Attention: Please refer to the PDF version of the Bulletin for most accurate information and definitions.

5. Financial and Financial Aid Information

Enrollment services offices are located in the basement of Lupton Hall. This area is responsible for assessing tuition and fees, for processing payments, and for administering financial assistance to students who, without such help, might be unable to attend Oglethorpe University.

The University establishes a deadline for making payment arrangements for each academic term. By that date the student account balance not covered by financial aid must either be paid in full or completely covered by payment arrangements approved by the University. Students without complete payment arrangements after the deadline may be removed from classes, may lose their residence hall assignment, and may have late fees applied to their account. Payment arrangement deadlines are as follows: Fall 2018 semester – August 6, 2018; Spring 2019 semester – December 18, 2018.

A student will not be allowed to register for a subsequent academic term until all past due financial obligations are paid in full. When a student account has an overdue balance, a HOLD is placed on the account. In addition to suspending existing course pre-registration or preventing future registration, this HOLD status may also deny access to University services including the production of requested transcripts or diplomas. Notwithstanding scheduled payments due under University prescribed or approved payment plan arrangements, Fall 2018 balances must be paid by October 26, 2018 in order to register for the Spring 2019 semester, and Spring 2019 balances must be paid by March 25, 2019 in order to register for Fall 2019 semester.

It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of, and to observe, all regulations and procedures regarding tuition, room and board, fees, payments, refunds, and financial aid. In no case will a policy be waived or a variance granted because a student pleads unawareness of the policy or asserts that he or she was not informed of it by an advisor or other University authority or official. More detailed information can be found on the enrollment services website at Please consult Sec. 1.1. for a more comprehensive statement concerning student responsibilities.