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.
Student billing is an automated, electronic process. We no
longer distribute paper billing statements by mail.
Notifications of eBill statements are issued via the student's
official CCAC academic email address (personal email addresses may
be added to the student profile), and students are directed to view
their eBill by logging into the MyCCAC student portal and entering
the Online Student Account Center.
Students registering in person at a CCAC location will receive
information about payment due dates upon registration. Students
registering on the web need to check the term tuition payment due
date on the Payment Due Dates page of the CCAC website.
Registration activity completed after the term tuition payment due
date is expected to be paid at time of registration.
Depending on the date of registration, the college may issue one
eBill prior to the term tuition due date and mail a financial
clearance reminder notification to the student's current
address. Students registering within two weeks of the term
tuition due date may not receive these items.
As a reminder, upon registration students become legally bound
by and agree to the terms of the Community College of Allegheny
County Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. All
students are expected to read the full agreement and understand
their financial obligations to the college. As a convenience,
an abbreviated financial responsibility statement is included on
the CCAC Registration Form:
I agree that once I register I become legally bound by and
agree to the terms of the Community College of Allegheny County
Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, and as such become
responsible for all charges incurred, unless I drop classes during
the designated refund period. I understand that the college
is extending credit to me and permitting me to register, enroll and
attend classes in return for my promise to pay the college all
tuition and fees incurred as a result of my registration, and that
such extension of credit constitutes an educational loan or
education benefit that is non-dischargeable under Section 523
(a)(8) of the United States Bankruptcy Code. I understand
that failure to pay my student account or any monies due and owing
CCAC may result in a financial hold placed on my account preventing
registration for future classes, release of transcripts and
diplomas, and additional college services. Additionally I
understand that failure to pay my student account or any monies due
and owing CCAC will result in a $15.00 late payment fee assessed to
my account for each late payment and may result in my account being
referred to a third party collection agency resulting in additional
fees. Finally, I understand that all delinquent student
accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit
A hold is placed on the account of any student who has an
outstanding balance. These students are not permitted to enroll in
a subsequent term or receive any other college services until
resolving the balance in full. Cash, check, ACH, money order or
credit card payments (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
will be accepted as payment.
Additionally, a monthly Late Payment Fee will be assessed on ANY
account balance due at the time of
assessment that is not covered by a payment plan,
financial aid, or third party sponsorship.
The college has a comprehensive billing process to collect
outstanding balances. Overdue accounts will incur
consequences which include withholding of transcripts and/or any
other service provided by the college on the student's
behalf. Account balances not paid or resolved within 30 days
of eBill notification may be referred to Heartland ECSI, CCAC's
account management and billing servicer. Accounts remaining
unpaid after that pre-collection effort will be turned over to an
external collection agency and assessed a collection
CCAC does not settle on unpaid accounts; students are
responsible for payment of the full balance. Additionally,
once an account is referred to an external collection agency, we
must follow Fair Debt Collection Practices Act regulations; we
cannot remove it from credit bureau reporting.
A financial obligation is considered an extension of credit
which constitutes an educational loan or educational benefit that
is non-dischargeable under Section 523(a)(8) of the United States