Paying Your Bill

Paying Your Bill

To view your bill, get your Sonis ID number and pin number ready, and follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Sonis website
  2. Enter your 9 digit Sonis ID number and pin number. (If you have zeros in front of your Sonis ID number, make sure to enter all of them.)
  3. Click on the “Billing” tab to view your bill for the current term.

Your annual tuition and fees are broken down into three terms. The due dates on the table below are for students who wish to pay on a per term basis. If you choose to enroll in a monthly payment plan, please visit Nelnet.

Tuition Billing Schedule 2023-2024


Billing Dates (bill issued)

Payment Due Dates(s)

Fall 2023

July 3, 2023

August 1, 2023
(payment due in full for Fall bill)
Winter 2023 October 20, 2023 November 17, 2023
(payment due in full for Winter bill)
Spring 2024 February 5, 2024 February 28, 2024
(payment due in full for Spring bill)


Important Tuition Billing Schedule Details

A student beginning enrollment in the Winter or Spring terms will have a payment date due two weeks prior to classes beginning for that term. If you are not following a payment plan or have taken out a loan to cover the balance, your balance must be paid by the first day of each term. Non-payment risks losing your registration and/or your ability to start the term on time. Late payments may be subject to a $35 fee.

Payment Options for Tuition 2023-2024

  • Paying in Full: Pay your bill on or before the due date each term. See table above for due dates.
    • Go to to make a one-time payment online using your checking account or a credit/debit card (fees apply when using your card).
    • Pay with cash or check payable to Bryn Athyn College. Please mail checks to the attention of Bursar’s Office at PO Box 462, 2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009.
    • Pay your bill with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. You may pay in person or call the Bursar’s Office at (267) 502-2493 to make a payment over the phone.
  • Sign up for a monthly payment plan:
    • Nelnet Campus Commerce Plan: Enroll in a monthly payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce. Nelnet allows you to make regular online payments automatically or manually for a one-time set-up fee of $70. Single term payment plans are also available with a set-up fee of $50 per term. Set up your Nelnet Monthly Payment Plan.
  • International Students: By partnering with Flywire, Bryn Athyn College offers a fast, convenient, and secure way for international students to send payments. Students can make international payments with real-time currency conversion, while paying less in fees than what is typically charged by banks for direct wire transfers. This service offers 24-hour support in multiple languages. Please visit for more information.
  • Full-time employees of the Academy or General Church may elect to have their tuition payments deducted directly from their paychecks. If your parent qualifies and wishes to pay all or a portion of your bill via this method, please contact  about an Employee Voluntary Payroll Deduction Authorization for School Fees form. Students can also take advantage of payroll deductions once employed on campus.
  • Tuition Prepayment Certificates that were purchased by parent(s) in the student's name can be used to cover tuition and fees. Redeem certificates by returning them to the attention of the Bursar’s Office, PO Box 462, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009.

If at any point during the year you have an outstanding balance and are not following a payment plan, you will not be allowed to register for courses, receive transcripts, and may be charged a $35 late fee for additional months. Students having trouble making payments are strongly encouraged to communicate their problem to the Office of the Bursar or the Financial Aid Office to help avoid punitive action.

Crediting of Financial Aid

Bryn Athyn College operates on a trimester system, therefore financial aid funds are usually disbursed in thirds.  Financial aid funds will appear on a student’s billing account as “anticipated financial aid” until after the add/drop period has ended.  This will allow for any financial aid award revisions that may be necessary due to a student’s change in their enrollment status prior to their financial aid awards being credited, including both grants and loans to their billing account for the term.

If a student has a credit balance (displayed in parentheses on billing statement) as a result of a federal direct student loan and/or PLUS loan, the Bursar’s Office will automatically process a refund check within 10 days of funds being posted.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Resident students who withdraw prior to the move-in date will be given a full refund. Commuter students who withdraw prior to the start of classes will be given a full refund.

Withdraw dates are based on when the Withdraw Form is completed.

Once classes begin, the refund polices are listed below:

  • Withdrawal within the 1st week —A full tuition refund will be issued. Dorm deposit will be retained and 80% of room and board costs for the term will be credited.
  • Withdrawal within the 2nd week—75% of tuition and room and board costs for the term.
  • Withdrawal within the 3rd week—50% of tuition and room and board costs for the term.
  • Withdrawal within the 4th week – 25% of tuition and room and board for the term.
  • No refund of tuition or room and board costs after the 4th week.
  • Comprehensive fee prorated to the end of the week during which the student withdraws.
  • All institutional assistance is prorated based upon actual fees charged.
  • Federal financial assistance is adjusted based on the conditions and timing of the student’s withdrawal, according to the regulations of the U.S. Department of Education. All unearned funds are required by law to be returned. Midterm withdrawals may result in the student owing unearned funds to the College or the Department of Education. Students who are concerned about how a mid-term withdrawal might affect their balance are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office.
  • Board fees prorated to the end of the board week in which the student withdraws, plus an overhead charge made by the food service organization.
  • Payment of refunds will be made only after the end of the term during which a student withdraws from school.

Changing to Part-Time

A student is part-time when registration falls below 9 credits for the term.   

  • During the add/drop period of a term, if a student’s registration falls below 9 credits, tuition and fees are recalculated and billed according to the per-credit rate. Financial aid adjustments may also be made based on the new enrollment status. 
  • After the add/drop period of a term and up through the 4th week of class, the tuition bill will be prorated such that the student is charged the full-time rate up to the date of the change, and the part-time rate from the date of the change through the end of the term. 
  • After the 4th week of the term, no billing adjustments will be made.