Billing and Payment

The Bursar seeks to accurately assess and collect student revenues by using innovative workflows and exceptional service.

We routinely send important communications to students at their MGH IHP email accounts. Please check your email frequently.

Your online student account, accessed through IOnline, serves as your official student bill. An email notification will be sent to you when your bill is ready to view. Your account will be updated automatically with every charge or credit posted to your student account. The amount due will reflect charges, credits, and amounts due. You are responsible for viewing your student account online, for noting the account balance due, and for making the appropriate arrangements for payment to be made by the due date. Due dates are also listed, semesters in advance, on the Academic Calendar.


Tuition & Fees

Accessing Your Registration Statement/Invoice

  1. Log into IOnline
  2. Access the Main Menu
  3. Under Student Finance, select Make A Payment to submit an electronic check (ACH)
  4. If the amount due is a negative number, then no payment is due at this time.

Log into IOnline

Payment Options

  • Paper Check or Money Order - may be mailed or hand delivered to:
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
    Bursar's Office
    36 1st Avenue
    Boston, MA  02129-4557

  • ACH transfer (done through IOnline account)

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa
    The credit card payment option is available to Non-Degree Students only.

  • Nelnet Campus Commerce payment plan

  • International Wire Transfer

  • Federal and private loans and any scholarship. All financial aid will be applied to tuition and fees. If financial aid does not cover the full cost of tuition and fees, the student is responsible for paying the amount due by the payment deadline.

(Includes all Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study Programs)

A student is considered officially registered only when semester charges are paid in full. Tuition and fee charges are computed on the basis of registered credit hours. Bills are sent in July for the fall semester, in November for the spring semester, and April for the summer semester to all students who have registered for classes.

Each student must pay all charges in full by the due date indicated on the initial bill to avoid late charges or cancelation of registration and financial aid. Students who register late are expected to make payment in full at the time of registration.

Students with an unreconciled balance one week prior to the start of the semester will be placed on Financial Hold and will not be allowed to attend classes or have access to the D2L courseware system until their account is reconciled in full.

Delinquent accounts are also considered sufficient cause for cancelation of registration, as MGH Institute regulations prohibit official registration, granting of credit, release of transcripts, or release of enrollment verifications for any student whose account is unpaid. Participation in any Commencement Ceremonies and Degree Conferrals will also not be permitted.

A past due account is cause for administrative withdrawal and must be paid in full prior to readmission to the Institute. Delinquent accounts may be subject to collection by an outside agency, with assessment of reasonable collection costs and credit bureau reporting.

Note: Adjusted or additional tuition and fees may result from adjustments to fixed course schedules when a student, for any reason, is required to move off of the standard curriculum cycle.

Payment for Add/Drop

Students who add a class must pay additional charges within 10 days. Students who drop a course will have any refund processed at the end of the add/drop period for the term.

  • Credit Card (Most Cards are honored) - Register and pay online using this payment method.
  • Education Collaborative - Employees across the MGB system can receive a reduction in tuition between 15% and 40%. 
  • Approved Institute Vouchers
    • If you choose to register online, you must make full payment at that time. Vouchers can then be submitted before the 5th class day and a refund of tuition will be processed.
  • Financial aid is not available to students taking Prerequisites in the Fall or Spring semesters.
  • Join a payment plan: Nelnet Campus Commerce payment plan

While prompt registration does not guarantee enrollment, you are encouraged to register early.

All Non-Degree students must pay in full when they register or join a payment plan.

Methods of payment include:

  • Personal Check
  • Credit Card (Most Cards are honored)
  • Nelnet Campus Commerce payment plan
  • Approved Institute Voucher(s)
    • Vouchers only cover tuition costs and do not cover fees. Fees are the responsibility of the registrant and must be included with any vouchers.

Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

This agreement is put in place to provide transparency and protection for you in matters relating to your general financial responsibilities while an active student. You will sign it as part of the "Preparing for your Arrival" course in D2L.

Along with providing you a solid understanding of your general financial obligations, the agreement provides important protective measures for you, including the following permissions that you must grant:

  • For the Institute to use your SSN for 1098-T tax form production
  • To give consent that you understand your billing will be done electronically
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Health Insurance Requirement

Per Massachusetts state law, all students must be enrolled in health insurance. You will be automatically billed. If you have your own coverage, you can waive this fee by submitting an electronic waiver form. If you want the student health insurance plan, you MUST enroll for it. Billing does not mean you are enrolled.

Health insurance details and information

Tuition Refunds

All refunds resulting from an overage of federal loans are made via direct deposit within 10 business days of the loan disbursement date. Please ensure your bank account information is correctly entered into your IOnline account for proper processing of your refund.

To Enter Your Bank Information:

Go to IOnline, Main Menu. Select Bank Information. Enter the routing and account number where you want the refund to be deposited.

Refund Schedule

Always refer to the official academic calendar for detailed refund schedule. This refund schedule applies to each full-length term's tuition and is determined by the student's signature and the date of receipt of the appropriate form in the Office of the Registrar or determined by the Institute, such as the last day of attendance. For courses that are on a shortened schedule, refunds are granted during week one of the module only. After week one of a shortened module, no refunds are allowed. (This includes Science-Prerequisites in the Summer Semester) Fees and deposits are non-refundable.

Below is the refund schedule for FULL SEMESTER courses:

  • Week one of a semester - 100%
  • Week two of a semester - 80%
  • Week three of a semester - 60%
  • Week four of a semester - 40%
  • Week five of a semester - 20%
  • After week five - NO REFUNDS
Return of Title IV Funds (Federal Stafford Student Loans)

A formula defined by the federal government determines how much, if any, of federal aid is refunded when a student withdraws. See the Financial Aid Federal Refund Policy for more information concerning effects of withdrawal or leave of absence on financial aid received.

Recognizing the substantial investment of an education at the MGH Institute, we have concern for the student who suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave the Institute for that reason before the term is completed. In many instances it means not only the loss of time invested in studies, but also the loss of the charges paid for the term.

With this in mind, the Institute has made arrangements to provide a Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) for all currently active degree/certificate students, which is designed to minimize the risk of financial loss for students and their families if a covered illness or accident were to occur. Please note that students are automatically enrolled in this insurance program, unless they complete the waiver using their IOnline account. The Plan provides coverage for tuition paid to the Institute. A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. offers this program at a current cost of $79 per semester for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This plan significantly extends and enhances the Institute's regular refund policy. You are assured by A.W.G. Dewar of up to a 75% refund on tuition paid throughout the term, even after the Institute’s refund policy has expired, for withdrawals due to medical and mental health reasons.

Also, please note that the Plan is being made available by the Institute solely as a service to students. The Institute does not receive any compensation for the Tuition Refund Plan. All premium payments are collected by the Institute and remitted to A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. The Institute automatically enrolls all degree/certificate students, subject to waiver in individual cases, in order to be able to arrange provision of this service at a reasonable premium for those who wish to participate.

NOTE: Students are automatically enrolled in the plan and the premium will be billed on each individual semester bill. To waive this coverage, you will have until the end of the 2nd week of the official start date of each semester to do so. The waiver can be found using your IOnline account. Go to the student menu, and under "User Account", you will see a link to the "Tuition Refund Insurance" waiver page. Read the information carefully, and if you do decide to opt out of the plan, click the box on this page. This will remove the charge from your semester bill and you will not be enrolled in the plan. If you are currently covered and wish to opt out, follow the same procedure listed above.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Waivers submitted after the stated deadline for each semester will not be honored and students will be enrolled in and charged for the plan.

Bursar's Office

Contact us to discuss questions around billing, payment options, health insurance or our tuition reduction plan.

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This office handles questions around billing, payment options, health insurance or our tuition reduction plan.