Past Due Accounts

Prior Balances

A person who has outstanding indebtedness to the college will not be allowed to register for additional classes, receive a transcript or record, have academic credits certified, or receive a diploma until the indebtedness has been satisfactorily cleared. Prior balances must be paid before setting up a new payment plan. Registration for the current semester will not be complete until all outstanding indebtedness has been cleared.

Students may appeal this requirement, and seek special permission to enroll and access college services and programs, by presenting information regarding the reason for the inability to pay their bill in full.

Financial Obligations Appeal

Finance Charges

A monthly finance charge of 1.5 percent (annual rate, 18 percent) is assessed on the unpaid balance of an account. The finance charge will be waived if on-time payment is received based on an agreed-to payment plan.

Final Payment Notices

Any account with a balance at the end of a semester will receive a final notice letter. If payment is not paid upon receiving a final notice, the account is subject to being sent to collections.


If a student does not make full payment of tuition, fees, and other college bills and their account is sent to a collection agency, they will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, plus whatever amounts the student owes the college. In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against the student’s account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in their credit report.

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