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Fee Assessment and Payment Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE (Credit) registration tuition and fee charges are calculated based on the number of hours of enrollment, the residency classification of the student as determined by Student and Enrollment Services, and any lab or special fees associated with the course.

Credit Term Early Registration is the period form the first day of registration through the advertised early registration payment deadline.  Funding for all charges on the account is due in full on or before the early registration payment deadline.  Acceptable funding is payment in full, awarded and noted financial aid, verified third party funding, exemptions/waivers, a signed promissory note payment plan agreement, or a combination of the above.  Students with any outstanding balances not funded in full may be dropped from all classes, including wait listed courses, after the payment deadline.  Note:  Wintermester early registration is not available.

Credit Term Regular Registration begins after the early registration payment deadline and continues until the day before the term begins.

Credit Term Late Registration (late fee is assessed) begins the first day of the primary session for the term.  Regular and late registration activity, including Weekend, Express, and Mini-semester registration, must be paid in full or have approved funding noted on the account the same day as the registration occurs to prevent drop for non-payment and /or registration and transcript holds placed on the account. 

Continuing Education (CE) registration charges are per course.  Refer to the current CE Course Schedule for course costs.  Payment is due at time of registration for CE courses.

Registration is complete only upon full payment of tuition. It is the student's responsibility to make payment by the applicable Payment Deadline.

Payment Policies

Full payment must be received in the cashier's office in compliance with the payment deadline requirements. Postmarks are not a consideration, and mail delivery is not made on published campus closure dates.  Web payments are dated as same day activity, regardless of office hours.  For student convenience and budgeting, partial payments may be made during early registration periods, but full funding MUST be made on or before the Early Registration Payment Deadline date.  Accounts with outstanding balances are subject to courses being dropped for non-payment.  

Collin College accepts cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover payments not to exceed the amount of tuition and fee charges on the student account. American Express is not accepted.  Two-party, out-of-state, and/or temporary checks are not accepted. Collin College reserves the right to refuse any out of state check, including corporate checks.  Checks issued by credit card companies are not accepted.  Collin College may refuse or restrict check payments on any account on which a check payment was not honored by the originating financial institution and/or for any past due balance.  Payments made by personal check may be processed electronically (ACH).  Collin requires a valid driver's license of the person signing the check, a current phone number, the student's Campus Wide ID (CWID) number, and a local address be written on the check.  If you prefer not to record the CWID number on the check, please submit payment by cashier's check, money order or, when appropriate, cash (other than "mail-in" or "drop-box" payments). College staff will record the CWID number if a student has not done so. Students requiring payments from out of state financial accounts should pay by web check. 

Students may also set up authorized users in the secure payment suite.  Authorized users may make electronic payments, credit card or web check on authorized student accounts for the tuition and fee charges on the account.

Payment Methods

Pay on-line (recommended and available 24/7)

For your convenience, pay on line via the secure payment suite accessed through CougarWeb.  Log into your account, then from Student Quick Links select CougarPay (Manage Payments & eRefunds).  You may pay by credit card or web check.  Click on our Tuition and Fees page for more information about other payment options, including the on-line installment payment plan option.

Other Payment Methods Include:

Pay in Person, By Mail, By Drop Box, Gift/Prepayment Cards, Installment Plan, Payments for International Students/Currencies, Third Party Contract, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Exemptions & Waivers

Automatic Cancellation (Drop for non-Payment)

Students with outstanding balances after Early Registration deadlines for credit terms may be dropped from ALL classes. During regular and late registration for all terms, credit and CE, an unpaid balance on ONE class may cause you to be dropped from ALL classes, including those for which you previously paid. It will be the student's responsibility to re-register in classes.

Payment Application

When multiple terms are available in a given period of time, students should select the specific term(s) they intend to pay.  Payments are applied first to charges in the selected term, but Collin reserves the right to apply current payments against prior existing balances, regardless of the term in which the payment is posted. Once a payment is posted to charges in a term, if the student registers in a term with an earlier calendar start date, the student should contact the Bursar/Cashier Office to request the existing payment be moved to pay for the earlier term charges, if full payment is not made at the time of registration.   If enrollment status changes create a credit on the student account, the credit may be applied against outstanding charges in a prior term term. To ensure enrollment and payment agreement, it is the responsibility of the student to meet each payment deadline for every term in which courses are enrolled and also maintain accurate registration status for each term. Log into CougarWeb and use the Quick Links to review your current class schedule, add/drop courses, and/or make your payment.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.  Students who wish to grant access to family members or other designated individuals to view student account information and/or make payments on the student account should designate those individuals as authorized users in the secure payment portal.  Log into CougarWeb, then the payment portal, and then designate the individuals as authorized users.  As authorized users, the individuals will be provided their own unique log in information to access the student account and make payments.

Account Statements/Bills

CougarMail is Collin’s official means of communicating with students, including providing billing information and important account status updates.  Students are responsible for checking their CougarMail accounts for e-mail notifications of when e-bills are available.  To ensure students receive account status notifications, students need to log into the CougarWeb secure payment portal to activate the communications.  Log into CougarWeb, select the CougarPay (Manage Payments & eRefunds) link Student Quick Links section, and then select the Collin College Account Suite bar to enter the secure payment suite.  Once in the payment suite, students may make payments, set up and update accounts for e-refunds and scheduled payments, designate authorized users, initiate installment plans, and view e-statements

Tuition Charges for Dropped Courses

As of the first calendar day of a credit term (beginning at 12:01 a.m.), any new course registration will be assessed at published tuition rates and any student dropped course, either on-line or in person, will be assessed 30 percent of the course charges.  The refund percentage is determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board refund rules. CE courses must be dropped at least two days prior to the course start date for a 100 percent refund credit of course charges.  Any payment on the account will be applied against the existing course charges before paying for any newly registered tuition and fee assessed charges.  It is highly recommended students finalize their class schedule prior to the first day of a credit term and two days prior to class start date for CE students, including dropping any courses student does not plan to attend, to avoid any tuition and fee charges for dropped courses which are never attended.  Finalizing timely schedules and attending every class session increases student academic success.