Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP)

The Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP) is an optional payment program offered at Clark College. STEPP makes budgeting for college expenses more flexible each term because it lets you pay in installments interest-free in the term. You can make payments by personal check, cash or credit card. There is a $20 non-refundable charge for each term that you enroll in STEPP to set up your account.

What does STEPP cover?

STEPP covers tuition and class fees for the specified term that you are enrolled in the plan. Expenses for books, fines, parking fees or administrative costs and fees charged by the college are not covered in the plan.

How does STEPP work?

The advantage of STEPP is that you gain more flexibility to fit tuition and fee payments into your budget. Instead of making one single payment for the entire amount, you can enroll in STEPP and make up to three separate installments in the term, interest-free.

For example, if your tuition and fees total $630, your payments would be as follows:

STEPP Payment Schedule

Term Enrolled 1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment
Fall 1/3 of tuition due August 31 + 20.00 fee 1/3 of tuition due October 15 1/3 of tuition due November 15
Winter 1/3 of tuition due December 14 + 20.00 fee  1/3 of tuition due January 14 1/3 of tuition due February 14
Spring 1/3 of tuition due March 15 + 20.00 fee 1/3 of tuition due April 15 1/3 of tuition due May 15
Summer 1/2 of tuition due June 25 + 20.00 fee 1/2 of tuition due July 25 No Third Payment

If a payment date falls on a holiday or weekend, the payment is due the first business day afterward.

How do I enroll in the plan?

To be eligible for STEPP, you must enroll in the plan each term in which you enroll for classes. Enrollment in STEPP is an easy two-step process:

  1. Complete enrollment in STEPP online in MyClark@ctcLink in your Financial Account.
  2. Pay a $20 non-refundable enrollment fee and the first installment of your tuition and fees for the term by personal check, cash or credit/debit card (Visa® or MasterCard®).

Enrollment in STEPP occurs during the following dates:

       *Students who enroll in STEPP on or after the second installment is due will be required to pay 2/3 of tuition.  

What if my payment is late?

Payments received after the due date will be assessed a late payment fee of $25. If the payment is not received by the due date, you may be dropped from your current courses.

How do I make payments?

You can make payments by personal check, cash or credit/debit card (Visa® or MasterCard®) in the following ways:

What if I add or drop classes?

Changes in your schedule can have an impact on the amount of tuition and fees that you owe. Payments will be adjusted accordingly when the change occurs. Adjustments to payment installments rely on when a student makes changes and according to the College's tuition refund policy.

Refunds will be made according to Clark College’s refund policies.

What if I have more questions?

If you have additional questions or require more information, please contact the Cashier’s Office as follows: