|Plan Sign Up
||# of Payments
||Installment Due Dates
|March 6 - April 5
||25% plus $25 fee
||4/24/17, 5/22/17, 6/12/17
|April 6 - May 3
||50% plus $25 fee
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS THE OCC TUITION PAYMENT PLAN?
The OCC Tuition Payment Plan is an interest-free way to pay your total tuition charges
over a series of fixed payment dates.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN A PAYMENT PLAN?
Students that are enrolled in a minimum of three contact hours can sign up for a payment
WHAT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PAYMENT PLAN?
All tuition and fees are included in the payment plan.
HOW DO I ENROLL IN A PAYMENT PLAN?
Log into your MyOCC account and follow the OCC Tuition Payment Plan link in the Student
Menu under Financial Profile. Enrollment in a payment plan is online, only.
IS THERE A FEE TO SIGN-UP FOR A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes. A $25 non-refundable payment plan sign-up fee will be assessed upon enrollment
into a payment plan each term. This fee, along with a percentage of the balance owed,
must be paid at the time of enrollment into a payment plan.
WILL THE PAYMENT PLAN OFFERED REQUIRE A DOWN-PAYMENT UPON ENROLLMENT?
Yes. The payment plan requires a minimum down-payment, which varies depending on
the date of enrollment in the payment plan. The remaining balance is then spread
over 2-3 payment dates, which are dependent on the payment plan enrollment date. The
plan is designed to have all balances paid in full before registration for the next
HOW ARE PAYMENTS PROCESSED ON THE INSTALLMENT DATES?
The payments on the installment dates are processed automatically. Enrollment in
a payment plan requires the student to enter a payment method that will be used for
future installment payments. This payment method will be charged for subsequent installment
dates unless the student updates his/her payment method by logging into his/her Payment
CAN I CHANGE THE DATES OF FUTURE INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS?
No. The payment plan due dates are established by Oakland Community College prior
to the start of the term and are the same for all students wishing to enroll in a
CAN I CANCEL MY ENROLLMENT IN A PAYMENT PLAN?
No. Once enrolled, a student cannot cancel their payment plan installment payments.
If a student no longer wishes to make installment payments, he/she must pay their
balance in full.
WHAT IS THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR A PAYMENT PLAN?
Enrollment in a payment plan follows the registration dates as posted in the Schedule of Classes for the term. Each term will have two payment plan options: one available during
priority registration, and the other available during open and Final Registration.
Payment plan down-payments and installment amounts will vary depending on the student's
date of registration. Students who plan to enroll in a payment plan during either
of these enrollment periods must have completed enrollment in the plan by the payment
deadline as posted in the Schedule of Classes.
IF I CHOOSE TO PAY OFF MY PAYMENT PLAN EARLY, WILL I OWE ANY ADDITIONAL MONEY TO OCC
FOR THE TERM OF THE PAYMENT PLAN?
Once the $25 payment plan fee is assessed to the student when signing up for a payment
plan, there are no additional charges as long as all installment payments are made
on time. Early payment of the plan balance does not waive the plan sign-up fee.
Additionally, making full payment on a student's current account balance or payment
plan balance does not exempt the student from additional charges due to subsequent
registration activity, returned payments, financial aid adjustments, etc.
WHY CAN'T I MAKE A PARTIAL PAYMENT TOWARD MY PAYMENT PLAN BALANCE ONLINE?
Partial payments on payment plan balances can only be made after the Drop/Add Period.
To make a payment on your plan balance before this period, visit any campus Cashier's
CAN SOMEONE ELSE MAKE A PAYMENT ON MY ACCOUNT?
Yes. Students can authorize users to make payments and view their account activity
by clicking the Authorized Users tab under the My Account link in their payment plan
account. Simply enter the person's email address. The authorized user will receive
an email with a link to a log-in page and a temporary password. An authorized user
will not be able to make a partial payment on the student's account until after the
WHAT IF I HAVE FINANCIAL AID?
If a student is awarded Financial Aid for the term, installment payments will continue
to be processed until the student's aid is posted to his/her account. Students should
keep in mind that PELL does not post until after the third week from the start of
term, and loans do not disburse until approximately six weeks after the start of the
term. Even though the student's award is shown in their MyOCC account, it does not
mean it has been disbursed.
I HAD FUNDS AVAILABLE, WHY DIDN'T MY PAYMENT PROCESS?
Authorization for payments occurs at 12:01 a.m. on the installment-due date. In order
for your payment to process, funds must be available by close of business the day
prior to the installment due-date. If you had funds available, you will need to check
with your financial institution to determine why they did not authorize your installment
payment. An email will be sent to your OCC student email address to update you on
the status of your payment.
WHAT IF MY STUDENT ACCOUNT IS NOT PAID IN FULL AFTER THE LAST INSTALLMENT DATE?
Students who have a balance after all Financial Aid and installment payments have
been applied to their account will have a hold applied to prevent them from registering
for future terms until that balance is paid in full. Also, students will not be able
to receive an official transcript and could be forwarded to the College's collection
agency for any unpaid balances.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF MY ACH PAYMENT IS RETURNED BY THE BANK?
If a scheduled payment is returned by the bank unpaid, there will be a $20 returned
item/NSF charge. The student will be contacted through their OCC-provided email account
at which time they will need to make another payment. The account used for the returned
payment may be put on a restricted list, preventing the student from making future payments from
WHEN I LOG INTO MY PAYMENT PLAN ACCOUNT, THE STATUS OF MY PAYMENTS SAYS PROCESSING.
A status of processing means that authorization for your installment payment was not
received from your card issuer. You will need to check with your card issuer to determine
why they did not authorize the payment. The payment method information in your payment
plan account will need to be updated with a valid payment method. Once the payment
method has been updated, another authorization attempt will be made for the missed
CAN I CHANGE MY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT METHOD?
Yes. Students can change/add payment methods by logging into their payment plan account
through the MyOCC Student Menu under Financial Profile. The student will click the
link for OCC Tuition Payment Plan, and then click Payment Methods under the My Account
tab in the menu bar. Changes to payment methods must be completed five (5) business
days prior to an installment due date in order for the new payment method to be effective
for the next installment date.
WILL LATE PAYMENT PENALTIES BE APPLIED WHEN INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS ARE MISSED?
Late-payment penalties are assessed three days after a missed installment payment.
The late-payment penalty is $20.
ARE USERS NOTIFIED OF CHANGES TO THEIR PAYMENT PLAN INSTALLMENTS?
Yes. E-mails are sent to the student's OCC-provided email address.
I JUST ADDED A CLASS. WILL MY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN UPDATE?
Yes. The payment plan will update with the new balance and spread the amount owed
over the remaining installment payments.