Tuition Payments

Payment Policies

  • Review your responsibilities in the Financial Responsibility Agreement. Returned Checks will incur a thirty three dollar fee, and will require tuition payment by cash or cashier's check.
  • Onondaga Community College has a first available funds policy which states that deferred tuition and fees will be collected from the first source of financial aid to be credited to the student's account. For example: if tuition and fees are deferred under TAP and PELL but a student loan comes in first, the balance due will be deducted from the student loan. A refund check will be issued for the remainder of any aid (loans, PELL, TAP), if any, that may exist after payment of all outstanding charges. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit otherwise a paper check will be issued.

Payment Deadlines

Please Note: The Student Accounts Office will not cancel registrations for students who fail to make payment. Students must drop their courses before the semester begins to cancel tuition and fee charges.

Students must pay their semester bill in full or enroll in the payment plan by the payment due date.

  • Fall 2020 payment due date is August 3, 2020 
  • Winter 2021 payment due date is December 21, 2020 
  • Spring 2021 payment due date is January 4, 2021
  • Summer 2020 payment due date is May 3, 2021

Students who register after the payment due date must make payment in full for their tuition and fees at the time of registration.  

Students who fail to make full payment, enroll in the payment plan, or have Pending Financial Aid sufficient to cover tuition and fees will have a hold placed on their record.  Students with an outstanding balance over $200 will be blocked from registering.  Any hold will prevent the student from obtaining official college records (transcripts, diplomas, etc.). Accounts that remain unpaid will have late payment fees assessed every thirty (30) days until the account is paid in full. Online payment is always available.

Failure to pay tuition or attend classes does not relieve you of your registration or financial obligation. Classes must be officially dropped by the student in accordance with refund schedule to have tuition charges adjusted.

Official transcripts, grades and diplomas will be withheld if you have overdue library books or outstanding financial or other obligations to the College. Past due balances must be paid by cash, credit card, money order or certified check.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide the college with a valid mailing address and notify the college promptly of any change.  Notifications from the Student Accounts office are sent to the student at their OCC e-mail address.  Students should routinely check this e-mail to ensure they receive all important communications.

You may pay online using a credit card via the Make a Payment option in WebAdvisor. The website is available for making payment around the clock including weekends and holidays.  You will need to login with your Username & Password.   What's my username?

We also accept payment by check, cashier's check or money order payable to Onondaga Community College for the exact amount of the bill. Payments must be made in US funds. Please include the student's full name and College ID number on the check or money order. Mail to:

Onondaga Community College
Student Accounts Office
4585 West Seneca Tpke
Syracuse, NY 13215-2099

If you prefer you may make a payment in-person at the Student Accounts Office at the Gordon Student Center. See campus map. The office accepts payments (cash, check or credit card) Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

To help you meet your expenses at Onondaga, we are pleased to offer an interest-free payment plan. This convenient monthly budget plan gives you two options for making monthly payments: You can make automatic bank payments, or you can charge payments to your MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card. There is a $33.00 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester for the payment plan to fund administrative expenses related to offering this service.

The deadlines to enroll in the payment plan are as follows. Please note that the required down payment and the number of monthly payments vary depending upon when you enroll in the plan.

Payment Methods

  • automatic bank payments (ACH)
  • credit card/debit card

Payments are processed on the 20th of each month.

Cost to Participate

  • $33 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned 

Secure and easy enrollment in the payment plan is completed in WebAdvisor. 


Fall 2020 Payment plan available on May 1, 2020
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
June 2  none 7 June - Dec 
July 2  none 6 July - Dec 
Aug 2  none 5 Aug - Dec 
Sept 15  none 4 Sept - Dec 

Note: All enrollment fees are processed immediately! If registering after August 2, 2020, you must pay the school in full or sign up for a payment plan within 24 hours of registration.

Spring 2021 Payment plan available on October 1, 2020
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
Nov 2 none 7 Nov - May
Dec 2 none 6 Dec - May
Jan 2 none 5 Jan - May 
Feb 11 none 4 Feb - May 

*If registering after January 2, 20201, you must pay the school in full or sign up for a payment plan within 24 hours of registration.

Summer 2021 Payment plan available on February 1, 2021
Enroll online by Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
Mar 11 none 4 Mar-June
Apr 11 none 4 Apr - July
May 11 none 4 May - Aug

*If registering after May 2, 2021, you must pay the school in full or sign up for a payment plan within 24 hours of registration.