Frequently Asked Questions
Columbia College Students: Please refer to the Columbia College Business Services department for accurate information regarding policies and procedures.
Will my classes be dropped if I do not pay my tuition fees?
Yes, effective Spring 2023 students will be dropped from classes before the semester starts when they do not pay their account balance in full by the designated drop for non-payment deadline. Please visit MJC Enrollment Services for more information.
When are my tuition fees due?
Tuition and fees are charged in full at the time of registration. Students may choose to pay their balance in full, qualify for financial aid, or create a payment plan which helps students meet their financial obligations with monthly, interest-free payments.
Effective Spring 2023 students will be dropped from classes before the semester starts when they do not pay their account balance in full by the designated drop for non-payment deadline. Please visit MJC Enrollment Services for drop date information and details.
IMPORTANT: Access to school services, class registration, and official documents may be restricted or prohibited when an outstanding balance is due.
I cannot register for classes because I owe fees. What do I need to do?
Effective Spring 2023, students may not register for upcoming terms until all balances are paid in full. Payment options can be found here. Students may also apply to qualify for financial aid here.
Is there a payment plan option available?
Yes, MJC has partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce to create a payment plan which helps students meet their financial obligations with monthly, interest-free payments. Find more information here.
When is the latest I can sign up for a payment plan?
A payment plan must be successfully created by 5 PM on the business day prior to the designated drop for non-payment deadline to avoid being dropped from classes for non-payment. Nelnet plan agreements will be used determine whether the payment plan was successfully completed by the deadline.
How do I know that my online payment was successful?
Once payment is complete students will receive immediate confirmation on the payment screen as well as a confirmation email. Student account statements can be viewed on PiratesNet by selecting the Account Summary link.
I tried to make an online payment, but my payment was cancelled. What does this mean?
This means your payment attempt was declined. Please contact your financial institution for information regarding why the payment was unsuccessful.
How do I request a refund if I have a credit balance on my account?
Students may request a refund online through their PiratesNet account. For details about refunds, including how to submit a request, please visit our Refunds and Disbursements page.
What should I do if a sponsor is paying my fees?
The organization or program sponsoring a student may forward their authorization to bill to MJC Business Services:
- MJC may only bill student fees to the sponsor as indicated on the authorization to bill.
- It is the student’s responsibility to report fees and charges accurately to their sponsoring program, and when any applicable changes have been made to the student’s account.
The Authorization to Bill form can be found here. Sponsors may contact the MJC Business Services office with questions at (209) 575-6828.