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● Financial aid records are maintained by Student Financial Services. Students may review these by appointment. Students are not permitted to review their parents’ financial records, unless the documents were jointly signed and submitted by the parents and the student, or if the parent has given written permission.
● Residence Education maintains residence life records and Student Activities and Leadership maintains student involvement and activities records.
● It is assumed that students want their hometown newspapers notified when they graduate, earn awards, or achieve the Dean’s List. Students are to notify Public Relations, x4548, if they do not wish to participate in this process.
ACADEMIC MENTORSAcademic Mentors peer advise undergraduate students on short-term academic planning and provide programing around class registration. Academic Mentors work in the Office of Academic Services and in the Learning Center, and are primarily available on a walk-in basis.
CENTER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
CENTER FOR WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIPThe Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) supports all Babson students to reach their full entrepreneurial potential to create social and economic impact of all kinds. As a learning laboratory at the intersection of gender and entrepreneurial leadership, CWEL provides students and alumni with educational programs, opportunities to experiment, and access to role models. The Center also sponsors the CWEL Scholars Program, a rigorous 4 year undergraduate leadership development experience. For information about all of CWEL’s programs, please visit ww.babson.edu/CWEL w
HONORS PROGRAMThe Honors Program offers academically accomplished students enhanced curricular and cocurricular opportunities. Honors students are accepted into the Honors Program during the first semester of their second year through a process including an application, interview, and a review of the student’s academic achievement during the first semester. Honors Program students enroll in honors courses, participate in an education abroad experience, and create an 8-credit honors project on a topic of their choosing, working one-on-one with a faculty adviser. The Honors Program also aims to create a community for its students by scheduling social and cultural events including dinners, study breaks, visits to Babson alumni, and an off-campus retreat. For additional information on the Honors Program, contact the Office of Academic
LEARNING CENTERThe Learning Center assists students with learning disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, and psychological and medical conditions. Students are responsible to identify themselves to this office as a person seeking accommodations and provide appropriate and current documentation in support of any requests. More information about College policies, procedures, and available services can be found online.
MATH RESOURCE CENTER (MRC)The MRC is a free resource that is available to students to help them develop competence and confidence in their quantitative skills. The MRC staff is specifically trained to support the core QTM courses. Visit the MRC website on the Student Hub for the complete schedule and last minute updates.
SPARK PEER TUTORING PROGRAMThe Supportive Peers As Resources for Knowledge (SPARK) Peer Tutoring program is a free resource that is available to students to provide learning support for six core courses in the undergraduate curriculum.
Located in the Learning Center, Hollister Hall, suite 122, SPARK peer tutors are trained specifically to work with students on Financial Accounting (ACC1000), Managerial Accounting (SME2001), Finance (SME2021), Macroeconomics (ECN2000), Microeconomics (SME2031), and Operations (SME2002).lick here C to schedule an appointment online.
SPEECH CENTERThe Speech Center in Olin Hall 009 provides communication support to the entire Babson community.
Using the model of executive coaching, the Speech Center helps increase a student’s skills and confidence in business speaking, in class discussions, in team presentations, in global business contexts, and as interview candidates. Students may make 45-minute individual or group appointments with professional speech consultants via the Babson Hub by following the Speech Center Appointment link.
WRITING CENTERThe Writing Center in Babson Hall 205 offers free consulting services for all campus writers at any stage in the writing process. Students may make an appointment via the Babson Hub by following the Writing Center Appointment link under Smart Tools.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION & POLICIESQuestions about tuition policies, payment policies, and financial aid should be directed to Student Financial Services (SFS) at email@example.com x4219. Individual student account and financial aid information is available or online on the Babson Hub. Students may authorize parents or guardians access to their online financial information through eProxy.
Tuition and fee rates are set by the Babson College Board of Trustees for each academic year. Tuition is charged on a flat-rate basis for credit loads up to and including 20 credits each semester. Additional tuition will be charged on a per-credit basis for overloads.
Babson College expects students to be enrolled in a full course load, defined as 16–18 credits per semester for students first enrolling in September 2013 or subsequent terms, and 15–17 credits for students who first enrolled at Babson prior to September 2013. Requests for an adjustment from the flat-rate tuition charge must be made by submitting the online Tuition Adjustment Request form found on the Student Hub for approval 24 hours before the end of the add/drop period ( section on Reduced Course-load Tuition Adjustment in the Academic see Policies and Procedures section).
PAYMENT OF BILLSPayments can be made to Babson by cash, money order, wire transfer, or from a U.S. checking or savings account. Credit card payments can be made through Tuition Management Systems; a convenience fee is assessed.
International wire transfers can be made through the BabsonHub/View Your Bill/ePay, or at peertransfer.com/babson. domestic wires, refer to the information for U.S. bank transfers available on For the Babson Hub/View Your Bill.
The College recognizes that most students receive financial assistance from parents and/or various sources of financial aid. Nevertheless, the ultimate responsibility for satisfying all financial obligations rests with the student.
All balances are due by the date indicated on the Student Financial Services’ website. Fall semester payments typically are due the first week of August, and spring semester payments the first week of January. Miscellaneous term charges typically are due in mid-October and late February, or within 10 business days if not otherwise specified. Students are notified via email in advance of the major payment deadlines. Student account information and balances due are available online on the Babson Hub. Failure to receive a billing notification email does not eliminate payment obligations or prevent the assessment of late payment penalties.
If there has been a change in room or meal plan, or some other change that affects the balance, the student should confirm with the appropriate department that the change will be approved, and submit payment for the adjusted balance due by the due date in order to avoid any late payment penalties. Students who receive financial aid from outside sources should submit, by the tuition due date, documentation from the funding organization that details the amount and payment terms of such aid.
Questions about any of the following specific charges should be directed to the following
RETURNED CHECKS / ePAYMENTSA non-waivable service fee of $50 will be charged to a student’s account for each payment returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. When notified of a returned check, students have three business days to submit to Student Financial Services a certified check or bank check in the amount due, including the service fee. In a case where there are returned checks, the College reserves the right to require that all future payments be made by certified check or bank check.
LATE PAYMENT PENALTIESStudents who have not settled their accounts by the semester payment due date will be assessed a $200 late fee and be denied course registration and add/drop privileges. Students may also be withdrawn from courses and may lose College housing for the period of their housing contract.
Students who fail to meet their financial obligations to the College are not entitled to receive a diploma or official transcript, and are not entitled to the use of academic, administrative, and auxiliary services and facilities. Unpaid accounts will be referred for collection action, with the fees of any collection agency - which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33 1/3 percent of the debt - and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to be borne by the student.
REFUND OF SEMESTER CHARGESIf you are planning to withdraw from Babson, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your Student Financial Services (SFS) counselor to discuss the financial implications of your decision. The withdrawal must be approved by Academic Services.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGEThe following refund policy applies to any student who withdraws from the College. Please note that there is no refund in the case of withdrawal from individual courses.
If the approved date of withdrawal is before or during the official drop/add period, the student will receive a full refund of tuition, fees, room, board, and any other semester-based charges.
If the approved date of withdrawal is after the last day of the official drop/add period, and on or before the 60 percent point in the semester, the student’s tuition, room, and board will be calculated on a pro rata basis, equal to the percentage of the semester that was completed before the student withdrew. Enrollment deposits, housing deposits, and miscellaneous fees are nonrefundable. The pro rata calculation will determine the unearned, or refundable, portion of the tuition, room, and board that is equivalent to the period of enrollment that remains in the semester. That amount will be refunded to the student, less any unpaid charges owed by the student, less any nonrefundable deposits and fees, and less any amounts that must be returned to federal, state, or college financial aid programs.
If the approved date of withdrawal is after the 60 percent point in the semester, there is no refund; the student is considered to have incurred 100 percent of the tuition, room, and board charges for the semester.
In the event of a military reservist being called to active duty and not being able to complete a semester, the student will be entitled to a full refund of tuition and fees, and a pro rata refund of room and board charges.
In the event a student is suspended or dismissed from the College and/or from college housing as a result of disciplinary action or violation of local, state, or federal law, the semester’s housing charge will not be refunded, and the student may lose lottery privileges for room selection the following year. Tuition and board charges will be calculated on a pro rata basis in the manner described above for students withdrawing from the College.