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Student Billing

Students will be mailed a statement at the beginning of each semester and are expected to pay any outstanding balances by the end of each semester. An additional statement will be mailed at the end of each semester for any outstanding balances. Student account information is also available at any time through WebAdvisor.

Failure to receive a statement is not an acceptable reason for not meeting a payment deadline or paying your bill in full. If someone else is expected to pay a student's bills, the student should advise that person of these instructions.

Things to remember

  • When you register you are responsible for all tuition and fees.
  • A payment option (payment plan, awarded financial aid, third party authorization, etc.) must be in place by the payment option deadline to avoid being dropped from your classes.
  • Gateway reserves the right to withdraw students from class(es) for nonpayment. However, nonpayment does not automatically result in withdrawal.
  • Know when your tuition & fee payments are due and ensure you understand Gateway’s payment and refund policies.
  • You, the student, are responsible for all payments even if you are not the person or organization paying your bill (i.e. parent, employer, etc.).
  • Please check your Gateway email regularly as all official school communication is through that email address.

Returned Checks

Returned checks are defined as those returned for insufficient funds, stopped payment, closed account and maker/check writer error. Any returned check to Gateway will result in a $35 service fee added to the amount owed by the maker/check writer. The writer of a returned, insufficient-fund check shall be notified in writing by Student Accounts as soon as possible after the check has been returned. The check writer must remit to the College cash, a cashier’s check, money order or credit/debit card payment (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) to cover the amount of the check plus the $35 service fee per returned check. If the check is not cleared within 5 days from the date of the letter, the outstanding debt will be referred to a collection agency.

If the check was written by or for a student, Student Accounts will place a hold on the student’s Academic Record. The student will not be able to register or access any college services, including:  grades, transcripts, or testing until the outstanding debt is paid in full.