College is a major investment for every student and every student’s family. Here we offer a variety of strategies to meet those commitments in manageable and simple ways. Our comprehensive Guide to Financing Your Williams College Education 2017-2018 is a great place to start.
Williams’ Fall Term bill is issued each year in mid-July and is due by August 15; the Spring Term bill is issued each year in mid-December and is due by January 15.
Bills are available only through the Student Account Center (SAC), and you will only receive an email notification and have access to them online if your student has given you access to the SAC. Learn how to gain access to our billing system under “Gaining Access to Williams’ Billing System” below.
Please note that if bills are not paid by the due date there will be a registration hold on the student’s account that restricts the ability to drop or add courses, and a late payment fee may also be assessed.
Many families take advantage of our monthly installment plan, which is administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The installment payment plan divides the fall and spring spring term bills into five or four monthly payments each semester. You can enroll right away here or by calling TMS at 800-208-5804. (Don’t enroll in the TMS payment plan for any term when your student will be participating in a study away program other than the Williams Oxford program, the Williams-Mystic program, or the Williams in Africa program.)
We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have at [email protected] or 413-597-4396.
When to Pay
Gaining Access to Williams' Billing System
Payments can be made through the Student Account Center via ACH payment or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express are accepted with a 2.99% convenience fee). Payments may also be made via check mailed to the Bursar’s Office (PO Box 406, Williamstown, MA 01267) or a wire transfer through Flywire (formerly peerTransfer). Installment payment plans through TMS can be set up through the Student Account Center for the fall and/or spring terms.
Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions regarding your student account or billing statements.
How to Pay
For a brief demonstration on how to use the SAC go here.
Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and readmitted students are sent an email in mid-June asking them to register themselves for the SAC.
Once you are enrolled in the Williams Student Account Center, simply log in and click on the Statements tab to see your current and past billing statements. The statement at the top of the list is the most current one. Click on the statement to view the details. You can make a one-time payment towards your balance or an installment plan payment (if you are enrolled in the installment payment plan for the applicable term) right from the Student Account Center.
If you wish to pay by check, please send it directly to our office at:
Williams College Bursar’s Office
PO Box 406
Williamstown, MA 01267
International students may pay via a wire transfer process through Flywire (formerly peerTransfer), which enables you to pay from any country and any bank. Flywire provides excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save money as compared to traditional banks. You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you when Williams receives your payment. To make a wire payment go here.