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Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)

What is TIP?

TIP is beneficial to any student who is paying out of pocket or waiting for third-party funding and wants an alternative to student loans. 

Upon registering for classes, our Tuition Installment Plan Specialist will personally set up your contracts, payments, and walk you through your plan.

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 are assessed a one-time, non-refundable late fee of $30 per late payment.

Important Dates:

  Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Registration Feb 3 Jun 5 Jun 5 Nov 5 Feb 5
Tuition Due Date Mar 13 Jun 19 Sep 11 Dec 18 Mar 19
Ideal 1st Payment Due Date Feb 28 Jun 19 Aug 31 Nov 30 Feb 26
Second Payment Due Date Mar 31 Jul 31 Sept 30 Dec 31 Mar 31
Last Day to Make a Payment Plan for Late Registration Students Apr 13 Jul 16 Oct 12 Jan 15 Apr 16
Last Day for a 3 Payment Plan Mar 16 Jun 22 Sep 12 Dec 21 Mar 22
Third Payment Apr 30 Aug Oct 30 Jan 30 Apr 30

Continuing Education/Community Education Dates:

  Spring Session 2 2019 Summer Session 2019 Fall Session 1 2019 Fall Session 2 2019 Winter Session 1 2020 Winter Session 2 2020 Spring Session 1 2020 Spring Session 2 2020
Last Day to Make First Payment and Set Up Plan May 13, 2019 July 9, 2019 Sept. 24, 2019 Nov. 5, 2019 Jan. 7, 2020 Feb 18, 2020 March 31, 2020 May 12, 2020
Final Payment Due Date May 31, 2019 July 29, 2019 Oct. 14, 2019 Nov. 25, 2019 Jan. 27, 2020 Mar 9, 2020 Apr 20, 2020 June 1, 2020
Last Day for 100% Refund May 17, 2019 July 12, 2019 Sept. 27, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019 Jan. 10, 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Apr 3, 2020 May 15, 2020
Program Start Date May 13, 2019 July 9, 2019 Sept. 24, 2019 Nov. 5, 2019 Jan. 7, 2020 Feb 18, 2020 March 31, 2020 May 12, 2020
Program End Date Jun 14, 2019 Aug. 8, 2019 Oct. 24, 2019 Dec. 10, 2019 Feb. 6, 2020 Mar 19, 2020 April 30, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Please call or email the TIP specialist at tip@cptc.edu or 253.589.5651.

Anyone with an out of pocket expense for classes may enroll

There is a $25 enrollment fee for the TIP program. This is a one-time fee and it is non-refundable.

Yes, all students on the payment plan are held from getting dropped while payments are being made.

There is a one-time $30 late fee for every late payment.

The CPTC refund policy for dropped classes still applies and payments will be adjusted accordingly. You must notify the TIP specialist when you drop or add a class.

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).

You are responsible for payments if funding doesn’t come in, and you cannot register for future classes or receive transcripts until account is paid in full.

Your first payment will be due when you first enroll in the TIP Program. Your second payment will be due on the last day of the month of the tuition due date. Your third payment will be due the month after your second payment, on the last day of the month.

TIP Location

Building 17, Room 141
Lakewood Campus

Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Contact Us 

253-589-5651
TIP@cptc.edu

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