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Tuition Payment Options

Columbus State Stduents

Payment Options

1. Payment in Full

Once you have registered for classes, you can view your tuition and fees balance on CougarWeb by clicking on "Manage My Account". Payment in full, including sponsor vouchers, as applicable, may be made at any time prior to the fee payment deadline, using any of the methods outlined in the "Payment Methods" section of this brochure.

2. Partial Payment Option

You may now pay partial fees, rather than the full amount, up until the fee payment deadline. For more information, visit the Partial Payment FAQ. All fees must be paid in full by the fee payment deadline. You can find the current semester fee payment deadline on the Academic Calendar. For courses registered after the fee payment deadline, fees should be paid the day of registration.

Partial Payment FAQ

3. Extended Payment Plan

The Extended Payment Plan allows students to pay part of the total tuition balance due in small increments over a specific period of time past the fee payment deadline. Only students in good financial standings with the College and enrolled for the current semester are eligible to participate. Applications for students who have an outstanding or a past due debt to the College or are not in good financial standing will not be approved. Visit the Extended Payment FAQ for additional information.

The Columbus Campus accepts cash, check, money order, and credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Card) payments. The Delaware Campus accepts check, money order (through the drop box), and credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Card) payments (on line).

You can avoid lines and delays by paying fees at least two weeks before the fee payment deadline.

Extended Payment Plan 

Extended Payment FAQ

4. Payment Deferral Option

The Payment Deferral Option has been extended until September 14, 2015.

Students with unpaid tuition balances can sign up for and pay the $115.00 setup charge for the Payment Deferral Option until September 14. This will defer the tuition due date until October 24, 2015.

The Payment Deferral Option allows students to pay a payment deferral option charge of $115 by the fee payment deadline, August 26, 2015, and pay the total tuition and fees balance due by October 24, 2015.  The tuition and fees balance can be paid in one payment or in increments, there is not a fixed payment schedule or required minimum payment. Only students in good financial standing with the College, who are enrolled for the current semester, and who accept the Statement of Financial Responsibility are eligible to participate.  Students who pay the $115 Payment Deferral Option charge by the fee payment deadline will not be dropped for non-payment and will be responsible for the full balance of tuition and fees unless they subsequently drop any registered classes.  Subsequent dropped classes are subject to the college’s refund policies and the $115 Payment Deferral Option charge is non-refundable. Visit the Payment Deferral Option FAQ for additional information.

The Columbus Campus accepts cash, check, money order, and credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Card) payments. The Delaware Campus accepts check, money order (through the drop box), and credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Card) payments (on line).

You can avoid lines and delays by paying fees at least two weeks before the fee payment deadline.

Payment Deferral Option 

Payment Deferral Option FAQ

 

Payment Option Comparisons

  Partial Payment Option Extended Payment Plan Payment Deferral Option
Cost to participate None $15 enrollment fee each semester (non-refundable) $115 set-up charge each semester (non-refundable)
Enrollment/promissory note required to participate No Yes. Enrollment must be completed 15 days prior to the Fee Payment Deadline. Yes. Statement of Financial Responsibility must be completed by the Fee Payment Deadline.
Scheduled payment dates No. Students, parents or others may make partial payments at any time, with the total amount due by the Fee Payment Deadline. Yes. There is a $25 late payment charge for each late payment. No. Students must pay tuition and fees by timeline detailed within the Statement of Financial Responsibility.
Set payment amounts No. Students, parents or others may make payments of any amount Yes, based on your balance and payment schedule No. Students, parents or others may make payments of any amount
Tuition and fees paid in full due date Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the fee payment deadline (5 days prior to the start of the term). Payments are extended into the term, due by final scheduled due date of the payment plan. Students must pay tuition and fees by timeline detailed within the Statement of Financial Responsibility.
Drop for non-payment Yes, if not paid by the fee payment deadline Yes, if the initial down payment and scheduled payment(s) (must equal 50% of tuition and fees) are not paid by the fee payment deadline No, if $115 is paid, classes will not be dropped

Yes, if $115 is not paid by fee payment deadline, classes will be dropped.
Payment methods Cash, Check, Credit Card Cash, Check, Credit Card Cash, Check, Credit Card
Minimum tuition and fees balance to participate None $200 None
Additional requirements to participate None Good financial standing with the college. See Tuition Payment Options for requirements. Agreement of Statement of Financial Responsibility. See Tuition Payment Options for requirements.
Includes fees not associated with tuition or registration (such as parking) Yes No No

Regardless of the payment option selected, the student is responsible for ensuring that all payments are made on or before established due date(s).