The deferred payment plan is available to allow students to pay their registration fee in installments. The plan does not apply to books or to noncredit classes and is available for the fall and spring semesters only. All students in good financial standing are eligible to participate in the deferred payment plan for their registration fees (does not include the application fee).
The plan requires a 50% down payment plus a $25.00 administrative fee and two additional 25% installment payments.
Students who fail to pay the 50% down payment will be deleted from the class rolls. For students who fail to pay their second or third installments, records will be held, late penalties applied, and other collection efforts will be pursued; however, the student will not be deleted from the class rolls. In addition, late fees will be charged 10 calendar days after the installment due date. Late fees are $25.00 per month up to a maximum amount $100.00 per semester.
Withdrawal from classes does not forgive any remaining balance due. Refunds for students on the deferred payment plan are calculated based on the total fees assessed the student (not just the portion of the fees actually paid). Then total fees assessed are reduced by the amount the student has paid and the refund credit. If the student has an overall credit balance, that amount will be refunded to the student. PLEASE NOTE THE REFUND IS NOT CALCULATED ON THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID.
Deferred payments may be made in the Business Office or online. If the deferred payment is paid in the Business office (at the cashier window, by mail or payment by phone), the student must complete a deferred payment contract and submit to the Business Office. The Deferred Payment contracts are available in the Business Office or on the link at the left of this web page. The contract requires the student signature. For deferred payments not completed online, the installment charge will not appear on the student account until 10 days prior to the due date. If you want to pay the installment early and the charge is not showing on the student account, please contact the Business Office at (615) 230-3585.
If the deferred payment is paid online, you will agree to an electronic agreement in the payment process and do not have to complete the Deferred Payment Contract form. You can view instructions for the set-up and payment for the online Deferred Payment Plan here. The online deferred payment plan gives students an option to save a payment method for the installments due October 1 and November 1 for fall term and March 1 and April 1 for spring term. A saved payment method is a stored credit card, debit card, or electronic check. Students also have the option to set up payments to be made automatically on the due dates. Please refer to the Deferred Payment Plan instructions on how to set up automatic payments. If the choice is made to set up automatic payments using a debit card, please be aware of the automatic charge to your account on the due date. If students choose not to set up automatic payments, they will be responsible for paying the installments on the due dates. Students have the ability to change the saved payment method online. If you have questions regarding the online Installment Plan or the saved payment method, please contact the Business Office at (615) 230-3585.