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Summer 2009 Class Schedule

Money Matters: Liability For Payment

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It is the student's responsibility to be aware of total fees due whether or not an invoice is received from the University. Students with an approved Petition for Late Schedule Adjustment must pay in addition to the $20.00 late add fee any fees that may be due as a result of the added units. For example, a student enrolled in 6 units has an approved Petition to add 3 additional units. In addition to the $20.00 late fee, the fees for the difference between 6 units and 9 units are due BEFORE the add is processed by the Office of the Registrar. Please note: Dropping a class after the schedule adjustment deadline (based on approved petition only) does not reduce your fee liability. If you are enrolled in 6 units and add 3 units and drop 3 units, you will still be liable for fees for 9 units.

Students submitting authorization to bill a third party for their fees will be held responsible for the payment if the third party agency fails to pay.

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or debt owed to the institution or if a check is dishonored, the institution may "withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt" until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term obligates the student to pay fees, including any tuition, for the reservation of space in the course.

The institution may not allow a student to register or receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution if the student owes fees or another debt to the institution. If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the University Cashiers Office to obtain a "Petition for Special Consideration". The Cashiers Office, or another office on campus to which the business office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information and will advise the person of its conclusions.

Unpaid debts may be sent to a collection agency. Should the debt be referred to a collection agency, the student will be responsible for costs incurred by the university, its agents, contractors and assigns in the collection of the delinquent obligation. It may further result in notification of the delinquency to credit bureau organizations.


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