Hillsborough Community College Student Services and Enrollment Management

Tuition Installment Plans (TIPS)

2014 - 2015 TIPS Informational Brochure - For Fall 2014 Classes - Summer 2015 Classes

To help you meet your educational expenses, Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is pleased to provide the tuition payment plan,TIPS. TIPS is available at all campuses and to all students at Hillsborough Community College

TIPS allows you to pay your tuition in monthly payments. The earlier you enroll through TIPS, the more payment options you have.  TIPS is administered for Hillsborough Community College by Nelnet Business Solutions.

How TIPS Works
Enrolling in TIPS, is simple. You must be a student at HCC. Your user log in is your seven digit student ID number (without the initials) and your password is your six digit birth date with the forward slashes. NOTE: The HCC Business Office is normally closed every Saturday and Sunday. If you enroll in TIPS after 2:00pm on Friday, your enrollment may not be received in the Business Office until the following Monday. This may result in cancellation of your classes due to non-payment of fees.

The first step is to determine the amount you would like to budget through TIPS. You may budget payments in one of two ways:

A. Automatic Bank Payment(ACH) - ACH payments are those payment you have authorized TIPS to process directly with your financial institution. It is a bank-to-bank transfer of funds you have preapproved for your expenses at HCC. Payments can be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the date indicated online and will continue until the balance due is paid in full.

B. Credit Card Option - Many students and families have requested the option of charging their monthly tuition payment to VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card. This enables you to take advantage of various bonus programs offered by your credit card company. If you elect to budget your expenses by using your credit card, it will be automatically charged on the date indicated online. The payment amount is specified on the TIPS agreement and will continue until the balance due is paid in full.
Please be aware that making a TIPS agreement on Sundays or after 11pm each evening is not advised. HCC’s scheduled systems maintenance during those times may interfere with the proper posting of your agreement, resulting in the de-registration of your classes.

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