Who must sign up for the payment plan?
If you are not paying your bill in full by the due date, you must sign up for the payment plan. In addition, you must sign up for the payment plan if a balance will exist after deducting any portion of your bill that is expected to be paid by other resources such as financial aid, tuition waiver, third parties (employers, government agencies, job training programs, etc.), private scholarships, in-house grant, or other. See below for how to sign up for the payment plan and calculate your payments.
If you do not pay your bill in full or sign up for the payment plan by the original due date of the bill, you will be charged a late fee of $35 for any past due balance of $100 or greater.
If other financial resources will be paying your bill in full, you do not need to sign up for the payment plan. However, you must complete a Billing Worksheet to let us know how your bill will be paid.
About the payment plan
Our payment plan allows you to make payments in four interest-free monthly installments. The payment plan is available for fall and spring semesters only. Summer session payment plans may be available on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances. To request a payment plan for summer sessions, you must visit the Student Billing (Bursar’s) Office in person. A $35 non-refundable fee will be charged for each semester you are participating in the plan. The fee must be paid with your first payment. The payment plan due dates are firm.
Spring 2016 payment plans must be completed by April 6, 2016. The due dates for spring 2016 payment plans are as follows:
|Payment #||Amount Due||Due Date|
|1||1/4 of Total Bill plus $35 fee||1/8/2016|
|2||1/4 of Total Bill||2/8/2016|
|3||1/4 of Total Bill||3/8/2016|
|4||1/4 of Total Bill||4/6/2016|
When signing up for the payment plan, payments for due dates that have passed will be due at the time of sign up. In addition, if a due date is approaching, that payment must be paid by the due date. We reserve the right to assess a $10 late fee for each month a payment is more than 30 days past due.
How to sign up for the payment plan
To sign up for the payment plan and to calculate your monthly payments, complete steps 1 & 2 of the Billing Worksheet. Be sure to enter your name and student ID number at the top of the form and sign and date the bottom of the form.
Your payment plan bill will be sent to you by mail at least 10 days prior to each due date.
Health insurance charge and payment plan
Of all charges shown on your GCC tuition and fee account, your insurance charge is one of the last to be paid regardless of the source of payment. Therefore, if you are participating in our 4-month payment plan, your insurance charge will not be paid in full until your entire account is paid in full with your final payment on the final due date of the semester. However, once your bill is paid in full, your insurance payment will be submitted to the insurance company the next Friday following the date you paid in full. In extenuating circumstances we can report your payment individually on a case by case basis in order to expedite your coverage once your premium is paid in full. Your coverage will be effective retroactive to the first date of the policy period for which you paid. NOTE: For each semester, an enrollment deadline to purchase insurance applies. That deadline will be posted on this website.
If you have questions regarding the payment plan, contact the Student Billing Office at (413) 775-1301. Or, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line enter “Payment plan.”