Welcome to the Office of the Bursar & Student Accounts
The Office of the Bursar & Student Accounts is responsible for the oversight of accounts receivable and cashiering functions for the college, safeguarding college assets, and providing customer service to our students and families. We are available to provide information and assistance to you on the various financial aspects of your enrollment at CCAC.
In coordination with the campus Student Accounts Office, the College Bursar maintains your student account and is responsible for the assessment and collection of student tuition and fees as well as reconciling all student account activity. We manage the billing and payment process, administer payment plans and third party sponsorship programs, generate refunds, and much more. Utilize this page to find general information on these topics and visit the Online Student Account Center to view your detailed account information and manage your student account.
- Estimating Your Cost
- Tuition & Fees
- Student Account Billing
- Past Due Accounts
- Tuition Due Dates
- Payment Methods
- Tuition Payment Plan
- Third Party Sponsorship
- Military & Veteran Funding
- Student Account Refunds
- Drop Refund Policy
- Student Financial Responsibility Agreement
- Contact Us
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By attending a Financial Onboarding session you will become more prepared for your CCAC semester!
Topics covered include:
- Completing the Financial Responsibility Agreement
- Billing and Payments
- Types of Financial Aid to Help Pay your CCAC bill
- Accessing the MyCCAC Financial Aid Page
- Accessing the Online Student Account Center
“I've Registered and Received a Bill: Now What?!”
Financial Onboarding Sessions for Spring 2024 Coming Soon!
Online Student Account Center
Tuition and fees are set annually by the CCAC Board of Trustees and typically made available by July 1st. The current tuition and fees rates and due dates schedule for credit students is listed below. Further information regarding individual fees can also be found on this page. The current tuition and fees schedule is also available as a printable PDF document.
Tuition and fees are subject to change, and specific courses and academic programs may require additional fees. Please note that flat rate tuition is only available during the fall and spring semesters. All tuition billing for summer semesters is at the applicable per credit rate. For questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact any campus Student Accounts office. Estimate your cost using the tuition calculator.
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents are eligible for in-county tuition rates regardless of residency. Please contact Military and Veterans Services for requirements and more information.
|Residency Status||Tuition (Per Credit) 1-11 Credits||Tuition (Flat Rate) 12-18 Credits*|
|Allegheny County Residents||$126.00||$1,890.00|
|Residents of Other Pennsylvania Counties||$252.00||$3,780.00|
|Out of State & International||$378.00||$5,670.00|
The college collects fees in addition to tuition. These cover extraordinary costs associated with education. Among others, these include laboratory fee, technology fee and student service fee.
$5.40/semester (full-time students only)
Nonrefundable after start of term
The Capital Fee is assessed to non-Allegheny County residents to support the cost of facilities and deferred maintenance.
This fee is assessed to any student requesting a stop payment and reissue of a student account refund check and is deducted from the replacement refund. Direct deposit is available for student account refunds, and if enrollment is completed through the Online Student Account Center prior to the processing of a replacement refund, the Check Stop Payment/Reissue Fee is waived. The fee is nonrefundable once charged to the student account.
The college fee is used for programming and activities related to clubs and organizations, cultural and personal development, publications and media, personal and physical fitness and intercollegiate athletics. For further information, please contact your campus Student Life office.
This fee covers the expense of preparing and administering departmental examinations for students who have prior knowledge in an academic discipline. The Credit-by-Examination fee is the cost of one academic credit at the current tuition rate and is paid before the student takes the examination.
The cost of providing health career classes is significantly more than the cost of providing a general classroom lecture course because health program courses have clinical and/or laboratory components requiring much lower student/faculty ratios and expensive laboratory equipment and supplies. The health careers course fees help to defray these additional expenses.
$20.00/credit (where applicable)
This is a fee attached to most science, art, technology, and health courses to defray some of the exceptional costs of providing the laboratory experiences associated with these courses. The specific rates are determined by the content of the course.
Price varies by course where applicable.
This fee is assessed to any student account not meeting financial clearance (i.e. payment in full, enrollment in tuition payment plan, financial aid coverage, or third party sponsorship) by the published tuition deadline each semester. Additionally, a monthly late payment fee will be charged to ANY account balance due at the time of assessment that is not covered by a payment plan, financial aid, or third party sponsorship.
$7.70/semester (where applicable)
Nonrefundable after start of term
This is a non-refundable fee assessed to students upon their first enrollment at the college. This fee is used to maintain student records.
$25.00 first time registered students
This fee enables the student to participate in the required live NCLEX review at the end of the NUR-250 course. The review takes place over several days. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) test must be passed to obtain a nursing license.
$300.00/semester for course NUR-250
The Online Learning fee covers Blackboard Course Management System costs, license agreements and service contracts required to offer online courses.
$20.00/online learning course
Fees for devices that are required for measuring radiation exposure.
Badge Fee: $30.00
Ring Fee: $22.50
This fee is assessed for any payment returned from the bank for any reason, including credit card chargebacks. This charge cannot be waived except in the case of a documented bank error. The fee is assessed per returned item.
This fee is to help ensure that students have supplemental support to complete their education.
This fee recognizes that many CCAC courses are supported by technology whether it is personal computers in writing classrooms and multimedia classes, medical technology in health classes, or equipment for video-conferenced classes. This fee supports technology across the CCAC curriculum.
This fee covers the expense associated with producing an official academic transcript.
By registering for classes or processing a registration transaction, a student becomes financially responsible for all related tuition and fee charges as detailed in the CCAC Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. Not attending registered courses does not alleviate a student's financial responsibility. Adjustment of tuition and fee charges for dropped classes will be in accordance with the College drop refund policy.
Billing of tuition and fees to the student account is an automated, electronic process that is driven by a student's registration transaction. In an effort to be environmentally friendly and maintain costs, the College no longer distributes paper-billing statements by U.S. postal mail. All student account billing statements are made available electronically through the Online Student Account Center. Notifications of eBill statements are issued to the student's official CCAC academic email. A personal email address may be added to the student profile within the Online Student Account Center.
Past Due Accounts
A student account is considered past due if an amount remains unpaid after a tuition payment deadline or tuition payment plan due date. The College has a comprehensive billing process to collect past due accounts that includes regular billing, late payment fee assessment, financial holds, pre-collection activity, and professional collection agency services.
- Late Payment Fees are assessed monthly on unpaid balances.
- A financial hold is placed on a past due account following the drop/add period each semester. With a financial hold, a student may not register for future classes or receive official transcripts.
- CCAC partners with ECSI RecoverySelect, an account management and pre-collection billing service to manage past due student accounts and perform pre-collection activities. Students will have the option to work with ECSI to create a special payment arrangement or make a one-time payment to satisfy the balance. Contact ECSI toll free at 1.844.454.6100. NOTE: Students who set up special payment arrangements with ECSI RecoverySelect will continue to have a financial hold on their account until paid in full. With a financial hold, a student may not register for future classes or receive official transcripts.
- Accounts that remain past due without formal payment arrangements after 90 days are subject to assignment to the College's designated collection agency. It is the student's responsibility to work with the assigned collection agency to resolve the balance owed.
- All past due accounts assigned to a collection agency are reported to the national credit bureau.
- CCAC does not settle on accounts; students are responsible for payment of the full balance.
- All financial obligations including past due student accounts are 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 Bankruptcy Code.
By registering for classes, you assume financial responsibility for all related tuition and fees. If you choose not to take class(es), you must contact the Registration office to officially drop class(es) before the first day of the term to avoid being charged. As you prepare to register, please review the payment information listed below.
|Term||If You Register||Tuition Payment Deadline|
October 1, 2023 - January 10, 2024
January 10, 2024
January 11, 2024 and beyond
At time of registration
April 1 - August 16, 2023
August 16, 2023
August 17, 2023 and beyond
At time of registration
Consider Tuition Insurance to Protect Your Investment
We believe it's important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That's why CCAC teamed up with GradGuard™ to provide our students and families with tuition insurance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.
This coverage supplements our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.
Plans must be purchased prior to the start of classes each term and enrollment can be initiated through the Online Student Account Center during the open enrollment period. Click below to learn more or call 877.794.6603.
What is the Claims Process Like?
Claims can be processed at any time. To be eligible for coverage the event/incident must occur within the plan's coverage period. GradGuard has a 24/7 hotline that offers students and families support for any claim or coverage-related inquiries. The claims process begins by contacting 1.800.426.5252.
Note: If an Institutional Validation Form or other documentation needs to be completed by CCAC for related amounts due for tuition, please contact [email protected].
Payments made directly to the college can be made via cash, credit or debit card, or check. If you're interested in checking out CCAC's scholarship and grant opportunities, please visit the Scholarships & Funding Options page.
Pay securely online through the Online Student Account Center.
- All major credit cards
- ACH (eCheck) from a checking or savings account
- International and domestic wire payments
Pay in person at any Student Accounts office located at Allegheny, Boyce, North, and South campus as well as West Hills Center.
- Check/Money Order
- All major credit cards
Pay by mail. Do NOT mail cash.
- Check/Money Order made payable to CCAC; include student ID number
- Postdated checks are not accepted
Community College of Allegheny County
Attention: Office of the Bursar
800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895
CCAC's tuition payment plan is designed to make the College's quality education even more accessible and affordable for our students. Our plans help families budget college expenses by spreading out the cost of tuition and fees over smaller monthly installments during the term. Enrollment is available through the Online Student Account Center: and it is fast, secure, convenient, and inexpensive!
Fall and Spring plans involve a 20 percent down payment by the published tuition payment deadline and four additional monthly installments due the 5th of each month thereafter. Summer plans involve a 33 percent down payment by the published tuition payment deadline and two additional monthly installments due the 5th of each month thereafter. Visit the Online Student Account Center for enrollment and more information.
The first payment plan installment is due by the term tuition payment deadline. Additional installments are due monthly throughout the term on the following dates:
Third Party Sponsorship
Third party sponsorship is a billing method by which an entity such as a company, corporation or government agency can establish direct invoicing and payment on behalf of a student. Payments by third party sponsors are subject to the same federal reporting requirements as other financial aid.
CCAC students who are being sponsored by their employer or another agency can participate in our third party billing service. Personal sponsors and sponsors that pay based on the student's grades are not eligible.
The sponsor is required to complete a Third Party Sponsorship Agreement each semester, providing a list of all sponsored students and authorizing CCAC to bill directly for the student's financial obligations. Some sponsors may utilize their own authorization letter which is also acceptable provided it is on the organization's letterhead. The Office of the Bursar reserves the right to review or reject any sponsorship.
Military & Veteran Funding
Federal Student Aid is something to consider in conjunction with your GI Bill®. This can be done by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many students think that this isn't necessary because they have GI Bill benefits, but there are grants and scholarships available which don't need to be paid back and don't go against the VA Education Benefits. Grants are need-based awards determined by income and cost of living.
In the event your financial aid and/or payments are in excess of tuition and fee charges, a refund will be issued. Refunds of approved credit balances are processed within 14 days of the account credit and issued directly to the student. Exceptions may include parent plus loan proceeds and credit balances resulting from a debit/credit card payment, where these refunds may be issued to the loan or card account holder.
The fastest, safest, and most convenient way to receive your refund is through direct deposit to your bank account. CCAC is proud to offer a fully integrated eRefunds service made available to all students through the Online Student Accounts Center. All students are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit upon their enrollment at CCAC.
Students interested in enrolling at CCAC can meet with representative from Admissions, Advising, Registration, Financial Aid and Student Accounts all in one visit.
Contact Student Accounts