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Payment Methods
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.

Pay in Person

Pay at the Bursar/Cashier offices at Central Park, Courtyard Center, Spring Creek, or Preston Ridge campuses during regular business hours on or before payment deadlines.

By Mail

Mail a check or money order (include Texas driver’s license number of person signing the check and the CWID of the student) to be received by the payment deadlines (postmarks are not a consideration) to:

Collin College

Bursar/CAshier Office

PO Box 869055

Plano, TX  75086-9055

By drop box

Drop boxes located in the hall areas outside of the Spring Creek and Preston Ridge cashier offices are available for check payments.  Please do not deposit cash in a drop box.  Delinquent balances may not be paid with a check.  Pay any delinquent balances by credit card on-line or with cash or money order at a cashier location.

Gift/prepayment cards

MasterCard, VISA, or Discover gift cards may be used for payment.  However, do not discard the used card.  If any refund is necessary, the refund amount will be returned and loaded on the original gift card

Installment Plans

No Fee payment plan is available every term during early registration.  Students may make partial payments throughout the early registration period as their budgets permit.  However, the entire balance must be funded by the early registration payment deadline.

Formal promissory note installment plans are also available each term for students who need more time to pay for their courses. For the Spring term the promissory note installment plan will be available online from Dec. 19 through Jan. 19. Installment plans are not available for Wintermester. Making a partial payment does not initiate a promissory note installment plan or hold registration after the early registration payment deadline. You must complete the installment promissory note, pay 50 percent of all tuition and fees plus a $25 non-refundable processing charge, and save a payment method for automatic installment payments at the time of plan initiation. The next payment of 25 percent of all tuition and fees is due Feb. 8, and the final 25 percent payment is due March 8. Once you initiate an installment plan, if you add any courses, 50 percent of the new tuition and fee charges incurred is due the day of registration to ensure course registration status.

Per Texas Education Code 54.007(2)(d): A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT OF TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES, INCLUDING ANY INCIDENTAL FEES, BY THE DUE DATE MAY BE PROHIBITED FROM REGISTERING FROM CLASSES UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS MADE. A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SEMESTER OR TERM MAY BE DENIED CREDIT FOR THE WORK DONE THAT SEMESTER OR TERM.

To initiate an installment payment plan, go to CougarWeb, and log in with your college User ID and PIN:

• Select the Quick Links, Pay by Credit Card/Check/eRefunds.

• Select Collin College Account Suite bar.

• Select Enroll in a Payment Plan and complete all steps.

The installment application and initial payment for early registration must be completed by 7 p.m., Jan. 4. After Jan. 4, the installment agreement and payment must be completed at the time of registration. Stopping payment on a check or credit card payment will not cancel a payment plan. Any refund due because of dropped or withdrawn courses will be applied to any unpaid charges. Official grades and transcripts may be withheld until all payments have been made, and default may result in course withdrawal.

A student may not apply for the Tuition Installment Plan and the Emergency Tuition Loan in the same term.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students under 18 years of age may not initiate an installment plan. Parents or guardians of minor students may initiate an installment plan on the minor’s behalf in person at a Bursar/Cashier Office location. Installments processed in the Bursar/Cashier’s Office are only available from 9 a.m. until one hour before closing and are only available for those representing minor students.

Payments for International Students/Currencies

Collin has partnered with Flywire (formerly peerTransfer) to streamline the process of international payments, allowing international students to pay securely from any country and bank, generally in the home country currency.  Paying through Flywire allows students to track their payments from start to finish; save on bank fees and exchange rates; and access Flywire's multilingual customer support team 24/7 with questions on the payment process. Payments for the amount of a student's tuition and fee charges at Collin may be paid through Flywire, and payment must be received at Collin by applicable payment deadlines. Students are encouraged to register early to secure their courses of choice and still have time to complete the funds transfer process prior to the payment deadline. To begin an international, secure payment, click here or go to collin.flywire.com.

Third party contract

A valid agreement between an agency and Collin College must be on file and a voucher from the business or agency paying tuition must be presented to the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment due date each term. Veterans using Post 9/11 education benefits also need to contact the Bursar/Cashier Office each term to authorize use of veteran benefits. Students will be responsible for all amounts owed if sponsoring agency does not remit payment in full.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students with accepted financial aid awards noted on the student account as Authorized Aid and an amount sufficient to cover all of the tuition and fee charges for the term do not need to make an additional payment.  Certified/accepted financial aid funds disburse to the student account after faculty certify attendance in the course, which is generally 3-5 days after the Census Date of the primary session in the term , creating a credit balance.  The charges on the account will be deducted from the financial aid credit, and the balance refunded to the student in 7-14 days. Scholarships will be processed as noted above for financial aid awards but may not be refunded to the student unless authorized by the scholarship donor. Students with scholarship credits on their account from an earlier term should verify with the Bursar/Cashier that those funds may be used for new term charges.  Students are responsible for fulfilling any financial aid requirements, maintaining current enrollment status of courses, and payment for any balance on the student account not paid in full by financial aid.

Exemptions and Waivers

Students eligible for tuition waivers or tuition and fee exemptions should contact the appropriate office.  The following is offered as a guideline and is not a comprehensive list:

  1. Admissions Office for tuition waivers
  2. Financial Aid Office for most exemption programs
  3. Access Office for deaf and blind exemption
  4. Academic Partnerships for concurrent high school exemption