Past Due Balances

Unpaid balances beyond final payment due dates

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.  Final payment due dates are as follows*:

Spring 2022 balances must be paid by April 1, 2022 in order to register for Fall 2022.

Fall 2022 balances must be paid by October 29, 2022 in order to register for January 2023 term and Spring 2023

Students on a payment plan or approved employer reimbursement are subject to the terms of their agreements.

Late Fees

Late fees are assessed at $100 per month for any account with a past due balance not covered under an approved payment plan. Accounts are considered past due for late fees after the final drop/add date of each term. The $100 fee will be assessed for any month that the account remains past due. An additional late fee of $25.00 is assessed to any student in an approved payment plan that does not make their payment by the due date agreed to in the payment plan.

Third-Party Collections

Oglethorpe University’s late payment policy states that once an account becomes delinquent, that account may be turned over to a collection agency. Oglethorpe may then add up to 25% of the debt onto the delinquent account to cover the fees charged by the collection agency plus any additional attorney costs that result in Oglethorpe’s efforts to collect.