Methods of Payment

Methods of Payment

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  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.

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, 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
  6. On the home page, select the green button Make a Payment
    1. You can pay account balance (all outstanding balance)
    2. Or you can select by term

    1. Press Continue to select payment method and receive confirmation of payment
  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