Don’t be dropped from your classes: An Important Announcement for all Glendale Community College Students

As you may know, there is still time to register for fall classes. In fact, the enrollment center will be open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 in addition to their Monday-Thursday schedule. We all know that registering for classes also means paying for classes. Glendale Community College offers payment plans and financial aid options in an effort to ease the burden on you a bit. These are worth taking note of because starting this next semester, you could be dropped from your class if you don’t pay or make arrangements to pay your tuition.

Glendale Community College has changed its enrollment cancellation (called, “purge”) process beginning this fall semester, according to Marco Vasquez, GCC bursar. Class cancellations resulting from non-payment are now being issued each night throughout the work week. This aligns GCC with the other Maricopa colleges.

Colleges that use the nightly enrollment cancellation process report that it improves go/no-go decisions for courses, opens up space in popular classes, reduces bad debt and alerts students that payment arrangements need to be made to secure enrollment in the class.

How it works: SIS (this is the student information system that you use to register) assigns a due date of 30 days prior to the first day of each class. For example, you would need to pay by July 20 for a class that begins Aug. 20. Many times, you may have multiple due dates based on your individual class start dates.

When the “purge” runs the end of each weekday, the system will check for past due dates and if no payment is found, the system will drop the student from those classes. You can view your specific class due dates in the student center at My.Maricopa under: Finances > Charges Due or on your account statement. You’ll need to pay the fees or sign up for a payment plan by the close of business on those due dates to ensure classes are not dropped from your schedule.

If you have met the July 14 Financial Aid priority deadline and are eligible for an award, you will have your classes held until funds are disbursed. If you have not applied for financial aid, you will have to sign up for the payment plan or make other payment arrangements to secure enrollment for fall.

For more information, call 623-845-3333 or leave us a comment below!

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