Payment Options & Due Dates

Bursar's Office

The Bursar’s Office is here to provide you support in regards to all aspects of the accounts receivable process for an individual’s student account.

Due Dates for Payment or Deferred Payment

Summer 2024 Payment Due Dates

Payment in Full Due Date

Due Date: Wednesday, May 22
June-start classes begin: Monday, June 3
July-start classes begin: Monday, July 1

Payment in full, third-party billing vouchers or Financial Aid must be on the student account by this date to avoid being dropped from classes.

If a student registers for classes AFTER this date, payment in full, third-party billing vouchers, or Financial Aid must be on the account at the time of registration to avoid being dropped from classes.

Direct Digital Access (DDA) Charges Due Date

  • DDA charges (if applicable) are billed to the students account on or about the 11th day of the semester.
  • DDA Charges are due to be paid in full by Wednesday, July 17.

Deferred Payment Plan Due Dates

Payment Three-Payment Plan Due Dates
1 Wednesday, May 22, 2024 or at the time of registration.
2 Wednesday, June 19, 2024
3 Wednesday, July 24, 2024

If a student registers for classes between Apr. 2 and May 22, the payment plan must be set up and the first payment received by May 22.

A payment plan will not be set up if the first payment is not received.

Instructions for setting up your first payment plan »

Fall 2024 Payment Due Dates

Payment in Full Due Date

Due Date: Wednesday, July 24
Full-semester and First 8-week classes begin: Monday, Aug. 19
Second 8-week classes begin: Tuesday, Oct. 15

Payment for Fall 2024 classes is due on this date. Payment in full, a deferred payment plan, third-party billing vouchers or Financial Aid must be on the student account by this date to avoid being dropped from classes.

If a student registers for classes AFTER this date, payment in full, a deferred payment plan, third-party billing vouchers, or Financial Aid must be on the account at the time of registration to avoid being dropped from classes.

Direct Digital Access (DDA) Charges Due Date

  • DDA charges (if applicable) are billed to the students account on or about the 11th day of the semester.
  • DDA Charges are due to be paid in full by Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Deferred Payment Plan Due Dates

Payment Three-Payment Plan Due Dates Four-Payment Plan Due Dates
1 Wednesday, July 24, 2024 or at the time of registration. Wednesday, July 24, 2024 or at the time of registration.
2 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024
3 Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2024 Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2024
4 Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2024 ***

***It is important to note that this date falls AFTER priority registration opens for the Spring semester. Students are not able to sign up for next semester classes until their current account balance is paid in full.

If a student registers for classes between April 2 and July 24, the payment plan must be set up and the first payment received by July 24.

If a student registers for classes between July 25 and Aug. 16, the payment plan must be set up and the first payment received at the time of registration.

A payment plan will not be set up if the first payment is not received.

Instructions for setting up your first payment plan »

Deferred Payment

Deferred Payment Plan

Black Hawk College offers a deferred payment plan for spring and fall semesters. Students can choose between a three- or four-installment plan. Payment plans can be set up online or in person during normal business hours.

Avoid the high cost of a traditional loan with smaller monthly installments. It takes only a few minutes to enroll, and you pay just one low fee at enrollment. You can also take advantage of our auto-pay feature, allowing you to set-it up once and have payments made each month for the duration of the plan.

View an overview of Payment Plans »

To setup an online payment plan and make your first payment:

  1. Log into myBlackHawk
  2. Select Student Billing Tab
  3. In the Student Account box, click on “Review Account & Make Payment Online”, which will take you to the Transact payment portal.
  4. Click on “Payment Plans” to review your options, select a plan and complete your payment.

More Payment Options

More Payment Options

We understand the importance of security and simplicity when it comes to paying your tuition and fees. That's why we offer multiple online payment options that ensure both convenience and peace of mind.

Regardless of the option you choose, rest assured that your payment will be protected by top-of-the-line encryption protocols and provides you with a digital audit trail.  Plus, you’ll enjoy 24/7 online access and real-time status updates – allowing you to manage tuition payments anytime, from anywhere. Choose the right option for you and your family.

Online

Debit and Credit Cards

Use your favorite debit or credit card to pay your tuition and fees quickly, easily, and securely.  Payments made using debit or credit cards are posted immediately!  We accept Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Please note there is a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee associated with each debit/credit card payment.

eCheck

A free and convenient payment option! Also known as an ACH electronic funds transfer, you simply enter your U.S. checking or savings account information, and your one-time payment will be made electronically – no need for a paper check, a stamp, or worrying about if and when payment gets posted.

Deferred Payment Plans

529/College Savings Plan

Make an electronic payment from your college savings account. No need to call your bank or plan administrator.  Quick receipt of payment and real-time validation of account posting.

International Payments

A secure and seamless way to pay for tuition and fees in your currency of choice, from over 160 countries, using more than 130 currencies. Use your international bank account or credit card with no international wire fees, right from our payment portal. View an overview of International Payments.

To make an online payment using any of the above methods:

  1. Log into myBlackHawk
  2. Select Student Billing Tab
  3. Click on “Review Account Detail & Make a Payment which will take you to the Transact payment portal
  4. Complete the onscreen instructions to complete your payment.

In-Person

The Bursar’s Office, both the Quad-Cities Campus and East Campus locations, accepts in-person payments during normal business hours.

Cash, check or money orders

These methods will receive paper receipt and includes no additional cost to the student.

Debit and credit cards

These methods will receive emailed and paper receipt and includes a service fee of 2.75%. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

On-campus Drop Box

Located at the Quad-Cities Campus in Building , in the hallway next to the Bursar’s Office. Availability is subject to the building’s open access hours.

Over the Phone

Payments can be made over the phone during normal business hours using a debit or credit card. A fee of 2.75% will be added to all debit and credit card payments.

By Mail

Please make sure to allow ten(10) business days for payments to be received. Please only mail a check, money order or a cashier’s check to the Bursar’s Office. Do not send cash. Please include the student’s Black Hawk College ID number on the check and make check payable to Black Hawk College.

Check Requirements

  • Checks must have the account holders name pre-printed on the check by the bank.
  • Post-dated checks will not be accepted.
  • A check may not be written for more than the amount of the payment, with the intent of receiving a refund for the overpayment.
  • Returned paper checks are charged a fee of $30.
  • The returned check and any related fees must be repaid using a different method of payment, i.e. cash, debit card, credit card.

Third-Party Payers

Students whose tuition is being paid for by a third party must obtain a voucher from that third party that authorizes Black Hawk College to bill them. The voucher should include the student’s name, specific charges that the third party agrees to pay, and any special billing instruction the third party may require. Vouchers need to be received in the Bursar’s Office by the posted payment due to avoid being dropped from classes. A new voucher will be required for each semester.

Charge-backs and Cooperative Agreements

Students who live in another community college district may be eligible to attend Black Hawk College at the in-district rate if they are enrolled in a program that is not offered at their local community college. Interested students must first visit their local college to obtain approval through either a charge-back or cooperative agreement. This agreement must be received by Black Hawk 30 days prior to the start of the semester; if received after, the student may not be eligible to receive the reduced rate for that semester. Length of the approval varies by school and it is up to the student to ensure the approval is effective for each semester they are attending. Application to Attend a Recognized Public Community College by Cooperative Agreement.

Employee Reimbursed Tuition

When an employer agrees to reimburse an employee for courses that are taken, the student must pay the tuition bill via one of the payment options listed. Black Hawk College will not defer tuition balances when the employer agrees to reimburse the student upon completion of the courses.

Prepaid College Tuition Plans

Black Hawk College will bill College IL 529 plans directly. A copy of the participant’s annual statement needs to be turned into the Bursar’s Office upon registration.

Most other 529 plans require the participant to request payment be sent to Black Hawk College.

Balance Forward Authorization Form

Students can authorize the college to apply up to $200 of their anticipated financial aid refund toward a past due balance from a prior academic year. To start this process, the student must complete the appropriate FAFSA application and the Balance Forward Authorization Form.

Questions? Please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@bhc.edu or 309-796-5400.

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