Credit and Debit Card Service Fee and FAQ

ACI Payments, Inc., will process credit and debit card payments for tuition and other student account charges. There is a 2.2% administrative processing fee.

Effective December 1, 2022, the service fee increased to 2.2%.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the credit and debit card changes.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document

How can I pay?

ACI Payments, Inc. offers two payment options

  1. Debit/Credit Card (24 hours daily)
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
    • American Express
    • Discover
  2. Electronic Check

Please note: The Web check payment option is UNAVAILABLE between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. daily for system maintenance. Please login to self-service for additional information.

Are there any additional fees assessed when making payments online with ACI Payments, Inc.?

Yes. There is a 2.2% service fee charged when making a payment by debit/credit card. Card users will be assessed a separate, non-refundable service fee ($1 minimum fee) at the time of each credit or debit card payment for student account.

Effective December 1, 2022, the service fee increased to 2.2%.

Why can’t I see the service fee charge on my student account?

The service fee is assessed by ACI Payments, Inc. not BHCC, so it will not appear on your student account. The service fee will appear as a separate charge on your credit card statement.

Is the service fee refundable?

The service fee is non-refundable. Any service fee disputes must be taken directly to your credit card company

No fee is charged if paying by electronic check.

How can I pay my student account and avoid the service fee?

E-Check payments from checking and savings accounts will continue to be accepted by BHCC, there is no service fee for using these accounts. Go to


Payment for all courses is due by the payment due date listed on the Student Payment homepage. Students have a number of payment options. Students may pay in full online, submit a third party commitment letter or receive a financial aid award from the Financial Aid Office at BHCC.

Fall/Spring/Summer: Payment for all Fall, Spring and Summer courses is due by the payment due date listed on the Student Payment homepage. On or after the payment due date, payment is due at the time of registration. Students must pay in full, create an authorized payment plan or have a pending financial aid award in place at BHCC and pay for or waive the College’s health insurance by the payment due date. Failure to pay may result in courses being dropped. A bill is generated immediately upon registration. To review the bill and make a payment or sign up for the payment plan students should go to

BHCC accepts personal check, money order, American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

You may pay:

Payment/Billing for current students who register online

Students registering online at, must check Account Summary by Term to view the amount due. Students must make payment arrangements by the payment due date or courses will be dropped. Please check your academic and financial record before logging out to confirm that registration and payment was recorded (payment plan down payments and health insurance waivers will post within 24 business hours); click on Account Summary by Term to view your financial record and My Class Schedule to view the courses you are registered for.

Third Party Billing

Students may submit a third party document or purchase order from an employer, etc. which allows the College to bill that party directly with no restrictions Documentation must be presented at the time of registration. Web registrants will need to present the third party information prior to registration to ensure that your financial account is credited or coded or you may be dropped for non-payment.

Payment Plans

The College offers an installment payment plan. Students may enroll in the Payment Plan (an enrollment fee is required), and make monthly and biweekly payments. The first installment and the enrollment fee are due with the application. Terms for the payment plan contracts are monitored by Student Central. Budgets may be automatically adjusted to cover billed charges. If financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added, you should review your agreement balance online through ACI Payments, Inc. or contact Student Central at 617-228-2370 or e-mail to confirm the change. Delinquent students will be subject to payment penalties, and may be denied the use of the payment plan in future semesters. View more information on the payment plan at Full payment for some courses such as a mini semester, midsemester, and noncredit courses are due at the time of registration.  However, if a current payment exists the balance and future payments due may be adjusted. A plan may not be available if the enrollment period has passed.

Outstanding Financial Obligations

Students who have any outstanding financial obligations to the College are not permitted to register. If already registered, these students will not be permitted to attend classes.

[I understand that when I register for any class at Bunker Hill Community College or receive any service from Bunker Hill Community College I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of my registration and/or receipt of services. I further understand and agree that my registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes a promissory note agreement  (i.e., a financial obligation in the form of an educational loan as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)) in which Bunker Hill Community College is providing me educational services, deferring some or all of my payment obligation for those services, and I promise to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date.) I understand and agree that if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule at I have read the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund schedule and understand those terms are incorporated herein by reference. I further understand that my failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve me of my financial responsibility as described above].

Bunker Hill Community College is responsible for making “diligent efforts” to collect amounts due the state. Diligent efforts shall include written billings, dunning notices and subsequent assignments to a collection agency. The student is responsible for all collection costs and any fees incurred in the collection of debt and for informing the College of any dispute regarding the debt. The College advises students that their debts may be discharged through the intercept of any Commonwealth and Federal payments that are due to them, including tax refunds. Please be advised that your student account debt constitutes an "educational benefit overpayment or loan" as defined pursuant to 11 U.S.C section 523(a)(8), and therefore is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.


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Phone: 617-228-2370  Fax: 617-228-2371

Office Hours
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Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.