
 

 If you have questions regarding your Financial Aid Package, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (508) 849-3363 or  finaid@annamaria.edu.


Download the FAQ list regarding billing, student account information, payment policy, and more if you still have questions.
Important Deadlines for Fall 2014


FERPA 
How to access the FERPA form:
1. Log onto Online Student Services (webamc.annamaria.eduusing your username (Student ID) and password.
2. Click on the "Financials" tab and select "Student Authorization - FERPA." 

Why do I have to fill out the FERPA form?
Students must fill this form out if they want the Student Accounts Office to be able to speak to their parents/guardians and/or other individuals they designate as the persons they would give permission for us to speak to about their student account.

Electronic Refund
E- Refund allows you to receive your funds faster and deposited directly into your bank account. No more waiting for checks in the mail! Once your account has been analyzed and approved, we will deposit the funds directly into your bank account. It will take three-five business days from the time of approval to the money hitting your bank account.   

How to Access E-Refund:
1. Go to    https://webamc.annamaria.edu 
2.  Sign on with your username and password

3.  Select: "Billing" – "Pay your Bill" (this will open a new browser) – Select "E-Refund" 
4.  Enroll in E-Refund and put in your bank information.

Title IV Authorization

Please click here to fill out your authorization form.

Why do I need to fill out a Student Title IV Authorization form?

As a recipient of Federal Student Aid (also called Title IV funds) you have options regarding how some of the aid is applied to your student account.  Examples of financial aid that are Title IV funds include: Pell Grants, Stafford loans, SEOG grants, PLUS loans, and Perkins loans.


 

 BILLS MAY BE PAID IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

 1. Online (see instructions below – ACH or credit card)
 2. In the Business Office at AMC, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (cash or check)
 3. By mail (checks only). Please send to:  Student Accounts, Anna Maria College, Box R, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612.  Make sure to include your name and/or student     
     ID with the check.
  

PAYING BILLS: Anna Maria College bills on a semester by semester basis. The FALL tuition bill will be updated electronically in July approximately four weeks prior to the due date in August. Likewise, the SPRING tuition bill will also be updated electronically in December approximately four weeks prior to the spring due date in January. When a new eBill is published online, an email notification is sent to the student's Anna Maria College email address as well as any third party or parent authorized to access the eBill portal. eBills are typically updated twice a month. The due dates are subject to change each year – please review the College's website for updates.

stud Cnet  cashnet  


Viewing Electronic Bills & Paying Online

Student Access 

1.  https://webamc.annamaria.edu/fusebox.cfm - Log into the Online Student Services Module

2. Click on "Financials" tab
3. Under "Student Billing" – click on "Pay Your Bill"
   (This opens a new browser through the payment gateway and provides an electronic bill under "Your Bills")
4. Payments may be made by selecting "Balance on Account" on the left hand side or "Make a Payment" on the top of the page

Authorizing a Parent for log in access:
1.  Students need to log into the Empower Web Information System:  https://webamc.annamaria.edu 

2.  Click on "Financials" tab
3.  Under "Student Billing" – click on "Pay Your Bill"
5.  Click on "Add New" in the "Authorized User" box 
6.  Assign your parent(s) a username and email address as directed 
7.  Inform your authorized users (parents) of their user name and password   

Parental Access (Once the parent(s)' account is established by the student):
1.  Parent uses the username and temporary password in the email  
2.  Parent logs into the website:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/annamariapay

**At your first log in you will be required to change your password.  From this point you may view the student balance, view the student invoice and make an e-Payment. If you prefer to mail in a check, simply print the invoice, and return it with your check  directly to Anna Maria College, Box R, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612.

**Credit card payments are not taken over the phone or in person in the Student Accounts Office; all credit card transactions must be completed on line.

Late payments are subject to a 1% per month interest charge and a hold being placed on the student’s course registration and transcripts. 

*If you have not received a copy of your tuition bill either electronically or via the mail, you are still responsible for financially satisfying your student account balance.  Please contact the Student Account Office for assistance if you have not received your statement.

 View Payment Options from Tuition Management Systems (TMS)
 Interest-free monthly payment plan available.  Choose from either an annual or semester-based plan* (*Additional enrollment fee required)

Tuition Refund Plan

What is the Tuition Refund Plan? 

Recognizing the substantial investment of an education at Anna Maria College, we have concern for the student who suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave the College for that reason before the term is completed. In many instances it means not only the loss of time invested in studies, but also the loss of the charges paid for the term. With this in mind, the College has made arrangements to provide a Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), which is designed to minimize the risk of financial loss for students and their families if a covered illness or accident were to occur. A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. offers this program at a cost of $304 for resident students and $221 for commuter students for the 2014-2015 school year. The charge is billed in the fall semester only and covers the full academic year. You are assured by Dewar of up to an 80% refund throughout the term, even after the College’s refund policy has expired, for withdrawals due to medical and mental health reasons. **The Dewar tuition waiver deadline is: Monday, August 25, 2014**

>
Dewar Tuition Refund Plan Letter

Student Health Insurance

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS                         
Since September of 1989, Massachusetts law, G.L. c.15A, § 18, has required every full-time and part-time student enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Massachusetts to participate in a student health program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. A part-time student is defined as a student participating in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum.

All students enrolled in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum are automatically charged the Student Health Insurance Fee once per academic year.  If the student is already enrolled in a comparable insurance plan, then the fee may be waived.  It is mandatory that all health insurance waivers be completed electronically. 

Note: The student health insurance costs for the 2014-2015 school year will be $1,596.00 - charged on the fall tuition bill for annual coverage.

The deadline to waive the student health insurance for 2014-2015 is Friday, September 5th, 2014.

How does Student Health Insurance measure up?

Student Health Insurance Forms

For Enrollees:
How do I retrieve my Student Insurance ID card online for
2014-2015?

1.)  www.gallagherkoster.com/Annamaria

2.)  Log in using your existing account information (first-time visitors will need to create an account).

3.) Select the ‘Authorize Account’ link, located to the left of your screen under ‘Account Information’ and enter your Student ID number along with your date of birth.

4.)  Once your account has been authorized, select ‘Account Home,’ followed by ‘Generate ID Card.’

GRADUATE & C.E. STUDENTS
Graduate and Continuing Education Students participating in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum may opt to enroll in the student health insurance program brokered by Gallagher Koster.  Graduate and Continuing Education students are not automatically billed or enrolled in the health insurance program. 

Students must enroll online at www.gallagherkoster.com/annamaria in order to be billed the cost of the coverage to their student account.  The full cost of the coverage is billed in the fall semester and due in full at the time of enrollment.  Enrollment will be verified by Gallagher Koster and Anna Maria College to determine that the student is participating in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum.

Enrollment will open for the 2014-2015 school year in July 2014.  Coverage will run from August 2014 through August 2015.      


If at any time during the 2014-2015 school year a student participating in 75% of the full-time curriculum loses his/her coverage, the student may petition to add the student health insurance plan using the Petition to Add form available on the Gallagher Koster website.

Note: The student health insurance cost for the 2014-2015 school year will be $1,945.00 for annual coverage. Please contact Gallagher Koster directly for costs and coverage regarding spousal and child health insurance if you are enrolled in this plan. Details regarding the plan for 2014-2015, which will be underwritten by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. will provided here shortly.

Questions about Student Health Insurance?Contact Gallagher Koster at 1-877-320-4347 or  annamariastudent@gallagherkoster.com 

1098 Tax Form

What is the 1098T Tax Form?

The 1098T form is a Tuition Statement that includes information that colleges and universities are required to issue for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for education tax credits. The 1098T form issued by Anna Maria College reports the amount of mandatory tuition and fees (qualified expenses) billed to you by Anna Maria College over the course of the previous calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st  as well as any "free" money (scholarships/grants) disbursed to your student account. This form is intended to assist you or your parents in preparation of your federal income tax return.

Tuition, fees and related expenses paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance are considered qualified expenses. Expenses for books and supplies generally do not qualify for the credit. More information about qualified expenses may be found in Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. In addition, qualified educational expenses which are paid for by tax free funds are not eligible for the credit. Therefore, if your tuition was paid entirely by Pell Grant, a tax free scholarship or VA educational assistance, you will not be eligible for the credit. You can learn more by reading Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.

*NEW for 2013 1098T Tax Forms*

Please note that for the 2013 tax form, BOX 2 that indicates mandatory tuition and fees charged in that calendar year will include SPRING 2014 mandatory tuition and fees. This is due to the fact that the College now charges tuition and fees in DECEMBER for the upcoming SPRING semester. This is also indicated by the check box located in BOX 7 which indicates that BOX 2 includes amounts for an academic period beginning January-March of the next year. Please consult a tax professional if you have any questions regarding this 1098T tax form. Thank you!
The forms are available online through the Online Resources Portal and will be mailed to the home address on file and postmarked by Friday, January 31st, 2014.

Note: Just because you receive a 1098T does not automatically mean you qualify for a credit. If you have questions about how to compute your education tax credit, you should consult your tax professional or refer to the IRS. Your accountant, tax preparer, or the Internal Revenue Service (www.irs.gov) can best advise you in the utilization of this form when preparing your taxes.

If you have questions about how to compute your education tax credit, you should consult your tax professional or refer to the IRS. Anna Maria College is not able to provide tax advice.  Please refer to the contact information below:

  • IRS website:  www.irs.gov
  • IRS Telephone Assistance Hot line: 1-800-829-1040 

> View additional 1098T Tax Information