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.

 

Billing Statements and Due Dates

One billing statement will normally be mailed prior to the first week of class to students with an outstanding balance; however, you can view your account and make payments online through Student Records. If you register during the last week of registration, you will need to access your account electronically to make your payment on time. Please note that BMCC is moving toward a paperless billing system. You should acquaint yourself with your bill status by viewing your account online via Student Records particularly during the first two weeks of class. If you do not see an anticipated award or scholarship on your account, you should contact the Financial Aid Office and inquire about your award.

All student bills are expected to be paid in full within five business days from the date classes begin. 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 your outstanding 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 date classes begin, your account is delinquent and will be referred to Tribal Court or a collection agency. Online students that do not pay in full within five business days from the date classes begin will lose their password access and be dropped from classes. BMCC does not offer payment plans to students taking all of their classes online.

On-campus students that are enrolled in an online or hybrid class must have their bills paid in full OR have a payment arrangement plan signed by the 5th day of classes.  If the student has not paid their bill in full OR made semester payment arrangements, the access to their online/hybrid classes through Moodle will be suspended until payment arrangements are made.  

 

Cashier

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.

Return the payment stub from the bill with your check. Please mail payments at least five days prior to the due date to assure timely processing.

 
Payments should be mailed to:
Bay Mills Community College
Attn: Cashier
12214 West Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI  49715

Financial Holds

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.

 

Delinquent Accounts

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 Billing Office, your account is not delinquent unless you fail to make timely 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.  


Tuition Refund Policy

Students will receive a full refund of tuition and fees if a class is officially dropped within the period of time set out below. The following schedule should be used to determine the refund period for a specific class:

  • 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. If a class is canceled, a student will automatically receive a full refund.


Drop/Withdrawal Policy

Students who officially drop from class(s) prior to the last day of the official drop period of the semester qualify for a tuition/fee refund of 100%. No refunds will be granted after the last official drop date for refund. .

 

Drop

To drop a class you will need to log into Student Records in Empower. Hover over "Student Records". Click on "Register my Classes" in Course Tools, then click DROP next to the class. This option is only available during the 10 day drop period, after that you will need to officially withdraw. The Last Day to Drop dates can be found on the academic calendar.


Withdrawal

A student finding it necessary to withdraw from courses, after the drop deadline, must email lauralamothe@bmcc.edu for online students and sschofield@bmcc.edu for on campus students. Failure to do so is not considered an official withdrawal and will result in failing grades in that course(s). The Last Day to Withdraw dates can be found on the academic calendar.