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Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Ways to Pay

Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, or payment arrangements through the Flex Pay Plan must be made at that time. By registering for classes at Lake Michigan College, you agree to financial responsibility for all charges on your college account. You also promise to pay Lake Michigan College the full amount of the obligation by the due date. Further, you agree to pay any and all costs, including collection, attorney, and litigation costs incurred by Lake Michigan College in its effort to collect, should you default on your account.

Each time you register for courses you must make payment arrangements. If payment for a course is not made within the 24 hour timeframe, ALL courses will be dropped and a refund issued for courses already paid for. Your class registration is not complete until you have paid in full or enrolled in Flex Pay.

Your two payment options are:

1. Paying in full at time of registration with:

  • Cash
  • Personal check or money order made payable to Lake Michigan College
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or American Express, plus a 2.5% processing fee
  • Third-party payment
  • Funds held by LMC in an international student deposit account

2. Enrolling in the Flex Pay plans

  • If you don't pay in full at the time of registration or if you receive financial aid that does not cover your entire balance, or you are a Chapter 33 veteran, you must sign up for Flex Pay.

Flex Pay is a payment plan that spreads your tuition and fee payments out over time. If your flex plan has three unsuccessful attempts for payment before the last day to drop, your classes will be dropped for non-payment. If you wish to re-register, payment in full via cash or credit card, plus the 2.5% processing fee, may be made at the Business Office.


In Person

You may pay tuition and fees at the Napier Avenue, Bertrand Crossing, or South Haven campuses during regular business hours. You can pay with cash, check, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, plus a 2.5% processing fee, employee tuition voucher, or Flex Pay program.


You can pay your tuition and fees online through WaveLink.

  1. Log on to WaveLink.  
  2. Enter your login information.
    * User name = Your 8 digit College ID number
    * Initial password = Your birthday (MMDDYY)
  3. Select the "LMC Student" tab.
  4. After you've registered for classes, click on the "View Registration Charges" link to review your tuition balance.
  5. Select a payment option 

If you register for classes online and do not pay with a credit card or do not sign up for Flex Pay, you have 24 hours from the time of online registration to pay your tuition in person at the Napier Avenue, Bertrand Crossing, or South Haven campuses. After 24 hours, your class registration will automatically be cancelled. If you register on or after the last day to add/drop without a payment plan in place, you assume full financial responsibility.

Financial Aid

If you receive some form of financial aid and it covers your entire balance, you do not need to sign up for the Flex Pay Plan.

If you receive some form of financial aid and it does NOT COVER your entire balance, you must sign up for the Flex Pay Plan. Your remaining balance will be split into payments that will be automatically deducted from your checking/savings account, or charged to your credit card.

Third-party Payment

If someone other than the student is paying for tuition and fees (e.g. an employer, school district, Kinexus, etc.), authorization to bill tuition and fees to a third party must be brought to the Business Office at least two weeks prior to the student registering for classes. Access the required Third Party Billing Authorization form.

International Student Deposit

A $6,500 deposit is due before International students are admitted to the College for the first time. This is a one time required deposit and must be paid in the form of cash, credit card, money order or cashier's check. The deposit is held exclusively for tuition, fees, and books.

The Business Office will open accounts at the Bookstore for all International students with funds on deposit. If an International student decides to transfer to another school, the Business Office will refund any remaining balance to the student. Students who leave the College and want to re-enroll will follow regular payment procedures.

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