Paying for College

You Can Afford College!

At San Jac, we make it easy for you to pay for college and earn your certificate or degree. Not only are our classes affordable, but we offer a simplified tuition model that eliminates enrollment and registration fees. You can understand and easily calculate your costs -- no surprises! Click the links below to learn more.

 

 

 

Lower Your Cost

On top of our already affordable classes, we offer ways to reduce your college costs even more.


 Financial Aid

To receive financial aid, you’ll need to complete a FAFSA and provide any required documentation. You’ll receive an award letter with instructions to follow, or you can review your award through our SOS portal.

If you need more help with finances, we can connect you to other available sources, which includes loans, scholarships and grants, and State of Texas exemptions and waivers. There is also assistance from Veterans Services and Career Services.

 Open Books

How about classes with free or inexpensive textbooks and course materials? Look for Open Books, Open Books Plus, and Open Books Low $ courses in the Open Books Program when you register. These classes will make your education even more affordable.

 

Pay for Your Classes


 Installment Payment Plan Schedule

Can’t pay all at once? Pay over time with an installment payment plan (IPP). These are available for fall, spring, and summer semesters. You can get started setting up a payment plan online or at any campus business office.

After registering, you’ll pay a percentage of the total tuition as a down payment. You’ll also pay a $25 service charge prorated over all installments and $25 for any late payments.

If you withdraw from any classes, your payments are still due on time. If you have a refund, we will recalculate what you owe, and your future installments will reflect these changes.

Spring 2021 (202120)

Installment Payment Plan (IPP)

Registration and Payment Schedule Spring 2021

Payment Deadline for Winter Mini Classes is Thursday, December 10, 2020 by 7p.m.

Payment Deadline for Spring 2021 (202120) is Thursday, January 7, 2021 by 7 p.m.

All financial obligations incurred after the above payment deadline for the Spring 2021 must be paid on the day of registration.

Installment Payment Plan (IPP)*

INSTALLMENT PLAN

START DATE
(Campus & Web)

END DATE
(Campus & Web)

DUE DATES

# OF

PAYMENTS

REMAINDER PAYMENTS

Spring 2021 1st Plan

November 9, 2020

January 1, 2021

Down Payment &

1/25/21
2/22/21
3/22/21
4/26/21

4

4 Payments @ 20%

Spring 2021 2nd Plan

January 2, 2021

February 12, 2021

Down Payment & 2/22/21
3/22/21
4/26/21

3

3 Payments @ 25%

Spring 2021 3rd Plan

February 13, 2021

March 5, 2021

Down Payment & 3/22/21
4/26/21

2

2 Payments @ 25%

Spring 2021 4th Plan

March 6, 2021

April 16, 2021

Down Payment &

4/26/21

1

1 Payment @ 50%

Summer 2021

Option 1

Down Payment (20%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (20%)                  6/7/21

2nd Payment (20%)                6/21/21

3rd Payment (20%)                 7/12/21

4th Payment (20%)                 7/26/21

Option 2

Down Payment (25%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (25%)                  6/21/21

2nd Payment (25%)                7/12/21

3rd Payment (25%)                 7/26/21

Option 3

Down Payment (50%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (25%)                  7/12/21

2nd Payment (25%)                7/26/21

Option 4

Down Payment (50%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (50%)                  7/26/21

Fall 2021

Option 1                                            

Down Payment (20%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (20%)                  8/23/21

2nd Payment (20%)                9/20/21

3rd Payment (20%)                 10/18/21

4th Payment (20%)                 11/22/21

Option 2

Down Payment (25%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (25%)                  9/20/21

2nd Payment (25%)                10/18/21

3rd Payment (25%)                 11/22/21

Option 3

Down Payment (50%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (25%)                  10/18/21

2nd Payment (25%)                11/22/21

Option 4

Down Payment (50%)             Due at registration

1st Payment (50%)                  11/22/21

An installment payment plan (IPP) is available at any Campus Business Office and on the SOS Web based registration system under the Student Account Suite. When initiating the IPP the student will be required to pay a percentage of eligible tuition and charges. There is a $25 non-refundable setup charge which is prorated over the initial and future installments. The IPP will have different additional percentage payments on specified dates for each term. The College assesses a non-refundable charge of $25 for each late payment. Through the Student Account Suite, students may establish an automatic payment from their selected method of payment using a credit card, checking or savings account. Students who utilize the IPP must follow the regulations for withdrawals and refunds. Students who withdraw from or add one or more classes still must pay the installments on time. The system will recalculate any changes to the future dated installments. No installment payment plan is available for Barnes & Noble books, supplies or cash advances. The Financial Aid section describes other forms of financial assistance. Installment Plans must be paid in full before another installment plan can be initiated.

Receiving refunds for withdrawal from one or all courses does not relieve the student of making all payments under the IPP when due and payable. Students electing to use the IPP are subject to regulations regarding withdrawals and refunds (refer to the refund page for details). See the San Jacinto Community College District Catalog available online at www.sanjac.edu/apply-register/overview/course-catalogs regarding “Refund Policy” and “Withdrawal” for further information.

  1. Login to SOS and Select My Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records
  2. Select My Registration and Step 6 Review Your Charges and/or Make a Payment
  3. Select the proper Term from drop down list and submit
  4. Select the Student Account Suite Button
  5. From the home page, review Student Account Balance and select Enroll in Payment Plan
  6. Select correct term from drop down menu and press select                                                             
  7. Available plan displays, review carefully and press details to view due dates and times (print for your records) press select.                       
  8. Review the eligible charges and credits and the required down payment and the payment schedule and press continue
  9. Review important information for this payment plan and select payment method and press continue until payment has been confirmed
  1. Login to SOS and Select My Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records
  2. Select My Registration and Step 6 Review Your Charges and/or Make a Payment
  3. Select the proper Term from drop down list and submit
  4. Select the Student Account Suite Button
  5. From the home page, look at Scheduled Payments and select the star button under Action

    1. Select Edit and from Method drop down select correct payment method:

  1. Login to SOS and Select My Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records
  2. Select My Registration and Step 6 Review Your Charges and/or Make a Payment
  3. Select the proper Term from drop down list and submit
  4. Select the Student Account Suite Button
  5. From the Home screen, the student can pay balance in full by select the Make Payment Green button
  6. Or go to Payment Plans and select each action button to pay individually
    1. Student can pay next installment or update the payment method for all unpaid installments

You are considered an unpaid student if your student accounts receivable balance after the payment deadline date is greater than $0, and this balance is not covered by financial aid, third-party contract, scholarship, exemption, an installment payment plan, etc.

This also applies if you made any class changes to your account after completing payment, and these changes weren’t covered by any of these payment methods.

If you are an unpaid student, you will be removed from your classes.

To review your Student Accounts Receivable Balance:

  1. Log into your SOS account.
  2. Select “My Registration, Financial Aid, and Student Records.”
  3. Select “My Registration.”
  4. Select “Step 6: Review Your Charges and Make a Payment.”
  5. Select and submit a term.
  6. Once you’ve reached the Registration Fee Assessment page, select the Student Account Suite.

 Online or In-Person Payment

If you want to pay your tuition and charges in full, you may pay online or in person at any of our campus business offices.

For online payments, log in to SOS. Once you’re there, follow these steps:

  1. Find “My Registration.”
  2. Step 6 - Review Your Charges and Make a Payment.
  3. Registration Fee Assessment: Click "Student Account Suite" button.
  4. You can pay online with a credit card, debit card, or web check. If your parents are paying, you must make them an authorized user in your Student Account Suite.

If you pay in person, we accept credit or debit cards, personal checks, money orders, and cash.

  1. Credit Cards – American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa
  2. Debit Cards – Must have a Master Card or Visa affiliation
  3. WEBCheck – Must be an individual checking or savings account
    1. Company checks may be rejected after submission to the bank due to debit blocking by the company and result in a $30 return check charge.
    2. Loan Checks from Credit Cards or other financial institutions will be rejected after submission to the bank and result in a $30 returned check charge.
    3. The College assesses a $30 processing charge for each stopped-payment or returned check. An individual who has had a check returned must then pay the College by cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card.
  4. Installment Payment Plans that are setup online will capture the Scheduled Method of Payment and use that for future dated payments. The students may use the Student Account Suite to add and/or update a scheduled payment, prior to the due date of any future installment.
  • Credit Cards – American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa
  • Debit Cards – Must have a Master Card or Visa affiliation
  • Debit Cards – PIN Based
  • Checks
    1. Personal Checks in which the student is an authorized signer on the account or if the authorized signer on the account is present may be converted to an electronic payment from the account. These are referred to as POP checks. The Cashier will inquire as to whether you agree to have the check converted to an electronic payment. If you agree the check will be returned to you upon completion of the cashiering transaction along with an electronic agreement receipt.
    2. Personal Checks in which the student is NOT an authorized signer on the account and the authorized signer is not present will be processed as a normal Paper Check and included with the normal deposits of the College.
    3. Cashier Checks or Money Orders will be processed as a normal Paper Check and included with the normal deposits of the College
    4. Loan Checks from Credit Cards or other financial institutions will be processed as a normal Paper Check and included with the normal deposits of the College
    5. The College assesses a $30 processing charge for each stopped-payment or returned check. An individual who has had a check returned must then pay the College by cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card.
  • Cash – Legal Currency of the United States
  • Third Party Payments – Payments made by third party vendors via letters, purchase orders or invoices must be presented in person to any campus business office, each semester, in order for your account to be updated. Students are liable for any unpaid Third Party charges. Students are liable for any unpaid balances.
  • Exemptions/Scholarships – Documentation must be submitted in person to any campus business office, each semester, in order for your account to be updated. Students are liable for any unpaid balances.

An individual who uses a credit card to pay tuition or charges authorizes the College to communicate with the credit card issuer and/or financial institution for the limited purpose of verifying information related to use of the credit card at the College, such as verification of account number, verification of a transaction, or verification of a student’s signature.

San Jacinto College will not be responsible for multiple holds being placed on your credit card or debit card by your bank or the card issuer.

  1. Login to SOS and Select My Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records
  2. Select My Registration and Step 6 Review Your Charges and/or Make a Payment
  3. Select the proper Term from drop down list and submit
  4. Select the Student Account Suite Button
  5. From the Home screen, go to My Profile Setup and select Payment Profile
  6. Select the new method from drop down menu and press Select                                                     
  7. Enter information and continue until payment method is saved to your user profile
  8. Saved method will be displayed under Saved Payment Methods

  1. Login to SOS and Select My Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records
  2. Select My Registration and Step 6 Review Your Charges and/or Make a Payment
  3. Select the proper Term from drop down list and submit
  4. Select the Student Account Suite Button
  5. From the Home screen, go to My Profile Setup and select Payment Profile
  6. Under Saved Payment Method, Select the Action button and select Edit           
  7. Make necessary changes to current payment method and save
  8. Please note if you attempt to delete a saved payment method and it’s in use for future payments, the system will not allow for it to be removed. You will need to add a new payment method, then update your future unpaid installment plans with the new payment method. Once all future unpaid installment plans are updated, you can then proceed to remove any old payment methods.
  1. Login to SOS and Select My Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records
  2. Select My Registration and Step 6 Review Your Charges and/or Make a Payment
  3. Select the proper Term from drop down list and submit
  4. Select the Student Account Suite Button
  5. On the home page you can view the breakdown of your account balance by selecting View Activity
    1. You can view the full amount due or select the arrows to view more details