Illinois Central College has established a deferred payment plan for students who qualify for their employer’s tuition reimbursement program which is often contingent upon receiving a grade before the employee is reimbursed. Students who are accepted into this plan may defer their tuition and applicable fee payment until 30 days after the end of the semester. Only tuition and fees covered under the employer’s reimbursement plan may be deferred; tuition not covered must be paid by the tuition due date. The student is personally responsible for any financial obligations made to the College regardless of employment status or the length of time it will take their employer to process their reimbursement. There is a non-refundable $50 deferment fee to participate in this plan effective with the Fall 2015 term.
To apply for the Employer Deferment Payment Plan each semester:
- Complete and sign the Application and Promissory Note for Employer Deferment Plan (PDF) (dated no earlier than 45 days prior to the start of classes and no later than 7 days after the start of classes)
- Provide a copy of your approved employer plan term enrollment document OR have your employer complete the Employer Tuition Benefit Verification Form (PDF) (dated no earlier than 45 days prior to the start of the term and no later than 7 days after the start of classes)
A notification will be sent to the student’s ICC email account on the approval or denial of the application. If application is approved, the student will be sent instructions on how to enroll in the online Employer Deferment Payment Plan. The $50 deferment fee is payable upon online payment plan enrollment. The student will be required to enter a checking account, savings account, or credit card for the payment of the deferment fee and balance due. The bank account or credit card will automatically be charged for the amount of tuition and fees due 30 days after the term ends. Enrollment in the designated online payment plan is MANDATORY; refusal to enroll will result in an automatic denial of application. Any tuition and fees for the term will be due immediately.
A separate, non-refundable convenience fee (2.75% of the payment amount/$3 minimum fee) is assessed at the time of each credit or debit card payment for student account charges. The preferred way to pay is online through eServices and the student payment portal. Guided assistance of the online payment system is available for in-person and phone payment transactions. Students paying online by Electronic Check (E-Check) do not incur the convenience fee. ICC accepts cash and checks in person for student account payments.