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Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Payment of Tuition and Fees at Harford Community College


How do I know how much I owe?

You may view your student account via OwlNet. OwlNet>All About Me>My Bill-Payment Plan>Click Here to View Bil.

When do I need to pay my tuition & fees?

The date you register for classes will determine when payment/financial aid must be in place to hold your classes.

Registration prior to payment deadline:
Each term has an initial registration period which allows you to register for classes with a future payment due date.

Registration after the payment deadline:
Once the payment deadline has passed, payment/financial aid must be in place within 10-days of your initial registration to hold your classes and avoid being dropped for nonpayment.

How do I make payment?

Tuition and fees can be paid by any of the following four methods.

1| ONLINE THROUGH OWLNET (with credit/debit card or electronic check): OwlNet >All About Me>My Bill-Payment Plan>Click Here to View Your Bill Make a Payment or Set Up a Payment Plan

2| BY SIGNING UP FOR A PAYMENT PLAN: OwlNet >All About Me>My Bill-Payment Plan>Click Here to View Your Bill, Make a Payment or Set Up a Payment Plan When redirected to the payment page, click on the Payment Plans link on the left side of the screen. Then, follow the steps to enroll in the interest free payment plan offered by Transact Campus Payments.

3| IN PERSON USING CASH, CHECK, OR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD: Visit the Cashiers Office, Lower Level of the Student Center

4| BY MAIL: Checks payable to Harford Community College can be mailed to: Harford Community College 401 Thomas Run Road Bel Air, MD 21015 Attention: Cashiers Office For payments by mail, 10-business days is a good estimate for mail delivery and processing by the Cashiers Office.

If I don't pay within the required timeline, will the College cancel my classes?

Yes, if you register for classes and do not pay by the required deadlines, then your classes will be canceled. However, you should not rely on the college canceling your classes for nonpayment. You must officially drop your classes if you decide not to attend.

If I can't pay the full amount at one time, can I choose which classes I want to pay for?

No, the College’s student account system does not allow for payment to be tied to a specific class. The College does offer an interest free payment plan which allows you to pay in installments and have all of your classes protected from cancellation for nonpayment. The payment plan is an official payment agreement you make with Harford Community College through Transact Campus Payments. 

What if I am on a waitlist and get in?

Once you officially get into a class from a waitlist, tuition and fees for the class(es) will be charged to your account. Payment for that class should be made as soon as possible. If you already have a Transact payment plan in place, login to your account and add the new charges to your plan.

What part of my bill am I responsible for?

If third parties do not pay or your financial aid is reduced, you are still responsible for all remaining charges. If you were awarded financial aid, you are responsible for any remaining balance that exceeds your financial award. Likewise, if you  receive tuition assistance from the military or another employer, it is important to register early so all necessary forms are completed and submitted well before payment deadlines. This minimizes the chance that funds are delayed and you have to pay.

Are my classes refundable?

If you officially drop classes by the published 100% refund date for that course/term, the tuition and fees will be credited back to your account. Payment made by credit card will be refunded back to that card. Payment made by cash, check or ACH will be refunded through BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. See below for more information. Allow at least four weeks for refunds to be processed and delivered you.

How do I receive my refund?

Harford Community College delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information:

Can I get a partial refund for my classes if I do not attend the whole semester?

No, there are no partial refunds. You must drop a course by the 100% refund date; otherwise, you are financially responsible for full tuition & fees.

What if my bill is due before my financial aid is processed?

You are responsible for paying your tuition and fees by the due date. If you have submitted all of your financial documents on time and your file is complete, Financial Aid will inform you of your approved eligibility. If your Financial Aid has not been authorized by your payment due date, you will need to pay in full or sign up for a Transact payment plan to keep your classes from being canceled. 

Can I use a tax-advantaged (529 Plan) account to pay?

Yes, contact the Cashier's Office if Harford Community College will not receive payment from the plan prior to your payment due date.