DC Payment Options
Fees may be paid in cash, money order, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Financial Aid, or by enrolling in the DC Monthly Payment Plan. There is a $45 charge per occurrence for any returned checks or dishonored electronic transactions.
A 3.5% convenience fee is added to all credit/debit card payments. A $1.95 fee is added to all payer initiated e-check payments.
Defiance College Monthly Payment Plan
A student must complete the application and submit it with appropriate payment. Payment plans must be completed each semester and will not be processed without a student signature and first payment. The first payment includes a $25 application fee.
It is the student's responsibility to know the payment due dates and to make payments on time. A $20 late fee may be assessed for late payments.
* Initial payment is due with the semester signed bill, which is due August 1 (for fall), December 1 (for spring), and May 1 (for summer).
Late Fee ($100)
Students who do not complete the registration payment process by the due date may be assessed a $100 late fee.
A validation sticker is available to a student who has been financially cleared. The validation sticker is evidence of completing registration and allows you to attend most campus events free of charge, and sign books out of the Pilgrim Library. Validation stickers are mailed to a resident student's on campus mailbox. Commuter students may pick up a validation sticker in the Business Office.
Refund of Credit Balance
A student may end up with a credit balance after all federal, state, outside scholarships, and college aid has been applied to the student account. Students must be registered and attending classes in order to be issued a refund. If the credit originated from a Parent PLUS loan, then the refund check is issued as directed by the parent completing the Master Promissory Note.
Students and/or Parents may choose to leave the credit balance on the account by completing the Title IV Authorization form that may be obtained in the Business Office.
Federal Direct Loan - Electronic Funds Transfer
Federal Direct loans are posted to student accounts electronically. A student has the option to have all or a partial amount of the loan returned to the guarantee lender. To do so, the student must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing. Please note that if the loan(s) create a credit balance a refund check may have been processed. The student is responsible for returning the refund check to the Business Office in order for the funds to be returned to the lender.
The 1098-T is available on MyDC in January. The form can be accessed on the Student Account Information page .