Payment Options

How to pay for classes

Congratulations on selecting your courses and completing the registration process at Cuyamaca! Just one more step to go before you are ready to start the semester. Secure your spot in your classes by taking care of your tuition payment.


At Cuyamaca, we offer many convenient payment options, including credit card and electronic check. Need a more flexible approach? Payment plans are available through Nelnet. Cuyamaca also offers an array of financial assistance opportunities to help any financial situation.


In order to pay for your tuition, log into self service and select “Student Billing”. There you will find your total amount due and can make a payment.

Select student billing

Student account summary

Payment Types

The following payment types are available through self service:

  • Credit Card
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
  • Electronic Check

Payment options

Payment Plans

For added flexibility, consider signing up for a payment plan through Nelnet. To do this, go to 'Student Billing' and click on 'Payment Plan'. You will be redirected to Nelnet's external website, where you can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Select payment plan


We understand that things can change unexpectedly, and sometimes you need to make adjustments to your schedule or financial situation. Refunds are processed on a monthly basis throughout the semester through our District Accounting, so you can focus on what matters most - your education.

Get your refund

Promise Program

The Promise Program offers eligible college students free tuition and comprehensive support. Get academic counseling, mentoring, and transfer preparation to help achieve your goals.

Learn about the promise program

Financial Aid Programs

We offer a full array of financial aid programs for full-time and part-time students, so you can earn your degree, certificate, or transfer to the university of your choice without worrying about the cost.

Find the financial aid program for you


We know that the cost of higher education can be a barrier for many students. That's why we've partnered with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Colleges Foundation to offer a wide range of scholarships. And eligibility requirements aren't just based on financial need or academic performance - we encourage ALL students to apply.

Apply for Scholarships