How to Pay

Cash, Check, or Credit Card

Payments can be made in person at the Cashier's Office, located in the Student Center, by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Mail-in payments can be made by check (no cash, please). Please include the student's name and ID# for all mail-in payments. Credit card and Echeck payments can be made online through OwlNet (All About Me tab, in the My Account channel) or via telephone (credit card only) by calling the Cashier's Office at 443-412-2208. Early payment is encouraged.

Nelnet Tuition Plan

The College has contracted with the Nelnet (NBS) Tuition Plan which allows students to make payments with multiple installments for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. To set up a payment plan, students need to complete the online HCC/NBS application and pay the appropriate percentage down along with the $35 nonrefundable enrollment fee. The remaining balance of tuition and fees will be payable in the set number of installments as established by the payment agreement. See the Cashiers page for the installment schedule.

This HCC/NBS application must be completed for every semester that you plan to use HCC/NBS. Note that summer and fall enrollment cannot be combined into one plan. You must do the summer plan for the summer term and the fall plan for the fall term. Your HCC/NBS payment will come directly out of your designated account. The $35.00 HCC/NBS fee will be immediately withdrawn at the time the account is setup.

Changes in your account balance with the college can affect your Nelnet payment plan. Adding/dropping classes and other charges that affect your balance due to the college will be automatically updated with Nelnet and increase or decrease the payment as appropriate. Please note that automatic updates to Nelnet payment plans are done twice each month. Or you may call Nelnet directly to request a change to your payment plan at 1-800-609-8056

Email Notifications: The student will be notified of changes in their Nelnet payments by email. It is important that the student provide a valid email address and check their email for correspondence regarding their Nelnet agreement and upcoming payments.

After your payment plan is established, you can view your agreement online at or you can call Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056 to make changes to your plan.

How to Set Up A Plan - Note: A new plan must be set up for each Term.

  • Go to OwlNet > All About Me > My Bill-Payment Plan > Payment Plan-Click Here
  • Then select the appropriate term from the drop down box.
  • Click the e-Cashier link at the bottom of the page.

Need-Based Aid

Federal and State financial aid programs, as well as scholarships, are available to financially eligible students. Information and applications are available at the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center.

Merit-Based Aid

State and private scholarships are available to academically eligible students. Information and applications are available at the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center.

Veterans' Benefits

Students who are eligible for monthly VA benefits may apply for those benefits at the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center. Students must pay tuition and fees but are reimbursed through their monthly benefits. Information is available at the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center or at