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Tuition Payment Options

Tuition Rates & Deadlines:


Contact the Cashier's Office

8 am-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Cashier's Office

Student Center, second floor
8 am - 12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Pay by Phone
Call the Cashier's Office during business hours with debit or credit card information.

Pay by Mail
Send payment by check, money order, or credit card (include full account number, expiration date, and last 3-digit reference code on back of card), along with your Student ID number to:

Centralia College
Attn: Cashier's Office
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia WA 98531-4099

Pay Full Tuition Online

Students and parents may use the online Credit Card Payment system to pay tuition charges. Please note the following:
  • The Credit Card Payment Login requires the Student ID Number (SID); a PIN is not required.
  • Mastercard and Visa cards only are accepted.
  • Refunds cannot be made through the online payment system; if a refund is needed, contact the Cashier's Office with credit card information.
  • Partial payments cannot be made through this system; to make partial payments, you may enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan.
  • The total amount due on the credit card authorization screen is the amount posted to your credit card account; there is no additional fee to use the online payment system.
  • If outside scholarships, financial aid, or other sources of payment will be made, contact the Cashier's Office prior to making online tuition payments.
  • Certain fines and obligations may be paid through the online payment system if they are posted; you must notify the Cashier's Office once you have made payment so any holds placed on your records may be released.
  • Online services are available daily from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm (PST). If you encounter any problems or need assistance, contact the Cashier's Office during business hours at 360-623-8931.

How to access the online credit card payment system:
Go to the Credit Card Payment Login, and follow these steps:
  1. Enter your Student ID Number (SID)
  2. Enter your PIN (not required)
  3. Select the quarter term
  4. Click "Get Charges", which displays one of the following:
    • Outstanding Charges: If you have any outstanding charges from a specific quarter, a Credit Card Authorization form will show the amount owed.
    • No outstanding charges: If you have no outstanding charges, the message "Zero Balance Due" is displayed.
    • Credit due: If you have a credit due, the message "Credit Balance Due" will be displayed and you must contact the Cashier's office with credit card information to receive a credit to your account.

Signup for payment plan

Tuition Payment Plan

Students who are unable to pay full tuition have the option to enroll in a quarterly tuition payment plan. This interest-free monthly payment plan is offered through the Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS). (For more information about Nelnet/NBS, see the NBS Web site.) NOTE: Running Start students, as well as students taking classes that do not start and end with regular quarter dates, are not eligible to participate in the payment plan.

To sign up for the Payment Plan:

  1. Check the Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Dates.
  2. See How to sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan.

Financial aid exception: If you have approved or anticipated financial aid, scholarships or a third party contract that will cover your tuition and fees, contact the registrar and your classes will be held (do not sign up for the tuition payment plan). If anticipated financial aid, scholarships or third party contracts are insufficient to pay all tuition and fee charges, you must pay the difference by the tuition deadline. Failure to make full payment may result in your classes being dropped.

Payments: Payments are made by automatic bank payments (ACH-Automated Clearing House) or credit card/debit card (American Express, Master Card, or Discover Card). Payments are processed on the 5th or the 20th of the month for the fall quarter and on the 20th only for winter and spring quarters. Payments will continue until the balance is paid in full. If a credit/debit card is used, a convenience fee (currently 2.75%) in addition to the enrollment fee will be assessed. You must owe at least $250 to budget through the automatic payment plan.

Cost to participate: The cost to enroll in the quarterly plan is $15 per quarter (ACH & credit card). A $30 returned payment fee is applied if a payment is returned. You must owe at least $250 to budget through the payment plan.

Terms and conditions: If the amount you owe increases or decreases, your payment schedule will be adjusted and you will be notified. Full payment is due prior to the end of the quarter. If you default on scheduled payments and do not make full payment by the end of the quarter, you will be turned over to collections for the remaining balance due. Subject to the refund policy, payments made may or may not be refundable. If you withdraw from the College before the end of the quarter for any reason understand that you still owe the unpaid tuition balance and failure to pay could block future registration at Centralia College. Further understand that the unpaid tuition balance will be turned over to collections and additional collection fees will be applied.

NBS payments: Availability of NBS payments determined by the college's registration calendar. The college may elect not to have NBS payments available during specific times and dates during registration.

Enrollment Dates: 2018-19 Tuition Payment Plan

See Nelnet's for the most current payment plan details, enrollment and payment dates.

Last day to enroll online Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments Enrollment Fee
SUMMER 2018 e-Cashier available May 21, 2018. Payments will be processed on the 20th of the month. All down payments are processed immediately.
June 11 25% 2 June & July $15
July 2 50% 1 July Only $15
FALL 2018 e-Cashier available May 21, 2018. Payments will be processed on the 20th of the month. All down payments are processed immediately.
July 2 none 5 July-Nov $15
Aug 2 none 4 Aug-Nov $15
Aug 31 1 none 3 Sept-Nov $15
Sept 17 25% 2 Oct & Nov $15
Payments will be processed on the 20th of the month.
June 18 none 5 June-Oct $15
July 18 none 4 July-Oct $15
Aug 16 none 3 Aug-Oct $15
Sept 17 25% 2 Sept & Oct $15
WINTER 2019 e-Cashier available Nov. 9, 2018. Payments will be processed on the 20th of the month. All down payments are processed immediately.
Dec 18 none 3 Dec-Feb $15
Jan 2 25% 2 Jan & Feb $15
SPRING 2019 e-Cashier available Feb. 21, 2019. Payments will be processed on the 20th of the month. All down payments are processed immediately.
Mar 18 none 3 Mar-May $15
April 1 25% 2 Apr & May $15
Note: All down payments are processed immediately.

How to sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan:

  1. If you are registered and know your tuition balance for a specific quarter: Go to the NBS payment page for Centralia College to enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan (NBS opens in a new window; popup blockers must be disabled).
  2. If you need to register and have an assigned Quarter PIN: Go to Registration Login. Enter Student ID and Quarter PIN. Complete your registration and click Finish. Go to Tuition Payment Plan (NBS) and submit the payment agreement.
  3. Check your NBS account. Login to your NBS Account with your user ID and password provided by FACTS.

Manage your payment plan

Do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added. Review your agreement balance online through NBS Account, or call the Business Office at 360-623-8646, to confirm a change.
Customer support: For additional help, call Nelnet Customer Service, Mon-Thur 7:30am-7:00pm (CST) and Friday 7:30am-5:00pm at 800-609-8056.

If someone pays for you

The federal Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the college from releasing academic records without a student's written permission. Academic records may include the amount you owe in tuition, your Student ID number, scholarship information, or transcripts. If someone is paying your tuition, you must take one of the following steps:
  1. Give the college written permission to release your records and place on file with the Admissions and Records Office.
  2. Provide your student ID number and the exact tuition you owe to the person who is paying your tuition. This information is required in order to process your tuition payment.