102314_0901 MECC students can pay for tuition online, apply for a tuition payment plan through TMS, or pay in person at the MECC Business Office, Monday & Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located on the first floor of Godwin Hall. Instructions to Pay Online and Tuition Payment options are listed below.

Pay Online

To pay online using your Visa, Mastercard, or eCheck:

  • Login to SIS
  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Finances heading, click on Go To QuikPAY. Be sure to turn your pop-up blocker off. You will be redirected to the QuikPAY website
  • Click on Make Payment
  • Enter the Payment Amount. *Note: Amount Due calculations may include any past due balances, current charge and anticipated financial aid. Payer may make full or partial payments and can store bank/credit card information for one time payments.
  • Select Payment Method (eCheck or Credit Card)
  • Click on Continue
  • If you have not saved a payment profile, enter the requested information, confirm the information is correct and click on Confirm

QuikPay payments are posted in SIS in real time. To learn more about other Quickpay features, click here to view the QuikPAY Brochure. *Note:  Please ensure that your user preferences are set to the institution and term for which you wish to enroll and/or pay tuition.

Tuition Payment Plan 

Tuition Management System (TMS) is MECC’s payment plan administrator. The TMS monthly payment plan allows you to spread your education expenses over smaller monthly installments, which are paid over the course of the semester.  The cost to participate is a $30.00 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester, depending on the number of payments. 

Mountain Empire Community College has contracted with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to process certain tuition refunds to students electronically. Click here to view the contract. To view the TMS pricing schedule, click here. Note: Students who use their Refund2Card at local Powell Valley Bank ATMs do not pay additional transaction fees.

When to Enroll in the Plan

You must register for classes before you enroll in the plan.

How to Enroll in the Plan

  • Log in to MyMECC  and go to the Student Information Systems (SIS).
  • Click on Self Service >> Student Center and then click the “Apply TMS Payment Plan” link.  Once enrolled, you can manage your payment plan at http://me.afford.com. You will leave the MECC website and transact directly on the TMS website.

TMS Payment Schedule Fall 2022

Plans Available Beginning 4/1/2022

$30 0 Deposit + 5 payments 6/16/2022 0% 6/14/2022
$30 20% Deposit + 4 Payments 7/16/2022 20% 7/7/2022
$30 40% Deposit + 3 Payments 8/16/2022 40% 8/5/2022
$30 50% Deposit + 2 Payments 9/16/2022 50% 9/7/2022

TMS Payment Schedule Spring 2022

Plans Available Beginning 10/25/2022

$30 40% Deposit + 3 Payments 12/16/2022 40% 12/7/2022
$30 50% Deposit + 2 Payments 1/16/2023 50% 1/5/2023
$30 60% Deposit + 1 Payment 2/16/2023 60% 2/7/2023


Frequently Asked Questions

Down payments are withdrawn from the account you specified within 24 hours of submitting your agreement.

Payments are deducted on the 20th of the specified month(s) in the payment schedule.

You will receive an email confirmation from TMS when payments are withdrawn.

TMS accepts payment from your checking and savings accounts.  Credit card payments may be made with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.  There is a 2.5% service fee for each credit card transaction.

It will be the student’s responsibility to manage their TMS account online when enrollment levels increase/decrease in order to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Refunds will be processed, when necessary, according to the normal refund processing schedule, listed below: 

August – first week
September – second week

October – first week
November – first week
December – first week
December – fourth week

March – first week
April – second week
May – second week
June – fourth week

Students may terminate their contract online through their TMS account or by contacting TMS Customer Service at 1-800-337-0291.

Students must accept the following terms and conditions to quality for the Tuition Payment Plan:

  • I understand that I must enroll in the TMS Tuition Payment Plan prior to payment deadlines established by Mountain Empire Community College each semester.
  • I understand that changes to my enrollment will not automatically change my payment plan contract amount, but that I will be responsible to make changes to my TMS payment plan via the payment plan portal.
  • I understand that after the last day to increase payment plan contract amounts, I am responsible for paying the college directly for any additional classes or those classes will be dropped.
  • I understand that notification of any changes to my agreement made by TMS or the college will be sent to the responsible party email address only.
  • I understand that my down payment or enrollment fee fail to process for any reason, my agreement will automatically be terminated by TMS and they will notify me by email using the responsible party email address.
  • I understand TMS will also notify the college and any unpaid classes will be dropped.
  • I understand that my agreement is with TMS, and that my payment plan contract may be cancelled by TMS at any time if I am not current on all payments due.
  • I understand that if my contract with TMS is terminated for any reason, I must pay my tuition and fees to Mountain Empire Community College by the established payment deadline or my enrollment will be cancelled.
  • I understand that my failure to pay fees owed to TMS, or otherwise defaulting on my agreement with TMS, will result in a hold being placed on my student account which will deny future services.
  • I understand that refunds for dropped classes or terminated contracts will be sent to the students by Mountain Empire Community College approximately 75 days after the last day to drop with a refund.