Bad Check and Delinquent Account Policy

Financial Obligations to the University

Failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in the student's dis- enrollment with no credit for the semester. Such students may be denied enrollment in subsequent semesters. The University will withhold copies of educational records of students who have outstanding debts to the institution and/or forward all accounts to a collection agency for further processing.

Collection Policy

All delinquent debts and/or obligations to the University will be turned over to a collection agency for further legal collection action. All student accounts turned over to a third party for legal collections will be subject to pay the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 15% of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, Clayton State University incurs in such collection efforts.

Returned Check Policy

Returned check charge: $30 or 5%, whichever is greater. Once the business office is notified that a check has been returned unpaid, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and the writer of the returned check will be notified via mail. The writer will be given ten days to satisfy the debt. If at the end of the ten day period the account remains unpaid, the class schedule of the student for which the check was presented, will be dropped for non- payment. After two returned checks, a student will lose the privilege of writing checks to the University, and the student is on a “cash only” basis for the remainder of their attendance at Clayton State University.