• Billing Information

    Student billing is an automated, electronic process.  We no longer distribute paper billing statements by mail.  Notifications of eBill statements are issued via the student's official CCAC academic email address (personal email addresses may be added to the student profile), and students are directed to view their eBill by logging into the MyCCAC student portal and entering the Online Student Account Center.

    Students registering in person at a CCAC location will receive information about payment due dates upon registration. Students registering on the web need to check the term tuition payment due date on the Payment Due Dates page of the CCAC website.   Registration activity completed after the term tuition payment due date is expected to be paid at time of registration.  Depending on the date of registration, the college may issue one eBill prior to the term tuition due date and mail a financial clearance reminder notification to the student's current address.  Students registering within two weeks of the term tuition due date may not receive these items.

    Financial Responsibility

    As a reminder, upon registration students become legally bound by and agree to the terms of the Community College of Allegheny County Student Financial Responsibility Agreement.  All students are expected to read the full agreement and understand their financial obligations to the college.  As a convenience, an abbreviated financial responsibility statement is included on the CCAC Registration Form:

    I agree that once I register I become legally bound by and agree to the terms of the Community College of Allegheny County Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, and as such become responsible for all charges incurred, unless I drop classes during the designated refund period.  I understand that the college is extending credit to me and permitting me to register, enroll and attend classes in return for my promise to pay the college all tuition and fees incurred as a result of my registration, and that such extension of credit constitutes an educational loan or education benefit that is non-dischargeable under Section 523 (a)(8) of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  I understand that failure to pay my student account or any monies due and owing CCAC may result in a financial hold placed on my account preventing registration for future classes, release of transcripts and diplomas, and additional college services.  Additionally I understand that failure to pay my student account or any monies due and owing CCAC will result in a $15.00 late payment fee assessed to my account for each late payment and may result in my account being referred to a third party collection agency resulting in additional fees.  Finally, I understand that all delinquent student accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus. 

    Outstanding Balances

    A hold is placed on the account of any student who has an outstanding balance. These students are not permitted to enroll in a subsequent term or receive any other college services until resolving the balance in full. Cash, check, ACH, money order or credit card payments (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) will be accepted as payment. 

    Additionally, a monthly Late Payment Fee will be assessed on ANY account balance due at the time of assessment that is not covered by a payment plan, financial aid, or third party sponsorship.

    The college has a comprehensive billing process to collect outstanding balances.  Overdue accounts will incur consequences which include withholding of transcripts and/or any other service provided by the college on the student's behalf.  Account balances not paid or resolved within 30 days of eBill notification may be referred to Heartland ECSI, CCAC's account management and billing servicer.  Accounts remaining unpaid after that pre-collection effort will be turned over to an external collection agency and assessed a collection fee.  

    CCAC does not settle on unpaid accounts; students are responsible for payment of the full balance.  Additionally, once an account is referred to an external collection agency, we must follow Fair Debt Collection Practices Act regulations; we cannot remove it from credit bureau reporting.   

    A financial obligation is considered an extension of credit which constitutes an educational loan or educational benefit that is non-dischargeable under Section 523(a)(8) of the United States Bankruptcy Code.