Paying Your Bill

Tuition and fee payments are due before the first day of class for each semester or term. Failure to pay tuition by the required due date will result in a $25.00 late fee, student will not be allowed to attend class, and ultimately student will be dropped from their courses. Payment for your tuition and fees can be made at the Cashier's Office on either campus by cash, check, debit/credit card, money order, scholarship, or your financial aid award.

How to Make a Payment
Applying Outside Agency, LSCC, Foundation, or Other (Scholarship, Grant) Checks to your Account - Funds Held
Resolution of Prior Balance
Third Party Billing 
Withdrawal for Non-Payment or How Semester Students' Schedules are Cancelled


How to Make a Payment

On Campus Payment

When paying in person a valid photo ID is required to access your student account. All checks must include a valid telephone number, driver’s license number, and include student’s full name, Lawson State ID number and/or Social Security. Also, checks must be written for the exact amount and must be drawn on banks located in the United States. The Cashier's Office on respective campuses are open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Hours are subject to change based on the college holiday and summer schedules.

Online Web Payment

Payments on the Web can made online through Student Suite 24/7. Students will need to log into their student suite account using their Login ID and password. If a login ID and password are needed, contact the Admissions Office at 205-929-6309. When paying on the web, there is no fee for debit/credit card payments. Funds must be available at the time of payment and partial payments are not accepted. The balance must be paid in full. Payments can be accepted for any previous charges and current charges on a student's account. The following methods of payment are accepted: Debit/Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover).

Via Phone Payment

Payments can be made via phone. When paying via phone, the following methods of payment are accepted: Debit/Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover).

Mail Payment

The following methods of payment are accepted by mail: Money order, cashier's check, personal or travelers Check. All checks must include a valid telephone number, driver’s license number, and include student’s full name, Lawson State ID number and/or Social Security. All returned checks are subjected to a $35.00 NSF charge accessed to the students account. If a student acquires three or more NSF charges on their account, cash “ONLY” will be required. Please mail payment(s) to:

Lawson State Community College
Attn: Business Office Cashier
3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221 

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Applying Outside Agency, LSCC Foundation or Other (Scholarship, Grant) Checks to your Account - Funds Held

Some grant, scholarship, and loan funds are sent to Lawson State by check. These checks are either payable to the student only, to the student AND Lawson State, or to Lawson State only. All checks that include Lawson State on the "Payee" line MUST be applied to the student's account. The student is responsible for ensuring that grant, scholarship or loan funds have been received at Lawson State by August 1 for Fall, December 10th for Spring, or May 29th for Summer

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Resolution of Prior Balances 

To resolve a prior semester/term balance, please contact the Business Office at 205-929-6350.

Failure to pay in full all tuition and other fees for any semester/term (or session) will result in a HOLD being placed on the account.  A hold will be placed on a students account, if an unpaid balance remains. Students will be restricted from registering for future semester/terms, paying graduation fee, and from receiving a transcript or diploma. For information regarding account holds, please contact the Business Services Office at 205-925-2515.

Delinquent accounts or accounts with unpaid balances are referred to a collection agency and may be reported to national credit bureaus. All costs, expenses and fees (including, but not limited to attorney fees, court costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses) incurred by the College in collecting or attempting to collect a past-due account arc the responsibility of the student, and shall be charged to the student's account. Please contact the Business Affairs Office immediately to resolve any past due account at 205-925-2515. 
 
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Third Party Billing or Sponsor Accounts

Some students have tuition payment arrangements through their employers or other third parties such as a company employer. As a rule of thumb, sponsors agree to be responsible for tuition charges only, not fees or other charges. 

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Withdrawal for Non-Payment or How Semester Students' Schedules are Cancelled

•Lawson State no longer de-registers students when for missing a payment date. Instead students are not allowed to register for the next term/semester until their unpaid balance is paid.

Please note that if you have additional charges during the drop/add period after a refund has been generated, those in combination with other charges could result in your owing a balance.

You should never count on being automatically withdrawn for non-payment.

•When you register for classes, you assume the responsibility for all actions related to your enrollment. That is, should you decide to withdraw or not attend classes, the burden is on you to notify the college of your decision. Registration for classes indicates your intent to use our educational services. We will act accordingly to facilitate that action. Notify the Registrar's Office, in writing, within the first week of registration of your decision to withdraw to avoid paying full semester charges and/or having your financial aid cancelled. You should not count on being automatically withdrawn for non-payment to relieve you of your responsibility to withdraw.

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