Payment Information


Fees may be paid by cash, money order, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Financial Aid, or by enrolling in the DC monthly payment plan.
There is a $45 charge per occurrence for any returned checks or dishonored electronic transactions. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit/debit card payments. A $1.95 fee is added to all payer-initiated e-check payments.


  • A student must complete the application and submit it with appropriate payment.
    See the guide to enroll in a monthly payment plan.
  • Payment plans must be completed each semester and will not be processed without a student signature and first payment.
  • The first payment includes a $25 application fee.
  • Students who are delinquent on their plan may be denied enrollment in the next term.
  • Students cannot pay the following through the plan: library fines, telephone charges, bookstore charges, or miscellaneous charges.

It is the student's responsibility to know the payment due dates and to make payments on time. A $20 late fee may be assessed for late payments.

    August 1*, September 1, October 1, November 1, December 1

    January 4*, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1

    May 1*, June 1*, July 1

*Initial payment is due with the semester signed payment plan form, which is due August 1 (fall), January 4 (spring), and June 1 (summer).


Students with an employer tuition reimbursement program are eligible to enroll in our deferred payment option.  Students are eligible to defer their payment until 30 days after grades are posted for the semester, giving them time to receive reimbursement from their employer. 

Click here to download an Employer Deferred Payment Option application

LATE FEE ($100)

Students who do not complete the registration payment process by the due date may be assessed a $100 late fee.


A validation sticker is available to a student who has been financially cleared. The validation sticker is evidence of completing registration and allows you to attend most campus events free of charge and sign books out of the Pilgrim Library. Validation stickers are mailed to a resident student's on-campus mailbox. Commuter students may pick up a validation sticker in the Business Office.


A student may end up with a credit balance after all federal, state, outside scholarships, and college aid has been applied to the student account. Students must be registered and attending classes in order to be issued a refund. If the credit originated from a Parent PLUS loan, then the refund check is issued as directed by the parent completing the Master Promissory Note.

Students and/or parents may choose to leave the credit balance on the account by completing the Title IV authorization form that may be obtained in the Business Office.

FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN (Electronic Funds Transfer)

Federal Direct loans are posted to student accounts electronically. A student has the option to have all or a partial amount of the loan returned to the guarantee lender. To do so, the student must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing. Please note: If the loan(s) create a credit balance, a refund check may have been processed. The student is responsible for returning the refund check to the Business Office in order for the funds to be returned to the lender.

IRS 1098-T

The 1098-T is available on myDC in January. The form can be accessed on the Student Account Information page.