Payment Options & Due Dates

We hope the trickiest thing about payments is remembering that the Bursar’s Office is where you pay your bills. 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.

Tuition Payment Due Dates

Please pay by specified dates listed below in order to avoid cancellation of enrollment.

Fall Semester Registration for Full 16- week courses (8/21 – 12/15) and First Eight-Week courses (8/21 – 10/13) begins Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

  • If a student registers on or before Wednesday, July 26, 2017, then full payment or payment arrangement* is due by Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
  • If a student registers July 27, 2017, or after, then full payment or payment arrangement* is due at the time of registration.

Fall Semester Registration for Second Eight-Week courses (10/16 – 12/15) begins Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

  • If a student registers on or before Wednesday, July 26, 2017, then full payment or payment arrangement* is due by Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
  • If a student registers July 27, 2017, or after, then full payment or payment arrangement* is due at the time of registration.

* Fall Deferred Payment Plan Due Dates
Deferred payment plans are offered through August 25, 2017. The first payment is due at the time of set up along with a non-refundable $25 set-up fee.

  • First deferred payment due: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 or at time of registration
  • Second deferred payment due: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • Third deferred payment due: Wednesday, October 18, 2017   EXTENDED! Wednesday October 25, 2017
  • Fourth deferred payment due: Wednesday, November 15, 2017**

**Only if 4-payment plan was selected at time of deferred payment plan set-up.  It is important to note that this date falls AFTER priority registration starts for Spring semester.  Students are not able to sign up for classes until their account balance is paid in full.


Payment options

Online payment
Black Hawk College accepts VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card and personal checks online through myBlackHawk. Please note that there is a 2.55% charge for using a Debit or Credit Card or a $2.95 fee for using a personal check online. Instructions to Pay Online through myBlackHawk.

In-person
The Bursar’s Office, both the Quad Cities and East locations, can accept in-person payments; however, only cash, checks, or money orders are accepted. The Bursar’s Office cannot accept credit or debit cards.

On Campus
Payments can also be made outside of Bursar’s Office hours via the Payment Drop Box located inside Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus. Availability is subject to the building’s open access hours.

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. Students will be required to sign a promissory note and make their first installment payment at the time of set up, which will include a $25 set up fee. Payment plans must be put in place no later than, the first Friday of the first week of classes. Promissory notes may also be set-up online by logging into your myBlackHawk account and clicking on:

  • Student Billing tab

  • Set up my payment plan online

Black Hawk College will assess a $25 late fee for all installment payments not received by each deferred plan due date.

By mail
Please make sure to allow 10 business days for payments to be received. Accounts may incur late fees or classes may be dropped for non-payment if payment is not received by the due date. 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.


PAYING BY CHECK?

Returned E-checks
A returned check fee of $35.95 will be applied for electronic checks returned for any reason. In the event of a returned or denied payment, and notification of nonpayment will be sent, along with an updated account balance to include the returned check fee. Going forward, once a check has been denied, we will be unable to accept another check or another party’s personal check. All future payments must be made by cash, credit/debit card, money order or cashier’s check.

Returned Paper checks
A returned check fee of $30 will be applied to an account in the event of a returned or denied payment, and notification of nonpayment will be sent, along with an updated account balance to include the returned check fee. Going forward, once a check has been denied, we will be unable to accept another check or another party’s personal check. All future payments must be made by cash, credit/debit card, money order or cashier’s check.

Check payments
Checks may not be written for more than the amount due with the intention of receiving cash back.

Post-dated checks
Black Hawk College will not accept post-dated checks for any reason.


Other payment options

Third-party sponsors
Students whose tuition is being paid for by a third party must obtain a voucher from the third party, which will indicate their willingness to be billed for your classes. The letter/voucher must include the student’s name and address, billing instructions, along with an authorizing signature from the third party. Each semester, Black Hawk College requires a new voucher to be obtained by the student and turned into the Bursar’s Office at either campus.

Charge-backs and cooperative agreements
Students who live in another community college district must first visit that college to obtain either a charge-back or cooperative agreement form. During enrollment at Black Hawk College, the student must turn in the form must to the Bursar’s Office at either campus. Students must acquire a new form each semester.

Employee reimbursed tuition
Students must pay their account in full and then submit the receipts to your employer for their reimbursement.

Prepaid college tuition plans
Students who participate in the College Illinois program or other prepaid college tuition plans need to contact the Bursar’s Office at the Quad-Cities Campus for more information.