Student Accounts

Tuition and fees become an obligation of the student at the time of registration. Financial clearance requires payment in full (with the exception of pending financial aid) or a current payment plan contract through Higher Education Services (HES) by the posted deadline:

  • Fall Term: First Friday in August
  • Spring Term: First Friday in January
  • Summer Term: First day of classes for each session

Students who have not gained financial clearance will be dismissed from the College. Dismissal may include canceled classes (with no guarantee of placement into the same classes if payment is later received), and disabled access to residence halls and dining hall facilities.

Payment Methods

WebAdvisor >>

The College prefers that all payments be made electronically. Payments are accepted by e-check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. Please note: the processor collects a service fee of 2.38% for all credit/debit card transactions and $1.00 for all E-check/ACH transactions.

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    How to check your student account balance with WebAdvisor

    1. Go to www.lmc.edu
    2. Click the tool icon in the top right corner of the page (to right of donate button)
    3. Click “WebAdvisor” in the drop-down list
    4. Click Log In tab in the upper right of the WebAdvisor page
    5. Enter your User ID and password and click Submit (username must be lowercase)
      NOTE: Do NOT include “@lmc.edu” in the username
    6. Click Students (in dark blue)
    7. Click Account Summary by Term (found under Financial Information)
    8. You can now view your total and term balances
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    How to make a payment with WebAdvisor

    1. Go to www.lmc.edu
    2. Click the tool icon in the top right corner of the page (to right of donate button)
    3. Click “WebAdvisor” in the drop-down list
    4. Click Log In tab in the upper right of the WebAdvisor page
    5. Enter your User ID and password and click Submit (username must be lowercase)
      NOTE: Do NOT include “@lmc.edu” in the username
    6. Click Students (in dark blue)
    7. Click Make a Payment (found under Financial Information)
    8. Click Pay on My Account
    9. Enter the Payment Amount
    10. Click the down arrow next to Payment Type and select the appropriate form of payment
    11. You can now pay your student account balance

By Mail

Checks or money orders can be sent to the following:
Lees-McRae College
Attn: Student Accounts

PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604

In Person

Cash, checks or money orders are accepted in person at the Business Affairs Office Monday-Friday from
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Payment Plan

Students and families can pay semester expenses on a monthly basis through Higher Education Services, Inc. (HES). Additional information can be found on their brochure.

Refund Policies

This policy has been adopted to reimburse students for unexpected withdrawals and also permit the College to maintain its contractual commitments to faculty and supporting services.

If written notification of a decision not to enroll is received by the Business Affairs Office prior to the first day of classes, all paid fees (exclusive of the enrollment deposit) are completely refunded. Thereafter, tuition and general fees are refunded on a prorated basis during the first four weeks of the term. Any part of a week is considered a full week.

Prorated Refund Percentages

1st Week of the Term: 80%
2nd Week of the Term: 60%
3rd Week of the Term: 40%
4th Week of the Term: 20%

No refund will be made if a student withdraws after the fourth week. No part of the room fee is refundable. Refunds for the cost of meals are prorated upon withdrawal.

Students receiving Federal (Title IV) financial assistance will have refunds processed according to federal regulations governing student aid programs.

Registering for Classes

  • The last day to add/drop classes is 5 p.m. on Thursday the first week of the term. If changes are made to registration or housing status after the semester due date and these changes result in a balance due, payment is due at the time the change occurs.
  • Students with a balance on their account will not be placed on financial hold during the term and will be able to register for classes for the next term.
  • Any student who has registered for spring term and has a fall term balance on their account as of December 20 will have their spring term classes dropped (with no guarantee of placement into the same classes if payment is later received).
    Fall term charges (i.e. residence hall damage fees, unreturned books, parking tickets, etc.) added to a student account after December 20, will be due when the spring term balance is due (first Friday in January).
  • Any student who has registered for summer and/or fall term and has a balance on their account as of May 1 will have their summer and/or fall term classes dropped (with no guarantee of placement into the same classes if payment is later received).
    Spring term charges (i.e. residence hall damage fees, unreturned books, parking tickets, etc.) added to a student account after May 1 will be due in full by July 1 or fall term classes will be dropped (with no guarantee of placement into the same classes if payment is later received).
  • Any student who has registered for summer term and does not make satisfactory payment by the first day of the term will have their classes dropped.

Questions?

Please contact studentaccounts@lmc.edu or 828.898.8759 during normal business hours (8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday-Friday).