The Class of 2018 Orientation Parent/Guardian Guide is now available!
Parents/Guardians, your student has several action items to accomplish within their own online checklist system. The action items are also listed in the action item section of the First-Year Student Guide.
However, there are specific action items that they may need your help with and/or for you to complete on your own. Please note all of the following action items are part of their online First-Year Student Checklist. If you decide to complete an item below, please ensure that your student has not already done it.
Parents/Guardians are to register for the Parent/Guardian June Orientation. Attendance is optional and highly encouraged. There is an $85 fee per parent/guardian. Don't forget to book a hotel for your overnight stay.
The information shared facilitates parent/guardian involvement. For example, Student Affairs produces a monthly electronic newsletter especially for parents and guardians. The Campus Currents - Parents e-newsletter keeps parents/guardians apprised of general campus news and events. Parents/Guardians will automatically begin receiving the newsletter provided they submit their e-mail information.
Disability Services: Complete a New Student Intake Form (optional) (Due May 23, 2014 or as soon as possible)
Fairfield University is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of its services, programs, and activities in an accessible setting. Furthermore, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Connecticut state laws, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students to reduce the impact of disabilities on academic functioning or upon other major life activities.
A student who wishes to be considered for reasonable accommodations at Fairfield University must identify him/ herself to Disability Support Services. Detailed information regarding consideration for reasonable accommodations at Fairfield University can be obtained by contacting or calling (203) 254-4000, ext. 2615.
How to complete: Access the form via the First-Year Student Checklist or the Students with Disabilities website. The form, along with supporting documentation, must be mailed or faxed (fax (203) 254-5542) to Fairfield University directly.
Immunization/Student Medical Report Form (Due June 2, 2014)
Students are required to submit a confidential health history and to document proof of immunizations which are required by Connecticut State law. Mandated immunization requirements are strictly enforced. Students may not move into a residence hall or begin classes until all immunization requirements are met. The Student Health Center strongly recommends a pre-college physical exam. However, the Student Health Center is requesting that all students mail in their health history and proof of immunizations (documented on the Student Medical Report Form) by June 2. Students may mail in their physical exam documentation at a later date if necessary. How to complete: 1. Go to the website www.fairfield.edu/immunization 2. Carefully review the list of required immunizations (Connecticut requirements may be different than requirements in your home state) 3. Download and print the "Undergraduate Medical Report Form" 4. Students should complete the health history part and the tuberculosis screening questions (Part I) 5. Present this form to your physician. Ask your physician to document your immunization history on this form. Additionally, your physician needs to review your TB screening questions. Students at high risk for tuberculosis will need to be tested (as outlined in the form). 6. Mail your form to the Student Health Center by June 2
How to complete: Have your student do the following: Download form via the First-Year Student Checklist or Parent/Guardian Checklist located at fairfield.edu/orientation. The form must be submitted by June 2. Mailed/faxed (fax:  254-4263) directly to Fairfield University.
Financing College Expenses Payment Plan Enrollment (Due August 1, 2014, optional)
HigherOne administers a monthly payment plan for Fairfield University. The tuition payment plan offers the opportunity to pay all or part of annual tuition and/or room and board, townhouse or apartment complex fees in 10 payments beginning June 1st and requires 10 monthly payments each totaling 1/10th of the original amount owed under the plan. Please note: Students can only budget tuition and/or room and board, townhouse or apartment complex fees through this program; all other fees are due and payable directly to Fairfield University for the fall semester on August 1 and for the spring semester on January 1. The last possible date for plan enrollment is August 1, and no applications or budget increases can be made after that date. Payment plan accounts must be renewed yearly.
HigherOne forwards payments to Fairfield University on a monthly basis, approximately 30 days after they have been paid.
For additional information, please call HigherOne toll free at (800) 635-0120 or visit them online at tuitionpaymentplan.com
This guide provides information regarding books and supplies for academic courses as well as a Financial Aid overview that includes billing and payments.
As the cost of education increases, Fairfield University wants to be sure that every student and family considers taking advantage of a Tuition Refund Plan (TRP). Tuition insurance is a voluntary insurance plan intended to minimize the financial loss a student will incur if she/he is forced to withdraw from school due to a serious illness or accident. This results in a loss of a student's invested time in studies, plus a loss of the costs associated with the semester's tuition, room, and board charges. Fairfield wants to encourage families to consider purchasing tuition insurance prior to the start of freshman year in order to help potentially defray these costs.
To learn more about tuition insurance, visit www.collegerefund.com/apps or call A.W.G. Dewar at (617) 774-1555.
To learn more about the many resources available to finance a college education visit fairfield.edu/finaid.
Health Insurance Waiver (Due August 1, 2014)
Fairfield University requires all full-time undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. This requirement was established to maintain the health and well-being of students, which is integral to the quality of their college experience. The University automatically enrolls each student in the University-sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A charge for this policy appears on the student's tuition bill. If the student has access to health insurance through other means (e.g., parent's policy) and does not wish to be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, they must waive the university-sponsored plan in order to receive a full credit. Students coming from other geographic areas that carry HMO or network-based coverage are strongly encouraged to purchase the University-sponsored plan. To view the policy details, click the Insurance link on the Health Center page at fairfield.edu/healthcenter or go to www.gallagherkoster.com/fairfield.
How to complete: Have your student do the following: The health insurance waiver can be accessed via the First-Year Student Checklist or students can log in directly to my.Fairfield at my.fairfield.edu. Scroll to Fairfield Bookmarks, then click the Health Insurance Waiver link (at the top) and fill in the information using your health insurance card. Remember to click submit when done. Access the First-Year student Checklist at fairfield.edu/orientation.