Q1 Answer: Yes. Currently, online registration is designed to be "cash and carry." In most instances, you will use a credit card to pay for your classes. You must pay the full amount due. No partial payments are permitted.
However, we also know there are some circumstances where payment is made through a process other than a credit card. We have tried to accommodate those situations; however, the student must take certain actions to insure that his/her registration works. See Question 2 regarding cancellation of a registration by midnight of the day the registration takes place if there is a balance due on a student's account. Here are the payment exceptions and how you must handle them to insure a successful registration.
Financial Aid Students
For Students receiving financial aid, a data process checks your pending award amount again the amount due. If the difference is more than your award, you must pay the balance using your credit card or deliver a check or cash for that amount to an accounts manager or cashier at a CMC site before 4 pm on the day you've registered. If you do not take this action, your registration will be dropped at midnight that evening.
See also Financial Aid, FACTS & Work Study Students for more information.
For students using FACTS, contact your accounts manager before 4 pm on the day you've registered for classes. The accounts manager must place a notation on your payment record to insure that your registration is not dropped even though you have a balance due on your account.
Students Paying by Check
For students paying by check, you must personally deliver the check to your accounts manager of a cashier before 4 pm on the day you've registered for classes. The person receiving this check will receipt the monies and note on your record that the balance has been paid in full.
For CMC employees enrolling online for classes, you must contact the accounts manager or the site you are employed at before 4 pm on the day you've registered for classes. A credit will be placed on your account to offset the costs for these courses. Remember, this only applies to credit courses. You are still responsible for all costs associated with noncredit courses.
View a List of Account Managers by Location.
Here are a few examples:
Financial Aid Student
Registers for classes at 6 pm on Monday. The amount due is $400; however, the pending financial aid equals only $300. There is a balance of $100. The student does not pay the balance. The student's registration is cancelled as of 12:01 am the next day.
Student Paying by Check
Registers for classes at 1 am on Tuesday with a balance due of $400. Drops a check for $400 off to the accounts manager at 2 pm on Tuesday. The accounts manager receipts the check. The student record is updated to note that the $400 has been paid in full. The student's registration is retained in the system.