Bill Due Dates:
Fall 2013 bills are due Friday, August 9, 2013. For any registration activity occurring after the established due date, bills are due immediately upon registration, including registration for late starting classes. Fall charges will show on your account by approximately July 5. You may remit payment at any time after July 5.
The first bills will be mailed out by approximately July 9. For any new registration activity after that date, you should receive your bill within 5-7 days from the date of registration. NOTE: Whenever you change your schedule, it will result in adjustments to your charges. Therefore, you will receive a new bill anytime you make changes to your schedule during the allowed time frame.
Summer sessions 2013:
Summer I and summer II session bills are always due immediately upon registration. You should receive your summer bill within 5-7 days after you register for classes. Pay your bill as soon as you receive it.
Spring 2013 bills were due January 10, 2013. For any registration occurring on or after that date, including late starting classes, bills were due immediately upon registration.
January 2013 intersession charges were due upon registration. If you registered for intersession classes, that portion of your spring bill was due immediately upon registering for them. The intersession charges are designated as “intersession” on the itemized charges section of your bill.
Billing Questions & Contacts:
You can find answers to most of your billing questions by clicking our FAQs. Or, contact the GCC Student Billing (Bursar’s) Office. Any of our staff members can assist you.
For information regarding your Financial Aid package call: 413-775-1109.
For information regarding the official process for adding or dropping a class or withdrawing altogether contact Enrollment Services at 413-775-1807/1801 or call the Advising Center at 413-775-1339. Click the “Refunds” menu option for general guidance regarding the process for withdrawl and our refund policy.
A 4-month payment plan is available. For more information, see Payment Plan.
Refund Policy & Explanation of Charges:
Health Insurance Charge: MUST BE WAIVED BY A STRICT DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are eligible to waive, you must complete a new online waiver each semester you are charged. To waive this charge or to learn more about the Student Insurance Plan, place your cursor over the “Insurance Overview” tab, then, choose your menu option. If you choose the “Waiving the Insurance Charge” option, you should read the information provided regarding eligibility to waive and what constitutes comparable coverage. The waiver link is at the bottom of the page. Once you click the waiver link, you will be re-directed to the Insurance servicer’s website to complete the waiver form. You must verify and certify that you are eligible to waive this charge. A confirmation number will be provided upon successful submission.
A billing worksheet is typically sent with your fall and spring bills. An electronic version will soon be available through your “MyGCC” account. We hope to have the electronic version live by the fall 2013 due date.
You are required to submit a Billing Worksheet with your first payment if:
- All or a portion of your bill is being paid by: a third party, a tuition and/or fee waiver, financial aid, or scholarship
- You are participating in our 4-month payment plan (fall and spring semesters only)
- You want to complete the Waiver of Confidentiality in order to authorize us to discuss all financial aspects (including account balance) of your tuition & fee account with soemone other than yourself.
NOTE: When completing the Billing Worksheet, if you list any financial resources that will be paying all or a portion of your bill such as financial aid, third party payments, scholarships, waivers, or in-house grants, you must submit acceptable documentation as proof of that financial resource. In addition, you must sign the student certification statement at the bottom of the form. Click the related link to learn what constitutes acceptable documentation.
If you are required to submit a billing worksheet and you are paying by mail or in person, you can use the calculator to determine the amount you owe. However, the completed hardcopy Green Billing Worksheet that was included in your billing packet, must be submitted with your payment.
Waiver of Confidentiality:
We cannot discuss a student account with anyone other than the student unless the student has completed a Waiver of Confidentiality form (see step 3 of our Billing Worksheet). The person inquiring or making payment must be listed on the waiver and a password created by the student must be provided before we can answer any questions or provide account information, including account balances.