Pay My Bill

See updated hours, contact information and location details, here. 

To View your My Class Schedule and Bill:


  1. Login to Pipeline
  2. Click STUDENT tab
  3. Click MY CLASS SCHEDULE & BILL

To Pay Your Bill with Credit / Debit Card:


  1. Login to Pipeline
  2. Click STUDENT tab
  3. Click PAY MY BILL
  4. Select Term (For example: Spring 2022) 
  5. Click SUBMIT 
Santa Barbara City College offers the following enrollment payment options:
  • We accept all forms of payment in US Dollars ($): 

      • Cash
      • Checks
      • Money Order
      • Credit cards must have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo.
      • Debit Cards (including Prepaid Cards) with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo.
      • For payments with a non-US bank and/or currency, go here:
  • Make a Domestic (USA) Payment on PIPELINE

      1. Login to your Pipeline Portal
      2. Select "Student” tab
      3. Select “Pay My Bill" link
      4. Select the semester (term)
      5. Select "Submit".
      6. You will see the amount due. Select Click to Pay by Credit Card" 
      7. Follow the instructions to enter your payment details
      8. Once you have completed the payment process, a receipt will be emailed to your pipeline email address.

    ONLINE  Credit Card Payments
    • Credit cards must have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo on it.

     ONLINE  Debit Card Payments

    • Debit cards must have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo on it.
    • The debit card value must be equal to or greater than your outstanding student account balance.   If your debit card has less than your amount due or if you have a daily limit, our system will not accept your card payment.   (Be sure to double check your student account balance before you utilize your debit card!)  
    • To initiate payment with your Debit Card, go to your Pipeline account and select "Pay My Bill" option; follow the prompts to complete your payment.  You will receive an email confirmation when your transaction has been processed successfully.  
  • Checks and Money Orders may be paid in person and by mail. 

    Santa Barbara City College is experiencing significant delays in posting checks to student accounts. We highly recommend students pay for their registration fees via debit/credit card to avoid drops for non-payment.

    • Mail in a check or a money order to SBCC Cashiers Office, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93109. 
    • DO include your student ID (K#).
    • DO NOT mail cash.   
  • Accepted in Person and Online
    INSTRUCTIONS: Pre-Paid Debit Card Payments
    • Pre-Paid Debit cards must have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo on it.
    • The pre-paid debit card balance must be equal to or greater than your outstanding student account balance. If your pre-paid debit card has less than your amount due or if you have a daily limit, our system will not accept your card payment. (Be sure to double check your student account balance before you purchase your pre-paid debit card)  
    • To initiate payment with your pre-paid Debit Card, go to your Pipeline account and select "Pay My Bill" option; follow the prompts to complete your payment.  You will receive an email confirmation when your transaction has been processed successfully.  
  • Santa Barbara City College is experiencing significant delays in posting checks to student accounts. We highly recommend students pay by credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card, for your registration fees to avoid being dropped from your course for for non-payment of fees. 

    By MAIL by Check or Money Order *.  

    Santa Barbara City College 
    ATTN Cashiers Office, SS-150
    721 Cliff Drive
    Santa Barbara CA 93109 

        
    *Include Student ID (K#); Please do not mail cash

  • Make an International Payment with your selected currency and payment methods unique to your country.   

    Examples of currency methods accepted in your selected currency: 

      • International Bank Wire
      • Alipay
      • UnionPay
      • Among many other methods, and specific to specific country's payment opportunities 

    Santa Barbara City College accepts international payments through our international payment portal, powered by Flywire. This portal allows you to:

      • Execute, track, and confirm your international payment online.
      • Choose local, familiar payment options including bank wire transfer, credit cards, e-wallet and more for most countries and territories.
      • Access multilingual customer support via live-chat, email, phone and more.
      • Save on bank fees and ensure the best exchange rates with Flywire's best price guarantee.
    Steps to Make an International Payment:
      1. Contact your ISSP program advisor prior to making an international payment on Flywire.
      2. Go to sbcc.flywire.com.
      3. Select your country of origin and preferred payment method.
      4. Enter your payment details and receive instructions on how to complete the payment process.
      5. Include your student ID (K#).
      6. Track the progress of your payment anytime online. Receive email and text alerts each step of the way including when your payment reaches SBCC.
    Flywire Customer Support Information
  • If your tuition is being paid by a Third Party Sponsor. 

    Examples of Third Party Plans are:  

      • SBCC Promise, a project of the SBCC Foundation
      • State-Sponsored 529 Plans
      • Veterans Affairs 
      • WIA
      • Employment Development Department (EDD)

    The Cashier's Office must receive an authorization letter every semester or school year, depending on your specific contract..  Due to the volume of students enrolled at SBCC as Third Party, it is necessary to establish standard procedures that must be followed by all agencies and students. The following applies to all Third-Party students at SBCC:

    1. A past due balance must be paid before registering for any future semester;
    2. Students are responsible for providing their Third Party agency with the required academic information, such as class schedules and grades;
    3. Students are responsible for paying any charges not covered by the Third Party agency prior to the Enrollment Cancellation deadline;
    4. Students are responsible for notifying the Cashier's Office of any changes to their account caused by dropping or adding classes.
    5. Failure to provide the necessary authorization may result in all fees being reverted to the student account and becomes the students responsibility; 

    Third Party Agencies - please observe the following: 

    1. Authorizations must specify exactly what category of education cost(s) will or will not be paid (i.e., tuition, books, special fees, housing, etc).
    2. The Cashier's Office must receive the necessary information to continue providing quality services to our students. If you have further questions, please contact the Third Party Coordinator by sending an email to cashiers@sbcc.edu in the Cashier's Office.
  • Grants, Fee Waivers, Loans and Scholarships are managed through our Financial Aid Department. 

      • For specific questions about your financial aid, we recommend you contact your Advisor directly here.
  • Payment Plans are available for the fall and spring terms. 

    Payment Plans offer students the ability to spread out your tuition payments over a period of time with interest-free monthly installments. You can conveniently enroll into the plan with a non refundable $25 sign up fee each semester. 

    See our dedicated Payment Plan page for more details. 

    The plan is administered by a FERPA-compliant servicer: Nelnet Business Solutions. Nelnet uses direct debits from your bank account (checking/saving), credit card account (MasterCard or Visa) or your pre-paid debit card (MasterCard or Visa) to make monthly payments on your behalf.  Should you need to contact the company directly, call 1-800-609-8056

  • Student's whose accounts If you have a "CO Hold", your student account has been submitted to our Collections Agency, First Financial Resources (FFR).  You will need to pay the collection agency directly online or by phone. 

    Call Toll Free: (800) 747-2302
    Website: www.ffrcollects.com
     
    Collection Agency Hours of Operation:
     
    M-F 9-5:30PM (EST)
    Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED
     

    Students must request a payment confirmation email be sent to cashiers@sbcc.edu to have their hold released or fax 805-897-3576. Usually sent within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Parking Citations are issued when an individual has parked without the proper permitting or in an illegitimate parking space.  A hold is placed on the appropriate student account when the parking citation has passed the 21-day contest period and the citation has been submitted to the DMV.  For more information about Parking Citations, contact the Security Department.   

      • Resolve the hold by paying the balance in full. Pay in person at the Cashiers Office, Online at www.paymycite.com/sbcc * or by phone 
        Toll Free: 866-450-2527
      • Contact the Cashier's Office after you have paid your citation in full in order to have your hold released.  Please consider it could take up to 24 hours to process the payment.

    *Note the PayMyCite hyperlink is a Third Party vendor website; accessing the site will take you away from SBCC.

  • Check Payments

    Be advised that a check or ACH payment returned for any reason will immediately result in the payment being reversed from your student account and a $30.00 Returned Item Fee will be assessed to your account. After three returned items, you will no longer be able to make check or ACH payments at SBCC and legal action may be taken with the District Attorney's Office.

    Credit Card Payments

    Be advised that a credit card payment that is cancelled due to dropping courses without seeking a refund through the Cashier's Office will immediately result in the payment being reversed from your student account and a $30.00 Returned Item Fee will be assessed to your account. More information about refunds can be found here, including steps to request a refund.  

Students who are requesting accommodations on the basis of disability, including an alternate format of these petitions and forms, should make an appointment with a DSPS (Disability Services and Programs for Students) Specialist in the Student Services Building, Room 160 or call 805-730-4164 or email dsps@sbcc.edu.