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Prior Term Payment Plan

A prior term payment plan is for outstanding tuition balances from the most recently ended term/semester.

Eligibility

You're eligible for this plan if you:

  1. Have an undergraduate tuition account balance from the most recently ended term/semester, and
  2. Did not participate in a previously offered prior term payment plan.

Any other charges, or any tuition account balances from a term other than the most recent, will need to be paid in full.

Need to Know

Learn about the enrollment costs and how to sign up.

  • Scheduled installments are auto-drafted monthly
  • $25 non-refundable enrollment fee will be charged when you're setting up your plan
  • Cannot combine your prior term payment plan with any other payment plan
  • You can register for upcoming terms if you have a prior term payment plan and all other balances are paid. However, if the prior payment term becomes delinquent (missed or returned payment), you are subject to being dropped from any classes.
  • You will not receive a transcript or diploma until your balance is paid in full

Enrollment Dates

Term Plan available Last day to enroll online Required down payment Number of payments Payment due dates
Spring 2019 May 9, 2019 July 15, 2019 20% 4 July 30
August 30
September 30
October 30
Fall 2018* December 13, 2018 March 1, 2019 20% 4 March 30
April 30
May 30
June 30

Missed/Returned Payments

If, at any time, the payment plan becomes delinquent (missed or a returned payment), you will immediately be restricted from future term registrations and/or may be dropped from any current registrations.

If the balance is not paid in full by the last scheduled installment, your account may be sent to a third party collection agency. You will be responsible for any collection agency fees.

Per Texas Education Code 54.007(2)(d): A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and mandatory fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make full payment prior to the end of the semester or term may be denied credit for the work done that semester or term.

*Fall 2018 Only

TCC piloted a prior term payment plan for any student with an outstanding Fall 2018 undergraduate tuition account balance. This allowed you the opportunity to pay off your balance with auto-drafted, scheduled, monthly installments.

Once the payment plan balance is paid in full, you will be able to register for classes and request transcripts. If, at any time, the payment plan becomes delinquent (missed or returned payment), the account is subject to being sent to a third-party collection agency immediately.

Prior term payment plans cannot be combined with any other payment plans. This is a one-time offer and is only for Fall 2018 undergraduate tuition account balances.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a balance from a term prior to Spring 2019, can I set up a prior term payment plan?

No. TCC is currently piloting the prior term payment plan for Spring 2019 balances only. If you have a balance prior to Spring 2019, the balance must be paid in full in order to register for classes or request transcripts.

I owe miscellaneous charges. Can I add these charges to the prior term payment plan?

No. All other charges will need to be paid in full.

Can I register for Spring 2019 and/or Summer 2019 if I set up a Fall 2018 prior term payment plan?

No. The prior term payment plan will need to be paid in full before you may register.

Can I register for Summer 2019 and/or Fall 2019 if I set up a Spring 2019 prior term payment plan?

Yes, as long as all other balances are paid in full.

How much does this payment plan cost?

You will be required to pay 20% down of your tuition account balance, plus a $25 non-refundable setup fee.

If I set up a prior term payment plan but don't pay off the entire balance, will I be able to set up another prior term payment plan in the future?

No. This is a one-time offer and is designed to give you an opportunity to continue taking classes. If you do not honor the terms of the prior term payment plan, you have lost the privilege of this plan.

Will I receive a transcript or diploma if I set up a prior term payment plan?

No. You will not receive a transcript or diploma until the prior term payment plan is paid in full and all other term balances are paid in full.

Updated May 30, 2019