Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Catalog

Paying for College


Tuition and Fees

Fees current as of Fall 2024. For current tuition rates see www.sinclair.edu/services/bursar or call (937) 512-3000.

Per Credit Hour Fees

Montgomery County Residents

Other Ohio Residents

Out-of State and International Students

Tuition & Fees

$146.03

$146.03

$146.03

Out-of-County Surcharge

-

$47.25

-

Out-of-State Surcharge

-

-

$203.37

Per Credit Hour

$146.03

$193.28

$349.40

 

* Tuition and fees of $146.03 per credit hour includes an Instructional Fee of $124.78, General and Technology Fee of $14.25, and Career Services Fee of $7.00

Sinclair is one of the very few community colleges in Ohio that has the distinction of being funded by a local county levy. The Montgomery County tax levy provides tuition discounts for students who live inside Montgomery County. Per State law, only Montgomery County students are eligible for this lower rate.

 

Additional Fees

Fee Names

Fee Amount

Course, lab, and program fees

Varies, dependent on individual course or program to help defray costs in selected courses that are expensive to offer or have pass-through costs paid to a third-party provider.

Registration Fee for first-time registrants

$20.00

Auxiliary Services Fee (per semester)

$85.00

Online (WWW) Course Fee

$7.50 per credit hour (extra fee beyond tuition)

Transcripts (Each)

$5.00

Transcripts (Same Day Services)

$10.00

Returned Check Fee

$25.00

Tuition Payment Plan

Students are responsible to the college for all tuition and fees incurred as a result of registration. Sinclair offers a tuition payment plan as a convenient budget plan to assist students in managing their tuition costs for a current term. This is not a loan program - no interest or finance charges will be assessed by Sinclair, and there is no credit check to enroll. To help meet your educational expenses, Sinclair offers this tuition payment plan for a $25.00 per term nonrefundable enrollment fee.  The enrollment fee is automatically deducted immediately from your account. If this fee is not able to be collected, your agreement may not be activated, or you may be unenrolled from the payment plan. You must enroll in the payment plan every term you wish to participate.

A deposit (down payment) may be required. Payment plan enrollment and payment dates for the current term are available at: http://paymentplan.sinclair.edu under the “Payment Calendar” link. 

If students enroll in classes during on-time registration and wish to participate in the payment plan, enrollment in the Payment Plan must be done by Sinclair’s specified final payment deadline date.

Prior to the college’s published refund date, if a tuition payment cannot be withdrawn from the students’ bank or credit card, the course registration will be in an “unpaid” status and may be subject to deregistration from classes. If a payment is not available from the students’ financial institution after the refund date, the college may proceed with collection activity without further notice.

Enrollment is made online. For more information, please see below or visit: http://paymentplan.sinclair.edu.

Important Points:

  • Payments are Automatic Withdraws 
  • Payments through Sinclair portal do not stop automatic withdraw 
  • Scheduled payment dates cannot be changed
  • Adding classes will increase monthly payments

Forms of payment

Automatic Bank Payment (ACH): A bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have preapproved for your expenses at Sinclair College. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. Please check your agreement for the payment deadline dates.

Credit Card Option: Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged each month until the balance is paid in full. Sinclair currently accepts Visa and MasterCard only. Please check your agreement for the payment deadline dates.

Information on Missed Payments

Should an automatic ACH payment or credit card payment be missed, a $30.00 Missed/Returned Payment Fee will be automatically assessed to your account. You will be notified by Sinclair of the missed/returned payment via email.

Payment Calendar

Summer Term

Enrollment period begins around the last week of March; begins with the first day of on-time registration.
Payments will be processed on the 5th of each month.

 

Summer Term Enrollment Periods

Required Down Payment

No. of Payments

Payment Schedule

1st day of registration - April 4

None

4

April 5, May 5, June 5, July 5

April 5 - May 4

None

3

May 5, June 5, July 5

May 5 - Approx. end of May

33%

3

Date enrolled, June 5, July 5

Approx. first week of June - approx. 2 weeks prior to July 5

50%

2

Date enrolled, July 5

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Unpaid courses, not under the payment plan, may be removed from course schedules. 
  • Enrollment in the plan is required every term you wish to participate 
  • Registrations made after final payment date are to be paid for at the time of registration or enrolled in the payment plan upon registration. 
  • It is the responsibility of the student to either make payment in full, enroll in a successful payment plan, or withdraw from classes by the published payment deadline.
  • Enrollment periods are subject to change each year depending on the academic and payment calendars.

NOTE: The Enrollment Fee is automatically deducted immediately from your account. If this fee is not able to be collected, your agreement may not be activated, or you may be unenrolled from the payment plan.

Fall Term

Enrollment begins around the second week in April; begins with the 1st day of on-time registration.
Payments will be processed on the 20th of each month.

Fall Term Enrollment Periods

Required Down Payment

No. of Payments

Payment Schedule

1st day of registration - May 19

None

7

May 20, June 20, July 20, Aug. 20, Sept. 20, Oct. 20, Nov. 20

May 20 - June 19

None

6

June 20, July 20, Aug. 20, Sept. 20, Oct. 20, Nov. 20

June 20 - July 19

None

5

July 20, Aug. 20, Sept. 20, Oct. 20, Nov. 20

July 20 - mid-August (typically the fall payment due date)

None

4

Aug. 20, Sept. 20, Oct. 20, Nov. 20

Approx. mid-August - 8th day of term

25%

4

Date enrolled, Sept. 20, Oct. 20, Nov. 20

9th day of term - Approx. Sept. 30

33%

3

Date enrolled, Oct. 20, Nov. 20

Approx. Oct. 1 -  Approx. end of October

50%

2

Date enrolled, Nov. 20

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Unpaid courses, not under the payment plan, may be removed from course schedules. 
  • Enrollment in the plan is required every term you wish to participate 
  • Registrations made after final payment date are to be paid for at the time of registration or enrolled in the payment plan upon registration. 
  • It is the responsibility of the student to either make payment in full, enroll in a successful payment plan, or withdraw from classes by the published payment deadline.
  • Enrollment periods are subject to change each year depending on the academic and payment calendars.

NOTE: The Enrollment Fee is automatically deducted immediately from your account. If this fee is not able to be collected, your agreement may not be activated, or you may be unenrolled from the payment plan.

Spring Term

Enrollment period begins around the last week of October; begins with the 1st day of on-time registration.
Payments will be processed on the 20th of each month.

Spring Term Enrollment Periods

Required Down Payment

No. of Payments

Payment Schedule

1st day of registration - November 19

None

6

Nov. 20, Dec. 20, Jan. 20, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 20

November 20 - December 19

None

5

Dec. 20, Jan. 20, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 20

December 20 - Approx. January 31

25%

4

Date enrolled, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 20

Approx. Feb. 1 - B-Term payment due date

33%

3

Date enrolled, Mar. 20, Apr. 20

Day after B-term due date- Approx. March 31

50%

2

Date enrolled, Apr. 20

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Unpaid courses, not under the payment plan, may be removed from course schedules. 
  • Enrollment in the plan is required every term you wish to participate 
  • Registrations made after final payment date are to be paid for at the time of registration or enrolled in the payment plan upon registration. 
  • It is the responsibility of the student to either make payment in full, enroll in a successful payment plan, or withdraw from classes by the published payment deadline.
  • Enrollment periods are subject to change each year depending on the academic and payment calendars.

NOTE: The Enrollment Fee is automatically deducted immediately from your account. If this fee is not able to be collected, your agreement may not be activated, or you may be unenrolled from the payment plan.

Tuition Payment Plan Terms and Conditions

Enrollment: You must enroll in the payment plan for every term you wish to participate. The payment plan is for current term only and not for past term balances.

Tuition Only: Book charges cannot be paid through the payment plan.

Enrollment Charge: A $25 non-refundable charge for each term enrolled.

Due Dates: Payments due on dates stated online, in the payment plan agreement, and in literature. No extensions are allowed.

Missed/Returned Payments:

  • Fee:  A $30 late fee will be assessed for each installment payment that is missed. 
  • Reattempts:  The missed installment payment will be reattempted beginning the next day.  To ensure a successful reattempt, the student must log into the payment plan and verify or update the payment method.
  • Consequences:  If the payment and reattempts are unsuccessful, the student will be required to log back into the payment plan and make the missed payment(s).  Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on the student account and could result in classes being removed from the schedule.  Missed payments will be distributed among any remaining payments for the term.
Down Payment: May be required for enrollment in the payment plan depending on the timeframe a student enrolls within the active plans available.

Dropped Classes: Student is responsible for remaining payments for classes dropped after the “drop with refund” period as scheduled according to plan payments and Sinclair’s payment deadlines.

Refunds: Please review Sinclair’s refund policy for more information.

Balance Adjustments: Payment plan account balance and payments due will be adjusted if account changes such as class additions, class drops, missed payments, or changes to financial aid or other third-party funding occur.

Deadlines:

  • For Enrollment: If student enrolls in classes during on-time registration, enrollment in the Payment Plan must be done by Sinclair’s specified final payment deadline dates.
  • For Adjustments: Changes to the account must be made at least 10 calendar days before the payment date. Otherwise, changes may not reflect until the next scheduled payment.

Making Payments: Payments should not be made at the Cashier’s Office or through the online payment center accessed through the student portal. Payments are automatically deducted from the credit card or bank account used when enrolling in the plan. Contact with the Cashier’s Office must be done before making any payments outside of the scheduled ones within the active plan to get an understanding of how that could impact the payment plan.

  • If tuition is being paid by a party other than the student, an authorized user will need to be added to the payment plan account.

Successful / Unsuccessful Plans:

  • A successful plan:  Must be in place by Sinclair’s payment deadline date each term and any potential down payment and/or scheduled payments received successfully.
  • Multiple agreement attempts:  If a student has two unsuccessful payment plan attempts for a current term, then the student will not be able to use the payment plan and will immediately have to pay in full or may be subject to deregistration.
  • Unsuccessful plan:  Sinclair may be entitled to (1) declare the full balance plus late fees immediately due and payable by law, (2) refuse subsequent registration for any classes and/or drop current classes, (3) deny future enrollment in any payment plan, (4) submit unpaid balance to the Ohio Attorney General for collection, and (5) withhold diplomas from being released until the unpaid balance, as well as all attorney fees, legal expenses, and other collection costs are paid in full.
Agreements may be terminated if:
  • Sinclair is unable to obtain the $25 enrollment charge.
  • Down payments fails on first attempt.
  • A regularly scheduled payment and the reattempt fails.
  • A balance remains on the student account from a previous term.
 Agreements terminated for any of the above-listed reasons may result in deregistration from classes. Sinclair can terminate a payment plan for any given reason at any time and ask for payment in full before the next deregistration.

 

Additional Information on Paying for College

To learn more about financial aid and paying for college, visit https://www.sinclair.edu/admissions/paying-for-college