The Business Office or Office of Student Accounts is responsible for the billing and collection of all student fees. We also disburse student refunds, issue textbook vouchers for financial aid/third party students, prepare and issue 1098-T tax forms to all students. There is a Business Office located on all campuses and sites for the convenience of our students.
Mission, Responsibilities & Contacts
Student Accounts/Business Office Mission
To provide quality professional customer service while adhering to established policies, procedures, and laws with a focus on financial integrity and accountability, accurately collecting and disbursing student funds, and responding to student financial inquiries in a helpful, informed, and courteous manner.
Students who attend Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College agree to be held accountable for:
- The full payment of tuition and fees generated from their registration.
- The full payment of any applicable miscellaneous or special fees related to attendance.
- The payment of a $25 fee for any item(s) returned by their bank as “Non‐Sufficient Funding”.
- The maintaining of a current mailing address with the Office of the Registrar.
- The acknowledgment that their southernwv.edu email is the official means of communication to students.
- The task of reading their southernwv.edu email on a daily basis.
- The reading of and compliance with the rules as stated within the college catalog and/or student handbook.
Contacts and Addresses
For Immediate Assistance, please join us live on SSConnect | Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3505 Daniel Boone Pkwy, STE A, Foster, WV 25081
- Anna Evans | Program Assistant I | [email protected] | 304.307.0708
PO Box 2900, Mt. Gay, WV 25637
- Casandra Goble | Accounting Assistant I | [email protected] | 304.896.7373
1601 Armory Drive, Williamson, WV 25661
- J. Christopher Gray | Director of Business Operations | [email protected] | 304.236.7614
- Dee McMillen | Accounting Assistant I | [email protected] | 304.236.7643
128 College Drive, Saulsville, WV 25876
- Donna Lafferty | Program Assistant I, | [email protected] | (304) 294-2002
81 Lincoln Panther Way, Hamlin, WV 25523
- Angela Bell | Site Coordinator | [email protected] | (304) 307-0718
You may also email the Business Offices at [email protected]. When emailing the Business Office, please use your Southern student email account and include your student id number.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees are subject to change. Registration is NOT complete until tuition and fees are paid.
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022
|Credit Hour||*WV Resident Rate||**Non-Resident Rate|
|Twelve or more||$1,932.00||$3125.00|
* Residents of the following Kentucky reciprocity counties are assessed at the WV resident rate: Boyd, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike Counties
** Non-resident rate is subject to change in July 2019
Course Fees (per credit hour)
|Healthcare Technology/Allied Health||AH||$10.00|
|Computer Info Systems||CS||$10.00|
|Electrical Engineering Tech||EG||$15.00|
|Med Laboratory Technology||ML||$20.00|
|Respiratory Care Technology||RC||$25.00|
|Online Course Fee||$25.00|
|Industrial Technology: Machinist Technology/ Computer Numerical Control||MC||$160.00|
In addition to tuition, Southern also assesses the following fees to all students who register for classes on their campuses or sites. These fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.
- Assessed to all students who register for 7 or more credit hours each academic term.
- $100.00 flat fee
- Assessed to all students who register for 3 or more credit hours each academic term.
- $10.00 flat fee
Math ALEKS (Textbook Fee)
- Assessed to all students who register for MT 121 and/or MT 130 each academic term.
- $100.00 flat fee
|Diploma Replacement Fee||$20.00|
|International Student Application Fee||$100.00|
|CLEP Examination Fee (per exam)||$10.00|
|Challenge Exam Fee (per credit hour)||$10.00|
|Portfolio Assessment Fee (per application)||$300.00|
|Portfolio Credit Posting Fee (per credit hour)||$10.00|
|Return Check Fee||$25.00|
|ACCUPlacer Testing Fee (charge for retaking test $2.50 per unit a max of 4 units)||$10.00|
Payment Due Dates
Please note: Failure to receive a billing statement will not be accepted as a reason for missing the payment deadline.
- May 19, 2021 – Payment Due – full-term 10-week and 1st 5-weeks terms. After this date, students MUST make payment arrangements at the time of registration or they will be dropped from their courses.
- June 23, 2021 – Payment Due – 2nd 5-weeks terms. After this date, students MUST make payment arrangements at the time of registration or they will be dropped from their courses.
- August 11, 2021 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – full-term 16-week courses. After this date, students MUST make payment arrangements at the time of registration or they will be dropped from their courses.
- September 9, 2021 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – Alternate term (12-week) classes
- October 4, 2021 – Payment Due – Second Installment Plan payment for full-term 16-week courses
- October 7, 2021 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – Alternate term (Second 8-week) classes
- October 11, 2021 – Payment Due – Second Installment Plan payment for Alternative term 12-week courses
- November 1, 2021 – Payment Due – Final Installment Plan payment for full-term 16-week courses. Students who do pay their balance in full will have a hold placed on their account.
- November 15, 2021 – Payment Due – Final Installment Plan payment for Alternative term 12-week courses. Students who do pay their balance in full will have a hold placed on their account.
- January 12, 2022 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – full-term 16-week courses. After this date, students MUST make payment arrangements at the time of registration or they will be dropped from their courses.
- February 10, 2022 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due — Alternate term (12-week) classes
- March 7, 2022 – Payment Due – Second Installment Plan payment for full-term 16-week courses
- March 14, 2022 – Payment Due – Second Installment Plan payment for Alternative term 12-week courses
- March 17, 2022 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – Alternate term (Second 8-week) classes
- April 4, 2022 – Payment Due – Final Installment Payment Plan payment for full-term 16-week courses Students who do pay their balance in full will have a hold placed on their account.
- April 14, 2022 – Payment Due – Final Installment Plan payment for Alternative term 12-week courses. Students who do pay their balance in full will have a hold placed on their account.
- May 19, 2022 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – Full and 1st 5-week terms. After this date, students MUST make payment arrangements at the time of registration or they will be dropped.
- June 23, 2022 (at 5 PM) – Payment Due – Alternate term (Second 5-week term).
Financial Aid Completion Deadlines
- May 3, 2021, full-term (16-week classes) All required paperwork must be submitted to Southern’s Financial Aid Office in order to be complete and authorized for the Summer 2021 semester.
- After financial aid processing will continue, but students who submit required documentation after this date are not guaranteed their aid will be processed in time to avoid being dropped for nonpayment. Students who submit required documentation after this date may be able to register for alternate term (12-week) classes that start at a later date.
- July 12, 2021, full-term (16-week classes) All required paperwork must be submitted to Southern’s Financial Aid Office in order to be complete and authorized for the Fall 2021 semester.
- After July 12, 2021, financial aid processing will continue, but students who submit required documentation after this date are not guaranteed their aid will be processed in time to avoid being dropped for nonpayment. Students who submit required documentation after this date may be able to register for alternate term (12-week) classes that start at a later date.
- December 1, 2021, full-term (16-week classes) All required paperwork must be submitted to Southern’s Financial Aid Office in order to be complete and authorized for the Spring 2022 semester.
- After December 1, 2021, financial aid processing will continue, but students who submit required documentation after this date are not guaranteed their aid will be processed in time to avoid being dropped for nonpayment. Students who submit required documentation after this date may be able to register for alternate term (12-week) classes that start at a later date.
- May 3, 2022, Financial Aid completion deadline for the Summer 2022 term (10-week, full-term classes) and (1st 5-week (alternate term) classes). All required paperwork must be submitted to Southern’s Financial Aid Office in order to be complete and authorized for the Summer 2022 semester.
- After May 3, 2022, Financial Aid processing will continue, but students who submit required documentation after this date are not guaranteed their aid will be processed in time to avoid being dropped for nonpayment. Students who submit required documentation after this date may be able to register for 2nd 5-week (alternate term) classes which start at a later date.
To Meet the Deadline:
Meeting the deadline dates means all of the requested forms and paperwork have been received by the Financial Aid Office including an electronic copy of your Student Aid Report and full admission to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. This does not mean that you file the FAFSA by the deadline date; but, rather that you file the FAFSA so the Student Aid Report is received in the Financial Aid Office, along with all requested forms and paperwork, by or before the deadline date. Students who do not meet the priority processing deadline dates may have to pay for all expenses (tuition, fees, and books) from their own resources.
To ensure that you meet the priority processing deadline date you should file the FAFSA at least one month prior to the deadline date. No funds will be disbursed to you unless your financial aid file is complete.
Missing the above deadlines, with the exception of summer, does not prevent you from receiving financial aid; however, it may delay the receipt of the aid. Students failing to meet the above deadlines MUST be prepared to cover college expenses from their own resources or contact the Business Office to make arrangements to use the installment tuition payment plan.
Methods of Payment
Students are not considered registered for any courses until all tuition and fees are paid or other payment arrangements have been made by the fee payment deadline. Southern reserves the right to cancel all registration and withdraw students from courses due to nonpayment
- Check or Money Order
- Credit/Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
Through mySouthern the College accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and Discover.
To pay online, you will need to log into your mySouthern account. You have several options to access the online payment system in mySouthern:
- Select Credit Card Payment on the Main page of mySouthern
- At the bottom of the page of each Account Summary by Term and Account Summary there is a link for Credit Card Payment
Installment Tuition Payment Plan
- The Installment Tuition Payment Plan allows students to make two payments on their tuition and fees. The initial 60 percent is due by the payment deadline date: or, after the payment date at the time of registration
- Payment Plan only offered for the Fall and Spring semesters
- After all financial aid is applied to the student’s account, at least 60 percent (60%) of the student tuition and fees must be paid by the tuition due date for the term.
- If your Financial Aid award does not fully cover your tuition and fees, you MUST sign up for the Payment Plan to cover the remaining balance
- All Students who participate in the Payment Plan, including Financial Aid recipients, MUST sign a form at the Campus Business Office
- The remaining balance (40%), including interest, must be paid by the due date of the plan
- Failure to pay remaining balance by due date will prohibit a student from having this payment option in the future. Interest and/or a service fee, on the remaining 40 percent (40%) may be charged at a rate not to exceed the legal limit.
- The Financial Aid Office must complete the student award package and authorize it for disbursement before the aid can be viewed and accepted as guaranteed payment for the semester by the payment due date.
- Refer to the Financial Aid pages of the website for detailed information.
Third Party Sponsor
- Third Party Authorization – If tuition is to be paid by an agency, employer, or other third party outside the college, the student must present a letter of authorization guaranteeing payment from that agency, employer, or organization to the campus Business Office by the payment due date for each academic term. The letter of authorization must be on the company’s letterhead and contain specified limits (if restricted) and the address to bill. If the third-party payor fails to pay any charges billed, the student will be responsible for payment of the charges.
- Third party billing is subject to the same federal reporting requirements as other financial aid.
- If an outside agency, independently submits to Southern an authorization to pay part or all of a student’s tuition, fees and/or textbooks, (i.e. Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration, WIA or others) that authorization MUST be in the Business Office by the payment due date of each term.
- NOTE: Once your authorization has been received, it will appear on your student account. This does not mean that Southern has received payment on your behalf, it means Southern has billed your sponsor for your charges. Payment is not guaranteed until funds are actually received by the College from your sponsor. If payment has not been received by the end of the fiscal year, your contract will be deleted and cannot be reinstated until guaranteed funds are received. Thus, students are ultimately responsible for the contracted balance if their sponsor does not pay in a timely manner. Southern reserves the right to discontinue future third-party billing for agencies that are delinquent in making payment.
Once classes begin, there is no refund for a reduced schedule. The refund policy applies only when a student officially withdraws from all classes or Southern cancels a class. The Health/Wellness fee, Technology fee and Math ALEKS fee are non-refundable as of the first day of the academic term.
Explanation of Refund Policy
The following schedule for calculating refunds shall be adhered to for those students who withdraw from the institution via the official withdrawal process and who are eligible to receive refunds. Students qualify for a full refund (100%) of tuition/fees, if they drop any or all of their courses prior to the start of classes for the semester/term. Once classes begin for the semester/term, there are only two ways students may qualify for a tuition/fee refund. The first is to completely withdraw from the institution for the semester/term (this means carrying zero credit hours for the semester/term). This includes any courses that have not started for the semester/term, including all non-traditional courses. The second way to qualify for a refund is if the institution cancels a course. The student will get 100% refund for any course that is canceled.
All refunds are calculated based upon the total tuition and fees owed at the beginning of the semester (less any nonrefundable fees as stated above). Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the official withdrawal date and delivered to the student’s BankMobile account. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the original credit card within 30 days.
A refund schedule for summer sessions and nontraditional terms (terms that have a shorter duration period than the standard 16-week term) shall be determined by the College’s Business Office based upon the first day of class in the earliest term that the student is in. If the refund calculation designates a partial day, the full day will be included in the higher refund period.
|Prior to the first day of the term||100% refund|
|During the first 10% of the term||90% refund|
|From 11% to 25% of the term||75% refund|
|From 26% to 50% of the term||50% refund|
|After 50% of the term is completed||No refund|
The refund schedule below is for the full semester (16 week) classes:
|May 24 through May 30, 2021||90%|
|May 31 through June 9, 2021||75%|
|June 10 through June 26, 2021||50%|
|After June 26, 2021||No Refund|
|August 16 through August 26, 2021||90%|
|August 27 through September 11, 2021||75%|
|September 12 through October 7, 2021||50%|
|After October 7, 2021||No Refund|
|January 18 through January 28, 2022||90%|
|January 29 through February 13, 2022||75%|
|February 14 through March 22, 2022||50%|
|After February 14, 2022||No Refund|
|May 23 through May 29, 2022||90%|
|May 30 through June 8, 2022||75%|
|June 9 through June 25, 2022||50%|
|After June 25, 2022||No Refund|
Book Vouchers are codes given to financial aid or third-party students who have excess funds available to purchase textbooks after their payment of tuition and fees. The book voucher allows students to charge their textbooks against their unused financial aid until the disbursement of financial aid to their student account. These codes can only be used at the Southern Online Bookstore.
How students receive book vouchers
Financial Aid or Third Party Students
- Your book voucher will be sent to your Southern student email account no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of a term.
- Your Book Voucher email will be sent to your student email account from [email protected]
Effective dates of Book vouchers
- Book vouchers are activated 10 days prior to the beginning of an academic term.
- The vouchers will expire on the Friday of the second week of classes within that term, except for the 12 weeks or eight weeks classes. These vouchers will expire on the Friday of the first week of class.
Note – If you do not receive an email with your book voucher code from [email protected] by the expected activation date below, please contact [email protected] using your Southern student email account. Please include your student ID number in the message that you send. The usual limit on book vouchers is $900.00. This amount can be increased (if needed) if you have available funds left from your grants or scholarships. To request that your voucher be increased, please contact one of the above employees using your student email account.
Book Vouchers Dates
|Term||Start Date||End Date|
|Full Term (10-Weeks) and 1st 5-Weeks||May 14, 2021||June 4, 2021|
|2nd 5-Weeks||June 18, 2021||July 9, 2021|
|Term||Start Date||End Date|
|Full-Term (16 Weeks) and 1st 8-Weeks||August 6, 2021||August 27, 2021|
|12 Weeks||September 3, 2021||September 24, 2021|
|2nd 8-Weeks||October 1, 2021||October 22, 2021|
|Term||Start Date||End Date|
|Full Term (16 Weeks) and 1st 8-Weeks||January 8, 2022||January 28, 2022|
|12 Weeks||February 4, 2022||February 25, 2022|
|2nd 8-Weeks||March 11, 2022||April 4, 2022|
|Term||Start Date||End Date|
|Full Term (10-Weeks) and 1st 5-Weeks||May 13, 2022||June 3, 2022|
|Second 5-Weeks||June 17, 2022||July 8, 2022|
The American Opportunity (formerly Hope) and Lifetime Learning tax credits may be available to you if you pay higher education costs. To assist you in claiming these credits, Southern will file form 1098-T with the Internal Revenue Service by January 31 each year. This information in no way represents tax advice from the college, as it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to determine eligibility for the credit. Please do not contact Southern regarding your eligibility for this credit.
Who gets a 1098-T?
You will receive a 1098-T only if you had out-of-pocket payments, whether paid by you or with a loan, for “qualified educational expenses.” IRS Publication 970 defines “qualified educational expenses” as tuition, fees, and books.
You will not receive a 1098-T on the portion of tuition paid with tax-free educational assistance. Per IRS guidelines: If you pay qualified education expenses with certain tax-free funds, you cannot claim a credit for those amounts. You must reduce the qualified education expenses by the amount of any tax-free educational assistance and refund(s) you received. A 1098-T is, therefore, not issued for the portion of tuition paid with tax-free educational assistance including:
- The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships,
- Pell grants,
- Employer-provided educational assistance,
- Veterans’ educational assistance, and/or
- Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance
How do I get a 1098-T if I qualify to receive one?
1098-Ts are mailed to eligible students from Southern by January 31. The 1098-T reflects the previous calendar year (January through December).
Students may opt to receive their 1098-T electronically. All students will receive an email providing instructions on how to choose this option.
Is financial aid taxable?
In general, financial aid is not considered taxable income to the extent it is used toward “qualified educational expenses.” Student loans are never considered taxable income because it is borrowed money that must be repaid. Grants and scholarships may be considered taxable income to the extent they are not used for “qualified educational expenses.”
Are there education tax credits I may qualify for? How do I learn more about tax guidelines regarding education?
Students may be eligible for a number of tax credits when filing a federal tax return. We encourage you to read IRS guidelines such as IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, regarding any tax benefits for which you may qualify and to consult your tax preparer. Publication 970 may be downloaded from the IRS web site at www.irs.gov.
Need a Copy of Your 1098-T?
Students may request a copy of their 1098-T tax form by emailing Chris Gray at [email protected].
Students should send this request from their Southern student email account. Once your request is received, your replacement 1098-T will be emailed to you.
If you no longer have access to your Southern student email, you may send an email from your personal account. This will result in your 1098-T being sent to you by USPS.
When requesting a copy, please include your full name, student ID number and the tax year needed. Students having questions concerning the amounts report may also email Chris Gray.
Note: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College cannot offer tax advice.
Each student has a student account in Southern’s student database. Your student account is where you can view your charge and payment history. From your student account, you can see if you have any outstanding charges or are due a refund. Financial aid awards can be viewed on your student account once they are disbursed from the Financial Aid Office.
How to access your mySouthern student account
- Go to mySouthern
- Log in using your Southern email address (@southernwv.edu) and email password.
How to View your student account
- Log into your mySouthern student account
- Click on Student Services and Business Office
- Click on Student Records and Cashier
- You may view your account information in two formats:
- Click on Account Summary by Term to see your account information summarized by semester
- Click on Account Summary to see an overall summary of your student account
Student Financial Responsibility Agreement
In the future, students will have to electronically acknowledge the debt incurred by registration in Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College classes. This feature is coming soon!
Southern will utilize college-issued student email accounts to convey college-related, critical, and/or time sensitive information to faculty, staff and students. In some instances, email communication may be the only means by which certain information is conveyed.
The Business Office or Office of Student Accounts will use email to contact our students concerning:
- Outstanding balances on student accounts
- Notification of payment due date and amount due
- Notification of cancellation of registration due to nonpayment
- Notification of refunds including date when processed
- Responses to student inquiries
In order to provide more flexible options for receiving refunds, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. We use BankMobile Disbursements to deliver financial aid and other school refunds.
ALL SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE REFUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH BANKMOBILE DISBURSEMENTS. FOR MORE INFORAMATION OR TO MANAGE YOUR REFUND PREFERENCES, VISIT BANKMOBILE DISBURSEMENTS.
To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile Disbursements click here.