Acorn will be offline Friday 1/18, from 8pm to 9pm for Maintenance.

Charter Oak offers semester based payment plans. The plans require a minimum account balance of $400. There is a Plan set-up fee of $45.00 and the first payment plus set-up fee is due on enrollment. 


Course additions or other changes to student account balances during the semester will automatically update the remaining payment amounts.


Students who are delinquent on an installment payment will be charged a $20 late fee.


*Returned payments are considered late installments and are treated as such. 


Students are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in order to maximize the number of available installments.

How to Enroll in a Payment Plan

Step 1: Log into the ACORN student portal (

Step 2: Select the "Tuition and Payments" Tab” from the navigation bar at the top
Step 3: Click the “My Account Balance” link to enter the secure payment portal
Step 4: Navigate to the right-hand of the payment system.  You will see the current payment plan option

Step 5: Review and agree to the terms of the payment plan by clicking the check box and entering a 5-8 digit number of your choosing to serve as your electronic signature.
Step 6: Confirm your payment information for your first installment payment along with $45 setup fee.
Step 7: Enter in the account information you wish to utilize for your remaining installments.  This can be either the information you utilized for the first payment or an alternate account.  This step will complete your plan setup and submit your first installment.   

Your first installment and $45 Payment Plan Registration Fee will be made at the time you enroll in the Plan.

You must complete an existing payment plan before you can register for the next semester.  You can submit payments early to complete your plan.

Spring 2019 Payment Plan Schedule

Enrollment Dates

Due Date(s) of Remaining Installments
11/05/2018 - 11/15/2018 12/15/2018, 01/15/2019, 02/15/2019, 03/15/2019, 04/15/2019
11/16/2018 - 12/15/2018 01/15/2019, 02/15/2019, 03/15/2019, 04/15/2019
12/16/2018 - 01/15/2019 02/15/2019, 03/15/2019, 04/15/2019
01/16/2019 - 02/15/2019 03/15/2019, 04/15/2019
02/16/2019 - 03/15/2019  04/15/2019

*Students are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in order to maximize the number of available installments. 

**No payment plan available after 03/15/2019.