Oct 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Continuing Education Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Continuing Education Catalog

Tuition and Fees



Continuing education course tuition and fees vary depending on the course and are subject to change without notice. Tuition for continuing education courses is based on anticipated cost. Tarrant County College (TCC) reserves the right to cancel any course section in which there is an inadequate number of enrollees.

Payment Deadlines

Tuition payment for continuing education courses is due on the same day as registration. Failure to pay tuition or to make payment arrangements by the deadline may result in students being dropped from their course(s). Students should not assume that a course will be automatically dropped for non-payment. Students are responsible for dropping any course they do not wish to be enrolled in.

Student Account Center

The Student Account Center is a student financial system designed to help students better manage their student account activity. Some of the features include payments by Automated Clearing House (ACH) or debit/credit card, payment plan enrollments, storing payment methods, or assigning authorized users. Students may access the Student Account Center through WebAdvisor by selecting the Student Account Center link under the Business Services heading. Refer to the TCC website for the most current information.

Payment Methods

For the convenience of the student, several payment methods are available*:

  1. In person at a campus Business Services Office:
    1. Cash
    2. Major Credit/Debit Cards: A photo ID card is required for credit/debit card payments processed. Card holder must be present.
    3. Check: A driver’s license is required for check payments. TCC will not accept checks as a form of payment for prior term balances or as a method of payment for previously returned items.
    4. Third Party Sponsors: If tuition is to be paid by an agency or company, a voucher from the agency or company must be submitted to the Business Services office in accordance to the payment deadline indicated below. By submitting a voucher, the third party sponsor agrees to pay all tuition. This includes any non-refundable tuition. If a third party sponsor has not paid the student’s tuition, per the voucher, by the end of the next term/quarter, the unpaid tuition will be moved to the student’s account. The student will be responsible for the unpaid balance, which may be sent to a third party collection agency.
  2. Online through the Student Account Center:
    1. Major Credit/Debit Cards
    2. Automated Clearing House (ACH) or Electronic Check
    3. Payment Plan: Provides students an extended payment plan to pay tuition for continuing education courses. Enrollment dates and additional information regarding the payment plan for continuing education students can be found on the TCC website. All payment plan options are in line with the provisions of Section 54.0007 of the Texas Education Code.
      1. Students can view and enroll by logging into WebAdvisor and selecting Student Account Center.
      2. A $25 non-refundable enrollment fee is charged per plan for each term/quarter.
      3. A $25 Returned Item fee will be assessed per instance.

* Payment methods may be restricted due to Returned Payments, delinquent payment plans, or outstanding balances.

Per Texas Education Code 54.007(2)(d): A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT OF TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES, INCLUDING ANY INCIDENTAL FEES, BY THE DUE DATE MAY BE PROHIBITED FROM REGISTERING FOR CLASSES UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS MADE. A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TERM/QUARTER MAY BE DENIED CREDIT FOR THE WORK DONE THAT TERM/QUARTER. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the tuition payment schedule for each term.

Returned Payments

A Returned Payment (chargeback) is the result of a dishonored or disputed check, ACH, or credit/debit card transaction. Returned Payments must be paid within 10 days of return notification. Students will be notified through their TCC email address and/or U.S. mail. If the Returned Payment balance and $25 Returned Payment fee are not paid within 10 days or by the current term census date (whichever comes first), the student may be dropped from all current term courses and blocked from future registrations. Returned Payments may result in restrictions on future payments by check, ACH, and credit/debit card, as well as loss of payment plan privileges.

NOTICE: DELINQUENT INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS, UNPAID RETURNED PAYMENTS, OUTSTANDING MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES, AND FINANCIAL AID ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE SENT TO A THIRD-PARTY AGENCY FOR COLLECTION. THE STUDENT MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COLLECTION AGENCY FEES INCURRED FROM THE ADDITIONAL COLLECTION EFFORTS.  A student who fails to make full payment prior to the end of the semester or term/quarter will be prohibited from registering for future classes until full payment is made. Failure to make full payment prior to the end of the term/quarter may result in transcript denial.

Formal Means of Communication

TCC Business Services will send notices to the student’s myTCC email as the formal means of communication.

Refund Policy

Students officially dropping from a continuing education course are eligible for a refund according to the following Refund Schedule:

  -  The course is canceled by the College 100%  
  -  The student drops on/or before midnight of the 1st day of class 100%
  -  The student drops before midnight of the 2nd business day following the 1st day of class 80%
  -  The student drops after 2nd business day following the 1st day of class 0%
  • Based upon the Refund Schedule, a credit is reflected on the student’s account upon withdrawal or course cancellation.
  • Refunds will be made to the debit/credit card used for payment if the refund is processed within 180 days from the original date of payment.
  • Refunds for cash, check, ACH, or debit/credit card after 180 days of the original payment, will be processed using the student’s preferred refund method selected with the contracted third-party refunding company. Refer to the Refund Selection section below for additional information. Students ages 15 years and under, or 55 years and older, will receive a refund by check.
  • A refund may take up to six weeks to process.
  • Refunds are calculated/based on invoiced amounts, not payments made.
  • STUDENTS WHO HAVE OPTED FOR THE PAYMENT PLAN AND ARE DROPPING CLASSES AND/OR WITHDRAWING ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL PAYMENT OF THE PROMISSORY NOTE. REFUNDS WILL BE APPLIED TO ANY BALANCE DUE ON THE NOTE.

Refund Selection

Students between the ages of 16 to 54, and registered for classes, or students eligible for financial aid, will receive a refund selection kit from a contracted third-party contracted company. Students are provided with instructions on choosing their preferred refund method for future financial aid or course refunds. If a refund selection kit is not received, visit the Refunds webpage for additional information.

Form 1098-T

Due to IRS guidelines, Continuing Education (CE) tuition payments are not included on the Form 1098-T. Contact your tax advisor for further guidance.