Student Log-in

How to Log In

  1. Visit
  2. Login with your CougarNet and Password

How to View and Pay Your Fees

  1. Once logged in, click the “My Account” link to the left.
  2. Click “Account Balance” under My Statement.
  3. Select term and click “Submit”.
  4. Click “Pay Now”. The link will redirect to a secure third-party site.
  5. Select “Make a Payment” to pay  in full, or
  6. Click the “Payment Plans” link at the top of the page to set up payments.

Good Faith Payments

A "Good Faith"  payment of 10% or $100.00, whichever is greater, may be made to hold classes until the final purge of the semester at which point all tuition and fees will be due.

Payment Terms and Description

Pay Online via Credit\Debit Card: Charge via the Web with Visa, MasterCard, American Express,or Discover.

Pay Online via Webcheck: Use your checking or savings account to pay Online.  A confirmation page of your Online payment can be printed for your records.

Deferred Fee Payment Plan (not available in Summer): To take advantage of the Deferred Fee Payment Plan you must enroll in the plan online before making your first payment. Cleveland State offers easy payment plans of three and four installments during the semester. One-quarter (for four-pay) or one-half (for three-pay) will be due at the time of registration,  with equal payments of the remainder scheduled for the following months. There is a $25 initial setup fee and a late fee of $25 for each late payment. The payment due dates are given at the time of registration before the plan is agreed to.

Payment by Check via Mail: Payments by mail must be received in the Bursar's Office no later than the payment due date, regardless of postmark date.  Checks should be made payable and mailed to : Cleveland State Community College, c\o Bursar's Office, 3535 Adkisson Dr., Cleveland, TN 37312.  Please include your name and your Student ID number or Social Security number on your check.  Do not send cash.

Pay In Person with Cash, Check or Credit Card: You may pay your bill in person with cash, check or credit card at the Cleveland campus. Credit cards and personal checks are accepted at the Athens campus. Vonore site does not accept payments. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Fee Waivers:  Fee waivers must be presented at the time of payment.  All students, as well as Financial Aid students, must turn any waivers in by the Census date.  The Bursar's calendar and Fee Waiver deadline dates for each semester are listed on the Bursar's Web site noted above.

Receipts: You may print a summary of  your account by accessing CougarNet at the Bursar's website.


Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway