A student is responsible for the payment of charges incurred at Odessa College by the stated payment deadlines. Each student is responsible for understanding the charges and meeting all financial obligations on time per the Student Financial Responsiblity Agreement. We recognize that many students receive financial assistance from third parties, including federal financial aid, but the ultimate financial responsibility belongs to the student.
If you believe your bill is incorrect and want to dispute it or if you would like more information about a transaction, you must contact Student Accounts within 60 days of the bill that the item of concern first appeared.
Payment by Check
Current government issued identification is required for any payment. Proof of identification may include driver’s license, U.S. passport or military identification card. Checks are accepted for the exact amount of tuition and fees only. All checks are to be payable to Odessa College. The college does not accept two-party checks or payroll checks.
Returned Check Policy
All returned checks are collected through Equifax, Inc. or Checks Inc. A returned check fee is charged per check by each company. Returned checks should be paid within five days of the date notification is mailed to the student. Checks returned for tuition and fees may result in the student’s automatic withdrawal from the college and all college records may be withheld. The student may re-enroll upon payment of all tuition and fees due. Odessa College reserves the right to require payment in cash from individuals with a history of returned checks.
Students attempting to drop classes by stopping payment of their check instead of initiating approved drop procedures his/her Student Success Coach shall be subject to the normal returned check penalties.
Payment by Credit Card
MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted for payment of tuition and fees with proper approval.
MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and electronic checks are accepted for payment of tuition and fees with on-line payments.
Payment Plan Options
Payment plans are available online thru Web Advisor. A $30 enrollment fee is charged each semester.
Third Party Payments
Payments made on behalf of the student by a company or government entity must provide proper documentation from such entity.
Students seeking a Police and Fire Exemption may do so by obtaining an exemption form from the counseling center.
Debts Owed the College
All forms of indebtedness to the college, including tuition, fees, fines, payment plans, returned checks, property loss and property damage, must be paid before a student may re-enroll or have a transcript request honored. Failure to pay an outstanding account can result in the student being withdrawn from classes. Any past due or unpaid balances may be referred to a collection agency and may incur collection agency fees. Click here to review OC’s past due and collection policy.