Payment of Tuition & Fees

Payment of tuition and fees is due the first day of the semester. Students may choose 100% payment or a payment plan offered through the college. Payment options include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Personal Check
  • Cashier’s Check
  • US Money Order
  • Cash

No credit card charges under five ($5.00) dollars will be processed.

If the student’s account is 30 days past due and the student has not made payment arrangements with the college, the student may be dropped from the classes in which he/she is registered. The student will be responsible for all charges incurred and monthly finance charge of 2% will be applied to all past due accounts. Student account balances do not reflect incomplete financial aid. Delinquent accounts are turned over to a collection agency. Collection fees are added balances turned over to collections.
Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option
Our Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan Option is an alternative to large annual or term payments and helps limit borrowing. To enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan Option, contact the Financial Services Coordinator located in the Information Technology Center at the Cashier window.

Only tuition, fees, room and board are eligible expenses for the payment plan. Payments are due the first day of each month and a 2% late fee added if payment is not received by the 15th.
Third-Party Billing
Third-party billing is a payment agreement between the student, college, and a student sponsor. The sponsor is an outside source that takes responsibility for all or partial payment of tuition, fees, books, and other costs of attending State Tech. A third-party sponsor is not an individual. Examples of third-party sponsors include:

  • A Company, Agency or Organization
  • A branch of the U.S. Military
  • Vocational Rehabilitation, Training Rehabilitation Act (TRA)
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

The Office of Financial Aid must receive written approval from the sponsor for each semester the student attends State Technical College of Missouri. State Tech will not bill third party agencies for class re-takes unless the student contacts the agency for payment approval.

An invoice will be sent to the sponsor after the add/drop period is over. If the sponsor fails to respond to the bill by the given due date, the student will be responsible for the charges. The sponsor will receive the refund or credit for any reduction of fees that were originally billed.
Personal Check Policy
A $40 fee will be charged to anyone who pays with a personal check that is returned to State Tech by the bank. Failure to promptly redeem payment could result in dismissal from the college. Returned checks that are not redeemed promptly will be sent to the local prosecuting attorney for collection.

The college reserves the right to refuse to accept any check.