The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
All students are bound by the Community College of Allegheny
County (CCAC) Student Financial Responsibility Statement upon
course registration. The Statement outlines the financial
terms and conditions associated with your registration. By
registering for classes, you assume financial responsibility and
agree to the terms of this Statement. If you have questions
or would like more information about the CCAC Student Financial
Responsibility Statement please contact the Bursar Office at
412-237-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAYMENT OF FEES/PROMISE TO PAY
I understand that when I register for any class at CCAC or
receive any service from CCAC I accept full responsibility to pay
all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result
of my registration and/or receipt of services. If I'm not
planning to attend, it is my responsibility to drop my classes as
CCAC will not automatically cancel my registration. I further
understand and agree that my registration and acceptance of these
terms constitutes a promissory note Statement (i.e., a financial
obligation in the form of an educational loan as defined by the
U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)) in which CCAC is
providing me educational services, deferring some or all of my
payment obligation for those services, and I promise to pay for all
assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published
or assigned due date.
I understand and agree that if I drop or withdraw from some or
all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for
paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the
published tuition refund schedule at https://www.ccac.edu/drop-policy/.
I have read the terms and conditions of the published tuition
refund schedule and understand those terms are incorporated herein
by reference. I further understand that my failure to attend
class or receive a bill does not absolve me of my financial
responsibility as described above.
Financial Hold: I understand and agree
that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies due and
owing CCAC by the scheduled due date, CCAC will place a financial
hold on my student account, preventing me from registering for
future classes, requesting transcripts, or receiving my
Late Payment Charge: I understand and
agree that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies
due and owing CCAC by the initial term and monthly scheduled due
dates, CCAC will assess a $15.00 late payment fee to my account for
each late payment.
Collection Agency Fees: I understand and
accept that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies
due and owing CCAC by the scheduled due date, and fail to make
acceptable payment arrangements to bring my account current, CCAC
may refer my delinquent account to a collection agency. I
further understand that I am responsible for paying all collection
agency fees which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 30%
of my delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses,
including reasonable attorney's fees, necessary for the collection
of my delinquent account. Finally, I understand that my
delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national
Method of Communication: I understand and
agree that CCAC uses academic e-mail as an official method of
communication with me, and that therefore I am responsible for
reading the e-mails I receive to my CCAC academic email account on
a timely basis.
Contact: I authorize CCAC and its agents
and contractors to contact me at my current and any future cellular
phone number(s), email address(es) or wireless device(s) regarding
my delinquent student account(s)/loan(s), any other debt I owe to
CCAC, or to receive general information from CCAC. I
authorize CCAC and its agents and contractors to use automated
telephone dialing equipment, artificial or pre-recorded voice or
text messages, and personal calls and emails, in their efforts to
contact me. Furthermore, I understand that I may withdraw my
consent to call my cellular phone by submitting my request in
writing to the applicable contractor or agent contacting me on
behalf of CCAC.
Updating Contact Information: I
understand and agree that I am responsible for keeping CCAC records
up to date with my current physical address, email address, and
phone number. Upon leaving CCAC for any reason, it is my
responsibility to provide CCAC with updated contact information for
purposes of continued communication regarding any amounts that
remain due and owing to CCAC.
I understand that my Financial Aid Award is contingent upon my
continued enrollment and attendance in each class upon which my
financial aid eligibility was calculated. If I drop or
withdraw from any class before completion or I fail to attend, I
understand that my financial aid eligibility may decrease and some
or all of the financial aid awarded to me may be revoked. I
agree to repay any revoked aid amounts disbursed to my account that
resulted in a credit balance that was refunded to me.
I agree and authorize CCAC to allow Title IV and other financial
aid sources I receive to pay any permissible charges assessed to my
student account including but not limited to tuition, fees,
insurance, bookstore charges, service fees and fines, and any other
education related charges, including prior year educational charges
up to $200, unless rescinded by contacting the Financial Aid
METHOD OF BILLING
I understand that CCAC issues bills on a regular basis and I am
responsible for reviewing and paying my student account bill by the
scheduled due date. I further understand that failure to
receive my bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying
my bill on time.
I understand that administrative, clerical or technical billing
errors do not absolve me of my financial responsibility to pay the
correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial
obligations assessed as a result of my registration at
RETURNED PAYMENTS/FAILED PAYMENT
If a payment made to my student account is returned by the bank
for any reason, I agree to repay the original amount of the payment
plus a returned payment fee of $25.00. I understand that
multiple returned payments and/or failure to comply with the terms
of any payment plan or Statement I sign with CCAC may result in
suspension of my eligibility to register for future classes at CCAC
and certified funds may be required for future payments.
If I decide to completely withdraw from CCAC, I will follow the
instructions provided at https://www.ccac.edu/Withdrawal_Procedures.aspx which
I understand and agree are incorporated herein by
PRIVACY RIGHTS &
I understand that CCAC is bound by the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA) which prohibits CCAC from releasing any
information from my education record without my written
permission. Therefore, I understand that if I want CCAC to
share information from my education record with someone else, I
must provide written permission by following the procedure outlined
at https://www.ccac.edu/FERPA/ .
I further understand that I may revoke my permission at any time as
instructed in the same procedure.
IRS FORM 1098-T
I agree to provide my Social Security number (SSN) or taxpayer
identification number (TIN) to CCAC upon request as required by
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations for Form 1098-T
reporting purposes. If I fail to provide my SSN or TIN to
CCAC, I agree to pay any and all IRS fines assessed as a result of
my missing SSN/TIN. I consent to receive my annual IRS Form
1098-T, Tuition Statement, electronically from CCAC. I
understand that I can withdraw this consent and request a paper
copy at any time.
I understand and agree that if I am younger than the applicable
age of majority when I execute this Statement that the educational
services provided by CCAC are a necessity, and I am contractually
obligated pursuant to the "doctrine of necessaries."
This Statement supersedes all prior understandings,
representations, negotiations and correspondence between the
student and CCAC, constitutes the entire Statement between the
parties with respect to the matters described, and shall not be
modified or affected by any course of dealing or course of
performance. This Statement may be modified by CCAC at any