Payment Methods

Payment Plan

To help you meet your expenses at Onondaga, we are pleased to offer an interest-free payment plan by partnering with Nelnet Business Solutions. This convenient monthly budget plan gives you two options for making monthly payments: You can make automatic bank payments, or you can charge payments to your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card.  There is a $33.00 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester for the Nelnet payment plan of which $25 is paid to Nelnet Business Solutions for processing costs, and the remainder is paid to OCC to fund administrative expenses related to offering this service. 

The deadlines to enroll in the payment plan are as follows. Please note that the required down payment and the number of monthly payments vary depending upon when you enroll in the plan. 

Spring 2014  e-Cashier available on November 14, 2013
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
Dec 7 none 4 Dec-Mar
Jan 6 25% 3 Jan-Mar
Jan 21 33% 2 Feb-Mar


Summer 2014  e-Cashier available on November 14, 2013
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
Apr 7 none 3 Apr-June
May 6 33% 2 May & June

NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

For further details, download the the Fall 2013, Spring & Summer 2014 Automatic Payment Plan brochure.

Enroll in the payment plan via e-Cashier.

Note: All down payments are processed immediately!

Pay in Full

If you choose to pay in full, tuition payments may be made in several ways.

How to Make a Payment in Full 

Payment Policies

  • Review your responsibilities in the Financial Responsibility Agreement.  Returned Checks will incur a thirty three dollar fee, and will require tuition payment by cash or cashier's check.
  • Onondaga Community College has a first available funds policy which states that deferred tuition and fees will be collected from the first source of financial aid to be credited to the student's account. For example: if tuition and fees are deferred under TAP and PELL but a student loan comes in first, the balance due will be deducted from the student loan. A refund check will be issued for the remainder of the loan proceeds that may exist as early as the first week of classes. When the PELL and TAP monies are disbursed a refund will be issued to the student beginning in the sixth or seventh week of classes and continue on a weekly basis afterwards. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit otherwise a paper check will be issued.

Payment Deadlines

Please Note: The Bursar's Office will not cancel registrations for students who fail to make payment. Students must drop their courses before the semester begins to cancel tuition and fee charges.

Payment in full for tuition & fees for the semester is due the day before the semester begins.  Students who fail to make full payment, enroll in the payment plan, or obtain proper deferral with the Bursar's Office will have a financial hold placed on their record on the first day of classes. The financial hold will prevent the student from making schedule changes or obtaining official college records (transcripts, diplomas, etc.). Accounts that remain unpaid will have late payment fees assessed every thirty (30) days until the account is paid in full. Online payment is always available at

Failure to pay tuition or attend classes does not relieve you of your registration or financial obligation. Classes must be officially dropped in accordance with refund schedule to have tuition charges adjusted.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide the college with a valid mailing address and notify the college promptly of any change of mailing address.