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Payment deadlines for each term's early registration are:

Wintermester Payment Deadline: Payment is due at time of registration

Payment for Wintermester courses is due at the time of course registration to ensure course enrollment status. An outstanding balance on a student account will result in registration and transcript holds on the account, and the registration status for courses with unpaid balances may also be changed.

Spring Early Registration Payment Deadline: January 5, 2016

Payment Due by: 8:00 pm

After the Spring term Early Registration payment deadline dates, payment must be made on the same day as course registration to ensure course enrollment status. An outstanding balance on a student account will result in registration and transcript holds on the account, and the registration status for courses with unpaid balances may also be changed.

  • It Pays to Register and Finalize your Schedule Before Classes Begin
  • As of the first day of a term, any courses dropped (even on the same day as new registration activity) will have tuition and fee remission at the percentage rate (less than 100 percent) determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board refund schedule and approved tuition rates. Any new course registration will be assessed at the full tuition and fee rate.
  • All payment deadlines must be met to ensure course enrollment.

It’s payment deadline, but what about . . .

I don’t get paid until Friday, may I have an extension?

Payment deadlines are not extended.  You are encouraged to budget your tuition and fees from an earlier pay period.  In addition, Collin offers courses with various start dates.  Once you have funds available, search for courses which have not yet started, and then register and pay on the date of registration.

I missed payment deadline, does that mean I can’t take courses this term?

The published payment deadline date is the due date for any amount due from Early Registration course enrollment.  Regular Registration begins two days after the payment deadline date and continues until the day before the primary term begins.  You may continue to register for courses in the primary part of term or courses offered in express sessions with start dates later in the calendar year, but payment is due on the day of registration.

When is Late Registration?

Late registration begins the first day of the primary part of term and continues for the first three class days.  During Late Registration, a $10 late fee is assessed in addition to the tuition and fees for course enrollment.  Payment of the entire amount is due the day of enrollment.

I am receiving Financial Aid, do I need to pay?

If your financial aid award is noted on your account and the award is for the current term, the noted financial aid award will hold your course enrollment.  However, if the financial aid award is for a future term, then you should pay the amount due for the current term.  For detailed Financial Aid information, click here.  It is always recommended you verify with your Financial Aid Advisor that all necessary steps to receive your award have been completed and that you maintain an accurate course schedule for the term.  Federal and State financial aid awards will not be available for Wintermester courses.

I am receiving a scholarship, do I need to pay?

Collin College must be in receipt of the scholarship funds by the applicable payment deadline for the scholarship to hold your courses and any balance not covered by the scholarship also needs to be paid in full.   If you have scholarship funds remaining from an earlier scholarship award in a prior term, verify with the Cashier that those scholarship funds will be applied to the current term charges.

If a third party organization is paying for my courses, do I need to pay?

For third party payments, a current third party agreement must be in effect between the vendor and the college, and the student must present a voucher for payment for the current term.  Students using funds from their prepaid Texas Guaranteed Tuition plan must present their authorization card at a college Cashier location each term, or they may E-mail their authorization to use their Texas Tomorrow funds to Texas Tomorrow E-mail authorizations should include the CWID and name of the student, the term for which funding is authorized, and the Texas Guaranteed Plan account number. Students using Texas Promise Fund funding should notify the plan administrator and the Cashier Office for each term the funding will be used.  For any third party payment, all required paperwork must be completed and submitted by the applicable payment deadline.  Should the third party vendor not pay the complete amount invoiced, the student is responsible for any amount due on the account.

If a friend or relative wants to pay on my account, how can they make a payment?

You may set up individuals of your choice as authorized users on your account.  Log in to CougarWeb, then in the Tuition/Payment menu select the Pay My Tuition link, and then Collin College Account Suite to enter the secure payment suite.  Select the Authorized User tab, indicate the level of access you want to grant to your account, and provide the E-mail address of the individual(s) to whom you want to grant access.  The individual(s) will be sent an E-mail notifying them of the access granted and providing the PIN they will need to access your account to make a credit card or web check payment.

If I am eligible for an exemption or waiver, do I need to pay?

Eligibility for most waivers is determined by the Admissions and Records Office, and eligibility for most exemptions is determined by the Financial Aid Office.  Contact those offices to verify your eligibility and have the waiver or exemption applied to your account.  The exemption or waiver must be applied and any balance not covered by the exemption or waiver must be paid by the applicable payment deadline for course enrollment to be ensured.

I don’t have enough money to pay my entire balance, are there any payment options?

The college offers an installment plan that allows you to split your payment into three installments.  Students must be at least 18 years of age to sign the promissory note necessary to initiate an installment plan.  For more details on the installment plan, please click here.  For the summer term, Collin offers a payment plan designed to assist with the primary 10 week session.  If the early payment plan does not meet your needs for courses which begin later in the summer, then students may consider staggered registration based on the course start date.  Register for one course and pay for it to hold a seat in that course; and then when your budget allows, register for an additional course with a later start date and pay for it at that time.

Do you accept American Express?

American Express is not accepted at Collin College.  Please click here for detailed information on payment options and requirements.

I'm a veteran with Post 9/11 Education Benefits, do I need to pay?

If you are taking courses certified on your degree plan, you may present your Veteran's Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or your eBenefit Statement from the VA at a Cashier Office location, and your benefits will be noted on your account in lieu of personal payment.  The COE/eBenefit Statement must be submitted by the applicable payment deadlines, and an authorization form indicating the veteran's intent to use Post 9/11 funding must be presented for each term.

It is the student’s responsibility to maintain schedule accuracy and meet payment deadline requirements.  Any balance on a student account not paid in compliance with payment deadlines will result in transcript, registration, and graduation holds on the account until the unpaid balance is resolved.  Unpaid balances may also result in changes in course registration status as well as collection action and associated percentage based fees.  If you have additional questions, please E-mail them to

These dates are provided for information purposes only. The Admissions and Records Office reserves the right to make changes or deletions at any time without notice.  In the event of a discrepancy between the dates on this page and the dates in the registration guide, the student is responsible for verifying dates in the registration guide and/or contacting the Cashier's Office and/or the Admission and Records Office to verify and confirm the correct dates.