2024-2025 Catalog

Billing and Payment

Students can visit www.berkshirecc.edu/mybcc to view and pay their bills online. Students are required to respond to their bills, even if payment is covered by financial aid or another source, by submitting the Required Response Form embedded in their online bill.

Semester Bills

A bill is generated when a student registers for classes. Fall semester bills are due in early August and Spring semester bills are due in early January. Students who register after the bill due date are required to pay their bill within 10 days of registering. Payment for Summer and Intersession courses is due at the time of registration.

A student’s bill is adjusted up or down when the student adds or drops a class, waives a charge such as Student Health Insurance or MassPIRG, makes a payment, misses a payment deadline, or financial aid is disbursed to their account. It is a student’s responsibility to check back and review their bill from time to time to ensure that all charges are paid in full as required.

Late Payment

Payment for all terms is due as indicated on the student’s bill. Payments not received by the due date are subject to a $100 late fee.

Payment Plans

To assist students in paying their bills, the College offers 3-, 4-, and 5-month payment plans depending on when the initial payment is made. More information is available on the application form which can be found embedded in the student’s online bill at www.berkshirecc.edu/mybcc. There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for setting up a payment plan. Students should plan to make their first payment and pay the application fee when they apply for a payment plan.

Paying the Bill

The College accepts electronic checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Payments may be made in through your MyBCC Self-Service 24 hours a day.

Returned Check Policy

A check with insufficient funds is generally deposited twice and only returned to the College if it does not clear the second time. Returned checks will result in the payment being removed from the student’s account and the assessment of a $20 returned check fee. Students will be notified in writing of this action. Repayment must then be made by cash, bank check, money order or credit card.

Balances at the End of a Semester

Student accounts with an outstanding balance after final bills are due will be placed on hold. A series of four letters requiring immediate payment will be sent to the student. Failure to pay will result in the student’s account being turned over to an approved collection company, and the student will be responsible for all collection costs and other fees incurred in the collection of the debt.

Refund Policy

The College adheres to the following refund policy:

  • Non-attendance alone does not qualify a student for a refund. Students must initiate, in writing, a course drop or All College Withdrawal Form;
  • Credit course refunds are based on the student’s official date of withdrawal as determined by the Registrar’s Office;
  • Full refunds are granted for any course canceled by the College;
  • There is no charge for a course when it is dropped within the Drop/Add period. After the Drop/Add period, the student is responsible for payment of all courses on their transcript, including any course withdrawals after the Drop/Add period. Financial aid recipients should review the Withdrawal/Refund Policy for Financial Aid Recipients and check with Student Financial Services before making any schedule changes.
  • Any refunds that may be due are processed within six weeks according to the Per Credit Refund Table on this page; and
  • Refund checks are mailed to the student’s home address on file in the Registrar’s Office. Credit card payments will be refunded to credit cards.
  • In specific situations where a student has experienced an emergency or extraordinary circumstance that affected their ability to attend school, the student may file an Enrollment Appeal.
    (See the Enrollment Appeal policy)

Students on Financial Aid

Recipients of financial aid should also see Withdrawal/Refund Policy for Financial Aid Recipients for additional information.

Per Credit Refund Table

Refunded amount includes tuition and comprehensive fees.

Fall & Spring Semesters Before 1st Day* of Semester through 6th Day of Semester After 6th Day* of Semester
All Students 100% 0%
Summer Courses Before 1st Day* of Session through 3rd Day of Session After 3rd Day* of Session
All Students 100% 0%

* Days refers to business days (weekends, holidays and other non-business days are excluded).