FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much does it cost to enroll?
A: There is a $25 (non-refundable) enrollment fee per quarter due when you enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan. Other possible costs are from Nelnet, a $30 charge for insufficient funds or wrong account information.
Q: What are my payment options?
A: Automatic payments from your checking or saving account (ACH) or credit/debit card (VISA, MasterCard / or American Express, Discover - only with Tuition Payment Plan).
Q: I enrolled in the Tuition Payment Plan and withdrew from my classes; however, I received a notice indicating I still owe?
A: The Tuition Payment Plan does not replace the official college refund policy. Our refund policy allows for 80% refund during the first week of the quarter and 40% the second week of the quarter. You may still owe for tuition if you withdraw from classes during the refund period. See example below:
Register for 10 credits (tuition & fees): $1,133.40
Enrolled in Tuition Payment Plan (30% down pymt): ($340.02)
Balance Owing: $793.38
Withdrew during 40% refund period: $453.36 ($1,133.40 x 40%)
Revised Balance Owing: $340.02 Responsibility of the student
If you withdrew from classes after the 40% refund period ends you could still owe tuition and fees. Please consider the consequences of dropping classes or withdrawing from classes if you are on the Tuition Payment Plan. If you are unsure of how much you will owe, contact the Cashier’s Office at 360-475-7467 for assistance.
Q: I have applied for financial aid / VA and would like to use the Tuition Payment Plan as a way to start classes. What will happen if I miss payments due for the quarter---it is not my fault if I am waiting for financial aid or veterans funding, right?
A: That is incorrect. You are agreeing to pay, in full, any tuition costs on the monthly automatic payment deadlines, regardless of whether you have been awarded financial aid or waiting for a check from the VA. If you cannot meet the payment obligations of the plan, you should not use the Tuition Payment Plan.
Q: I enrolled in for the Tuition Payment Plan and added or dropped classes; what do I do?
A: If you add or change classes (including any classes added from a wait-list) and your tuition and fees increase, your tuition payment plan amount and payments will be increased on your next payment provided there are at least ten (10) business days prior to the next scheduled payment (outside the 10 day time limit any changes will be adjusted on the remaining scheduled payments). You will receive an email notification the next business day if there is any change in the preauthorized payment amount. If the ten (10) days prior fall on a weekend or holiday the deadline to change your next payment amount is the last business day prior to the weekend of holiday.
A: If you drop a class (including dropping a class added from a wait-list) and your tuition and fees decrease, your tuition payment plan amount will be decreased on your next payment, provided there are at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled payment date (outside the 3 day time limit any changes will be adjusted to the remaining scheduled payments).
Q: What if I am unable to pay my account in full by the deadline, what happens?
A: If any payments fail we will have a HOLD placed on their account indicating a balance is still owing. The HOLD will prevent the student from obtaining grades, transcripts or registering for classes until the debt is paid in full at the Olympic College Cashier's office.
Q: I still have questions, who can I contact?
A: Cashiers Office at 360-475-7181 or email CashierOffice@olympic.edu