Cash payments should be made at the business office, Room C118.
For your convenience, an "after hours" payment depository is located to the right of the business office door.
- Cashier's Check, Money Order or Personal Check
Check and money order payments should be made payable to John Wood Community College and can be delivered in person to the business office or mailed to: John Wood Community College, ATTN: Business Office, 1301 S. 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305-8736.
Students whose check payments are returned to the college will be assessed a $25 returned check fee. Checks may not be accepted from persons who have written or submitted two or more returned checks to the college.
Personal checks will not be accepted for reinstatement in classes.
- Online Payment
For your convenience, you can use your MasterCard, Visa, or Discover card to make online payments through your JWCC SOLAR account - click on "Make a Secure Payment."
- Credit Cards
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover payments by telephone or in person. Please call our cashiers at 217.641.4207 or 217.641.4211 with your debit/credit card information.
To guard against identity theft, do not submit credit card information to us by email.
- Authorized Payment Plan through Nelnet
To assist students who cannot pay all of their tuition costs before the start of each semester, John Wood Community College offers a tuition payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions.
There is a $35.00 non-refundable Nelnet enrollment fee per semester. With this plan, your payments are automatically debited from your checking account on the 5th of each month until the balance due the college is paid in full. Monthly payments can also be charged to your MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card on the 5th of each month.
A small convenience fee will be added when using the credit card option.
Please review the Nelnet brochure below which gives you details of this payment plan and helps you determine the amount to budget through Nelnet.
2012-13 Brochure 2013-14 Payment Plan Info
For help in setting up the Nelnet payment plan, please view the Set up Tutorial.
To confirm the amount of your charges and financial aid, please call the business office at 217.641.4207 prior to enrolling online in the payment plan.
Simple Steps to Enroll in the Payment Plan
- Third Party Billing
A third party billing is when a private or governmental agency is paying for any portion of your tuition, fees or books AND they are requesting a bill from the college. Examples of third party entities are: employers, WIA, DORS, and College Illinois!
It is the student's responsibility to present their student bill to the third party entity at the time of registration. An authorization to bill must be submitted to the JWCC business office by the third party entity on company letterhead by the payment deadline. Authorizations CANNOT be accepted by telephone.
Authorization letters MUST include the following information in order to be processed:
- Student's name and student number
- Specific charges or classes the company is willing to pay
- Specific semester covered by the contract
- Name and signature of officer authorizing the contract
- Agency's billing address
- Contact information for questions
Third party authorization letters should be mailed to: John Wood Community College Business Office, 1301 South 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305-8736, faxed to 217.641.4191, or emailed to email@example.com.
Most agencies will be invoiced 30-45 days after the add/drop period. Payment from third party payers must be received no later than 30 days from the date of our invoice. Students are responsible for any charges not covered by their agency.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid at John Wood Community College may include scholarships, grants and/or loans. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to receive federal grants and loans. For information on financial aid programs, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 217.641.4333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.If financial aid is not processed by the tuition deadline, you are responsible to pay your tuition in full or enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan.
Scholarship information should be directed to Brenda Manis, Manager of Student Accounts at 217.641.4202.
- Veterans Benefits
For specific information on various Veterans Administration educational benefits, please contact Lisa Snodgrass, Coordinator of Records, Registration, and Veteran's Affairs in Room C163 in the Student Administrative Center. Please contact her at 217.641.4330 or email her at email@example.com.