Payment Options


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 one 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 most major payment cards to pay your balance through your JWCC SOLAR account – choose “Make a Secure Payment.”

Credit Cards

We accept most major payment cards for payment at our JWCC business office.

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 Campus Commerce.

There is a $25.00 non-refundable Nelnet enrollment fee per semester. With this plan, your payments are automatically deducted 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 most major payment cards on the 5th of each month.

A small convenience fee will be added when using the payment 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.

2023-24 Nelnet Campus Commerce Payment Plan Options

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

  • Go to BlazerNet
  • Select the “SOLAR” icon and sign in with your JWCC login information
  • At main menu, select the “Student” tab
  • Select “Student Records”
  • Select “Set up a 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, WIOA, 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 Brenda Manis.
    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 employer or 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

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 Lisa at 217.641.4330 or by email.

Protect Your Identity

JWCC is committed to protecting each student’s financial information. We do not solicit, nor will we accept credit card information by email. Students who want to pay by credit card should log into their JWCC SOLAR account to make a secure payment. Others wishing to make payments should call our business office at 217.641.4211.