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Payment Options and Deadlines

Payment Deadlines

Fees are due when you register. You have a 10-day grace period to pay for classes before you are dropped from a 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 registered for, you must drop the class by the Add/Drop/Refund Deadline. See Dropping or Withdrawing from Classes.

Payment Methods

Credit or Debit Card

Make credit or debit card 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


Pay with cash in-person at the Bursar's Office or Student Services at NCC and Tahoe-Truckee campus.


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.

Two-party, post-dated, and altered checks will not be accepted. Your account will be charged for any returned checks, whether written by you or another party.

Paying by Mail

Complete the payment form and mail it with your check.

Mail payments to:

Sierra College
Attention: Bursar Office
5100 Sierra College Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95677

Financial Aid

Receiving financial aid? All your forms, including your FAFSA, must be submitted and processed by the Financial Aid Office before you register for classes.

BOG Fee Waiver

California Residents with a BOG fee waiver award 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.


Receiving a scholarship? You must verify your scholarship with the Financial Aid Office before you register for classes.

For more information, contact Financial Aid.

International Students

If you are an international student, you must pay all your fees in full at the time you register for classes.

You can pay with a check, a money order from a U.S. bank, or a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) through mySierra. See the above section "Payment Methods" for a more detailed explanation.

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 or savings account, or your credit card. Sign up for an interest-free monthly payment plan for 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 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 student applying for Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab) or Chapter 33 (Post 9-11), you must complete the intake process with the Sierra College Veterans Office in Rocklin before registering for classes. For information contact Veterans Services.

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

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

For more information contact the Bursar’s Office.


Contact the Financial Aid Office for questions about your account.
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