Tuition Payment Plan

Welcome to the OCC Tuition Payment Plan, the convenient and easy way to pay for college.  A tuition payment plan allows you to pay your tuition and fee balance over 2-3 monthly payment dates.  Enrollment is completed online through your MyOCC account.  There is a $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester.  Payment for the enrollment fee and monthly installments can be made by credit card or with a U.S. bank account.

Advantages

  • Easy online enrollment
  • Monthly installment
  • Interest-free

Enrollment Dates

 Summer 2017

 

 

 
Plan Sign Up Down Payment # of Payments Installment Due Dates
March 6 - April 5 25% plus $25 fee 3 4/24/17, 5/22/17, 6/12/17
April 6 - May 3 50% plus $25 fee 2 5/22/17, 6/12/17

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 plan.


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 term.


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 Plan account.


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 payment plan.


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 Office.


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 Drop/Add Period.


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 that account.


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 payment.


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.