Collection Accounts Information
Your tuition and fees for each term are due the 15th of the first month of that term. There is a 2% late fee assessed on the next business day, and billing is then monthly, with an additional 2% late fee after the 15th of each month. If your account goes over 90 days, Lane will mail a final notice to your last known address.
If your account goes over 120 days, which is after the end of the term, your account will be referred to one of the collection agencies listed below. See the Lane Community College Deferred Billing Terms Agreement, and will report the status of the account to a credit reporting agency.
If the account is placed in the hands of a collection agency, you will no longer be able to pay your account at Lane directly or on myLane, but will need to pay the collection agency, and the following additional consequences will occur:
- Additional collection costs will be added to the account.
- Official transcripts and certificates will be held.
- Registration for any future terms will be blocked.
Once you have paid your account in full to the collection agency, it can take 3 to 8 weeks to release your account at Lane and allow access to your transcripts and registration. This is because Lane must wait until the payment is received from the collection agency and disbursed to your account, and we cannot simply accept a confirmation that it has been paid. There is no way to speed up this process.
If it has been more than eight weeks since you have paid your account in full and you have not had your transcripts or registration released, please contact the Student Accounts office at StudentAccounts@lanecc.edu.
If you have an account in collections and want to appeal the charges due to medical or emergency reasons, you will need to complete and submit a Refund Request form and attach copies of relevant documentation. Please write "Collections" on the top of the form before submitting.