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/debit card

Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.

Cost to Participate

  • $30 per quarter non-refundable enrollment fee
  • $30 non-refundable fee if a payment is returned


Steps to Enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan

  • Register for courses
  • Access the college’s tuition payment portal website –
  • Login and select the appropriate quarter
  • Complete the agreement set-up and receive a confirmation e-mail message

Important Information

  • Payment plan agreements are applied to the current academic quarter only. Student must self-enroll for each quarter of the payment plan.
  • Scheduled payments are determined based on existing tuition charges at plan enrollment. The plan does not update automatically to reflect any changes in registered courses and related tuition charges (e.g. adding or dropping classes, switching class format, etc.)
  • Request payment plan changes immediately with the college’s Business Office. This can prevent unnecessary refunds or apply any additional charges over multiple payments.
  • All tuition payment plan refunds are issued by the college through mailed check on a weekly basis.

Contact Information

Whatcom Community College – Business Office
Phone: 360.383.3363
In Person: Laidlaw (LDC) 141

Need some help setting up a payment plan?

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

Payment Plan Schedule

Stay informed of tuition payment due dates. Students who have registered for courses without a finalized payment plan agreement may be dropped for non-payment. These important dates are available on the school’s online registration and academic calendar.

Summer 2020

Available May 20, 2020

Last Day to EnrollRequired Down PaymentRemaining PaymentsPayment Months
May 2240%3Jun-Aug
Jun 2060%2Jul-Aug
Jun 2660%1Aug

Fall 2020

Available July 15, 2020

Last Day to EnrollRequired Down PaymentRemaining PaymentsPayment Months
Jul 2320%4Aug-Nov
Aug 2040%3Sep-Nov
Sep 2660%2Oct-Nov

Winter 2021

Available November 6, 2020

Last Day to EnrollRequired Down PaymentRemaining PaymentsPayment Months
Nov 2020%4Dec-Mar
Dec 1940%3Jan-Mar
Jan 1060%2Feb-Mar

Spring 2021

Available February 20, 2021

Last Day to EnrollRequired Down PaymentRemaining PaymentsPayment Months
Mar 2040%3Apr-Jun
Apr 1760%2May-Jun

NOTE: All down payments are processed at payment plan enrollment.

Availability of the payment plan is determined by the college.