Tuition Payment FAQs

The Bursar's Office is the place where student tuition and fee payments are made. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is tuition due?

A. Full payment of tuition and fees for the semester is due the day before classes begin.  The last day to pay in person is the Friday before classes begin. 

Q. When will I receive my bill?

A. Once you register for courses a billing statement will appear on the screen.  Additionally, you can access your bill 24 hours/day, 7 days/week through your WebAccess Account.  Billing statements are mailed once per month.

Q. What methods can I use to pay my bill?

A. Checks should be made payable to Onondaga Community College for the exact amount due. Personal checks may not be accepted for amounts greater than the full-time resident tuition rate. Cashier's checks, money orders and cash are acceptable.  MasterCard, VISA and Discover are also accepted.  Payment can be made online at pay.sunyocc.edu.

Q. Can I sign up for a payment plan?

A. Yes, the College offers a Payment Plan which allows you to pay the semester's tuition and fees over a four-month period. The cost is $33 each semester. The fall payment schedule is July through October. The spring payment schedule is December through March. The payments are due on the 20th of each month.

Q. May I make partial payments?

A. Yes, the College offers a Payment Plan which allows you to pay the semester's tuition and fees over a four-month period.  The cost is $33 each semester. The fall payment schedule is July through October. The spring payment schedule is December through March. The payments are due on the fifteenth of each month. Any student requesting to be on the payment plan after the first payment is due will be required to make the necessary back payments to bring the account current prior to being accepted on the payment plan. 

Q. How does my financial aid get credited to my account?

A. Students must meet certain financial aid application deadlines to defer tuition. These deadlines are usually a month in advance of the tuition payment deadlines. (See financial aid information for specific information.)  Failure to meet these financial aid application deadlines will require students to pay their tuition and fees themselves.

The Bursar's Office will collect any money owed the College by a student from the first available funds. For example, tuition is deferred under TAP, Pell, VAVR, etc. The student receives funds from another source such as a student loan, prior to receipt of the TAP, Pell or VAVR payment. Money owed the College will be deducted from the first funds received. Any balance will be refunded the student. The student will then receive a check when the TAP, Pell, or VAVR funds under which tuition was originally deferred are disbursed.

Q. What if I lose my bill or did not receive a bill before its due date?

A. If you lose your bill you may contact the Bursar's Office to request a copy.  Account information is always available via Web Access.

Q. What if I change my mind after I've registered?  Or what if I stop attending classes? Can I get a refund?

A. Yes, per the following chart: 

Time of Withdrawal* Refund
(Tuition, Health Fee and Activity Fee)  
Before the first day of semester 100%
Through the first week of classes 75%
Through second week of classes 50%
Through third week of classes 25%
After third week of classes No Refund

*Fall and spring semesters. Note: summer refunds are based on different criteria. Please obtain refund dates upon registering. These rates are subject to change without notice. Variable length classes will have different refund policies. View all refund information.

Q. My employer has a tuition reimbursement plan.  Can you send my bill to them?

A. The College may honor an authorization to bill an outside agency, company, etc., for employee tuition programs.  The authorization must state that the college will be paid directly upon receipt of billing, regardless of academic performance.  In the event the College is not reimbursed, the student is held responsible for payment of the bill.

Contact