Accounts and Student Payments
Fees are paid on a semester basis at the time of registration. The precise amount of a student's fees depends upon a number of things, the most important of which include the following:
- The number of courses taken
- The number of credit hours assigned to the courses
- The residence status of the student
It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of and to observe all regulations and procedures regarding the payment of fees and the entitlement of refunds.
Deferred Tuition Plan
A minimum payment of 65% of all tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration.
Outstanding balances that are not paid on or before the published due date will be placed on a Financial Hold and charged a $20 default fee. All student accounts remaining delinquent at the end of the semester (please refer to college calendar for specific date) will be charged an additional semester delinquency fee of $30.
Note: ALL RETURNING STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE MUST PAY 100% OF THEIR OUTSTANDING BALANCE OR MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE THEY CAN REGISTER FOR THE CURRENT SEMESTER.
All refunds will be applied to the student’s account. Students who cancel or withdraw from classes after all refund periods have ended will not receive a refund.
Payment by Check
Personal checks must be drawn on a bank in Michigan and must have a preprinted name and account number on them. If the writer of the check is a person other than the student, the student must present the writer's ID. The student must have adequate picture identification and endorse the check. Any one of the following forms of identification is accepted: driver’s license, military service ID, picture charge cards, employment picture ID card, state picture ID card or passport.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
All tuition, fees and deposits are due at the time of registration. Students that opt for the deferred tuition payment plan must pay a minimum of 65% of total tuition and fee(s) for the current term, and a $20 deferred tuition fee will be assessed. Payments may be made by money order, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, or ATM debit transfer.
Cashless Registration Process
The District does not accept cash. Students may opt to pay by money order, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or ATM debit transfer. The District Bookstores provide money orders for a nominal fee. It is recommended that the student review the cost of tuition and fees in the class schedule before registering. Where applicable, please remember to consider the fees for student activities, labs, admissions and registration when calculating tuition costs.
Returned Check Policy
Students are liable for all amounts pertaining to any bank rejected checks, which includes but is not necessarily limited to the following:
- The amount of the rejected check
- A $20 District service fee for NSF (bad check) processing
- A $20 deferred fee
- Charges assessed by the external check guarantee company
utilized by the District.
ALL CHECKS WRITTEN TO THE DISTRICT ARE VERIFIED BY AN EXTERNAL CHECK GUARANTEE AGENCY. ALL RETURNED CHECKS ARE SUBJECT TO THE AGENCY’S COLLECTION FEES.
STOP PAYMENT OF CHECK DOES NOT INITIATE CANCELLATION OF CLASSES. YOU MUST OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW FROM YOUR CLASSES, BY COMPLETING A ADD/DROP FORM.
Important Registration Information
You are officially registered when the registration staff enters your classes into the registration system or once you click the“submit” button if registering online. You are responsible for all tuition and fees incurred including the non-refundable registration fee. You must pay at least 65% of your tuition and fees at the time of registration. You must officially withdraw from your class(es) within the refund period to be eligible for any refund. The unpaid balance of tuition and fees is still due when you drop a course after the refund period ends. Therefore, any course dropped after the 50% refund period must be paid for in FULL.
This class schedule is for information purposes only and does not constitute a contract. The College reserves the right to change, modify or alter without notice all fees, charges, tuition, expenses and costs of any kind and further reserves the right to add or delete, without notice, any course offering or information contained in this schedule.
WCCCD reserves the right to assign instructional staff and to eliminate, cancel, phase out or reduce course sizes and/or programs for financial, curricular or programmatic reasons.
Withdrawing from Classes
Officially withdrawing from classes may entitle students to full or partial refunds. See refund table in next column for important dates and percentages of tuition refund.
Classes cancelled by the District will result in a 100% refund. The District reserves the right to cancel classes. The District will attempt to notify students whose classes are cancelled. Students substituting another course must process a drop/add form as soon as possible without additional charge for the added class. If students do not wish to substitute another course, a refund is automatic and there is no need to process a drop/add form. The refund will be mailed to the student approximately 3-5 weeks after the first day of the semester. There is no refund for health reasons. Classes dropped by the student after the refund deadlines will result in ‘‘no refund.” Tuition, student activity fees, technology fee, and all course designated fees are refundable within the deadline requirements. However, registration, drop/add and deferred fees are not refundable unless the College cancels one or all of a student's classes.