Middlebury provides several options for paying your bill and accepts many methods of payment.

Paying Your Bill

There are four ways to pay your bill:

Payment in Full

Middlebury College bills students each semester for tuition, fees, and room and board. Payment (for any amount due after financial aid and loans are deducted) is expected by the billing due date, unless the student is already enrolled, in advance of the billing due date, by submitting payment as listed below.

Monthly Payment Plans

These plans, offered through Nelnet Campus Commerce, provide flexibility to pay the bill by setting up a monthly payment plan. The payment plans are available each semester. There is a $20 enrollment fee per plan and payments are interest-free. More detailed information including how to enroll and deadline dates, can be found in Monthly Payment Plans.

Education Loans

Loans provide a way to pay your bill by financing your college education. There are loan options available for students and parents. Because they have to be paid back, we encourage you to exhaust all other options first and only borrow what you need. More detailed information on the different types of loans can be found in Loans.

Middlebury Multiple-Year Prepayment Plan

This plan, offered to parents and guardians of enrolled Middlebury College students who are not financial aid recipients, allows you to lock in future tuition and room and board costs at the current-year rate. More detailed information, including deadline dates and required forms, can be found in Middlebury Multiple-Year Prepayment Plan.  

Submitting Payment

For your convenience, Middlebury offers the following ways to submit your payment:   

Electronic Payment

Offered through Nelnet Campus Commerce, Middlebury’s billing and payment service. Once logged into their account at Nelnet, students and their authorized parties can view the bill and make payments safely and securely using: 

  • Electronic Check: Complete an electronic bank transfer to make payment. There is no fee for this payment.
  • Credit and Debit Card: Nelnet adds a 2.75 percent service fee to all credit and debit card transactions. The service fee is nonrefundable.
  • Wire Transfer: International wire transfer payments can be made in your Nelnet account through Western Union. If you would like to make a domestic funds wire transfer payment, please email the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu for assistance.
  • Monthly Payment Plan: Monthly payment plans, which allow you to spread the cost of the semester over multiple payments, are available through Nelnet. There is a $20 per semester enrollment fee. Please refer to the Monthly Payment Plans section for more details on this option.

Payment by Mail

Checks and money orders can be made payable to Middlebury College and mailed to the address below. Include the student’s name and ID number on the check or money order. 

Middlebury College
Student Financial Services Cashier
84 South Service Road*
Middlebury, VT 05753

*For FedEx deliveries only: Use 14 Old Chapel Road for the street address.

529 Plan Payment

Funds from 529 plans must be sent directly to Middlebury and not paid via the electronic options offered in Nelnet Campus Commerce. Contact your 529 plan to arrange for payment to be sent directly to the College at the address above. Please ensure the student’s name and ID number are included with the payment.

Payment from Third-Party Payers

Organizations, employers, sponsors, or other parties making a payment on behalf of a student can submit the payment to the College at the address above.

Please ensure the student’s name and ID number are included with the payment. Direct any forms that are required to be completed by the College to the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu or the address above. 

Middlebury requires students receiving funds from a source outside of Middlebury College to report the amount and source in writing to the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu. These funds may impact the student’s financial aid offer, including scholarships from the College, as noted in Outside Scholarships.

In-Person Payment

Due to COVID-related restrictions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu, in advance, if you cannot make a payment via one of the methods above and must make a payment in person at our office on campus in the Service Building. Staff are mostly working remotely in order to reduce density and protect the campus community.