Dear MCAD students and families,
Your fall 2022 tuition information is now available to view online.
The balance information reflected in MAXPay includes all certified financial aid, housing and meal charges (if applicable), and enrollment information as of today's date.
Below is a complete guide to accessing, understanding and updating your tuition balance information. Please read the following information and instructions carefully and complete the steps before the August 1, 2022 tuition deadline.
Step 1 - Students, Login to MAXPay to View Your Tuition Balance
Students: Login to your myMCAD Student Dashboard and click, 'Launch MAXPay' to view your current tuition balance.
Authorized parents or 3rd party payers, skip to Step 3.
If you have not already done so, please invite parents, third party payers, to access your student account in advance of the August 1, 2022 tuition deadline. Parent account access will be processed within 1-3 business days from the original request date. Do not delay completing this step.
Activation requests are processed by the MCAD Records Office, M-F during normal business hours.
Complete the FERPA Form from your myMCAD Student Dashboard. Carefully enter parent/3rd party email addresses and select the information you would like to share. NOTE: Be sure to grant access to view Financial Information if they will be paying your tuition.
Step 3 - Parents, Login to your myMCAD Parent Dashboard
Students, skip to Step 4.
Parents who have activated their personal accounts must login to the parent myMCAD dashboard and click your student's name located beneath their photo ID to view your navigation options. Click, 'Launch MAX - View and Pay Tuition' under, 'Tools and Information'.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: If you are receiving this email but you have not yet received account activation instructions from the MCAD Records Office, please contact Records@mcad.edu. Check your spam folder for filtered communications from Records@mcad.edu and add the email address to your 'contacts' list.
Step 4 - Check your Balance & Review Your Charges and Credits Carefully
From MAXPay, students and parents can view detailed account information including fall semester tuition and fees, completed financial aid, and received payments for the fall semester by clicking 'Activity Details' from the menu of options.
Ensure all tuition and fees, housing charges, financial aid, etc. are accurately reflected in your account balance before submitting your payment or enrolling in the payment plan (see below).
Steps 5: 2022-23 Annual Health Insurance
Although MCAD requires all students to have personal health insurance, the college has changed the enrollment and waiver process for the 2022-23 academic year.
Students will not be initially charged for the MCAD health insurance but may elect (opt-in) to purchase health insurance directly from the Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk website. The cost for annual coverage from 8/20/22 to 8/19/23 is $3,294.
Students are required to create an account in order to purchase or waive the MCAD sponsored health insurance plan (see steps below).
Students who do not wish to purchase the MCAD health insurance may waive the requirement by creating an account and completing the online waiver form by following the instructions below:
- Create an account by visiting Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk.
- Submit your personal information and check your email for an account activation link.
- Once you have activated your account, you will have the option to waive the annual health insurance or purchase the MCAD plan through the student dashboard.
- Students who wish to purchase the MCAD insurance will submit their election in the Gallagher student dashboard. Your MCAD account will be charged $3,294 with 1-2 business days of making your election.
Please visit our student/family resource page for more information regarding health insurance coverage and additional purchase options.
The 2022-223 Health Insurance FAQ guide is attached.
Step 6 - Review Financial Aid and Complete All Necessary Steps to Receive Your Full Award
For many students this is the most important and often, most overlooked step.
If you completed your 2022-23 FAFSA, received a financial aid award letter from MCAD's Financial Aid Office and are expecting financial aid that is not reflected in your student account balance, please take a moment to make sure you have:
- Accepted your award and...
- Submitted all required documents and completed all necessary steps to ensure your financial aid is ready to disburse on September 8, 2022.
Examples of incomplete or overlooked financial aid steps include: non-completion of the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling, unsigned Master Promissory Note(s), non-completion of a 2022-23 Federal Parent Plus Loan application or signed Master Promissory Note, 'Thank You' notes for certain institutional/merit based scholarships not received.
Check your MCAD email for important, time sensitive communications from the Financial Aid Office for more information on these important action items.
Students view their 2022-23 financial aid awards and status here.
Parents with access may view their student's financial aid status from the 'Tools and Information' menu, located on the Student Info page of their myMCAD Parent Dashboard.
Step 7 - Need More Time to Pay? Consider enrolling in the Fall 2022 MAXPlan
If you would like to enroll in the fall 2022 payment plan (aka MAXPlan) click, 'View Payment Plan Options' from the main page to begin.
The administrative cost to enroll is $30 per semester and will be included with your first monthly installment which is due at the time of enrollment in the fall MAXPlan. Your final tuition balance will be divided into five, equal monthly installments which will be calculated upon enrollment in the MAXPlan.
The August 1st installment plus the $30 administrative fee is due on or before August 1, 2022 and must be paid when you enroll in the MAXPlan. Subsequent installments will be due on the first of each month, through December 1, 2022.
The Sooner, the Better: By activating your MAXPlan and submitting your first monthly installment before 8/1/2022, the next installment will not be due until 9/1/2022. By enrolling early you can pay down future monthly installments throughout the summer so you'll be paid in advance!
Don't delay: Students may still enroll in the MAXPlan after the August 1, 2022 tuition deadline. However, the mandatory $250 late tuition payment charge will be added to the total tuition balance and the MAXPlan will revert to four monthly installments. Thus, the monthly payment amount will be significantly higher for students who enroll after August 1.
Step 8 - Ask for Help!
Student Accounts Director | Business Services