ScholarChip assists your school in providing flexible and easy to use tuition management
plans for students and families. The ScholarChip plans assist you in managing your
educational expenses. The items below will help you gain familiarity with the plans
and the use of this electronic portal.
Your account information is always safe and secure. ScholarChip’s applications meet
and in most cases, exceed industry and regulatory compliance regulations and standards.
ScholarChip applications are:
- Fully compliant with the US Department of Education FERPA guidelines.
- PCI Level 1 certified, including audits by approved third parties, to provide the
highest level of security for your banking and personal information.
- SAS70 certified, in accordance with the highest national accounting standards.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the sharing
of account information between payer account holders is protected. Different views
and non-views can be established between the students and payers to ensure privacy.
This allows other family members to establish their own separate accounts without
concern that private financial or account information will be shared between payers.
Once a payment plan has been established, your account information is still fully
protected—only the payments on the dates you have authorized in the plan will be
deducted from your account. No other party or institution will have access to your
ScholarChip’s Payment Calculator is an invaluable tool that enables you to view
different payment options to suit your budget. Depending on your school’s plan,
your school may automatically populate your own tuition expenses and credits directly
into the calculator for a Total Cost of Tuition. If this process is not automated,
the easy-to-use calculator will step you through the process. If you need assistance,
you can reach Customer Service through Contact Us
located at the top of this page.
Once you have signed in, you can view your school’s different payment features,
options and due dates by populating the payment calculator. ScholarChip’s Tuition
Payment Plans allow students and families to make changes to the plans, which can
be done easily through this site. Simply login to the account and select the plan
to be modified. Only the authorized person(s) on the plan account agreement can
make changes to the plan.
If You Enroll in the Payment Plan BEFORE the First Installment Due Date
If you enroll in the plan PRIOR to the first installment’s due date, you will be
immediately assessed the fee for the installment plan and your bank account debited
for the plan fee. The first payment will be assessed on the due date of the first
If You Enroll in the Payment Plan AFTER the First Installment Due Date
If you enroll in the plan AFTER the first installment’s due date, your bank acccount
will be immediately assessed the fee for the installment plan and will be assessed for any and all payments that
have been missed in the plan up and until the date of enrollment. This “catch up”
feature brings the payment plan account current and allows participants to make
the remaining payments in installments in accordance with the plan agreement.
If, for some reason, there are insufficient funds in the account to cover your payment
on the due date, a one-time fee will be assessed to your account by the school to
cover the expenses for the returned item. In addition your financial institution
may also assess a return fee as well. You will receive notification from the school
to alert you to the status of the account and will be advised what to do. Prior
to establishing an account for automated debits, it is strongly advised that account
holders contact their financial institutions to ensure that there are no restrictions
made on automated payments from the account.
For all Customer Service needs, please use the Contact Us
tab found on the navigation at the top/right of this page.
If your bank account has been closed, contact service immediately with the tuition
payment plan number. Only the authorized person on the plan account agreement can
make changes to the account. In addition, the authorized person on the plan account
must be the authorized signer on the new bank account.
If there is an event such as loss of employment, illness or any other emergency
circumstances, a student or payer should contact customer service and are advised to contact
their school to discuss their payments as soon as possible. If you are unsure of
who to contact at your school, our service department can assist you.
If you need any exceptions made, these should be discussed with Customer Service.