Tuition for courses must be paid prior to the beginning of each semester.

2020-21 Tuition Payment Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
August 27, 2020 January 21, 2021 May 31, 2021

TMS Payment Schedule Summer 2021

Plans Available Beginning 4/1/2021

Enrollment Fee Plan Terms First Non DepositDue Date Deposit % Last Date to Enroll in Payment Plan
$ 30 50% Deposit + 2 Payments 5/16/2021 50% 5/6/2021
$ 30 60% Deposit + 1 Payment 6/16/2021 60% 6/7/2021

TMS Payment Schedule Fall 2021

Plans Available Beginning 4/1/2021

Enrollment Fee Plan Terms First Non Deposit Due Date Deposit % Last Date to Enroll
in Payment Plan
$30 0 Deposit + 5 payments 6/16/2021 0% 6/14/2021
$30 20% Deposit + 4 Payments 7/16/2021 20% 7/7/2021
$30 40% Deposit + 3 Payments 8/16/2021 40% 8/5/2021
$30 50% Deposit + 2 Payments 9/16/2021 50% 9/7/2021

TMS Payment Schedule Spring 2022

Plans Available Beginning 10/25/2022

Enrollment Fee Plan Terms First Non Deposit Due Date Deposit % Last Date to Enroll
in Payment Plan
$30 40% Deposit + 3 Payments 12/16/2021 40% 12/7/2021
$30 50% Deposit + 2 Payments 1/16/2022 50% 1/6/2022
$30 60% Deposit + 1 Payment 2/16/2022 60% 2/17/2022

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. Students anticipating refunds should register for a refund card provided by Tuition Management Services (TMS). All students will receive an email communication in their MECC student email account with instructions to register for TMS.

Students who experience any difficulty registering with TMS for the new refund process, should contact Tuition Management Systems at: 800.309.1698 or by emailing TMS representatives will be able to assist students in the refund process.

Anticipated Refund Dates
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

Payment 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Down payments are withdrawn from the account you specified within 24 hours of submitting your agreement.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You will receive an email confirmation from TMS when payments are withdrawn.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 are issued approximately 75 days after the last day to drop with a refund.

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.