Billing and Payments


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 Billing Assistant at 866-967-2622 or 906-248-8433


Billing Statements and Due Dates

Your billing statement will be available electronically by accessing your account online through Student Records. No statements will be mailed unless requested.

All student bills are expected to be paid in full within five business days from the beginning of the semester. If you have a complete financial aid file prior to the beginning of the semester, financial aid will be applied to your account. Any remaining balance that financial aid does not cover is the responsibility of the student. If you do not have a complete financial aid file before the semester begins, you may still apply for financial aid during the semester you are enrolled; however, you will be required to pay the full cost of your bill by the due date. If you are eligible for financial aid, refund checks will be issued during the semester for any excess aid.

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 is due within the five business days from the beginning of the semester. Contact the Student Billing Assistant at 866-967-2622 or 906-248-8433 before the beginning of the semester to setup a payment plan.

If you fail to pay the balance in full or setup a payment plan 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 after 30 days. 

Please note that a business hold will be placed on your student account until the balance is paid in full. This hold will prohibit a student from early enrollment in the next semester's courses and access to other records, such as transcripts.

Students who have not paid in full OR have a payment arrangement plan signed within five business days from the beginning of the semester will lose their online access immediately and may be dropped from classes.



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 the Cashier at 906-248-3354 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. 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 insufficient fund accounts.

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


Refund Checks

If a student pays for a course and it is dropped or canceled, the student must contact the Accounting Office to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. 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.


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 Assistant, your account is not delinquent unless you fail to make your prearranged payments. If you miss one payment by more than five days with no communication to the Student Billing Assistant, 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 are having trouble meeting your financial obligations. We want to work with you so we do not 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 following time frame:

  • 15 and 16 week courses, regular semester course – first ten business days
  • 8 week course – first five business days
  • 6 week course – first four business days
  • 4 week course – first two business days
  • 2 week course or less – one business day

Exceptions may be made when warranted by unusual circumstances.


Allowing Veterans to Attend or Participate in Courses Pending VA Payment

A. Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33.

B. Pending Payment Compliance.  In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Bay Mills Community College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA.  Bay Mills Community College will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

To qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about VA educational benefits is available at the official U.S. government website at