Bursar's Office

General Guidelines
 

Payment Policies

Credit cards can be used to pay tuition, housing, meals and fees online only. Cards are not accepted in person for these charges. Cards may be accepted in person for testing and other miscellaneous fees.

Checks are accepted in person and in the mail. All checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.Please mail checks to Bursar’s Office, Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, 31419.

Electronic Checks are accepted online. You must use a valid personal checking account with the full account number and routing number.

Cash payments are accepted in person in the Bursar's office on the second floor of Victor Hall. Please use U.S. currency. Use caution when attempting to pay with money orders-not all may be accepted, depending on the source.

Returned Payments

Checks returned for insufficient funds, account closure, or a stopped payment will result in the payment being removed from the student account. Students will be charged a $30 or 5% fee, whichever is greater. The balance is due immediately after the check is returned, and can result in dropped courses. Electronic checks returned for any reason will also incur fees.

A stop payment of a check does not constitute a formal withdrawal. Writing a non-sufficient funds check or stopping payment on a check does not cancel registration. Students whose check is returned for non-sufficient funds or who places a stop payment on a check must honor the check and pay the service charges before withdrawing from the university. After honoring a returned or stop-payment check and formally withdrawing in the office of The Registrar, the student will receive a refund, if applicable.

Financial Obligation

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. 

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. Armstrong also reserves the right to charge late fees, deny access to courses, delete registration for courses if student accounts are unpaid. 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.

Courses dropped during drop/add periods (referred to in the Academic calendar as "Late Registration" will be credit back to student accounts in accordance with how they were originally charged). Individual Course withdrawals will not be credited back to student accounts. A full semester withdrawal may result in a  student account credit up to the 60% completed point in the term. Students whose fees were paid by financial aid and who withdraw from school will have their refund returned to the source.

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 takes place to determine how much of the student's 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.
 

Collections

By registering for classes, a student acknowledges consequences of non-payment. The University and its respective agents and contractors reserve the right to contact students regarding their outstanding financial obligations to the University using any current or any future numbers for cellular phone or other wireless devices that the students may have provided to the University. Automated telephone dialing equipment or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages may be utilized in addition to notifications sent to student email or mailing addresses students may have provided to the University. 

Students will be sent to collections after several unsuccessful attempts to collect. 30 day letters will be sent to these students notifying them that they have 30 days to pay their debts, or their accounts will be turned over to a collection agency. All collection agency fees associated with the debt will be charged to the students, based upon the percentage charged from the collection agency. These can range from 28 to 33% of the original balance. 

Payment Deadlines

  • Summer 2015: Fri, June 5
  • Fall 2015: Fri, August 14
  • Spring 2016: Fri, January 8

Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines

(rolling enrollment, options vary)
  • Summer 2015: Mar 26, Apr 24, May 22, June 2
  • Fall 2015: July 24 & Aug 14 (available July 10)

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