Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 4: Business & Administration

04:73:00    Payment of Student Fees and Enrollment

Related Policies and Guidelines

TBR Policy Payment of Student Fees and Enrollment


The purpose of this policy is the establishment of Northeast State Community College policy regarding the payment of student fees. 

Student Fees and Enrollment

As established by Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Policy all fees are due and payable at the time of registration.  A student is not considered enrolled until:

  • all assessed fees have been paid unless an exception is granted in this policy; or
  • the initial minimum payment due for an approved deferred payment plan has been paid; or
  • an acceptable commitment from an agency (including federal and state financial aid programs) or organization approved by Northeast State Community College has been received by the college.

See TBR policy Payment of Student Fees and Enrollment for additional details related to the payment fees.

Holds and Transcripts 

The College will continue to withhold diplomas, transcripts, and certificates of credit or grade reports until the student involved has satisfied all debts or obligations or such meet the criteria established in TBR policy. If an individual wishes to pay a balance with a check over $25.00, the cashier will inform the individual that the hold will remain for 14 business days allowing the check to clear the College’s bank.


If an individual pays an account balance with a check and a refund is due either for dropped courses or overpayment, the refund will be postponed for 14 days to allow the check to clear the College’s bank.

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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: Finance

Revision History: Nov. 2016; Edited June 2021