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What is a Tuition Installment Plan or TIP?

The Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) is an alternative to student loans that allow students to pay for college over time. Students who could benefit from TIP are those who pay out-of-pocket or are waiting for financial aid and/or third-party funding. The TIP is an alternative to student loans and does not have interest.

Upon registering for classes, our Student Financials Accountant will personally set up your contracts, payments, and walk you through your plan.
Students also have the option of enrolling in TIP on ctcLink. Visit for instructions.

If you set up your plan during early registration, your total tuition and fees will be divided into thirds. Later registration dates may lead to fewer payments (higher amounts). There is a one-time, non-refundable enrollment fee of $25.Late payments may result in a drop for non-payment.

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TIP Important Dates Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Registration May 5 May 5 November 3 February 2
Tuition Due Date June 20 September 11 December 19 March 18
Ideal 1st Payment Due Date May 30 August 30 December 10 March 5
2nd Payment Due Date June 30 September 29 January 9 April 3
Last Day for a 3-Payment Plan June 20 September 11 December 19 March 18
Last Day to Make a Payment Plan for Late Registration Students July 20 October 20 January 26 April 26
Final Payment due Date July 30 October 30 February 9 May 4

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