Oakland Community College

Tuition Payments

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students issuing checks not honored by their banks will be assessed a twenty dollar ($20) fee and be notified of such by mail. Should the student’s entire obligation not be fulfilled by the deadline specified in the notification letter, the student will be withdrawn from classes and may not be allowed to re-register for that semester and may also be responsible for the full amount of the check. The student will continue to be responsible for the bad check fee of $20, as well as the non-refundable registration and technology fees. However, if the student fails to resolve the issue before the end of the specified deadline, he or she will be responsible for his or her full tuition amount.

Payment By Registration Periods

Methods of Payment: Oakland Community College accepts payment for tuition and fees in the form of check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express. You may pay immediately following your input of classes using your credit card or you may pay by mail using the envelope provided with your invoice. Payments of cash must be made in person. Students receiving financial assistance must take care of their bills at the campus if their financial assistance does not cover the balance due. Students who have obligations being met by employers or third party billing, MUST submit their paperwork to the college by the due date.

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT BY THE DUE DATE, WHETHER OR NOT AN INVOICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN THE MAIL.

Tuition Refund

Refunds are made to students only after the student files an official withdrawal from the College. Failure to attend class does not constitute an official withdrawal. Failure to obtain official release can result in failing grades in all subjects and a deprivation of tuition privileges in effect at the time of withdrawal. To be an official withdrawal, the withdrawal form must be signed by an authorized representative of the College. Refunds are mailed to the student at the current address on file. Students are responsible for maintaining a current mailing address on file with the college. Refunds for credit card payments made on the web or at the Business Office will be credited to the credit card used for payment.

In the event of withdrawal occasioned by extenuating circumstances such as serious illness or a mandatory work-shift change, a student will be refunded 50% of the tuition ONLY. Documentation indicating that the circumstances of the withdrawal occurred prior to the last day to withdraw must be submitted during that session.

If the student paid tuition and/or fees entirely out of personal funds and received no financial aid funds, any refund will go directly to the student.

Senior Citizen Tuition Discount

  • You must provide proof that you are 60 years of age on or before the first day of classes of the semester for which the discount begins.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of Michigan to be eligible for the Tuition Discount Program.

  • No retroactive tuition discounts are given. Tuition discounts applied for after the first day of classes that begin the next semester.

  • This 20% discount applies to tuition only. 100% of registration, technology and course fees are the responsibility of the student.

To apply for the Senior Citizens Tuition Discount, please visit your preferred campus Records Office. Please have your Michigan Driver's License, your Secretary of State Personal Identification, or an official document that verifies your birth date.