Payment Policies - Black Hawk College

Payment Policies

Students are responsible for taking care of all financial obligations by the end of each semester, which may include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, late payment fees, parking fines, library fines and bookstore charges.

Past due accounts
If there is a balance due, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and the student will be unable to do the following:

  • Enroll in classes.
  • Receive transcripts.
  • Review grade reports.
  • Receive diploma or certificate.

Accounts with past due balances may be subject to referral to either of the following external collection agencies, All Tran, Inc. or L&M Accounts, Inc. If sent to collection, students are responsible for payment of any and all collection and attorney fees incurred.

Late fees
Black Hawk College will assess a late fee of $25 to all past due accounts. Students participating in the deferred payment plan will also be assessed a late fee after each late scheduled payment.

Enrollment cancellation due to non-payment
Students may be dropped from classes if payment in full is not made by the due date or if a promissory note is not in place with the first installment paid.

Class withdrawal and possible repayment for financial aid recipients
Students may be required to return a portion of the federal financial aid they’ve been awarded after withdrawing from classes during a semester. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Parking permits and parking fines
Important information regarding payments for parking permits and/or fines is available through the Black Hawk College Police Department. Parking Information »

Hawk’s Hub Bookstore Charges

Most bookstore charges are paid directly to the bookstore upon purchase of the required materials for a given semester. The bookstore accepts cash, check, major credit/debit cards, Financial Aid (Pell grants, student loans, etc.) and third-party vouchers.

There are a few instances when bookstore charges will be billed to a student’s account at a later date. The most common of these instances are Direct Digital Access and Unreturned Textbook Rental charges.

Direct Digital Access (DDA) – Many instructors are using DDA in lieu of a traditional textbook. A student has the option to ‘Opt Out’ of using DDA, but this must be done before the 10th day of class. Instructions on how to ‘Opt Out’ will be in the Canvas portion of the class in the student’s myBlackhawk account. If a student chooses to use DDA, the student account will be billed on, or about, the 11th day of a semester.

The payment due date for DDA charges for the Minimester is January 3, 2020.

The payment due date for most DDA charges for the Spring 2020 semester is Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Charges for 2nd 8-week DDA charges are due Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

After the DDA access charges are posted to the student account, a bill reflecting these new charges will be sent to the student’s myBlackHawk email account if a balance is due. DDA access charges are expected to be paid in full by the published date each semester. If DDA access charges are not paid in full by the published due date, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed and a hold will be placed on the account restricting future enrollment in courses, receiving transcripts, reviewing grade reposts, and receiving a diploma or certificate. Once the charges are paid in full, the associated holds and restrictions will be lifted.

Unreturned Textbook Rentals– Some books are available for semester rental. If a student does rent a textbook, they must sign a Textbook Rental Agreement and pay the associated rental price. The agreement will list the date that the book must be returned to the bookstore. Late returns are not accepted.

Textbook Rentals must be returned to the bookstore by the last day of finals each semester. If a student fails to return the book by the published rental return due date, a charge for the current shelf price of the book will be billed to the student’s account. An invoice will be sent to the student’s myBlackHawk email account and payment is due within 30 days upon receipt. Unpaid Unreturned Textbook Rental charges are subject to a $25.00 late fee and hold will be place on the account that will restrict enrolling in future courses, receiving transcripts, reviewing grade reposts, and receiving a diploma or certificate.   Once the charges are paid, the associated holds and restrictions will be lifted.

Textbook Rental Due Date

Semester Due Date
Fall 2019 December 13, 2019
Spring 2020 May 15, 2020