Payment options (Including Military Tuition Assistance)



Payment Methods

Full payment of tuition and fees is expected by the due date printed on the registration statement each semester. The college accepts cash, personal checks, money orders and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) as methods of payment. Payments, using any method listed above, can be made at the Joint Base Andrews office of Prince George's Community College. Other payment options are described below.

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan through NelNet Business Solutions (FACTS)

The college offers a tuition payment plan for credit students for the fall, spring and summer semesters that allows tuition to be paid in either four, three or two installments, depending on the date the plan is activated. Payments are set up under an automatic payment system from a checking or savings account, Visa or MasterCard with payments being deducted according to the plan’s due dates for the semester. A $35.00 processing fee is charged each semester.
Arrangements to participate in NBS/FACTS must be made through the Internet by accessing the college’s website (www.pgcc.edu) and using the Quick Link to the deferred tuition payment plan. Students must be fully enrolled in the deferred payment plan prior to their tuition due date to avoid being dropped from their classes.

For more information, visit the college’s website or pick up a NBS/FACTS brochure from the Cashier’s Office or the Financial Aid Office. Both are located in Bladen Hall.

Employer-Paid Tuition (This includes Military Tuition Assistance)

Many students receive assistance from their employers with the payment of tuition and fees. Certain procedures must be followed for this aid to be properly applied to the student’s tuition bill.

1. It is the responsibility of the student to present the purchase order, tuition assistance form or letter of intent at the time of tuition bill payment.
2. The purchase order, tuition assistance form or letter of intent must state the student’s name, social security number,
amount to be paid, billing address and original signature of person(s) authorizing payment. The bookstore is an independent entity from the college and is paid directly by the employer. If a student is entitled to a reimbursement for
books, he or she must obtain a separate purchase order, tuition assistance form or letter of intent addressed to Prince
George’s Community College Bookstore.
3. The purchase order, tuition assistance form or letter of intent will not be accepted after payment has been made
by the student. Students paying their own tuition must be reimbursed by the employer or agency. The college will not
bill in order to reimburse the student.
4. In the event an employer refuses to pay after receipt of a bill, the student immediately becomes responsible for all tuition and fees.

Employer paid tuition paperwork can be processed at the Joint Base Andrews office of Prince George's Community College.

Veterans Special Payment Exemptions

Veterans certified to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill are exempt from the immediate payment of tuition and fees. Those with 100% eligibility under this program will have all in-county and in-state tuition and fees paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those eligible at less than 100% or those being charged as non-Maryland residents will be held in their classes and then billed for the amount not paid by the VA. It is important that veterans in this program drop classes they do not wish to take since they will not be dropped for nonpayment during the registration period as other students are. Failure to neither drop an unwanted course nor attend it will result in an overpayment situation with the VA and a
negative impact on future benefits. All veterans enrolling through the Post 9/11 GI Bill must provide the college's Office of Veterans Services with a copy of their letter or certificate of eligibility by the end of their first semester of enrollment to continue the payment exemption.
VA certification letters and VA semester forms can be turned in at the Joint Base Andrews office of Prince George's Community College.

Veterans participating in the VA Vocational Rehabilitation program also will have all tuition and fees paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs provided they have had the proper forms submitted to the college's Veterans Affairs Office on their behalf. A tuition bill and a copy of the VA form authorizing payment must be presented in person to the Cashier's Office for this benefit to be applied.

If there are any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Veterans Affairs Office in Bladen Hall, Room 124 or call 301-583-5282