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Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid is easy. Just complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Designate on your FAFSA that you want your application information sent to The American Women’s College/Bay Path University by including Bay Path’s title IV school code: 002122.

Understanding Financial Aid

Once you have filled out the FAFSA form and applied for Financial Aid, there’s a good chance you will receive some type of assistance. Understanding the different types of aid and what to do next is important.

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Payment Options

Students are billed on a semester basis with each semester consisting of three six-week sessions. This means your bill will consist of the tuition and fees for three sessions. You must reconcile your bill with the Student Financial Services Office prior to attending class.
There are three distinct payment options:

  • If you are receiving financial aid, your financial aid award letter and all other documentation must be turned in to the Student Financial Services Office at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester. If your financial aid award does not cover your entire bill for the semester, you must pay this amount in full at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester, sign up for the payment plan (see the Tuition Management Systems, Inc. section below), or apply for an alternative loan (contact the Student Financial Services Office for more information).
  • If you are receiving reimbursement from your employer, please refer to the section entitled “Employer Reimbursement Policy”
    for your payment options.
  • If you are not receiving financial aid or employer reimbursement and do not elect to sign up with Tuition Management
    Systems for the payment plan, you may be eligible to pay for each session at least two weeks prior to the start of that
    session, if approved by the Student Financial Services Office.

Employer Reimbursement of Tuition

Any student receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer may apply with the Student Financial Services Office to defer their bill until the end of each session. To apply for deferment, the student must complete the Bay Path University Tuition Deferment Application in its entirety and return the form to the Student Financial Services Office at least two weeks prior to the first scheduled class. The payment for the deferred portion of the bill must be made within two weeks from the last scheduled class date of the session. Payment may be made via check, cash, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Students may request this application from the Student Financial Services Office. For further information, students should contact Denise Davis, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at

Tuition Management Systems, inc.

TMS is an interest-free monthly payment program. It allows students to spread out all or part of their educational expenses. A $50.00 enrollment fee covers the plan administration for the semester. Students that need assistance determining the correct budget amount should contact the Student Financial Services Office at 413.565.1177. To sign up for the payment plan, call TMS at (888) 216-4258 or apply online at Please note that students using this plan will not be eligible to receive transcripts or diplomas until the balance is paid in full. International students are not eligible for this plan.

Forms & Scholarships

Learn more about the financial aid application requirments and the differnt type of scholarships offered.

Information Video

Pursuing a degree online is a big decision. So we want to make it as easy and comfortable for you as possible. We invite you to view our financial aid information video and learn more from our Manger of Student Financial Servcies, Anne Chapdelaine.


We understanding how daunting funding your college education can be. We hope to relieve some of that stress and confusion by tackling your questions and concerns online! Please check out our Financial Aid blog!