Parents/Guardians Checklist

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Parents/Guardians Checklist

Parents/Guardians, your student has several action items to accomplish within their own online checklist system. They should check the email address they used to apply to Fairfield for more information about accessing the checklist and completing their onboarding tasks.

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 New Student Checklist. If you decide to complete an item below, please ensure that your student has not already done it.

Parent/Guardian Information Form

(Due As Soon As Possible)

Welcome to the Fairfield University family!

Please fill out the Parent/Guardian Information Form to provide us with complete contact information for important updates and significant events at the university. We will send you the University's weekly e-newsletter and communicate with you throughout your student’s time at Fairfield.

For any questions, please contact our Parents Program Office at

Accessibility: Create Accessibility Profile

(Optional, due as soon as possible)

Fairfield 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. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Connecticut state laws, we provide accommodations to qualified students with disabilities to reduce the impact of disabilities on academic functioning or upon other major life activities.

A student with a disability or temporary impairment who wishes to be considered for academic or campus- life accommodations at Fairfield University must identify themselves to Accessibility and complete the online registration process for accommodations.

Proxy Access for Financial Aid and Bursar Information


Students often rely on the support of parents and others to assist them with financing their education at Fairfield University. In order to ensure that financial aid and billing information is discussed with approved persons per FERPA regulations, students will need to give permission to the Financial Aid and Bursar Offices to speak with designated persons. This permission is granted through the Proxy Access process.

How to complete: Have your student complete this action item via the new student checklist.

Immunization/Student Medical Report Form

(Due ASAP)

Students are required to submit a confidential medical 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.

Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment

Full-Time Undergraduate students have the option to pay for the semester on a monthly basis via a payment plan administered by Nelnet. This semester-based plan allows you to spread the semester balance due over a 4 month period.

The Fall semester plan runs from July 1 to October 1.

The deadline to enroll is July 20.

Health Insurance Waiver

Fairfield University requires that all full-time undergraduate students maintain or purchase a Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant health insurance policy from a U.S. based provider. Under Fairfield’s “hard waiver” program, full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in, and billed for, this policy each July for the upcoming academic year. If a student has access to comparable or better health insurance through other means (e.g. parents’ coverage), and does not wish to be enrolled in the University sponsored plan, the student must complete the online waiver and provide proof of coverage.

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