Payment Methods

Payment Plan

To help you meet your expenses at Onondaga, we are pleased to offer an interest-free payment plan. 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 payment plan 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.

Fall 2015 Payment plan available on April 21, 2015
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
July 14
none 4 July - Oct
Aug 14
25% 3 Aug - Oct
Aug 23
33% 2 Sept - Oct

Spring 2016 Payment plan available on October 21, 2015
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 18 33% 2 Feb and Mar

Summer 2016 Payment plan available on October 21, 2015
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
Apr 7 none 3 Apr-June
May 9 33% 2 May & June

NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

For further details, download the the Fall 2015, Spring & Summer 2016 Automatic Payment Plan brochure.

Enroll in the payment plan via clicking here.

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 any aid (loans, PELL, TAP), if any, that may exist after payment of all outstanding charges. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit otherwise a paper check will be issued.

Payment Deadlines

Please Note: The Student Accounts 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 by the following dates:

  • Fall 2015 is due in full by July 15, 2015
  • Winter 2016 is due in full by December 15, 2015
  • Spring 2016 is due in full by December 15, 2015
  • Summer 2016 is due in full by May 1, 2016

Students who fail to make full payment, enroll in the payment plan, or have Pending Financial Aid sufficient to cover tuition and fees will have a hold placed on their record on the first day of classes and the student may run the risk of not being allowed to attend registered classes (e.g. student may be deregistered). Any hold will prevent the student from 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 by the student in accordance with refund schedule to have tuition charges adjusted.

Official transcripts, grades and diplomas will be withheld if you have overdue library books or outstanding financial or other obligations to the College. Past due balances must be paid by cash, credit card, money order or certified check.

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.