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Fee Assessment and Payment Requirements

Registration tuition and fee charges at Collin are calculated based on the number of hours of enrollment, the residency classification of the student as determined by the Admissions Office, and any lab or special fees associated with the course.

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.

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

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. 

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. Collin College accepts cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover payments not to exceed the amount of tuition and fee charges on the student account. for student convenience and budgeting, partial payments may be made during the Early Registration period, 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.  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).  We require a valid driver's license of the person signing the check and the student's Campus Wide ID (CWID) number and local address.  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 Quicklinks select Pay by Credit Card/Check.  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, Payments for International Students/Currencies, Third Party Contract, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Exemptions & Waivers

Installment Payment Options

During early registration for each term, a no fee, no promissory note payment plan is available as of the first day of early registration.  Students may make partial payments online as their budgets allow.  However, the complete balance must be paid by the Early Registration Payment Deadline to maintain existing course registration.


In addition, for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, a formal installment plan that extends payments beyond the early registrations payment deadline date is available.  The initiation period for the Fall term payment plan has expired.  The final installment payment due date for the fall installment plan is October 19, and scheduled payments will be automatically processed on that date. Late fees will apply to any accounts in default after October 19, and course registration status may be changed for students in default of their payment plan.


For the Spring 2018 term a formal promissory note installment plan, offering extended payments into the term, will be available online December 19, 2017 - January 19, 2018..   If you elect an installment plan promissory note payment plan during Early Registration, it must be completed on or before January 4, 2018, to reserve Early Registration course enrollment. Installment plans may also be initiated on the day of enrollment during Regular Registration from January 5-15, and Late Registration, January 16-19.  Please note, making a 50% payment does not fulfill installment plan requirements.  An installment plan agreement must be completed on-line with an electronic signature and scheduled payment for the two future installment plan payments must be completed.   If course registration is changed after a payment plan is initiated, fifty percent of any additional charges will be due the date of registration and future installment payments may be recalculated.  Subsequent installment payments are due February 8 and March 8, and must be scheduled at the time of on-line plan initiation. The scheduled payments will be automatically processed on the payment due date, and draws from the students' designated financial institutions will be processed.  It is highly recommended sufficient funds to cover the scheduled payments be available in the student's financial institution the day prior to the payment deadline date to ensure successful payment completion.  For each late payment, including scheduled payments that are not completed by the designated financial institution, a $25 late installment fee will be assessed to the student account. and accounts in default of the payment schedule are subject to changes in course registration status.   In addition, 50 percent of any additional tuition and fee charges for any course added after the initial installment plan payment must be paid on the day of registration for the additional courses to ensure course enrollment.  To initiate a payment plan, students log into CougarWeb, in the Tuition/Payment section select the Pay My Tuition link, and then the Collin College Account Suite bar.  Once in the secure payment area, choose the payment plan for the current term and follow the prompts to save the payment method for the installments, sign the promissory note, and make the initial 50 percent plus $25 payment.  Students who are not yet 18 and younger than the applicable age of majority when executing an agreement understand and agree that the educational services provided are a necessity and that they are contractually obligated pursuant to the "doctrine of necessities."

Automatic Cancellation (Drop for non-Payment)

Students with outstanding balances after Early Registration deadline may be dropped from ALL classes. At the end of each day after the payment deadline, 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, a student payment may be applied to any outstanding charges, 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 refunded or applied against any outstanding charges in any term. If the credit is refunded, the student is responsible for complying with payment deadline requirements for any subsequent balance on the account.  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)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  (FERPA) affords eligible students  (students 18 and older who attend a secondary institution) certain rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include a right to privacy for educational records.  For your convenience, you may designate individuals of your choice as authorized users on your student account, allowing them to make payments on your account while defining the level of access you grant.  You can limit access to only view charges and make a payment or to see both the charge and payment history on your student account.  To set up an authorized user, log in to CougarWeb, then select the Quicklink Pay by Credit Card/Check, and the 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 the account information you authorized.  Or, if you prefer, if you want your parent, employer, significant other, etc. granted access to your educational records, you may authorize it in writing for specific times and purposes.

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 Pay My Tuition link in the Tuition/Payment 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 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.  Any payment on the account may 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 the term, 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 the schedule before the term begins and attending every class session increases student academic success.

All Collin cashier office locations will be closed from 9a.m. to 1p.m. on Friday, October 6, for annual staff training.