Responsibility For Payment

Tuition and fees are assessed when students register. Students are responsible for payment arrangements at the time of registration. Southwestern does not mail account balance statements. As a courtesy, account balance reminders are emailed monthly. Account balances under $400 require payment in full or students may be withdrawn if payment is not received within five days of registration.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 (Southwestern). Tuition and fees may be billed to an employer or an agency if Southwestern 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 payment plans. If a student is under 18 years of age, Southwestern requires a payment plan to be made n the parent’s/guardian’s name. For payment options, please contact the Coos campus Student First Stop Center in Dellwood Hall or call (541) 888-7352 or the Curry campus at (541) 813-1668.



Educational Payment Plan Options
Play 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 18% per year in addition to a $30 per billing cycle (monthly) late fee. Accounts with balances after the term begins will be set up on Payment Plans, which have a $32 per term contract preparation fee. If students receive any form of financial aid during the loan payback period, the funds will first be applied to their balances. 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  • Being administratively withdrawn from course(s) which shall include loss of any tuition and fees paid and the permanent loss of all credits and/or grades for the term in which the withdrawal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;  
  • Being charged an administrative hold fee;
  • Withholding a certificate, diploma, or degree;  
  • Prohibiting subsequent registrations until debt is paid.

Students who have delinquent accounts 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. Payments in full will be required at time of registration. Delinquent accounts over 90 days old from the time of registration may be sent to collections.


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