2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Accounts - Tuition, Billing & Payment

Student Accounts accepts payment for tuition, fees and housing, as well as sells tickets for events held in the Besse Center Theater. Student Accounts will cash a student’s personal check up to $20. The Student Accounts Office and the Box Office are located in the Besse Center.


Tuition for each semester is determined by contact hours (the number of hours a student must attend class, including lecture and laboratory sessions) per week. Fees are assessed based upon contact hours, course location, and/or course type (i.e. some lab courses include a fee for expenses incurred in the course such as supplies, liability insurance, etc.) Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees by the applicable due dates. Financial aid will be applied toward your tuition balance first. Please note, financial aid may not cover your full balance. Payments for tuition charges may be made at any time prior to the due dates; however, the final balance must be paid or you must be enrolled in a payment plan by the due date or your registration will be cancelled. Registration will not be cancelled for individuals receiving educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post- 9/11 GI Bill benefits and will not impose any penalty.

Delta and Dickinson County citizens age 60 and over are exempt from tuition; however, these students are required to pay fees and purchase books.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees. Please visit the college’s website at www.baycollege.edu and select the Admissions tab, and select Cost of College to determine the cost of tuition per semester contact hour and view the list of applicable fees.


Bay College uses email as a formal mode of communication. E-billing notification to students’ Bay College email is our default means of billing. Billing Statements will not be mailed unless students opt-in to receive statements by mail. To receive a paper statement by mail, please choose the “Opt-in For Statements” link located within the Billing folder under the Current Students tab in myBay.

Financial Aid Students: Students who are receiving financial aid through the College are responsible for any difference between aid and total tuition and fees.


Tuition can be paid in any of the following ways:

  1. Online via the “myBay” portal, “Billing” page. Online payment options include “Pay in Full” or “Enroll in Payment Plan”. Payment can be made from a bank savings or checking account or with a credit card.

  2. Check or money order via U.S. Postal Service to Bay College, Attn: Student Accounts, 2001 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829.

  3. In person, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST, at the Student Accounts Office located in Room 501 of Student Services or Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST at the Bay West Student Services desk.

Payment Plan

Payment plans are available through the FACTS (Nelnet Business Solutions) payment plan on “myBay”. Students may register online in the “myBay” portal. Log-in to “myBay”, select the “Current Students” tab, choose the “Billing” folder, select “My Account Balance”, and select “Enroll in Payment Plan” option. Once enrolled in the payment plan, any adjustments to the student’s account balance will automatically adjust the plan’s future payments. Contact Student Accounts at 906-217-4062 to request and/or confirm adjustments to the payment plan. The payment plan contract applies only to the semester in which the student is enrolled. Students must enroll each semester for the payment plan, if this option is desired.

Refund Policy

Students will receive a refund of 100% of tuition and designated fees if a course is dropped within the period of 10% of the calendar days of the course. Exceptions may be made when warranted by unusual circumstances. Written appeals are made to the Appeals Committee. If a class is cancelled, a student will automatically receive a full refund of tuition and fees.

Non-Sufficient Funds

Bay College will impose a $25 service fee (per item) on NSF (non-sufficient funds) returned checks regardless of the amount of the check, or the reason it was returned.