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Payment Plan Benefits

Easy online enrollment

Flexible payment options

No interest

Make College Easier to Pay For with a Tuition Payment Plan.

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

Payment Plan Information

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card and pre-paid cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express)

Cost to Participate

  • $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester
  • up to $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee if a payment is returned
  • No finance charges

Simple Steps to Enroll

  • Log in to your Pipeline Portal
  • Select STUDENT tab
  • Select STUDENT ACCOUNT tab
  • Select Sign Up / Manage My Payment Plan
    Enroll Today

Need some help setting up a payment plan?

Watch this short how-to video.

*Note: This video tutorial is for demonstration purposes only. Your educational institution may offer options other than those shown in the video.

Target Dates To Enroll By

Fall 2024

Payment plan available on April 25, 2024

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of scheduled paymentsDay of Month
May 2515%5June-Oct10th
June 2520%4July-Oct10th
July 2525%3Aug-Oct10th
Aug 2533%2Sept & Oct10th
Sept 2550%1October only10th


All down payments are processed immediately!

Payments will process automatically each month from the financial account provided when setting up your Santa Barbara City College Payment Plan.

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