Types of Financial Aid

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan

What is the Deferred Tuition Payment Plan?
The Deferred Tuition Payment Plan allows students to pay for their tuition and fees over the course of the semester. All tuition and fees must be paid within the semester for which they are incurred. If you are attending classes in spring, you must set up a payment plan in spring and all payments must be made during the spring semester.
Based on the amount you owe, payments will be pro-rated accordingly. The plan may not be used for balances less than $200.
Here’s an example of how it works:
John applies for the plan before the drop for nonpayment date of the semester he is attending. He owes $1,000 in tuition plus the $30 processing fee, for a total of $1,030. His initial payment is 20% of that amount, totaling $206. This amount can be paid by cash, check, credit/debt, or money order. John's remaining balance is $824. He then can pay his balance in three installments.


Am I Eligible?
All students are eligible for this payment plan unless they have defaulted on a prior payment plan.


How Do I Apply?
You must fill out an application in the Cashier’s Office, Room 128, before the drop for nonpayment date of the semester you are attending and make a 20% down payment plus a $30 non-refundable payment plan fee.


Deferred Tuition Payment Plan Terms and Conditions
IMPORTANT: You Must See the Payment Plan Administrator or Designee to take advantage of this program. Call (803) 508-7503
  1. A thirty dollar ($30) non-refundable processing fee and a 20% down payment must be paid by cash, check or credit card and cannot be charged to any type of scholarship, sponsorship or financial aid. Students that have appealed their financial aid termination and are awaiting the determination may initiate a payment plan with a 20% down payment and the $30 processing fee.
  2. The payment plan is for tuition and fees only, not for books or other expenses.
  3. The plan may not be used for balances less than $200. Any tuition and fee balances greater than $200 will be scheduled for three payments in addition to the down payment.
  4. Any type of assistance such as financial aid, scholarship or sponsorship must be used before any balance of tuition can be charged to the payment plan.
  5. A late fee of $25 will be charged for each late payment, including anyone who has not finalized their financial aid, scholarship or sponsorship.
  6. Payments will be accelerated for any student who enters into the payment agreement and subsequently receives financial aid, scholarship or sponsorship. All outstanding balances owed, including any late fees, will be deducted before any refund check will be issued to the student.
  7. If an account becomes delinquent, it will be placed on hold status. Registration will not be allowed; future classes already registered will be purged; transcripts and diplomas will not be issued.
  8. Delinquent accounts become subject to the collection procedures utilized by the College. This may include submission to a collection agency and/or the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Delinquencies may be reported to the major credit bureaus. Any collection costs incurred will be added to the account balance.
  9. After notification of a financial aid award, students should check with the Payment Plan Administrator to be sure their account is paid in full before discontinuing payments.
  10. Refunds of tuition and fees are per College Policy. Refunds and applicable financial aid will first be used to repay any outstanding balance due.
  11. A new Deferred Tuition Payment Plan will have to be signed if additional classes are added. Any unpaid classes not covered by the payment plan will be purged.
  12. You may be denied a Payment Plan in the future if you fail to make payments as scheduled.


When Do I Apply?
To be eligible for Deferred Tuition you must apply before the Drop For Nonpayment date.


Campus Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Office (803) 508-7263
Single Parent Program (803) 508-7380
Veterans Education Benefits (803) 508-7333
Workforce Investment Act (803) 508-7479
Deferred Tuition Payment Plan (803) 508-7503


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