Any student delinquent in the payment of any financial obligation to the university will have grade reports and transcripts of records withheld. Grade reports and transcripts will not be released nor will the student be allowed to register at the university until all prior financial obligations are met.
No financial adjustments for dropping a course will be made after the drop/add period (defined in the Academic Calendar as "Late Registration period"). Adjustments will only be made for official withdrawals(from all courses). Charges may be pro-rated based on the number of days completed in the term, regardless of a student's Financial Aid status. Refunds are not available for withdrawals submitted after 60% of the enrollment period has been completed.
All tuition and fees are due at registration per the guidelines of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. There is no deferment of tuition and fees. Students may take advantage of a pre-payment plan through Nelnet. The university reserves the right to apply all payments, deposits, or financial aid to any unpaid student balances.
Students whose fees were paid by financial aid and who withdraw from school will have their refund returned to the source.
All students enrolled for classes will be charged the technology and special institutional fee and, if applicable, the student activity, health, recreation, student ID card and athletic fees, regardless of the length of the class.
Students who receive Title IV Financial Aid Funds (Pell Grants, Supplemental, Educational Opportunity Grants, and Stafford Loans)
Students who receive Title IV aid and withdraw from the university are subject to federal regulations regarding the return of those funds. Each day that a student attends represents a percentage of financial aid funds earned (i.e., one day attended is 1%, two days attended, 2%, three days attended, 3% etc.). When a student withdraws before attending classes for 60% of the term, a calculation is done by Financial Services to determine how much of their Title IV aid was earned. Based on that calculation, both the school and the student may be required to return a portion of their aid.
Students will be notified once the withdrawal form is received and processed by the Financial Aid Office and the Bursar's Office of any amounts due from the student. Students have 45 days to repay these amounts to the university for return to the U.S. Department of Education. On the 45th day, if the funds have not been repaid, the debt is reported to the U.S. Department of Education for collection. At that point, the student will no longer be eligible for financial aid until this debt is repaid.
Students will be sent to collections after several unsuccessful attempts to collect. Statements are posted to the student's Touchnet account. A 30 day letter will be sent to the student notifying them that they have 30 days to pay their debt, or their account will be turned over to a collection agency. All collection agency fees associated with the debt will be charged to the student based upon the percentage charged from the collection agency. These can range from 28 to 33% of the original balance. By registering for classes, a student acknowledges consequences of non-payment, and authorizes the University and its respective agents and contractors to contact him or her regarding his or her outstanding financial obligations to the University, at the current or any future number provided by the student for his or her cellular phone or other wireless device using automated telephone dialing equipment or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages, in addition or as an alternative to the other methods of notification described above.