Student Financial Services

Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the college has moved to remote services. Student Financial Services is available by phone for questions and payments Monday through Thursday 8 am – 4 pm.

Pay Tuition and Fees Online

New option: Pay in full with your bank account.

Tuition Payment Plan

Sign-up for the automatic tuition payment plan.

Account Blocks

If you have a block on your account due to a fine or other outstanding balance you may not be able to pay online. If you require assistance, please call the Student Financial Services office at (425)564-2309. For library fines, please call the Library Media Center at (425) 564-2252.

Third Party/GET/529 Funding

Third party payment options include GET, Dream Ahead, 529 plans, vouchers, letters of credit or purchase orders from companies or agencies paying tuition on your behalf.

When registering online for credit classes wth Third iParty funding, complete your registration without making a payment by choosing the “Next” option until registration is complete. Email your voucher to Questions – contact phone 425-564-4282 or fax 425-564-4300.  You must have a voucher in place to secure your classes or you may be at risk of being dropped.

Checks for 529 Plans should be mailed to:

Bellevue College 
SFS Office – U107
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA  98007

Make your check payable to the Bellevue College.  Be sure to include your nine-digit student number written clearly on the (front) of your check.

For Continuing Education classes, select PO as the payment type during registration, then fax your voucher to (425) 564-3113. For additional information contact CE Customer Service/Registration at (425) 564-2263.

Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

If you withdraw from the college or drop classes, you may be eligible for a refund. The college begins to process refunds beginning the second week of the quarter. You may request an expedited refund by filling out the online expedited refund request form (login required). A $10 processing fee is deducted from the refund amount. Refunds are calculated as follows:

Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters:

  • 100% Refund: 1st – 5th instructional day of the quarter (not specific to how many times a class has met)
  • 50% Refund: 6th – 20th calendar day of the quarter
  • Non Refundable: After the 20th calendar day

Summer Quarter:

  • 100% Refund: 1st – 3rd instructional day of the quarter (not specific to how many times a class has met)
  • 50% Refund: 4th – 11th calendar day of the quarter
  • Non Refundable: After the 11th calendar day

No checks will be processed for refunds that are less than $25. Any refund balances below $25 may be applied to future quarters of attendance unless the original payment was made by a third party with other instructions. Balances under $25 remaining after eight quarters will be forfeited. The payment method for refunds is made according to the payment method used for the original payment. If the initial payment was charged to a credit card, the refund is processed back to that credit card. Cash and check payments are refunded by check. Nelnet payment plan or full payments are refunded by check.  Self-support programs, like Continuing Education may develop different refund policies for programmatic reasons.

Drop for Non-Payment

Non-payment of tuition and course-related fees (including returned checks and/or credit cards) may result in the student being withdrawn from some or all classes (BC Policy #7250). A withdrawal fee will be charged if you have ever been dropped for non-payment in the past.

Returned Checks / Credit Cards

Returned checks and/or credit cards are assessed a fee. Admission to or registration for classes, conferring of degrees, and issuance of academic transcripts may be withheld for failure to meet financial obligations to the college and may result in the account being sent to a collection service. All collection fees are the responsibility of the check/credit card writer and/or the student. If a student writes three checks (including third-party checks) which are returned, his/her check-writing privileges will be denied (BC Policy #7150).

ORCA Bus Passes

Quarterly ORCA bus passes are available for purchase in the Student Financial Services office.
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Last Updated May 14, 2021