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Payment Deadlines

Fees are due when you register. You have a 10-day grace period to pay for classes before you are dropped from class. If you sign up less than 10 days before the semester begins, you must pay all your fees before the first day of the new term.

If you owe fees after the term begins, a hold will be placed on your record and your account will be subject to collection.

You are responsible for paying for your classes even if you do not attend them. If you do not plan to attend a class that you have already registered for, you must personally drop the course by the Add/Drop/Refund Deadline. See Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses.

Payment Methods

Credit/Debit Card: Make payments at your mySierra account. Visa and MasterCard only.

  • In your mySierra account, click on "Pay for Classes/1098-T Tax Forms"
  • Now select "Online Payments"
  • Choose your term
  • Click on the "Pay Now" button to pay for class

Cash: Pay in-person at the Bursar's office or the Student Services at NCC and Tahoe-Truckee campus.

Checks: Personal checks, traveler's checks, cashier's checks and money orders accepted for the amount due only. Make checks payable to Sierra College. You can drop the check off at the Bursar's Office or send it in the mail.

If paying by mail, complete the payment form and mail it with your check. Payments can be mailed to:

Sierra College
Attention: Bursar Office
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677

Two-party, post-dated, and altered checks will not be accepted. A returned check charge is assessed on any returned check in payment of your account, whether written by you or another party.

Financial Aid

If you are receiving financial aid, all forms must be submitted and processed by Financial Aid prior to registration.

  • You must submit your FAFSA prior to registering.
  • California Residents with a BOG fee waiver award in place will have their enrollment fees waived. You will not be dropped for non-payment if your only remaining fees are non-enrollment fees. Check your financial aid status in mySierra to confirm your BOG award.
  • If you are receiving a scholarship, verification of the scholarship must be submitted to Financial Aid prior to registration.

For more information, contact Financial Aid.

International Students

International Students are responsible for full payment of all charges at the time of registration. You can pay by any of the following methods:

  • check
  • money order drawn on a U.S. bank
  • credit card (Visa or Mastercard) through mySierra
​For more information contact International Students.

Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan

The Nelnet tuition plan helps you budget your tuition by dividing the cost into monthly payments. FACTS by Nelnet is not a loan program. It is a flexible option that has no interest, no debt and does not require a credit check. You can set up automatic payments from a checking/savings account or your credit card. The cost to sign up for your interest-free monthly payment plan is just $15 per semester.

To manage your payment plan, go to your mySierra account, then click "Pay for Classes/1098-T Tax Forms", then click "Setup/Manage Payment Plan."

Veterans Educational Benefits

Continuing students that have been certified under Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab) or Chapter 33 (Post 9-11) benefits will not be dropped for non-payment.

If you are a new students applying for Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab) or Chapter 33 (Post 9-11), you must make sure you have completed the intake process with the Sierra College Veterans Office in Rocklin prior to registering.

For information contact Veterans Services.

Payment by Agency or Company (i.e. Workers’ Comp., Voc. Rehab., Active Military, Ghidotti or Employer)

Authorization letter must be received and processed by the Sierra College Bursars office two weeks before your register for class. If processing is not complete by then, you must pay your fees and then you will receive a refund once your contract is processed.

For more information contact the Bursar’s Office.

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