Thursday, Jan. 3 is the payment deadline for students who want to register early for the spring semester.

According to Collin College Bursar Deanna Brown, students should register early not only to save time and money, but also to follow your degree plan and ensure a timely graduation.

Additional reasons, Brown noted, include opportunities to select courses at times and locations that fit into students’ busy lifestyles and reserving a seat in the desired course but deferring payment until the published early registration payment deadline.

Students are encouraged to make complete payments or present current third party billing agreements/authorizations and/or comply with all financial aid requirements to receive financial aid awards by Jan. 3 and to ensure your course enrollment status.

After Jan. 3, according to the Bursar Office, any course enrollment must be funded the same date as the enrollment activity. Furthermore, there will be a $10 late registration fee assessed beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

A payment plan for the spring term is available from Dec. 19-Jan. 18.  The payment plan, the Bursar Office explained, allows students to sign a promissory note agreement and pay your tuition in three payments:  1) initial payment of 50 percent plus a $25 processing fee due by applicable payment deadline, 2) installment of 25 percent scheduled for payment on Thursday, Feb. 7, and 3) final installment of 25 percent scheduled for payment on Thursday, March 7.

To sign up for the payment plan and for more information on students’ financial responsibilities, visit http://www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/bursar/index.html.

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 22, any dropped course will be refunded at less than 100 percent in compliance with the state refund guidelines, even if another course is added on the same day.