Paying for College

Students are encouraged to pay in full when they register. However, students are allowed to register without immediate payment to allow for processing or setup of financial aid, scholarships, third-party billing, installment plans, etc. All registered students MUST PAY IN FULL by the PAYMENT DEADLINE each term. The payment system will run daily after the payment deadline. Students registering for the first time or re-registering after the payment deadline will be required to pay in full the same day they register. The balance due must be zero. Example: Students who register on Monday must pay in full on the same Monday.

If a student’s balance does not equal zero or less, the following actions are taken:

TOTALLY UNPAID: Students registered for courses who have not:

  • made any payment
  • received and applied any financial aid and/or scholarships
  • applied third party billing to their account

will be dropped from ALL registered courses.
PARTIALLY UNPAID: Students registered for courses that have partially unpaid balances due to any reason, including but not limited to:

  • additional courses added after original registration and payment
  • dropped courses replaced with a course(s) resulting in an increased balance
  • total balance not covered by financial aid, third party billing, or scholarships

will be dropped from unpaid course registrations until the account balances to zero. Courses with the latest start date will be dropped first. Then courses will be dropped according to registration date and time. These courses will be dropped the following business day.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their financial aid, third party billing, or scholarship has been applied to their account by the payment deadline.


The college accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Online Payments
    • Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express
    • Debit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express
  • In-person Payments (Student Accounts Office during regular business hours; call 903-823-3331 for business hours)
    • Cash
    • Checks
    • Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express
    • Debit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express
  • Company checks, cashier checks, money orders, or loan checks from credit cards or other financial institutions will be processed as a normal paper check and included with the normal deposits of the College.
  • The College assesses a $30 processing fee for each stopped payment or returned check. An individual who has had a check returned must then pay the College by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit/debit card.
  • Cash: Legal currency of the United States
  • Third Party Payment: Payments made by third party agencies via letters, purchase orders, or invoices must be presented to the Student Accounts Office each semester in order for the student’s account to be updated. These documents must be presented prior to the state payment deadline for the semester. Students are responsible for any unpaid balances.
  • Exemptions/Waivers: Documentation must be submitted in person to the Student Accounts Office prior to the payment deadline. If you already have a document on file with this office, please notify them each time you enroll in a new term so that they can apply your exemption/waiver. Students are responsible for any unpaid balances.
  • Scholarships: Funds from outside scholarships must be received before the payment deadline and before it can be applied to the student’s account. Texarkana College scholarships will be posted upon registration and verification of award and eligibility.
  • Financial Aid: Funds from grants or student loans will be posted upon registration and verification of award and eligibility.
  • Installment Payment Plan: See information below for details on setting up and paying through an installment plan.


Texarkana College allows students to enroll in a payment plan to pay their tuition and fees for the current academic term in installments. This payment plan option is available to all students enrolled in regular academic semesters (fall, spring, and summer) and in subterm modules that fall within those semesters. All student payment plans are set up online using the myTC student portal and cannot be set up in person.

For password or login assistance, contact the Service Desk at 903-823-3030.

Texarkana College requires the payment plan to be paid off in full no later than the end of the semester.  A student who fails to make full payment for their balance due, including incidental fees, by the final payment due date will be prohibited from registering for classes until the balance due is paid in full.  A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for the work done that semester.

The payee (Texarkana College) reserves the right to withdraw the student from class if the Note (balance due) is not paid in full by the final payment due date.  If the Promiser (student) is withdrawn and subsequently pays the balance due in full, the Promiser may petition the Registrar, through Enrollment Services, for reinstatement.  Students who default on an installment plan may have future installment plan privileges revoked by Texarkana College or Transact.

To set up a payment plan using Transact:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in and go to the Student tab
  3. Select Billing and Payments from the menu
  4. Under My Accounts, click on the “Go to Transact” button
  5. Click My Account Balances to update your account balance
  6. Select the Year and Term from the dropdown
  7. Click Select Payment Plan Options
  8. Click Enroll in Plan

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Payment Plan option

  • Will I pay interest for participating in a payment plan?
    • No, it is an interest free installment loan offered to you by our school.
  • What are the fees for using a payment plan?
    • There is a nonrefundable enrollment fee for participating in a payment plan of $30.  Other fees that may be applicable are payments that are returned due to insufficient funds $30, declined payments $30, and a payment method change fee $5.
  • When I choose my plan, where does the “amount you owe” come from?
    • The amount you owe is the “Estimated Balance Due” listed on your Account Statement with Texarkana College.  If you have added or dropped a class recently, this would affect the balance due.  Check with the Texarkana College Student Accounts Office if you feel the estimated balance due on your Account Statement is not correct.
  • How do I accept the Agreements associated with a payment plan?
    • You must scroll down to the bottom of the agreements in order to accept them and proceed to the next step.  You can print the Agreements if you choose to do so.
  • What happens if my card declines?
    • Your payment will not be processed.  The card that is used for making payments must have the same billing information that you entered into our online payment system.  This includes the billing zip code.  Other reasons for declines include card information on file that occurs due to a new expiration date or new security code (CVV).
    • If the declined payment is for a regularly scheduled payment, we will attempt to collect the payment again in 5 business days.
    • If the decline is due to insufficient funds for the enrollment fee, you will need to choose a different credit/debit card with sufficient funds available on your card or select a card with a higher daily limit.
    • If the decline is due to an invalid expiration date of CVV code, you will need to update your profile with the new card information.
  • What happens if I drop or add a class?
    • Your amount owed may be adjusted up or down depending on the classes you are adding/dropping and the dates on which you make the add/drop.
    • If you withdraw or your instructor drops you from any or all of your classes at Texarkana College, you may still owe a balance on your payment plan.  If you withdraw before the first day of the semester (not your first class day), then your student account would get 100% credits.  You would not be refunded the Transact $30 enrollment fee.  If you withdraw or an instructor drops you after the first day of the semester, there is only a percentage you would get credited to your account.  On a payment plan, because you have not paid in full, you would most likely still owe a balance.
    • Should you have any questions regarding the amount owed or your charges, you should contact the Texarkana College Student Accounts Office directly.  If the amount you owe changes after you have enrolled in a payment plan, your payment plan amount would be changed and you will receive an email notification regarding the change.
  • Why do I have to input my email address?
    • You can choose the email address that you prefer to receive communications from Transact.  We will use this for payment confirmations and payment reminder notifications.  Your email address will not be used for marketing or solicitation purposes.
  • Will I receive a receipt for the payment?
    • Yes, you will receive an email confirmation as soon as your payment has been processed.
  • How long will it take for my payment to post to my student account at Texarkana College?
    • Your payment will be applied to your student account on the day of the scheduled payment.  If your payment is declined by your Credit Card Company or Financial Institution at a later time, your balance will be revised.
  • How do I cancel a payment plan if I no longer need it?
    • Login to Transact through your myTC account.
  • What happens if I pay my balance in full online at any time during my payment plan agreement?
    • Students should allow the payment plan process to automatically draft their payment from the method chosen at time of setup.  If for some reason a student needs to pay off their balance, please notify the Texarkana College Student Accounts Office at 903-823-3331 so that they can advise the student if there is sufficient time to alter the payment plan draft.  If the Student Accounts Office is not notified prior to paying off a balance outside the payment plan and the student’s chosen payment method draft results in an NSF status, the student is still responsible for the $30 NSF charged by Transact.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions?
    • Texarkana College Student Accounts Office at 903-823-3331.


Any student who is delinquent in paying debts to Texarkana College will be placed on “hold.” “Hold” status means that you will be unable to transact any business on campus. You will not be able to get an unofficial or official transcript, and you will not be able to register for future courses/semesters.

Debts include:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Fines
  • Returned check penalties
  • Payment plan balances unpaid
  • Amounts owed on student aid (grants, loans, and/or scholarship amounts revised or reversed)
  • Restitution for loss or damage to College property

Students must pay all debts in full before their “hold” is removed. You will not be able to receive a transcript as long as you owe a balance at Texarkana College.

If students fail to pay their student account balance or any monies due and owed to Texarkana College by the scheduled due date and fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring their account to current, Texarkana College may refer their delinquent account to a collection agency.  Student is responsible for paying the collection agency fee which may be based on a percentage of delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, necessary for the collection of the delinquent account.  The delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.


Texarkana College charges a $30 processing fee for each stopped payment or returned check. Returned checks include electronically converted checks that have been rejected by the bank. An individual who has had a check returned must then pay the College by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.