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To help meet students' educational expenses, Southside is offering the Tuition Payment Plan for each semester through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For a non-refundable term fee, ranging from $35.00 to $45.00 (based on plan enrollment date), TMS allows you to pay your tuition in monthly payments.  You can make payments automatically from a checking or savings account or by credit card. They also now accept credit card payments by phone. Please note that the company only accepts VISA, Discover and MasterCard.  It is not a loan program, and there is no credit check.  The earlier you enroll in the program, the more payment options you have; however, please remember that you can only sign up for the Payment Plan during registration periods (see dates below).  To sign up use the Payment Plan option, which is found in the Account Inquiry screen of your Student Information System. 

 

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NEW!

  • We are working with a new vendor and our plans have changed.  Please refer to the schedule below for details. 
  • Students will pay a convenience fee of 2.5% for all transactions using credit or debit cards for payments in this program.

 

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General Information

 

You must provide your checking, savings, or credit/debit card account information for this plan. TMS automatically drafts the monthly payments from the account you provide. 
You must also provide an email address that is viewed often.  If you use the school email address, you must check it periodically for emails from TMS and SVCC about your account.  Effective correspondence depends on a valid email address (and phone number).

              

Termination Notice:  If your initial enrollment fee/payment is not successful for any reason, TMS can terminate the agreement immediately.  This is their policy, we can not re-activate those accounts.  Also, upon two consecutive returned payments or three returned payments during the duration of the TMS payment plan option, a student's TMS agreement may be terminated and the student will be deleted from the courses associated with the agreement.

Additional Information (Zero balance vs Termination): Your TMS Payment Plan agreement will only be terminated if you pay off the entire balance before the last scheduled agreement draft, or financial aid has been posted to the account as a credit (this does not include anticipated aid).  Agreements will remain active if you receive anticipated financial aid and will be adjusted according to the balance on the account - most of the time the anticipated aid will zero out the agreement.  If at any time the financial aid is reduced or does not cover the total balance due, you will be responsible for the TMS drafts (according to the agreement you initiated). 

Early Payoff of Plans (or Receiving Aid after you initiated the plan): Your TMS payments are set up through TMS and are disbursed to the college after the last day to drop with a refund (for all inactive accounts) or two weeks before the end of the term (for all active accounts).  If you pay off your plan early, drop classes, or receive aid that will cover the total of your debt, and you don't need the plan to continue, you must contact TMS to inactivate the plan.  You also need to be aware that if the account was active after the last day to receive a refund, the money paid on the account will not be sent to the college before the end of term.  Therefore, refunds of any overpayments will be processed once that money has been disbursed to the college and the college has processed refunds.

TMS brochures with more information are available in the College's Admissions and Record Office, Business Office or Financial Aid Office and at all campus sites.

 

Click Here To Sign Up (TMS Payment Plan) - Go to SIS and Student Center 

Click Here for Directions on How To Sign Up

 

Payment Schedule

Notice:  There will be no extensions due to banking regulations.

Fall Plan Opens May 1 - Sept. 5.

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Spring 2016

Plans Open November 2 - Close January 5

TMS Spring Payment Plan Information
 
Payment Window 1: Nov. 2 - Dec. 5
Required Down Payment 40%
Enrollment Fee $35.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 3 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 20th of Dec., Jan., & Feb.
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount Jan. 21
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount 8th of any payment month
 

Payment Window 2:  Dec. 6 - Jan. 5

Required Down Payment 50%
Enrollment Fee $40.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 2 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 20th of Jan. & Feb.
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount Jan. 21
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount 8th of any payment month

 

Summer 2016   
Plan Opens April 1 - Closes May 27

 

To enroll in the Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Plan follow these steps:

Go to the MySVCC login page and login

Click on the VCCS SIS90: Student Information System option

Click on Student Center

Navigate to the Finance section

Click on Account Inquiry (The Payment Plan option will be on this screen.)

Click on the Apply for the Payment Plan option (popup blockers must be off)

Review all information given on the following screen

Select the "Proceed" button

Complete the agreement form

Print the confirmation information for your records

After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions and submitted your agreement, you will receive an immediate email (if your email address was provided). This email will confirm receipt of your enrollment in the TMS payment plan.

 

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about the TMS Tuition Payment Plan.  If you need additional information, please contact the SVCC TMS representative at 434-949-1059.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If payments are made automatically from my bank account, does that mean the college has direct access to my account?
No. This is a common misconception about automatic payments. No one other than your own financial institution has access to your bank account. When you arrange automatic payments through TMS, you have authorized a specific amount to be paid on a predetermined date each month.

2. When will payments begin?
After your agreement is received by TMS, you will receive a letter or e-mail confirming the monthly payment amount and when the payment is to begin. Payments will be processed on the same date each month until the total balance is paid in full. The letter will also serve as a reminder that a $35.00-$45.00 nonrefundable enrollment fee will be processed from the account indicated on the agreement.

 

3. What if a payment was declined by my financial institution?
For each returned payment, you will be assessed a $30 returned payment fee. Please note, your financial institution may also assess you a fee. Returned payment fees are automatically deducted from the account you have provided. If your returned payment fee is returned, it will be reattempted. Returned payment fees are payable to TMS.

4. How are my payments affected if my tuition balance changes?
Increases made to your account balance 10 business days prior to the 20th of the month will be reflected in your next monthly payment. If your account balance increases less then 10 business days prior to the 20th of the month, your next monthly payment will not be increased.
Decreases made to your account balance 5 business days prior to the 20th of the month will be reflected in your next monthly payment. If your account balance decreases less than 5 business days prior to the 20th of the month, your next monthly payment will not be reduced. Subsequent payments will be adjusted accordingly.

Students must contact TMS for plan adjustments or to deactivate a plan.  TMS will contact the college for confirmation on balance amount before the plan is adjusted.  Contact the TMS team at 800-337-0291 or online at service@afford.com.

 

5. Can I make changes to my TMS account information?

Yes. Contact the TMS team at 800-337-0291 or online at service@afford.com.

6. What is the payment schedule?

Refer to payment schedule above.

7.  How do I sign up?

To enroll in the TMS payment plan, go to the MySVCC login and navigate to the VCCS 90SIS: Student Information System. Once you are in the Student Information System, click on Student Center.  Navigate to the Finance section and click on Account Inquiry. The Payment Plan option will be on this screen.  Click on the Apply for Payment Plan, review all information, select the "Proceed" button, and complete the agreement form.

After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions and submitted your agreement, you will receive an immediate email (if your email address was provided). This email will confirm receipt of your enrollment in the payment plan.

If you have questions about the TMS payment plan or payment amounts call 434-949-1059.