How to Pay

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Pay your bill online, on campus, by phone, or by mail. We accept cash, check, debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), money order, scholarship, or financial aid award. 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 may result in a drop from classes and/or late fees.

How to Make a Payment


pay onlinePay online by logging into your MyLawson account. Click on Payments and Touchnet. You will be taken directly to an external link. You can pay your bill here by debit or credit card. There is no additional fee for paying by credit card.

See step-by-step instructions.

On Campus

Want to pay on campus?  Stop by the Cashier's Office on either campus to pay your bill in person. The Cashier's Office on the Birmingham campus is located on the first floor of the Academic Success Center. On the Bessemer campus, the cashier's office is located in Building A, next to the Advising Center and not far from the Financial Aid Office.  Cannot find us, ask for assistance once in Buidling A.

What to Bring with You & More. You must bring a valid photo ID. You can pay by cash, check, credit/debit card, or money order. All checks must include a valid telephone number, driver's license number, full name, and Lawson State ID number. Checks must be written for the exact amount and must be drawn on banks located in the United States.

By Phone

pay by phonePayments can be made over the phone by calling the Business Office at (205) 929-6350. You can pay by phone using an accepted credit card.

By Mail

You can pay by mail by sending a money order, cashier's check, personal check, or traveler's check. All checks must include a valid telephone number, driver's license number, full name, and Lawson State ID number. 

Mail payment(s) to:

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

Paying My Bill FAQ

Find answers to your billing questions below. If you still have questions, reach out to the business office.

Once approved, students will need to login to MyLawson and accept the award. Click here for detailed instructions on how to accept your award.

Lawson State partners with Touchnet to offer an affordable installment payment plan. Your courses are divided into 4 monthly installment payments that begin before classes start.

To enroll, access your "MyLawson" student portal, select "payments" and then "payment plan."

Touchnet Payment Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Failure to pay in full all tuition and other fees for any semester, term, or session will result in a HOLD being placed on your account. This means you will not be allowed to register for future semesters/terms, pay the graduation fee, or receive a transcript or diploma. For information regarding account holds, please contact the Business Services Office at (205) 929-2042.

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 are the responsibility of the student and shall be charged to the student's account.

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

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. 

You are responsible for ensuring that grant, scholarship, or loan funds have been received at Lawson State by August 1 for Fall, December 10 for Spring, or May 29 for Summer.

If your aid exceeds the amount you owe, you will receive a check or direct deposit refunding you the extra money. Learn more about how to set up direct deposit.

Get in Touch with the Business Office

Call, email, or stop by the Business Office for answers to your billing questions.


Bessemer Campus
Building A
Top Level

Birmingham Campus
Academic Success Center 
First Floor


Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Contact Information

(205) 929-6350