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Payment Plans

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. The number of installments depends on the date the payment plan is set-up and the length of the 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 Non-payment 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 25% of that amount, totaling $257.50. This amount can be paid by cash, check, credit/debt card, or money order. John's remaining balance is $772.50. Depending on the set-up date of the payment plan, he can then pay his remaining balance over the course of one, two or three payment installments.

Am I Eligible?

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

When Do I Apply?

To be eligible for Deferred Tuition, you must apply before the Drop For Non-payment date.

How Do I Apply?

Upon registration, you will see a prompt that says "Pay for Registration". Follow the steps before the Drop for Non-payment date of the semester you are attending and pay a 25 percent down payment plus a $30 non-refundable payment plan fee.

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT: If you have any problems, please call (803) 508-7503.

1. Payment plans CANNOT be set up for any past due balances.

2. A $30 non-refundable processing fee and a 25 percent 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 25 percent down payment and the $30 processing fee.

3. The payment plan is for tuition and fees only. It cannot be used for books or other expenses.

4. The plan may not be used for balances less than $200. Any tuition and fee balances greater than $200 will be scheduled for up to three payments in addition to the down payment.

5. 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.

6. A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for each late payment, including anyone who has not finalized their financial aid, scholarship or sponsorship.  Please note:  If you pay by check or credit card for your deposit and the check is returned for "stop payment" or "insufficient funds" and the credit card is reversed for "Card Holder dispute" or "Voided Transaction", a $25.00 fee will be assessed if after the deposit due date because the deposit will be considered late.  A $30.00 NSF fee will also be added to your account.

7. 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.

8. If an account becomes delinquent, it will be placed on hold status. Registration will not be allowed; future classes already registered will be dropped; and transcripts and diplomas will not be issued.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Refunds of tuition and fees are per College Policy located on the Aiken Technical College website:  Refunds and applicable state financial aid will first be used to repay any outstanding balance due.  Federal refunds will be refunded to the student who must then pay any outstanding balances.

12. A new Deferred Tuition Payment Plan will be created by the Cashier's Office if additional classes are added.  The Cashier's Office will email any revisions to your preferred email as per your notification to the Enrollment Center. 

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Related Links
Campus Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Office  508-7263
Veteran Education Benefits 508-7333
Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act 508-7501
Deferred Tuition Payment Plan 508-7503