STUDENT ACCOUNT INFORMATION

Business Services is responsible for collecting payments; adding restrictions for unpaid balances; and collecting unpaid balances on student accounts through the use of collection agencies and the DAS Offset Program.

Registration for classes creates a financial obligation to pay tuition and fees. Students are expected to make financial arrangements prior to the start of the semester. Students must pay their tuition and fees in full; enroll in the Nelnet Tuition and Fees Payment Plan; or have finalized financial aid.

For questions related to student accounts, contact the Business Services Office.

                Calmar Campus at 563-562-3263 or 1-800-728-2256 Ext. 204 or 231

                Peosta Campus at 563-556-5110 or 1-800-728-7367 Ext. 202

STUDENT TUITION AND FEES ACCOUNT INFORMATION

Students can view their account information in MyCampus > Self-Service for Students > Student Finance. Current semester charges and adjustments for tuition and fees are automatically posted to student accounts.  Tuition and fees for the next semester are posted to student accounts approximately eight weeks prior to the start of the semester.

STUDENT REGISTRATION STATEMENTS

Students will receive an initial billing statement each semester. Email notifications will also be sent to all registered students starting three weeks prior to the tuition and fees due date.  This e-mail notification will be a reminder to the student about due dates for tuition and fees.  Students will be responsible to view their account information in My Campus > Self-Service for Students > Student Finance and make appropriate financial arrangements by the due date.

DUE DATES FOR TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees are due one week prior to the start of the semester.  Tuition and fees incurred by registrations after that date are due at the time of registration.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Calmar Campus

By Mail:

Send to:  NICC Business Services Office
PO Box 400, Calmar, IA 52132

 

By Phone:

Call 1-800-728-2256, Ext. 204 to make payment with VISA, MasterCard, or DISCOVER

 

In Person:

The Business Services Office is located in the Darwin L. Schrage Administration Building.

Online:               MyCampus > Self-Service for Students > Student Finance > Make A Payment

Peosta Campus

By Mail:

Send to:  NICC Bookstore/Business Services 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA 52068

 

By Phone:

Call 1-800-728-7367, Ext. 202 to make payment with VISA, MasterCard, or DISCOVER

 

In Person:

The Bookstore/Business Services Office is located on Level 2 behind Receptionist desk.

Online:               MyCampus > Self-Service for Students > Student Finance > Make A Payment

PAYMENT PLAN FOR TUITION AND FEES

NICC partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer an online payment plan for tuition and fees. The semester balance for tuition and fees must be $200 or more to qualify for the payment plan.  Payments are automatically deducted from a designated checking account, savings account, or credit card.  Length of the plan is based on the date of the payment plan enrollment.  A $25 enrollment fee per semester is charged for the plan.  Students can enroll in the Payment Plan under MyCampus > Self-Service for Students > Student Finance.  For more information about the automatic payment plan, contact the Business Services Office.  

REFUND/ADJUSTMENT POLICY FOR TUITION AND FEES

Students who wish to cancel their registration or drop a course must notify the Student Services Office before the first day of the semester or class to avoid tuition/fees assessment. Students who withdraw from NICC or drop a course may be eligible for a refund/adjustment of their tuition and fees.  Refunds/adjustments of tuition and fees will not be issued to students based on non-attendance.  Refunds/adjustments of tuition and fees are calculated based on the start date of the course. Calendar days, less holidays and weekends, are used for calculations regardless of the number of class meetings.

12 to 16 Week Classes

1-5 days

6-10 days

11-15 days

100% tuition and course fees

50%   tuition and course fees

25%   tuition and course fees

8 to 11 Week Classes

1-3 days

4-7 days

8-10 days

100% tuition and course fees

50%   tuition and course fees

25%   tuition and course fees

4 to 7 Week Classes

1-2 days

3-4 days

5-6 days

100% tuition and course fees

50%   tuition and course fees

25%   tuition and course fees

3 Weeks and Less

Prior to the start of the 2nd class meeting.

100% tuition and course fees

 

NON-ATTENDANCE

Tuition and fees are obligated at the time of registration.  Unless a student formally cancels their registration through Student Services prior to the start of the semester, tuition and fees are charged by NICC.  Non-attendance does not void those charges. 

CANCELLATION FOR NON-PAYMENT

Northeast Iowa Community College reserves the right to cancel a student’s registration for a current or future semester for non-payment of tuition and fees; failure to finalize financial aid; or failure to enroll in the College’s Nelnet payment plan. Cancellation may be processed as early as the next business day following the semester’s tuition due date. Students will be notified by e-mail of their change in enrollment status by the Registrar’s Office.  Students may be reinstated, but are not guaranteed enrollment into the class from which they were cancelled.  If financial arrangements and class reinstatement are not officially completed, students will not receive a final grade for any class regardless of whether they have been attending.  NICC’s refund/adjustment policy will be in effect, and tuition and fees may be assessed to a student account even though they have been cancelled.  Students should not assume the cancellation for non-payment process will remove tuition and fee charges from their student account. The student is ultimately responsible for all tuition and fee charges incurred during the registration process.

VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION

Students wishing to cancel their registration for any class must do so at the beginning of the semester by notifying the appropriate Student Services Office. Refunds or adjustments will be made based on the date NICC is officially notified.

CLASS WITHDRAWAL

Students wishing to withdraw from a class must notify the appropriate Student Services Office. Refunds or adjustments will be based on the date officially recorded on the withdrawal form.  Funds received from Title IV programs (Pell grants, SEOGs, state aid and federal loans) will be prorated in accordance with federal guidelines. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to see how withdrawal will affect your aid.

INDEBTEDNESS POLICY

Students may not register for any new semester while they have prior unsettled indebtedness to NICC.  During the period in which the indebtedness remains unsettled, no transcripts or other official credentials can be obtained from the college.  Diplomas or degrees will not be granted nor will credits be transferred to another college until all accounts are settled.

 COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

A minimum of three statements will be sent to students with past due accounts.  The final notice gives the student 30 days to contact the Business Office and make payment arrangements.  If the student has not contacted NICC, the account will be placed with a collection agency.  The account will also be submitted to the State of Iowa Offset Program for collection.  Collection agencies may report the past due balance to credit bureaus.

STATE OF IOWA DAS OFFSET PROGRAM

Northeast Iowa Community College participates in the State of Iowa Offset Program.  Unpaid balances for educational debt will be submitted to the Iowa Department of Administrative Services for collection against any claim owed to an individual by a state agency.  This includes but is not limited to State of Iowa income tax refunds. 

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act also known as FERPA restricts the Business Services staff from releasing information regarding a student’s account to others including parents and spouse without a signed release by the student. Contact Student Services to obtain a release form.

Student Account Information Updated 03/22/18, 08/01/2018, 12/14/2018, 7/22/2019