At CMC, your tuition and payment methods will reflect the classes you took. We’re happy to work with you to figure out tuition and payment plans so you can get the most out of CMC.
Enrollment fees are calculated on 15 units: Resident = $46 per unit/Non-resident = $460 per unit ($46+ $414). Institutional fee = $10 per academic year ($5 for fall and $5 for spring)
Cost of Attendance for 2022 – 2023
The cost of attendance at Copper Mountain College includes tuition and estimates of other expenses (books, housing, transportation, etc.). It offers an approximate total of what full-time students who qualify for California resident tuition spend during a year.
Since students who aren’t receiving support from their parents tend to spend more, we offer estimated costs for both independent and dependent students.
Independent Student Cost of Attendance
Estimated costs for students who don’t receive parental support:
|Estimated Annual Total
|California resident tuition*
|Housing and food
Dependent Student Cost of Attendance
Estimated costs for students who receive parental support:
|Estimated Annual Total
|California resident tuition*
|Housing and food
You have two options for paying your college bills:
- Make a single payment for your term balance
- Enroll in a payment plan and make five separate payments—see more info below
You can make payments from your bank account or use a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).
There are two methods of making a payment:
- Log into MyCMC
- Go to Coyote Tracks
- Select “View Account and Make Payments” from the financial information options
Make a payment through our online directly to our online payment system.
Payment Plan Options
Payment plans let you pay your term balance in five separate payments. They make it easy to plan, budget, and pay your bills on time, with no interest and no surprises.
Students and other authorized users can enroll in a plan and make payments directly from a bank account or via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
See some common questions about payment and payment plans.
What payment plans does Copper Mountain College offer?
You can pay your enrollment fees (tuition) and any other charges in a one-time payment each term you’re enrolled. Or you can enroll in a payment plan to spread your balance over five payments. You can only enroll in one payment plan each term.
What are the enrollment dates/deadlines for payment plans?
We announce enrollment dates term by term. Contact the cashier’s office for the latest information.
Can I enroll in a payment plan without an account balance?
No, you can only enroll or make a payment once you have a balance.
What payment methods can I use?
You can set up your plan to withdraw payments from a bank account (direct debit or ACH) or to charge payments to a credit or debit card. You also can make one-time payments using the same methods.
What is the fee for enrolling in a payment plan?
Payment plans require enrollment fees of $25.
Can I pay by cash if I signed up for a payment plan?
Payments by any method will reduce your balance and your plan payments. You can make cash payments in person at the CMC Cashier’s Office. Any cash payments will be applied to your next plan installment.
Can I have a plan with financial aid? Does it affect it?
When you enroll in a payment plan, we deduct any financial aid credits (or previous payments) before calculating your account balance. If you receive financial aid after you’ve enrolled, your aid reduces all payment plan installments equally.
When will my payments post to my student account?
Your payments post as soon as they are successfully processed.
Why do I see a total due for an installment I already paid?
Installments reopen if their due dates have not passed and you have new charges to your student account.
Your plan is set up to pay for tuition, fees, books (if you have financial aid), or other college charges. If you receive new charges for these items, your plan installment amounts will increase. If you make payments or receive credits, your installment amounts will decrease.
Balances on student accounts recalculate nightly. If you don’t see the changes you expect, check your account again in 24 hours.
A monthly installment amount will not adjust within 10 days of its due date. Any new charges within this window will affect the amounts of future payments.
Note that the plan prevents you from making another payment on the same day an installment is due. This helps prevent overpayment or double payments.
You’ll receive an email notification whenever your payment amounts change. You’ll also receive an email reminder that a monthly installment is due three days prior to each installment’s due date.
Can my family/authorized users have access to my account?
You can set up authorized users to view your billing information and/or student bill on your behalf.
Authorized users can view your account activity, make payments, and set up payment plans. In accordance with federal FERPA regulations, authorized users cannot view your academic records, course schedule, or other personal information.
Set up authorized users through the payment portal under MyCMC’s “My Account” menu. Select “Authorized User,” click “Add Authorized User,” and follow the on-screen instructions.
You cannot make payments toward a payment plan set up by an authorized user. You can see the plan, but the authorized user must make the payments.
How do my parents/authorized users access by CMC account?
When you set up an authorized user, you’ll enter an email address for the user. The authorized user will receive access directions—including an authorized-user login link—at the email you provide.
Can both my parents pay on one payment plan?
Yes. You can sign up for the payment plan yourself, then give each parent authorized-user access. Each parent can pay their personally agreed upon portion of the plan each month.
What if I no longer want to attend classes after I register?
You need to formally withdraw from classes. First, contact the admissions office to ensure you are no longer enrolled. Then check your payment plan to verify you’ve been removed from the plan.
Do not assume your registration and/or payment plan will be canceled automatically due to non-payment. Contact payment plan support at 833.269.3675 or the cashier’s office for additional assistance.
Who can I call with payment plan questions?
Call payment plan support at 833.269.3675. Support representatives can answer questions related to account balances, plan details, installment payment status, and plan agreements. They also can change a payment plan amount (if the plan allows it, remove a user-scheduled payment, and enroll a user in a plan.
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