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Responsibility for Payment


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Tuition and fees are assessed when the students register. Students are responsible for payment arrangements at the time of registration. Account balances under $400 require payment in full or students may be withdrawn if payment is not received within five days of registration. Payments may be made by cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card. Please make checks payable to Southwestern Oregon Community College. Tuition and fees may be billed to an employer or an agency if the College has received the appropriate authorization.

Students have the option to set up a payment plan with monthly payments. A non-refundable fee of $32 per term is charged for the payment plans. Students that are under 18 years of age, Southwestern requires a payment plan be made in the parent or guardian’s name. For payment options, please visit the Student First Stop Center in Dellwood Hall or call 541.888.7352.

Educational Payment Plan Options
Plan Type Monthly Payments Fee
Term 3 $32
Pay in full At time of registration $0

All delinquent debts will accrue interest at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum in addition to a $30.00 per billing cycle (monthly) late fee. Accounts with balances after the term begins will be set up on a Payment Plan, which has a $32.00 per term contract preparation fee. If a student receives any form of financial aid during the loan payback period, the funds will first be applied to the balance to repay this loan. Students will pay all attorney’s fees, collection costs, and any other charges necessary for the collection of any monies owed to Southwestern. Students are responsible for all financial obligations regardless of receiving a statement. There is a charge for returned checks per college procedure.

Students who do not meet their financial obligations may be subject to, but not limited to:

  • Being administratively withdrawn from course(s) which shall include loss of any tuition and fees paid and the permanent loss of all credits and/or grades for the term in which the withdrawal occurs;
  • Withholding a certificate, diploma, or degree;
  • Prohibiting subsequent registrations until debt is paid.

Students who have a delinquent accounts receivable or who are in default on Payment Plans, Emergency Tuition Loans, Stafford and Perkins Loans, Title IV, or who have other college debts will be allowed to register once the debt is paid in full or acceptable arrangements are made at the Student First Stop Center. Delinquent accounts over 90 days old from the time of registration may be sent to collection agencies.



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