Payment Policies

Regulations Regarding Payments  

Scholarships, grants and loans are credited to students’ accounts at the beginning of each payment period. The college offers two options for payment of the balance of the comprehensive fees: (1) payment in full of the balance due for the first payment period by Aug. 15 and for the second payment period by Jan. 15, or (2) payment of the balance of the full annual comprehensive fee in equal installments each month beginning as early as June 1 and not later than Aug. 1 and ending March 1 through the CashNet Tuition Payment Plan. (The installment plan requires payment of an annual participation fee.) A student must either have paid the balance of the comprehensive fee for the period (option 1) or arranged participation in the installment program (option 2). The college reserves the right to amend the terms of any installment plan offered.  If any portion of the balance due is not paid prior to the respective due date, the Business Office must be contacted immediately or the student will not be permitted to register or to occupy college housing.  If outstanding balances are not resolved prior to the fifth (5th) day of classes of either the Fall or Spring semester, the student will be withdrawn from all classes.

Return of any portion of the comprehensive fee paid will be made only in the case of permanent withdrawal from the college. The amount of any refund is determined by the schedule below:

 

During the first 5 days of class 90%
   
Between the 6th and 21st day of class 60%
   
After the 21st day of class No Refund

 

The college will return the unearned portion of federal (Title IV) student aid based on a percentage of the comprehensive fee for the period.  After 60% of the payment period has elapsed, a student is no longer eligible for a refund for that period.  A detailed explanation of the refund calculation for federal student aid is included annually in the college's Financial Aid Handbook or is available from the Financial Aid Office.  The college reserves the right to alter the published refund schedule annually to conform to regulations.

The Student Handbook explains policies related to fines, returned checks and other miscellaneous charges that students may incur. Students who do not clear all debts to the college in accordance with stated policies will be separated from the college.

Transcripts will not be issued by the Registrar to or for students or former students who have financial obligations to the college, including payment due on any student loans made under federally governed programs administered by the college’s Financial Aid Office.

In all laboratory courses, students are required to pay the cost of replacement of any apparatus or materials broken or damaged.