Important College Question: Paying tuition. 10 Points to Best Answer?

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I am very lost in the world of paying tuition for college. I will be entering college in a couple of days and I don't know how this works. Do I pay the college for my classes before I start classes? Or after or during? Who do I pay it to? Is it in cash? Credit card?

If I don't pay before I start classes, do I get kicked out or suspended until payment is received? Please help A.S.A.P.




  1. You probably need to pay before classes- remaining I had about $3,700 to pay. My mom wrote a check to cover the differences to our school and we mailed it in.

  2. You can start classes while owing a balance. Every semester we waited until the first billing cycle after classes started.  Then my son took out a student loan.  You can do that or contact Student Accounts and set up a payment plan.  However, to answer your question, you do not have to have your balance paid in full before school starts, they will not kick you out or suspend you.  But you do have to get it taken care of relatively soon as you will not be given your mid term grades or final grades with a balance due (this includes credits/transcript for those classes) and you will not be allowed to register for the next semester.  

    good luck:)

  3. I'm not alot of help but, I do know that you should talk to a financial advisor. They will be able to help you with almost everything you need to know.

  4. Well, normally universities give you up to the second Friday of the term to pay your tuition balance. Of course the sooner you pay, the better...but if you go to your school's website and check their Academic Calendar, it should show you what the last day for payment is.

    If you don't pay by the deadline, then yes, you run the risk of getting dropped from your classes. If you can't come up with the whole thing at once, almost every school has a payment/installment plan. Just go to your Admissions office and ask to talk to the Cashiering department. They'll get you all squared away. And virtually all schools take Check, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash. I've used all forms before =)

  5. If you did apply for financial aid or couldnt get it you can make a payment plan with your school and pay monthly but if you dont pay you will probably be suspended i dont know what its call but i advise you do it soon

  6. It depends on the college and how old you are.

    I'm pretty much in the same boat - tried to enrol at college today but they say I can't enrol untill i pay my fees.

    No matter which college you go to you won't have to pay in one go. (all colleges i been to you pay in up to three installments)

    However, last college course I did, I did not have to pay before I enrolled and was simply sorted out in the first term (again i paid in three installments over the year)

    As you start college in a couple of days, I'm guessing your fees can be paid in installments through the year. When you go in they WILL give you a deadline to pay your first installment. cash cheque credit what  ever....

    On a side note though, i still owe one half of a year for my last course, they said they wouldn't give me my certificate if I didn't pay - but I got it in the post anyway.

    One last side note though, if it's your first degree / diploma and you're under 19, you don't pay anything at all.

    Or if like me you done a degree before and you're older, then you can sign up for job seekers allowance and in most colleges the course will be free.

    If you have enroled allready. just go in for your first day and it'll be cleared up easy

  7. Usually you'll have to pay before classes start but you can choose to pay by month.  If you use financial aid, it is done automatically.

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