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PAYING FOR MY COLLEGE EDUCATION AT TSC ~ FAQ

I have registered for classes, what are my next steps?
 Sign my payment agreement (signed after registering for classes).
 Make arrangements for paying my bill.


TSC Payment Policy
Full payment must be made, or a deferred payment plan must be in place by the posted payment due date. If payment is not received by the semester payment due date, on the first day of class, the student risks being dropped from the course(s) for non-payment.  If dropped from courses, the student may only re-enroll if space is available before the Census date. *Payments for enrollments after the deadline are due within 24 hours of registration for classes. 

If the student is not planning to attend TSC, he/she must log on to his/her student account and drop classes by the published add/drop date for the course. Even though TSC intends to drop students for non-payment, the college cannot guarantee the classes will be dropped for unpaid accounts. Students are responsible for dropping classes even if they do not pay on time and will be responsible for any balance owed for classes that were not dropped.

Why Enroll in a Payment Plan?

  1. A payment plan is a tuition payment option letting students spread tuition out throughout the semester, so students won’t have to worry about a big lump sum due date at the end or beginning of the semester.
  2. Payment plans ensure that student bills are paid allowing them to register for the following semester and without being sent to collections for non-payment (which carries at least a 30% APR).
  3. Failure to enroll in a payment plan will result in student being dropped from classes for non-payment.
    -> Student Handbook (pg 21-22)

Paying for my college education at TSC - FAQ
I have registered for classes, what are my next steps?

  1. Sign payment agreement
  2. Make arrangements for paying balance

Step 1:
Billing

  • When is my bill or balance available?
    • Immediately after registering for classes, a bill is generated
  • Where can I find my bill or balance that I owe?
    • In your portal click on icon “Pay/View My Bill”
  • How is my balance calculated?
    • Cost of attendance
    • Tuition – resident, non-resident, online
    • Student Fees
    • On-campus housing; off campus housing

Step 2:
Financial Aid

  • Do I have Financial Aid? How do I check my Financial Aid?
    • In your portal click on icon “Financial Aid Award”
      • Award of grants, scholarships, and loans for the academic year and semester will be found here
  • Am I missing any documents for Financial Aid?
    • In your portal click on icon “Financial Aid Requirements”
      • If any documents are missing for Financial Aid students are able to access information of what is needed to process student’s Financial Aid
  • Does my Financial Aid cover my bill?
    • A student’s Financial Aid may or may not cover the full bill or balance.
    • Student must check if Financial Aid is awarded and amounts for semester
      1. Confirm that Financial Aid is complete and chosen awards accepted
        • No missing documentation for Financial Aid (FA)
        • Have questions, contact Financial Aid regarding award offers
      2. Find total amount for each accepted grant, scholarship, and loan
        • Do not include work-study amount
      3. Divide the total by 2 (half for Fall semester and half for Spring)
      4. Add up “accepted” amounts
      5. Subtract accepted amounts (step 2) total from your balance/bill.
      6. If amount of balance is more than Financial Aid total amount
        • Payment plan is required to pay balance
      7. If amount of balance is less than Financial Aid total amount
        Payment plan is not required

Step 3:
Paying My Balance

  • What is the Payment Policy for TSC?
    • Full payment must be made, or a deferred payment plan must be in place by the posted payment due date. If payment is not received by the semester payment due date, on the first day of class, the student risks being dropped from the course(s) for non-payment. If dropped from courses, the student may only re-enroll if space is available before the Census date.
      * Payments for enrollments after the deadline are due within 24 hours of registration for classes.
  • If the student is not planning to attend TSC, he/she must log on to his/her student account and drop classes by the published add/drop date for the course. Even though TSC intends to drop students for non-payment, the college cannot guarantee the classes will be dropped for unpaid accounts. Students are responsible for dropping classes even if they do not pay on time and will be responsible for any balance owed for classes that were not dropped.

  • When are student payment due dates for tuition, fees, and housing?
    • Fall Semester: August 5
    • Spring Semester: January 5
    • Summer Semester: May 20
  • What are options to pay my balance?
    • Financial Aid (if eligible)
      • FAFSA
      • Grants
      • Scholarships
      • Loans
    • Pay in full by you or outside source
      • Cash (In-person or mail)
      • Credit/Debit Card (phone, online or in-person)
      • Payment Plan with NelNet
        • See Step 4: Payment Plan Information with NelNet

Step 4:
Payment Plan Information with NelNet

  • How much might I pay with a payment plan?

Example: Payment plan of balance and installed payments (below)

Example Balance Number of Payments Chosen Required % Down Payment Required Amount Down Payment Estimated Monthly Payment
$4,000 5 0% $0.00 $800.00
  4 10% $400.00 $900.00
  3 15% $600.00 $1,135.00
  2 20% $800.00 $1,600.00

**Note:
Plan to pay required down payment when payment plan is setup and plan to pay for first payment amount to be withdrawn/paid in month payment plan is setup.  Example: for spring semester, if payment plan is setup in January, then there will be 5 monthly payments (January, February, March, April and May) with $0 and first payment of $800

  • When are my payments due?
    • Student chooses day that payment will be withdrawn
      • The 5th of each month or the 20th of each month
    • Payments will be automatic withdrawals on chosen date
    • Amount of required down payment % and monthly amount depends on
      • By when payment plan is set-up and
      • Number of payments chosen
      • Required down payment amount will be paid when payment plan is setup
  • What is the application cost?
    • Non-refundable application fee for payment plan is $40 each semester

Step 5:
Steps to Enroll in Payment Plan

Alternative Method

  • Go to beachhorseride.com
  • Log into TSC My Connect Portal
  • Click on Student Account tab
  • In section of “Payment Options” click on Create or Manage My Payment Plan

Step 6:
Consequences of Not Paying Balance in Full or Setting-Up Payment Plan

  • Review information for “Payment Policy for TSC” and “Student Payment Due Dates” found in Step 3: Paying My Balance

What is the Business Office?
The Business Office is where students come to:

  • Pay for their education
  • Ask questions about billing and refunds
  • Get help with BankMobile refund process
  • Obtain Bookstore Charge authorizations

All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration each semester; registration is not complete until the student's financial obligation is met in full.

Students with account balances are not permitted to register for subsequent semesters at Trinidad State College nor any other college within the Colorado Community College System.

  • Ruth Blasi
    (719) 846-5547
    Email
    The Business Office on the Trinidad Campus is located in the Berg Building, Room 209. 

  • Mathilda Westerman
    (719) 589-7026
    Email
    On the Valley Campus in Alamosa the Business Office is located in Room 104.