Payment Plan User Guide
Columbia College Chicago requires that all students who have charges that are not covered by financial aid or a third-party benefit must either pay their out-of-pocket cost in full or establish a formal auto-debit payment plan on or before December 28th for the Spring 2017 semester, May 13th for the Summer 2017 semester and August 1st for the Fall 2017 semester.
Failure to pay in full or to establish a formal payment plan may result in a financial hold on your account and/or a $150 fee for non-compliance. Columbia College Chicago reserves the right to cancel the class schedule of any student who fails to comply with the payment policy.
Columbia College Chicago offers low-cost, automated payment plans to assist students and their families in financing their college costs. Students must sign up for a payment plan through their OASIS account with a bank account or credit card. Payments will be automatically deducted on the 5th of each month. To determine the amount of your payment plan, subtract your secured financial aid and/or expected third-party payments for the term from your charges for the term. If you require assistance in setting up a payment plan, you should call Student Financial Services for assistance at 866-705-0200.
Payment Plan Options
Tools to complete a Payment Plan
- Student Account Summary – located on the Student Financial Services tab on the Oasis portal. The summary shows your course schedule, itemized tuition, fees and other applicable charges and your financial aid grants, scholarships and loans. Students and Authorized Payers should use this document as a reference when completing the Budget Worksheet during the enrollment process. When entering your financial aid awards and loans in the budget worksheet, be sure to enter the Net Aid amounts from the Student Account Summary. Do not include any Federal Work Study awards. For an example of Student Account Summary, please click here.
- My Account Balances by Semester – located on the Student Financial Services tab on the Oasis portal. This document shows payments and deposits that are posted on your student account and your current semester balance. Only disbursed financial aid awards and loans appear on your Account Balances by Semester.
- Payment Plan User Guide – the User Guide provides detailed instructions for each step in the enrollment process. Please click here for the Payment Plan User Guide.
Payment Method Options
- eCheck payments from a checking or savings account. There are no additional service fees assessed for eCheck payments.
- Credit and debit cards accepted on CCCPay are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. All credit and debit card payments are charged an additional service fee of 2.75% of the payment amount and will appear as a separate line item on your credit or debit card statement.
How do I enroll in a Payment Plan?
To enroll for a Payment Plan, log in to OASIS, select the Student Financial Services tab and select the CCCPay/Online Billing and Payment link. On the CCCPay menu, select Payment Plan to begin the enrollment process.
Authorized payers can access CCCPay by clicking here.
Important information about the Payment Plan:
- The minimum amount for a payment plan is $500. If your out-of-pocket balance is less than $500, it must be paid in full prior to the published payment deadline for the semester.
- The maximum amount for a payment plan is $25,000. Any amount in excess of $25,000 must be paid in full prior to the published payment deadline for the semester.
- Although you may qualify for a refund of your tuition and fees if you adjust your course schedule during the add/drop period of the semester, the payment plan fee is always non-refundable.
- If you are required to sign up for a payment plan and fail to do so, you will be charged a $150 non-compliance fee.
- Your down payment and non-refundable payment plan fee will be processed within 24-48 hours of completing the payment plan agreement.
- If an automated payment fails due to non-sufficient funds, a $30 fee will be charged by CCCPay. Two or more instances of insufficient funds may result in the following: cancellation of your courses if the failed payments occur prior to the end of the add/drop period, a financial hold on your account, and the voiding of your payment plan.
To Learn more about Student Payer Identity, please click here.