Deferred Fee Payment

Student Deferred Fee Payment Plan

(Not available for Summer credit classes)
It shall be the responsibility of the Student to follow the policies listed here, in order to be eligible for the Deferred Payment Fee Plan.

  1. The student must owe a minimum of $100 after subtracting any financial aid, scholarships, fee waivers, and fee discounts from the balance owed.
  2. A minimum payment is due immediately of one-quarter (25%) of total fees for the four-payment plan, or one-half (50%) of total fees for the three-payment plan.
  3. The setup fee for the Deferred Payment Plan is $25.00 and must be paid at the time of enrollment in the plan.
  4. Student hereby agrees to pay the remaining balance as stated in this agreement, in two (2) or three (3) installments as applies, on the due dates specified for each installment.
  5. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for each installment payment not received by the due dates.
  6. It is further understood that Installment amounts may change over time to account for any new charges, payments, adding or dropping classes, or financial aid adjustments.

IMPORTANT: Should you withdraw from school, any fees and charges already incurred are still due. Refunds are handled in accordance with the policies stated on the Cleveland State Community College website.

Failure to meet the terms of this agreement may entitle Cleveland State Community College to:

  • Declare the full balance, plus late fees, to be immediately due and payable by law.
  • Refuse subsequent registration for any classes and/or drop current classes.
  • Withhold grades, diplomas or transcripts from being released until the unpaid balance, as well as all attorney fees, legal expenses and other costs are paid in full.
  • When an installment is paid and is returned by reason of insufficient funds, said payment shall be considered delinquent. The student shall then be subject to a late payment charge and the College’s standard charges relative to returned checks.
  • When enrolling under this plan, it shall be understood by the student that in the event the services of a collection agency or an attorney are required in order to collect the unpaid balance, said student shall be responsible for payment of collection fees or attorney’s fees and court costs.

How to Enroll in the Deferred Fee Payment Plan


From the Secure Payment Site home page, there are two approaches to paying full tuition or making payments on past due accounts:

  1. Visit
  2. Login with your CougarNet ID and Password
  3. Once logged in, click the “My Account” link to the left.
  4. Click “Account Balance” under My Statement.
  5. Select term and click “Submit”.
  6. Click “Pay Now”. The link will redirect to a secure third-party site.
  7. Click the Payment Plans tab.
  8. Click “Enroll Now”
  9. Select Term from the drop down menu and click
  10. Select Deferred Fee Payment Plan
  11. Select the Payment Method by clicking on the drop down menu, then click Select. Students may pay using their checking/savings accounts and by Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
  12. Fill in the information required for the payment method selected. (This window will be different depending on the type of payment selected.) NOTE: If the student selects to use their bank account they will be required to electronically sign an ACH Agreement the first time they use this payment method. This is done by clicking on I Agree in the Agreement window, click Continue. Students may choose to save your payment method or sign up to have refunds directly deposited to their bank account. A payment confirmation screen appears. This is the last opportunity to cancel the process before submitting payment, click Continue.

Should you encounter difficulty with payment processing, please call Student Account Services at (423) 473-2310 or email us at

For security of your student account information, Exit/Close all windows pertaining to your student account.

Important: Stopping payment on a check does not constitute proper withdrawal. A $30 fee will be charged for each returned check. Proper withdrawal procedures must be followed to assess any credits/charges to your accounts.