Tuition Payment Options
Tuition may be paid at registration or in installments. If paid in installments, at least one-half of the tuition plus fees must be paid by the Friday before classes start. Absenteeism and withdrawals may not reduce a student’s financial obligation. See the Refund Policy for details on tuition refunds. Invoices will be generated throughout the quarter and available for viewing and payment options on the Baker College STAR System. You can access the Website by clicking on SOLAR system, choosing STAR system, then Business Office.
Tuition payment can be made as follows:
- Online, using a credit* or debit card. Log into the Solar/Star System. The online payment option is located on the Business Office page.
- By personal check or money order and mailed to the campus Financial Services Office.
*Baker College accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. The four-digit certification code on the front of the American Express card must be included for processing. The transaction will be declined without it.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program
The employer tuition reimbursement program is a tuition deferment program available to students whose employer pays tuition costs, which allows students to defer payment until week six of the following quarter.
To be eligible for the program, the student must:
- Sign an employer tuition reimbursement contract.
- Submit the reimbursement contract, along with a letter on company letterhead, or a copy of the company policy stating the guidelines for tuition payments made by the employer.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit the invoice and grades to the employer. Baker College will not bill the employer directly. Any portion of tuition not paid by the employer must be paid by the student by the deadline stated on the contract. A non-refundable fee is assessed each quarter for this program. Please contact your campus Financial Services Office for details.
Employer Tuition Assistance Program
Employers who provide tuition assistance issue a voucher, letter of credit, or tuition assistance form for tuition. The student must turn this documentation into the Financial Services Office upon receipt. Please verify that all information is correct including start date(s), course name(s), and course number(s). The College will invoice the student’s employer using this document, and employers will send payment directly to the College. Any unpaid balance is the responsibility of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the voucher. The College will not invoice the student’s employer unless he or she has turned in the voucher/form.
GI Bill Payments
If the student will be using Veteran Assistance (VA) benefits through the GI Bill to pay for tuition, payment is due by the end of each quarter. If the student has not received his or her VA payment by that date, the student is still responsible for paying this balance. A late fee may be applied after this date.
If the student believes he or she may have problems paying the balance if the VA payment is delayed, the student should contact the campus Financial Services Office. The student may be eligible to apply for financial aid.
All certifications for VA payments are processed by the Academic Office. If the student has not been certified, please call 888-211-8915.
Financial Services on each campus is prepared to work out flexible payment arrangements with students and/or parents. A mutually agreeable payment schedule will be set up and a contract signed. Full payment of tuition and fees must be completed by the end of the ninth week of the quarter. If the contract is not completed as agreed, any outstanding balance will be treated as a past due balance.
Past Due Balances
Students with outstanding balances may not be allowed to re-enroll for another quarter; to receive official transcripts of credit, letters of recommendation, or diplomas; to participate in commencement ceremonies; or to use any Baker College service until all their Baker College accounts are settled at all campuses. Note: Federal regulations prohibit the use of Title IV funds toward a past due balance greater than $200.
Tuition Deposit – International Students
International students must deposit, in advance, an amount equal to the normal tuition, fees, and books for one academic year. The deposit must be renewed prior to registering for the fall quarter of each succeeding year. Any unused funds on deposit at the time the student graduates or withdrawals will be refunded to the original depositor.
International students must also fulfill requirements for a student visa. Information about the student visa process is available at any Baker College Admissions Office. Graduate students should contact the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies at (800) 469-3165.
These regulations do not apply to Canadian students who commute from Canada to classes.
Financial Services will use students’ Baker College e-mail accounts to contact students regarding changes to account balances. It is very important to read these notices to ensure knowledge of account status. The e-mails will alert students to balance due amounts, refund status, adjustment to tuition charges resulting from withdrawal calculations and loan postings to student accounts.