Student Accounts Office
Pay your semester bill; waive your health insurance; set up a convenient payment plan; print your Massasoit bill; or, meet with Student Central staff to ask general questions related to student accounts including account status and financial holds, 1098T, Title IV authorization, tuition and fees, refunds, payment options and collections.
Average cost of attendance
Tuition and fees are charged by term at the time of registration and are subject to change without notice. Full-time students typically enroll in 12-15 credits per semester. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain any books and supplies required for each course. The College bookstore, Barnes & Noble, can provide these items. Textbooks average in price from $100- $300 each. Book rentals are available. Supplies for special programs may also be purchased through the College bookstore.
Acquire an estimated amount to be charged for tuition and fees.
Payment due dates for the term
The payment due date for the individual terms is posted when registration opens for the term.
Electronic invoices are emailed to students’ email account accessed through the MyMassasoit portal.
Generally, the due date for the fall term is the end of July and the due date for the spring term is the end of December. Students should check their portal account for the exact dates.
Prior to the semester beginning, students who fail to make payment by the due date of their invoice will be dropped for non-payment. Notifications are sent via email to the student’s MyMassasoit email account.
Students who anticipate utilizing financial aid to pay their bill, should consider placing FA Course Protection on their account. FA Course Protection protects the student schedule from dropping for non-payment. Students may enable this option while they are providing requested documents and awaiting their tentative financial aid award letter from the Financial Aid Office. By enabling FA Course Protection, students agree to be financially responsible for their tuition and fees, should it be determined that they are not eligible for financial aid or their award is not sufficient to pay the entire balance.
Enabling FA Course Protection on the account is much like the other functions available within the portal under the Self-Service-Student section. Students would simply select FA Course Protection from the list of options, read the agreement and click submit. A confirming email is sent once the FA Course Protection has been placed on the account. In the event it is determined that the account is not eligible for FA Course Protection, the form will indicate the reason for ineligibility.
Many tasks related to student accounts can be completed through the MyMassasoit web portal. The portal can be accessed from any internet-capable computer by clicking on the MyMassasoit link at www.massasoit.edu. Students sign in using their Massasoit username and a password. The initial password defaults to the student’s birth date in mmddyyyy format. For example, if you were born on June 2, 1988, your initial password would be 06021988.
During the initial login, students will be prompted to select a new password. For security purposes, the system will automatically log off after 15 minutes of inactivity. Please contact the Massasoit IT Help Desk at x1139 if you encounter any problem logging into the portal.
Registered students can make direct payments safely and securely to the College online through MyMassasoit web portal account under View my account & make a payment option located under the Self-Service-Student section. This is a safe and secure process. Students can save their payment information within the site for easy access next term.
Tuition Payment Plan
The college offers students an electronic payment plan. Registered students can enroll in the payment plan online through their MyMassasoit web portal under Sign up for the payment plan option located under the Self-Service-Student section.
Student Health Insurance
Massachusetts law requires Massasoit to charge a health insurance fee to matriculated students enrolled in nine credit hours or more. We are currently offering a policy through Gallagher Koster. You may review the plan particulars.
Students may elect to waive this fee if they have comparable coverage. Students can process a waiver through their MyMassasoit web portal under the Waive student health insurance option located under the Self-Service-Student section.
Students wishing to utilize financial aid to purchase the student health insurance policy must complete an authorization process through their MyMassasoit web portal under the Self-Service-Student section and Authorize Title IV Aid for misc. charges.
Third Party Sponsorships
Often students obtain tuition assistance from third parties. These agencies may include the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, AmeriCorps, various insurance agencies or their employers.
Students electing to utilize this option must submit a letter of intent or a purchase order from the agency, on the organization or company’s letterhead, indicating their commitment for payment. The letter should specify the student’s name, the term to be sponsored, the maximum amount of the sponsorship and the name and address of the contact person to be invoiced. Letters of intent must be received by the payment due date for the semester.
Students must understand they are ultimately responsible for payment of their tuition and fees. If we are unable to secure payment from the sponsoring agency, then the student will be invoiced for any amount due.
Students utilizing veteran’s benefits to pay their tuition and fees should contact the college’s Veteran’s Services Office. The Veteran’s Services Office will be able to assist students in determining the amount of benefits available and offer other services to these students.
As with any sponsorship, in the event we cannot collect these benefits on behalf of the student, the student will be considered the responsible party for payment.
Please review the Veteran’s Services web page for additional information:
Students wishing to receive a refund of tuition and fees must withdraw by the term dates specified. View the withdrawal/refund policy.
Students are encouraged to provide direct deposit information for any anticipated refunds. Refunds are issued twice a week to direct deposit accounts; refund checks are processed once a week. Students may enroll in their direct deposit program, through the MyMassasoit web portal under Self-Service Student and Direct Deposit Enrollment & Changes. An email confirmation will be sent to your MyMassaoit account.
Payment for Day Care Services
Please note: The Children’s Center is currently closed.
Students interested in utilizing the college’s day care services should contact the Massasoit Day Care Center directly regarding availability.
Payment for day care enrollment is required each week. Payments may be made online or in person at Student Central. Students who have financial aid in excess of tuition and fees may elect to use these funds to cover day care expenses by completing a “Title IV Aid Authorization” on the “Student” tab of the Massasoit portal.
Please review the Children’s Center web page for additional information.
Past Due Accounts/Collection Policies
Students will be invoiced for tuition and fees several weeks before the semester begins or shortly after registration. Assessed charges can be viewed online in your portal account immediately upon registration.
Prior to the beginning of the semester, students who fail to make payment by the due date of their invoice will be dropped for non-payment. Notifications are sent via email to the student’s MyMassasoit email account.
Once the semester begins, students will no longer be dropped for non-payment and are fully responsible for the charges incurred. Students may withdraw during the first week of class for a full refund.
Shortly after the semester begins, the College will begin invoicing students for any remaining amount due on their account. A restrictive hold will be placed on accounts with outstanding balances, restricting access to registration, transcripts and other activities.
After the last day of classes for the term, the college will send students statements for past due balances. Accounts that remain outstanding beyond four statements will be referred to our collection agency. Students are responsible for collection costs incurred, approximately 20% of the balance due. The College also participates in the Commonwealth’s Intercept Program where tax refunds and/or others funds disbursed by the Commonwealth may be intercepted for payment of amounts due to the College.
Students who believe there is an error in their account billing may request a hearing within 15 days of the statement date as required by MGA Chapter 30A. To request information regarding specific charges on your account or additional information regarding the hearing process, please email Student Central at email@example.com.
Tuition Appeal Process for Emergency/Medical Withdrawal
The College provides an appeal process for tuition and fees charged to students who are unable to complete their course work due to emergency/medical circumstances. All appeals require supporting documentation and are reviewed by committee. Students should review the appeal form with included instructions and submit their appeal.
What is form 1098-T?
The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.
In previous years,1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) that were billed to a student’s account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change in federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE were paid by a student during the year.
So, what does that mean?
This means that you will no longer see any amounts in Box 2 (Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses) on a 1098-T form. You will, however, see an amount in Box 1 (Payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses).
Depending on a student’s income (or a family’s income, if they are a dependent), whether they were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of their qualified educational expenses for the year, they may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. More detailed information about claiming education tax credits.
The dollar amounts reported on a Form 1098-T may assist the student in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of their tax return.