Santa Clara University

Bursars Office

Financial Terms and Conditions 

What are Terms and Conditions?

All students are required to accept the financial terms and conditions outlined by the University in order to continue their enrollment at SCU. Students will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions, on an annual basis, upon their login to eCampus. Students will not have any access their Student Center until they have read and agreed to the information contained on the page(s) prompted. Students are basically agreeing to pay for services rendered by the University and to abide by all policies and procedures as published.

Why do students have to do this?

Students assume full financial responsibility once they cross over to college life, regardless of who pays the bill on their behalf. Students become the "borrower" for all educational debt charged to their student account and we want to ensure they understand the responsibilities and deadlines associated with enrollment. Documents have to be completed, procedures followed, enrollment and payment deadlines met, and loans have to be repaid or consequences can be severe. Knowledge is key to preventing unnecessary actions.

How can students stay informed of their responsibilities?

  •  READ emails sent by student service offices regarding important deadlines.
  •  Review the Financial Information chapter in the official Student Bulletin.
  •  Be aware of the refund policy and deadlines for dropping courses or withdrawing from the University.
  •  Keep informed via the Bursar Office website. There are monthly hot topics/checklists to review and an annual calendar with important deadlines to help you.

If you would like more information or do not agree with Santa Clara’s financial responsibility requirements, please contact Enrollment Services Center at 408-551-1000 or email

Click here to review the agreement students are required to electronically sign.


Tuition Insurance Protection

Students and their families may protect themselves against financial loss due to an unexpected withdrawal from the University for medical reasons by purchasing tuition insurance coverage. The University has identified an insurance company, Dewar, Inc., to provide an optional tuition insurance protection plan. This plan is designed to protect against loss of funds paid for tuition should it be necessary to withdraw completely from the University during the term for medical reasons. Information on the tuition insurance plan is available from the Bursar’s Office and at Dewar's Web site,

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