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Late and Returned Payment Penalties

When your account balance is unpaid, the University responds with registration holds and fees. These penalties are also assessed if your payment bounces or is returned for any reason.

Late payments

If your bill is unpaid at its due date you may incur a financial hold on your student account.

Until all financial obligations are paid in full, the financial hold could cause:

The late payment fee varies by the school or program:

For more information on expedited delivery of your payment, see Payment Methods.

Returned payments

If the bank returns your payment for any reason, you will be assessed a $35 fee.

If the payment was made for a University charge, you may also be assessed a late payment fee and have your advance registration for the next quarter cancelled.

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