Paying For College

An education from Lamar Community College is a great investment. It’s also affordable.

Payments, Adjustments, and Refunds

When a student registers for each semester, all charges (tuition, fees, room and board) are due at the time of registration. Credit will be extended only in those instances where the College has an existing contract with an outside agency (this includes various forms of federal and state financial aid), or where prior arrangements have been made with the Business Office.

Students who have an unpaid balance due from a previous semester will be automatically dropped from classes during the first week of the current term. Students who have applied for and have been awarded financial aid must pay the difference, if any, between the actual cost and amount awarded unless they have made prior arrangements with the Business Office.

If a student adds a class (or classes) creating additional charges, all charges are due at that time. If a student drops the class(es), he or she may expect to receive a refund check approximately 6-8 weeks after the Business Office the student completes the appropriate paperwork. This policy applies to all students.


When is the deadline to pay my semester tuition?

Bills are due by the semester census date for that course.  If you are in several different sections of courses throughout the semester, your bill is due by the first census date.  If you add a class or classes after the first census date, all additional charges are due at that time.

Do I receive a bill for my tuition?

You will receive all billing notifications in your student email.  All billing information can also be found in the Student Finance tab in Online in LopeAccess.

Please note: You will only receive a paper bill if the account is past due.

Where can I pay my tuition?

  • In person at the Cashier’s Offices located in the Betz Technology Center.
  • Online in LopeAccess under the Student Finance tab.
  • On the phone with a credit card.
  • Payment options are available in the Student Finance tab in LopeAccess.  Once in the Student Finance tab, find the “Payment Options” channel.  A link to the secure Nelnet Campus Commerce portal will help you create (or manage) a payment plan that works for you.

What payment types does the Cashier’s Office accept in person?

Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard, Third Party Authorization and Financial Aid.

What if I cannot pay by the payment deadline?

  • You will be dropped from your classes and will need to re-enroll in your courses on a space available basis.
  • If you are dropped for non-payment, you must re-enroll for courses and payment will be due by the next business day.