Once a student account remains unpaid 150 days after the initial due date, the account is transferred to the Student Loan Collection Department. At this time the student can pay the account in full or establish an agreed upon payment plan with a Collection Specialist. It is extremely important for the student to address the situation at this point in order to avoid further progressive collection action including the assessment of collection costs and interest levied by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Students can contact a Collection Specialist at (937) 775-5666 if they have further questions.
Student's Financial Responsibility
By registering for classes at Wright State University, I agree to assume financial responsibility for all charges billed to my student account including, but not limited to, in-state and out-of-state tuition, general fees, course fees, housing, meal plan and telephone charges, health insurance, late fees, parking permits and fines (hereafter referred to separately and collectively as "Student Obligations"). By checking the acknowledgment box, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the following provisions:
When I register:
- A $50.00 late payment fee will be accessed with each due date during the term that my account remains unpaid.
- My classes will be subject to cancellation if my account remains unpaid after the beginning of the term.
- It is my responsibility to withdraw from classes during the 100% refund period if I decide not to attend this semester.
Regardless of the registration period, I understand and acknowledge:
- If my federal or institutional financial aid is either not received by Wright State University or I later lose eligibility to retain financial aid for the semester, I assume responsibility for paying all Student Obligations for this term.
- If my third party sponsor (private employer, governmental agency, etc.) fails to pay Wright State University by the end of the term, I assume responsibility for paying the amount the sponsor originally promised to pay on my behalf.
- Additional late payment fees will be assessed throughout the term if I fail to pay my Student Obligations during the semester.
- A "HOLD" will be placed on my records if my Student Obligations remain unpaid after the official refund period ends for the term which will prevent my ability to register for future semesters, adjust class schedule for the current term, receive an official university transcript and have degree status confirmed by the university.
- All costs, expenses, late fees, and attorney fees related to the collection of my Student Obligations will be paid by me to the full extent permitted by law.
- Wright State University and its' representatives may use an automated calling system and a pre-recorded message to contact me by phone regarding any outstanding account I have and will use any phone number I have provided.
When a student account is transferred to Collections, a collections hold will be placed on the account. These individuals are unable to register, receive transcripts, grades or diplomas. The hold will remain in place until the balance is paid in full.
WSU will make a reasonable effort to notify the account holder of the status of the account and of possible reporting to the Credit Bureau, and/or assignment to the State of Ohio, Attorney General’s Office. These contacts will generally be made via telephone contact and/or letters. All bills and written correspondence regarding a delinquent account will be mailed to the address on file for the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain an accurate billing address with WSU.
Reporting to Credit Bureau
WSU will report the delinquent account to the credit bureau once the account is 180 or more days past due and a satisfactory payment plan has not been established. Once an account has been reported to the credit bureau it will not be removed.
Placement with the Ohio Attorney General
If the account holder fails to respond to the courtesy contacts and hasn’t established a satisfactory payment plan, the account will be certified to the Ohio Attorney General for further action as required in the Ohio Revised Code. Once an account is placed with the Ohio Attorney General, all payments and contact should be made directly with them.
The Ohio Attorney General and/or their approved collection agencies will assess collection fees and interest to the account. In addition, the Ohio Attorney General reserves the right to handle litigation necessary to collect the debt. All costs associated with collection and litigation may be passed on to the account holder. The entire balance, including interest and fees, must be paid in full to remove the account from collections and return to good standing.
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