Tuition and fees are billed in early July for the Fall semester and in early December for the Spring semester. Students or Authorized Users may view charges or make payment through the College’s secure Online Payment System operated through TouchNet. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires students to grant permission to others to access student information and students can grant access to other users (for example, parents and other family members) by setting them up within the Online Payment System (instructions). The payment due date is approximately four weeks prior to the start of classes for the semester.
The student account statement will reflect all of the information the College has about the amount due for tuition, room fees, meal plans/board fees, purchases made on account at the College Store, and other student fees as well as any applicable payments and financial aid awards. Students and families are strongly encouraged to begin this sometimes lengthy process early so the aid is available when needed by the student bill due date. It is the responsibility of the student to file and follow up with the Financial Aid Office on all necessary financial aid forms to ensure that all anticipated aid is approved and credited to the student’s account in advance of the payment due date.
Charges for other expenses incurred during the semester such as room damages, bookstore charges, late payment fees, fines, etc., are billed monthly and due upon receipt of the bill.
Students will not be allowed to register or attend classes until accounts are paid in full or until satisfactory payment arrangements are made. A late payment fee of $300 is assessed if payment is not received or satisfactory arrangements are not made by the established due date and additional late fees may be assessed until payment is received.
Past due balances may affect the student’s ability to register or attend classes and may cause the College to refer the delinquent account to a collection agency. The student may be responsible for paying the collection agency and attorney’s fees. Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.
Veterans or their dependents taking advantage of Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 benefits will not be imposed penalties, late fees, or other holds due to delayed payments from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Students are required to submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement of benefits to the Education Liaison Representative (ELR) in the Office of the Registrar (email@example.com) no later than the start of the term in which the student wishes to use benefits.
Payments for any amounts due can be made in one of the following ways: