5.3. Financial Obligations

All tuition and fees must be paid by the dates published on the University website at http:// hub.oglethorpe.edu/billing-payments/. It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of all deadlines. Students who fail to satisfy their balance owed by the posted due date for a given semester (or session within a semester) will, at the discretion of the University, either have a payment plan initiated for them (and be subject to the payment plan enrollment fee), or be administratively dropped from all courses (and removed from University housing, if applicable) related to that semester (or session within a semester). Oglethorpe University reserves the right at any time during the semester to drop any student from classes for failure to pay tuition and fees. Until all financial obligations are met, a hold (see Sec. 6.9.2.) is placed on the student’s account, no records are released, no future registration is allowed, and the faculty will not consider such a student as a candidate for graduation. No student with an outstanding balance to the University will be permitted to study abroad or attend other University-related trips. Students with outstanding indebtedness may be subject to late penalties. Unpaid student accounts that are deemed delinquent may be placed with a collection agency. If such action is required, the student will be liable for any cost associated with such action. Any disputes to charges must go through the non- academic committee for complaints, appeals and exceptions (see Sec. 3.9.2.)