EXPLANATION OF COSTS
Learning financial responsibility is a valuable life skill for our members. Understanding the costs of Alpha Phi—whether paying membership dues or operating on a balanced chapter budget while serving as a chapter leader—is part of the experience. Since our members are legal adults, most all communication will be with them, but we understand as parents you are assisting and guiding her through the process, so we want to make sure information is available to you.
The cost of Alpha Phi can vary by chapter location and member (if you have other daughters in chapters, this will look different!). The costs of housing, meals, dues and programming are our greatest expenses vary by school. Outside of individual chapter fees are national dues and fees.
We understand paying for college is a huge expense. That’s why the Alpha Phi Foundation offers scholarships to members to offset the cost of the experience. The Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi has two scholarships specifically for our members only, among many for all chapters. Paying for Alpha Phi is not only a four year membership, it's a lifetime of experience.
ALPHA PHI DUES
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THE ALPHA PHI EXPERIENCE
IS ALL-INCLUSIVE IN HER DUES
INTERNATIONAL DUES AND FEES
Our members pay international dues and fees to support the activities and operations of our organization. International Dues and Founder's Day Pennies are paid yearly. New Member Fee, Badge Fee, and Initiation Fee are all one-time new member expenses.
COLLEGIATE CHAPTER DUES, FEES AND HOUSING COSTS
Collegiate chapters have dues that go towards programming, events, and operations of the chapter. These dues are established yearly for the upcoming school year. These dues include University Panhellenic fees and other misc fees for the chapter. Alpha Phi is all inclusive, meaning we will never ask members to pay more to participate. Our housing costs are done through Alpha Phi, but are paid to our Housing Corporation Board, which is the entity that manages our house.
All of our billing is invoiced and paid through a platform called Billhighway.
Statements are delivered via e-mail on the first of each month and are due the 15th of that month. Invoices will be sent to the member email provided to the chapter. Members can add one parent, guardian, or responsible party to their Billhighway account as an authorized user with access to view the account, pay invoices and receive notifications. Authorized users can be added by members in the Welcome to Alpha Phi self-validation email or on alphaphi.org, upon joining. Billhighway statements will be sent every month, even if there are no charges assessed or due. If there is no payment due, the statement will show a zero balance.
The Alpha Phi International Executive Office sends out delinquency notices via email to members who are 15, 30, or 45 days past due. Late fees are added to the aging accounts. When a member is 15 days past due, they are no longer in good standing with Alpha Phi, meaning you cannot participate in chapter activities or events until payment is made. Accounts 45 days past due will be terminated and sent to collections.
THREE BILLING PLANS: MEMBERS SELECT YEARLY ON THEIR FINANCIAL AGREEMENT
One lump sum for the entire year. A payment discount is given for selecting this option. Due July 15, 2023.
Two payments (semesterly) for the year. This is the selection for finical aid* (read above). Due July 15 ,2023 and December 15, 2023.
*extended for finical aid to August 15, 2023 and January 15, 2024.
Six total payments broken out through the year. A $10 installment service fee is added per installment. Due monthly starting July 15, 2023 through February 15 ,2024.
2023-2024 School Year Dues
ONE-TIME NEW MEMBER DUES AND FEES
New member fee: $57
Initiation fee: $172
Founder's Day Pennies: $1.51
Badge fee (minimum cost): $70
Actual cost depends on type of badge selected, tax and shipping.
Room Reservation Fee: $1,100 (deducted from rent if you live in, if not credit to account or refund)
ANNUAL COLLEGIATE DUES AND FEES
Alpha Phi International Dues: $131.51
Chapter Dues: $925
Live-Out Parlor Fees: $900
Live-In Room & Board: $11,670
COMMITMENT TO LIVING IN THE FACILITY
All members who join Alpha Phi will have at minimum a one-year live-in requirement, should space be available. Housing contracts will be distributed right after joining in January. Alpha Phi cannot guarantee housing for each new member. Alpha Phi sleeps 52, and exec members and older members get the first chance at living in again. Our policy for the opportunity to live, as long as living-in remains desirable, will be on first return basis of housing contracts. Our housing contracts are done through GreekBill and will require a cosigner. Rooming assignments happen later in the semester once members get to know each other. Room switches are done on a points system at semester.