Business Office

The Business Office is located in room D-135 of the Dorchester Building.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fax: 410-827-5852
Phone: 410-822-5400

Contacts: Phone:
Tracy Brinckerhoff, Director of Financial Services
tbrinckerhoff@chesapeake.edu
410-827-5390
Kristen Beck, Student Accounts Manager
kbeck@chesapeake.edu
410-827-5863
Michele Jennings, Accounts Receivable Specialist
mjennings@chesapeake.edu
ext. 2218
Jessica Kilby, Accounts Receivable Specialist
jkilby@chesapeake.edu
ext. 2217
Debbie Parsons, Staff Accountant/Purchasing
dparsons@chesapeake.edu
410-827-5823
Eileen Bishop, Accounts Payable Specialist
ebishop@chesapeake.edu
410-827-5815
Kathy Frith, Business Office Specialist
kfrith@chesapeake.edu
ext. 2214

Registration payment due dates:

The College has a pre-registration period for each semester. During this time you may pre-register for classes without paying your balance in full. However, in order to secure your selected class schedule, the balance on your tuition and fees must be paid by the stated pay-by date for each semester. If the balance is not paid by the stated pay-by date, the College will delete your registration from your selected class schedule. After the semester pay-by date, a student may register and payment is expected within 1 (one) business day. If payment is not received by the stated time, the college will delete your registration.

Methods of Payment:

Payments can be made in person at any campus location (Wye Mills, Cambridge Center, Center for Allied Health) by credit card via telephone, by credit card via CRAB or by mail - if paying by check please include the name of the student and social security number or student identification number. The College accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or DISCOVER.

Paying a Balance Forward:

Payments for balance forwards as shown on CRAB must be made in person or via the mail. CRAB will not accept payments for any balance forward.

Financial aid students are required to come in person to the Business Office at one of the three campus locations (Wye Mills, Cambridge Center, Center for Allied Health) to finalize their class schedule each semester. At this time, the staff of the College will review your account balance to your financial aid, collect any balance due or issue a bookstore card for any surplus financial aid. If pre-registered, this process must be done by the stated semester pay-by date.

Deferred Payment Plan:

An online deferred payment plan is available to credit students for the fall and spring semesters with a minimum balance of $277.50 in tuition and fees. To participate, you must first register for classes and obtain a student ID and semester balance, then follow the instructions for more details and plan application. There is a rolling percentage down payment required plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee. If you are a pre-registered student your payment plan must be in place by the relevant semester pay-by date. The remaining payments will be deducted from your credit card or checking account on or about the 5th of each month following the plan inception. Full payments can be made with a $2 enrollment fee. You may be able to use your accepted financial aid award(s) towards your down payment.

Employer Billed Tuition and Fees:

Advance payments by company check are welcomed at the time of registration. The College can also directly bill a company (sponsorship). Please provide to the College, at time of registration, a company purchase order or a completed sponsorship authorization form . A link is provided to the form. If pre-registered, the College must receive the purchase order/authorization form by the stated semester pay-by date. After the pay-by date, the purchase order/sponsorship form is needed at time of registration. Students are not confirmed in their classes until the College receives one of the above forms of authorization. The standard refund/withdrawal policy will apply

Financial Aid Refunds:

Each semester the College refunds to students surplus financial aid remaining on their accounts after bookstore charges have been applied. This process is done, approximately four weeks after the semester start date.

Senior Citizens Waiver:

Tuition for credit courses will be waived for Maryland residents 60 years or older registering during the two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Seniors will be responsible for all applicable fees. Seniors wishing to register prior to this date must pay full tuition and fees. The tuition waiver policy for co-listed courses offered through Continuing Education is the same as the credit courses. Seniors registering for other Continuing Education courses, except those designated as CES, AFC, or FTW will have tuition waived at any time. Proof of age required.

Students receiving Social Security payments based on a disability are eligible for a tuition waiver for both credit classes and continuing education classes (excluding CES, AFC and FTW courses). The tuition waiver certification form must be completed, verified by a social security office and received by the College prior to tuition being waived. The certification form must be completed for each semester. The student is responsible for paying the balance on their account in accordance with the College's stated payment policies.