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Fee Assessment and Payment Requirements
Registration tuition and fee charges at Collin are calculated based on the number of hours of enrollment, the residency classification of the student as determined by the Admissions Office, and any lab or special fees associated with the course.

Early Registration is the period form the first day of registration through the advertised early registration payment deadline.  Funding for all charges on the account is due in full on or before the early registration payment deadline.  Acceptable funding is payment in full, awarded and noted financial aid, verified third party funding, exemptions/waivers, a signed promissory note payment plan agreement, or a combination of the above.  Students with any outstanding balances not funded in full may be dropped from all classes after the payment deadline.

New for Summer 2015:  all summer registration is included in one inclusive term, but multiple sessions with varying start dates and durations are still offered to meet student needs.  Payment for any summer registation made prior to May 13 is due on or before May 13, the single Early Registration Payment Deadline for the summer term.  After May 13, payment for any summer registration is due the same day as the registration occurs.   

Regular Registration begins after the early registration payment deadline and continues until the day before the term begins.  Late Registration (late fee is assessed) begins the first day of the primary session for the term.  Regular and late registration activity, including Weekend, Express, and Mini-semester registration, must be paid in full or have approved funding noted on the account the same day as the registration occurs to prevent drop for non-payment and /or registration and transcript holds placed on the account. 


Registration is complete only upon full payment of tuition. It is the student's responsibility to make payment by the applicable Payment Deadline.

Payment Policies

Full payment must be received in the cashier's office in compliance with the payment deadline requirements. Postmarks are not a consideration. Collin College accepts cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover payments for the amount of tuition and fee charges on the student account. (American Express is not accepted.)  Two-party, out-of-state, and/or temporary checks are not accepted. Collin College reserves the right to refuse any out of state check, including corporate checks.  Checks issued by credit card companies are not accepted.  Collin College may refuse or restrict check payments on any account on which a check payment was not honored by the originating financial institution and/or for any past due balance.  Payments made by personal check may be processed electronically (ACH).  We require a valid driver's license of the person signing the check and the student's Campus Wide ID (CWID) number and local address.  If you prefer not to record the CWID number on the check, please submit payment by cashier's check, money order or, when appropriate, cash (other than "mail-in" or "drop-box" payments). College staff will record the CWID number if a student has not done so. Students requiring payments from out of state financial accounts should pay by web check.  Students may also set up authorized uses in the secure payment suite.  Authorized users may make electronic payments, credit card or web check on authorized student accounts for the tuition and fee charges on the account.


Payment Methods


Pay on-line (recommended and available 24/7)

For your convenience, pay on line via the secure payment suite accessed through CougarWeb.  Log into your account, then from Quicklinks select Pay by Credit Card/Check.  You may pay by credit card or web check.  Click on our Tuition and Fees page for more information about other payment options, including the on-line installment payment plan option.


Pay in person

Pay at the Bursar/Cashier offices at Central Park, Courtyard Center, Spring Creek, or Preston Ridge campuses during regular business hours on or before payment deadlines.  .


By mail

Mail a check or money order (include Texas driver’s license number of person signing the check and the CWID of the student) to be received by the payment deadlines (postmarks are not a consideration) to:


Collin College

Bursar/CAshier Office

PO Box 869055

Plano, TX  75086-9055
By drop box

Drop boxes located in the hall areas outside of the Spring Creek and Preston Ridge cashier offices are available for check payments.  Please do not deposit cash in a drop box.  Delinquent balances may not be paid with a check.  Pay any delinquent balances by credit card on-line or with cash or money order at a cashier location.

Gift/prepayment cards

MasterCard, VISA, or Discover gift cards may be used for payment.  However, do not discard the used card.  If any refund is necessary, the refund amount will be returned and loaded on the original gift card. 


Installment Plan

Installment plans which allow students to pay their tuition and fees in three payments, an initial payment of 50 percent of tuition and fees plus a $25 processing charge and then two installments of 25 percent each, are available for each of the three primary parts of term, Fall, Spring, and Summer.  More detailed information may be found at tuition and fee charges .

Payments for International Students/Currencies

Collin has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the process of international payments, allowing international students to pay securely from any country and bank, generally in the home country currency.  Paying through peerTransfer allows students to track their payments from start to finish; save on bank fees and exchange rates; and access peerTransfer's multilingual customer support team 24/7 with questions on the payment process. Payments for the amount of a student's tuition and fee charges at Collin may be paid through peerTransfer, and payment must be received at Collin by applicable payment deadlines.  Students are encouraged to register early to secure their courses of choice and still have time to complete the funds transfer process prior to the payment deadline.  To begin an international, secure payment, click here or go to www,

Third party contract
A valid agreement between an agency and Collin College must be on file and a voucher from the business or agency paying tuition must be presented to the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment due date each term.  Veterans using Post 9/11 education benefits also need to contact the Bursar/Cashier Office each term to authorize use of veteran benefits.  Students will be responsible for all amounts owed if sponsoring agency does not remit payment in full.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students with accepted financial aid awards noted on the student account as Authorized Aid and an amount sufficient to cover all of the tuition and fee charges for the term do not need to make an additional payment.  Certified/accepted financial aid funds disburse to the student account after faculty certify attendance in the course, which is generally 3-5 days after the Census Date of the primary session in the term , creating a credit balance.  The charges on the account will be deducted from the financial aid credit, and the balance refunded to the student in 7-14 days. Scholarships will be processed as noted above for financial aid awards but may not be refunded to the student unless authorized by the scholarship donor. Students with scholarship credits on their account from an earlier term should verify with the Bursar/Cashier that those funds may be sued for new term charges.  Students are responsible for fulfilling any financial aid requirements, maintaining current enrollment status of courses, and payment for any balance on the student account not paid in full by financial aid.

Exemptions and Waivers

Students eligible for tuition waivers or tuition and fee exemptions should contact the appropriate office.  The following is offered as a guideline and is not a comprehensive list:

1)    Admissions Office for tuition waivers

2)    Financial Aid Office for most exemption programs.

3)    Access Office for deaf and blind exemption

4)    Academic Partnerships for concurrent high school exemption

 Automatic Cancellation (Drop for non-Payment)
Students with outstanding balances after Early Registration deadline maybe dropped from ALL classes. At the end of each day after the payment deadline, an unpaid balance on ONE class may cause you to be dropped from ALL classes, including those for which you previously paid. It will be the student's responsibility to re-register in classes.

Payment Application
When multiple terms are available in a given period of time, a student payment is applied to any charges in the term having the earliest start date with any remaining balance then applied to each successive term, based on term start date, regardless of the term in which the payment is posted. Once a payment is posted to charges in a term, if the student registers in a term with an earlier calendar start date, the student should contact the Bursar/Cashier Office to request the existing payment be moved to pay for the earlier term charges, if full payment is not made at the time of registration.   If enrollment status changes create a credit on the student account, the credit will be applied against any outstanding charges in any term. To ensure enrollment and payment agreement, it is the responsibility of the student to meet each payment deadline for every term in which courses are enrolled and also maintain accurate registration status for each term. Log into CougarWeb and use the Quicklinks to review your current class schedule, add/drop courses, and/or make your payment.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA affords
eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.  Students who wish to grant access to family members or other designated individuals to view student account information and/or make payments on the student account should designate those individuals as authorized users in the secure payment portal.  Log into CougarWeb, then the payment portal, and then designate the individuals as authorized users.  As authorized users, the individuals will be provided their own unique log in information to access the student account and make payments.

Account Statements/Bills

CougarMail is Collin’s official means of communicating with students, including providing billing information and important account status updates.  Students are responsible for checking their CougarMail accounts for e-mail notifications of when e-bills are available.  To ensure students receive account status notifications, students need to log into the CougarWeb secure payment portal to activate the communications.  Log into CougarWeb, select the Quicklink Pay by Credit Card/Check and then select the Collin College Account Suite bar to enter the secure payment suite.  Once in the payment suite, students may make payments, set up and update accounts for e-refunds and scheduled payments, designate authorized users, initiate installment plans, and view e-statements.



Tuition Charges for Dropped Courses: As of the first calendar day of a term (beginning at 12:01 a.m.), any new course registration will be assessed at published tuition rates and any student dropped course, either on-line or in person, will be assessed 30 percent of the course charges.  The refund percentage is determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board refund rules.  Any payment on the account will be applied against the existing course charges before paying for any newly registered tuition and fee assessed charges.  It is highly recommended students finalize their class schedule prior to the first day of the term, including dropping any courses student does not plan to attend, to avoid any tuition and fee charges for dropped courses which are never attended.  Finalizing the schedule before the term begins and attending every class session increases student academic success.

Bursar/Cashier Office Hours

 Central Park Campus - McKinney

 Monday - Tuesday  8 am - 5 pm
 Wednesday  8 am - 8 pm
 Thursday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm
 Telephone: 972.548.6616

 Preston Ridge Campus - Frisco

 Monday - Tuesday  8 am - 8 pm
 Wednesday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm
 Telephone: 972.377.1637
Spring Creek Campus - Plano
 Monday - Thursday  8 am - 8 pm
 Friday  8 am - 5 pm
 Telephone: 972.881.5634
Courtyard Center - Plano
 Monday - Thursday  8 am - 8 pm
 Friday 8 am - 5 pm
 Telephone: 972.985.3724
Higher Education Center-McKinney
 Monday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm
 Telephone: 972.758.3813