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Student Billing

The Student Billing Office is committed to helping students pursue their college degree while meeting their financial obligations to BMCC. If you need more specific information than you have found on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Accounts Manager at 800-844-2622 or 906-248-8441.

Your billing statement will be available electronically by accessing your account online through https://empowerweb.bmcc.edu/fusebox.cfm.

All student bills are expected to be paid in full within five business days from the beginning of the semester. If you have completed your financial aid paperwork by the Financial Aid Deadline, financial aid will be applied to your account and you will need to pay any difference that financial aid does not cover. If you miss the financial aid deadline, you may still apply for financial aid during the semester you are enrolled. However, you will need to pay the full cost of your bill by the due date and you will be reimbursed later, if eligible for financial aid.

For on-campus students, we do offer payment plans to help you pay your tuition and fees over the current semester. Your outstanding balance will be divided into three equal payments.  The first payment (one-third of outstanding balance) is due on or before the 5th day of classes.  The second payment will be due on or before week six of the semester and the final payment will be due by week ten.  Please note that a business hold will be placed on your student account until semester balance is paid in full.  This hold will prohibit a student from early enrollment in next semester’s classes.

Contact the Student Billing Office at 800-844-2622 or 906-248-8441 before the first payment due date to setup a payment plan.

If you fail to pay in full or setup a payment plan (available to on-campus students only) within five business days from the beginning of the semester, your account is delinquent and will be referred to a court or an outside agency. Online students who have not paid in full by the payment due date will lose their password access immediately and be dropped from classes after ten business days. BMCC does not offer payment plans to students taking all of their classes online.

On-campus students must have their bills paid in full OR have a payment arrangement plan signed within five business days from the beginning of the semester.  On-campus students who have not paid in full by the payment due date will have their password access to their classes suspended until payment arrangements are made.

The Cashier is responsible for receipting and depositing the money paid to the College. These include payments from students, parents, and other organizations.

Please contact Wade Teeple if you have questions about payments on your student account.
 

Payment Options

The following payment options are available:


Paying Online

You may make a credit card payment directly on your student account by using our secure online payment system through Student Records.

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. 


Paying in Person

The Cashier’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Cashier is located in the Administration Building, Room 136. If the Cashier is not available, please see the Receptionist. They will direct you to the backup Cashier.

You may pay in U.S. Funds with cash (in person only), personal check, money order, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA.  


Paying by Mail

Personal checks are accepted as payment on a student account. All checks and money orders must be in U.S. dollars. There will be a 3% foreign transaction fee added to the student’s account for any check received in Canadian funds.

Checks should be made payable to Bay Mills Community College. A $20.00 service fee is charged for bounced checks.

Please mail payments at least five days prior to the due date to ensure timely processing.

 
Payments should be mailed to:

Bay Mills Community College
Attn: Cashier
12214 West Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI  49715

If a student pays for a course and it is dropped or canceled, for a full refund of tuition and fees, the student must contact the Accounting Office to receive a refund. Students who pay with cash, check, or money order are issued a BMCC refund check that is mailed to the student's address on file. Students who pay online using their credit card will receive a refund to the credit card that was used to make the payment. The student must have the credit card number and expiration date when contacting the Accounting Office because BMCC's system does not store credit card information.

Holds will be applied to all student accounts that have an outstanding balance at the beginning of the semester. Holds will be removed when the student account is paid in full.

The college will not issue transcripts and reserves the right to withhold grades, diplomas, and deny subsequent registration to any student whose account has an outstanding balance.

Accounts that are 30 days past due will be referred to a court or outside agency for collection.

If you have arranged a payment plan with the Student Accounts Manager, your account is not delinquent unless you fail to make your prearranged payments. If you miss one payment with no communication to the Student Accounts Manager, your account will be referred to a court or outside agency for collection.

The student is responsible for paying all charges due to the college as well as all collection agency or legal fees incurred to collect the delinquent account which may exceed 50% of the original amount owed.

Please contact us if you’re having trouble meeting your financial obligations. We want to work with you so we don’t have to take collection action.  

Students will receive a full refund of tuition and fees if a class is officially dropped within the following time frame:

  • 16 week class, regular semester class – first ten scheduled class days
  • 8 week class – first five scheduled class days
  • 6 week class – first four scheduled class days
  • 4 week class – first two scheduled class days
  • 2 week class or less – one scheduled class day

Exceptions may be made when warranted by unusual circumstances.