Tuition Payments, Refunds and Appeals
Get answers about the methods of tuition payment that are accepted at EGTC, payment plans, our refund policy, tuition and fee refund appeals, and the collection process for non-payment.
Method of Payment
The Treasurer’s Office accepts cash, Visa or MasterCard, and personal checks (please note: there is a $35 fee for bad checks otherwise known as Non-Sufficient Funds). Students may also pay online from the student portal. Payment plans are also available where applicable.
Students are encouraged to seek financial aid grants and scholarships.
Students receiving third party funding, like agency or employer sponsored funding, must have a billing authorization at the time of registration. The Treasurer’s Office will include a $5 per credit hour service fee on all third-party invoices.
All tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration. Registrations not paid for within five (5) business days will be dropped.
- No personal checks are accepted for services such as testing, barber cosmetology services, deli/bakery purchases, or bus passes.
Payment plans agreements can be arranged through the Treasurer's Office. A payment plan is available to students who cannot pay the tuition and fees in full at the time of enrollment.
Payment plans are not available for courses less than 60 days in length, classes costing less than $100 or distance learning courses.
Some courses/programs may have different payment requirements.
There is a $20 per school year partial payment fee for this service, which is due when the payment plan is set up.
All students on a payment plan are required to make a down payment, including students who will receive financial aid grants/scholarships and third party payments. Students should contact the Treasurer's Office to determine the exact amount of their down payment.
The balance after the down payment is paid in installments. The final payment will be due no later than 30 days prior to the end of the class.
Any deviation from the payment plan schedule will be a breach in the terms of the agreement, commonly referred to as default. Should this occur, the total balance will be due and payable in full immediately or the student will be withdrawn from classes.
Default on any payment plan will result in no further payment plans for the student.
- Default on your payment plan can also result in the full account balance being sent to collections with the college’s collection agency, which is currently MS Services (subject to change).
All refunds will be available within forty-five (45) business days after notification. The following process applies to all refunds:
100 percent of tuition and fees will be refunded if a student drops prior to the beginning of class.
100 percent of tuition and fees will be refunded if a class is closed due to insufficient enrollment.
100 percent of tuition and technology and capital improvement fees will be refunded if a student drops and their last date of attendance was before the census date. Books, materials/kits and partial payment fees will not be refunded.
No refunds if last date of attendance was after the census date.
- Any dispute regarding refunds after the census date will follow the tuition and fee refund appeals process.
Tuition and Fee Refund Appeals
Appeal requests should be submitted to the Treasurer's Office using the Tuition and Fee Refund Appeals Application. Appeal requests must be made within one year of the term that you are appealing. Appeals older than one year will not be reviewed. If you have financial aid for the semester you are appealing, you could be responsible for repayment of those funds.
If a student has documentation that substantiates an extraordinary event and an appeal for tuition and fee refund is approved, the student must understand that the College is able to approve a refund appeal for only one semester during the student’s entire academic career at Emily Griffith Technical College. This includes all voluntary and involuntary separations. In particular, if the event is related to a medical condition, it is the student’s responsibility to make an informed decision, which may require consultation with a physician, prior to enrolling in future coursework since an appeal is granted on a one-time basis for a given medical condition. While a student will not be granted a second tuition and fee refund, the student may have the opportunity to withdraw from coursework with a grade of W in future semesters, assuming the student meets all appropriate deadlines and regulations related to withdrawal.
If an initial appeal is denied by the review committee the student will have another opportunity to provide addition information that would help the committee reach an different decision. A student can continue to provide additional information and request additional reviews up to one year from the term in which they are appealing. Should no additional information be provided by the student within 30 days of the committee requesting supplemental information the appeal will be denied.
Collections for Non-Payment
Past due student accounts may be referred to our collections agency, which is currently MS Services (subject to change). Prior to being referred to collections, students will be sent a past due notice via email and regular mail at 30, 60 and 90 days past due. The collection agency will add fees and finance charges, so it is in your best interest to pay the college before your account is sent to collections. See methods of payment on previous page.. Once a student account is in collections, no future payment plans will be offered. All classes must be paid in full at the time of registration.