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.

Pay in Person

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

Paying by Check

 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, a local address, and a current phone number. If you prefer not to record the CWID number on the check, please submit payment by web check, 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. 

Returned Check/Credit Card Chargeback Policy
It is the policy of the college to revoke check-writing privileges to persons from whom it has received more than three returned checks. A $25 fee for each returned check or credit card chargeback will be assessed. Balances incurred from returned checks and/or past due balances may not be paid with a check. 

By Mail

Mail a Texas check or money order (include Texas driver’s license number of person signing the check, contact phone number, 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
The check amount may not exceed the outstanding account balance.

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 during early registration periods.  Students may make partial payments throughout early registration 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 Summer term the promissory note installment plans are no longer available.

  • For the Early Registration Payment Plan, installment due dates are May 30 and July 3.
  • For the Regular Registration Payment Plan, installment due dates are June 28 and July 19, 
  • Once an installment plan is initiated, if registration is added, the percentage due per the installment agreement due dates is due at the time of registration.

For the Fall term the promissory note installment plan will be available online July 17 through August 31. However, for any early registration activity, the installment plan must be initiated on or before the July 25 Early Registration Payment deadline.  Making a partial payment does not initiate a promissory note installment plan or hold registration. 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 in compliance with payment deadline requirements.  After July 25, the installment plan must be initiated at the time of registration.  After plan initiation, the next payments of 25 percent of all tuition and fees is due September 19, and the final 25 percent payment is due October 18.  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 Student Quick Links, CougarPay (Manage Payments & eRefunds)

• select Collin College Account Suite bar

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

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.

Payments for International Students/Currencies

Collin has partnered with Flywire 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.  Students will be responsible for all amounts owed if sponsoring agency does not remit payment in full.

  • Veterans using Post 9/11 education benefits may provide their authorization at any cashier office location or email their authorization to use Chapter 33 benefits to cashier@collin.edu.  Please include CWID and term being authorized.
  • Students using Texas Guaranteed Prepaid plans for funding may email their term specific third party authorizations to txtomorrow@collin.edu.  Please include your CWID, term being authorized for funding, and the Texas Guaranteed plan number.

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 the 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
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