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Kristi Bentley is the Business Manager for Colorado Springs Early Colleges. She has worked in education for sixteen years.  She worked as a teacher's aide at Lincoln Academy in Arvada before joining the teaching staff at Colorado West Christian School in Montrose, Colorado. She has taught fourth grade, high school, drama classes and was a homeschool parent for many years.  She also volunteers in the children's department at the church where she and her family attend services.  All three of her daughters graduated from CSEC!  Mrs. Bentley believes there is nothing more fulfilling than helping a young person follow their dreams.


Why are we receiving snail mail and email from PPCC saying that they will drop our son/daughter from classes if we don’t render payment?

The reason that documentation is sent to your son or daughter by PPCC varies. PPCC processes their payment notifications for students earlier than CSEC is required to provide payment for the course. The questions that families should ask themselves if they have received this notification are as follows:
1.   Has your student submitted Concurrent Enrollment Paperwork required to link their enrollment as a college level student with CSEC as the third party billing entity?
2.   Does your son/daughter’s college course appear both in their PPCC student portal AND in Infinite Campus? Note that if your student’s courses do not appear on their PPCC student portal or there is an error, CSEC is not always aware of the concern unless the student makes it known.
3.   Have you contacted Mrs. Bentley in room 415 to inform her of any bill that has come in attention to your student from PPCC?
Note that there is a process that CSEC must go through to register students for their college classes. This process includes reviewing & finalizing Concurrent Enrollment Paperwork required for entry into ANY college course, getting the paperwork to PPCC, inputting courses into Infinite Campus for our business office to process payment for student coursework.  Most of the time students receiving bills or notifications that they will be dropped from courses are generated in error...BUT it is VERY IMPORTANT that your student follow up on any concern that they have.
Contact Mrs. Bentley with questions regarding student fees, textbooks, your CEC Tuition Voucher or any accounting matters.