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Fee Payment and Drop for Non-Payment
The early registration fee payment due date is published on the Bursar’s Website under
Tuition/Fee Tables & Refund Calendars for each semester. The majority of students dropped by the early fee payment deadline
re-enroll for the semester. A large percentage of the student body satisfies fee payment
through some form of financial assistance (federal/institutional aid, fee remissions/waivers,
employer reimbursement programs, 3rd party contract, and graduate assistants.)
When a student registers for classes he/she has purchased these classes and is financially responsible for payment of the enrollment fees (unless he/she withdraws or is dropped prior to the first day of classes).
All students, including those with sufficient aid to cover all outstanding charges, are required to confirm attendance by the last business day before classes begin. All students are required to pay in a timely manner, confirm their attendance, or withdraw if they do not plan to attend.
All fees will be due by the last business day before classes begin. A drop of non-paid/non-confirmed students will be completed at the end of the last business day before classes begin.
Enrollment rosters will be produced reflecting only paid/confirmed students.
Students who drop (all classes) or withdraw before the first day of classes will have no financial liability (other than disbursed student financial aid and any prorated housing/meal plans).
All students registered by last business day before classes begin must have cleared their account balance by paying all outstanding charges, by use of financial aid funds and confirmation of attendance, enrollment in the payment plan, payment in full, or a combination thereof. Students failing to do so will be dropped.
The $100.00 late fee penalty will be assessed for all students reenrolling or first enrolling after the fee payment due date. The Associate Vice President of Financial Services (or her designee) may waive the late payment fee in exceptional circumstances.
Students must submit their financial aid applications by July 1 for Fall semester
or November 15 for Spring semester and meet all other financial aid eligibility requirements
in order for financial aid to be credited to the student's account prior to classes.
Failure to apply for Financial Aid by July 1 or November 15 could result in aid not
being applied to a student’s account prior to the fee payment deadline.
Students who drop or withdraw after the start of classes will be responsible for unpaid fees and charges according to the published University refund schedule.
Second and final notices on student account balance will be sent to the student in accordance with normal billing practices. Account balances remaining 30 days after final notices are mailed will be referred to collection agencies.
Policies on Financial Aid Disbursement and Withdrawals
An official withdrawal occurs when students drop/withdraw from all classes. Students may drop classes on GoldLink or a withdrawal could be in writing and addressed to the Registrar’s Office in Burgin Dossett Hall, Room 101. Any student that notifies an office of their intent to withdraw must be informed they must make written notification to the Registrar.
When students drop/withdraw from all classes, the Office of Financial Aid must calculate how much aid students are entitled to keep. Per the federal guidelines, students are allowed to keep the amount financial aid they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Students “earn” financial aid with class participation. The date of withdrawal for official withdrawals is determined by one of the following methods:
- Date the student began the University’s withdrawal process; or
- Date student officially notified the University of intent to withdraw
Students who have completed the financial aid process will have their financial aid disbursed on a regular schedule. Balance of aid refunds will be issued to the student within 14 days from the date financial aid is disbursed to their student account,
Enrollment status will be verified for all students after the Beginning of Attendance rosters are returned. If students have not attended every course for which they are enrolled aid will be adjusted accordingly to reflect disbursement based on actual number of credit hours of classes attended.
Students who subsequently discontinue their enrollment without officially withdrawing from the university will be considered to be unofficially withdrawn. This will be determined at the end of the semester. The date of withdrawal for unofficial withdrawals is determined by one of the following methods:
- Midpoint date of the period for a student that stops attending all classes without notifying the University; or
- Student’s last date of attendance at a documented academically-related activity as reported by faculty
Updated: January 17, 2019