Student Financial Responsibility Statement

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Payment of Fees/Promise to Pay

I understand that when I register for any class at Wright State University or receive any service from Wright State University I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of my registration and/or receipt of services. I further understand and agree that my registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes a promissory note agreement (i.e., a financial obligation in the form of an educational loan as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)) in which Wright State University is providing me educational services, deferring some or all of my payment obligation for those services, and I promise to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date.)

I understand and agree that if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund policy. I have read the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund schedule and understand those terms are incorporated herein by reference. I further understand that my failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve me of my financial responsibility as described above. 

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Term

As a registered student I understand that Wright State University will not automatically drop my class registration for incomplete or non-payment of fees. I acknowledge and understand that it is my responsibility to withdraw from classes during the 100% refund period if I decide not to attend this semester and if I fail to withdraw by this deadline, I will be responsible for paying the tuition and fees on my student account. I can find information on fee payment deadlines and refund periods by consulting the University’s Academic Calendar.

Future Term - with Balance Owed

As a student of Wright State University, I understand if I carry an unpaid student account balance for a current or previous term, I may be blocked from registering for a future term.  If I have an unpaid balance from a current or past term yet manage to enroll in classes for a future term due to the timing of when a registration hold is placed on my account, I will have fourteen (14) calendar days into the future term to pay my previous term balance in its entirety or my enrollment for my future term may be administratively cancelled.  A registration block will prevent re-enrollment into administratively cancelled class registrations.  The registration block will be removed only when the entire balance for my previous term has been paid in full.  Once the registration block is removed following full payment, I must attempt re-enrollment in my previously-enrolled classes or enroll in other open classes using either on-line or in-person registration.  I understand and acknowledge that administratively-cancelled class registrations will not be reinstated automatically upon payment of the unpaid balance.  Registration into classes following administrative cancellation is solely my responsibility. 

I acknowledge and understand that my attempt to re-register into the classes for which I was previously enrolled prior to the administrative cancellation for non/incomplete payment will be on a first-come/first-served basis and these classes may now be closed at the time I attempt re-registration.  It is therefore in my best interest to avoid administrative cancellation for non/incomplete payment by paying my tuition and fee bill in full each term by the established payment deadline.

I acknowledge and understand that Wright State University will attempt to notify me when I am at risk for administrative registration cancellation for non/incomplete payment however, there is no guarantee that I will be notified prior to the administrative registration cancellation.  Therefore, it is my responsibility to monitor my student bill on a regular basis and ensure all fees are paid by the due date.  I am solely responsible for the administrative enrollment cancellation and/or late payment fee consequences arising from non/incomplete payment and/or late payment of tuition and fees.

Delinquent Account/Collection

Financial Hold: I understand and agree that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies due and owing Wright State University by the scheduled due date, Wright State University will place a financial hold on my student account, preventing me from registering for future classes, requesting transcripts, or receiving my diploma.

Late Payment Charge: I understand and agree that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies due and owing Wright State University by the scheduled due date, Wright State University will assess late payment fees at the rate of $50 per month on the past due portion of my student account during the term my account remains unpaid.

Credit Bureau Reporting: I understand that Wright State University may report my delinquent account to one or more of the national credit bureaus. 

Collection Fees: I understand and accept that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies due and owing Wright State University by the scheduled due date, and fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring my account current, Wright State University may refer my delinquent account to the State of Ohio, Attorney General in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code. I further understand that if Wright State University refers my student account balance to the Attorney General for collection, interest and collection fees will be assessed and will be passed on to the account holder. The collection fee will be calculated at the maximum amount permitted by applicable law, but not to exceed 35% of the amount outstanding. In addition, the Attorney General reserves the right to litigate such account, and pass those costs on to the account holder.

Governing Law: For all actions or proceedings related to the collection of my debt to Wright State University, I irrevocably consent to personal jurisdiction in any state court in Ohio and I irrevocably agree that Ohio law will be used to determine the outcome of any such action or proceeding.


Method of Communication/Billing: I understand and agree that Wright State University uses e-mail as an official method of communication with me, and that therefore I am responsible for reading the e-mails I receive from Wright State University on a timely basis including email notifications alerting me to electronic billing statements.

Contact: I authorize Wright State University and its agents and contractors to contact me at my current active and future phone number(s), email addresses, and physical addresses I have on file with the university regarding my delinquent student account(s)/loan(s), any other debt I owe to Wright State University, or to receive general information from Wright State University. I authorize Wright State University and its agents and contractors to use automated telephone dialing equipment, artificial or pre-recorded messages, and personal calls and emails, in their efforts to contact me. 

Updating Contact Information: I understand and agree that I am responsible for keeping Wright State University records up to date with my current physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers through the WINGS Express self-service portal. Upon leaving Wright State University for any reason, it is my responsibility to provide Wright State University with updated contact information for purposes of continued communication regarding any amounts that remain due and owing to Wright State University.

Financial Aid/Third Party Sponsorship

I understand that aid described as “estimated” on my Financial Aid Award does not represent actual or guaranteed payment, but is an estimate of the aid I may receive if I meet all requirements stipulated by that aid program.

I understand that my Financial Aid Award is contingent upon my continued enrollment and attendance in each class upon which my financial aid eligibility was calculated. If I drop any class before completion, I understand that my financial aid eligibility may decrease and some or all of the financial aid awarded to me may be revoked.

If some or all of my financial aid is revoked because I dropped or failed to attend class, I agree to repay all revoked aid that was disbursed to my account and resulted in a credit balance that was refunded to me.

I agree to allow financial aid I receive to pay any and all charges assessed to my account at Wright State University such as tuition, fees, campus housing and meal plans, student health insurance, parking permits, service fees, fines, bookstore charges, or any other amount, in accordance with the terms of the aid.

Federal Aid: I understand that any federal Title IV financial aid that I receive, except for Federal Work-Study wages, will first be applied to any outstanding balance on my account for tuition, fees, room, and board. Title IV financial aid includes aid from the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and Direct Loan programs including the PLUS Loan. I authorize Wright State University to apply my Title IV financial aid to other charges assessed to my student account, such as student health insurance, parking permits, bookstore charges, service fees and fines, and any other education-related charges. Refer to your Financial Aid award letter for rescission options.

Third Party Sponsors: 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.

IRS Form 1098-T

I consent to receive my annual IRS Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, electronically from Wright State University. I understand that if I do not consent to receive my Form 1098-T electronically, a paper copy will be provided. I understand that I can withdraw this consent by logging in to WINGS Express, selecting Student and Financial Aid, Student Fees, and Electronic IRS 1098-T Consent to opt-out of electronic statements.

Student Age

I understand and agree that if I am younger than the applicable age of majority when I execute this agreement that the educational services provided by Wright State University are a necessity, and I am contractually obligated pursuant to the “doctrine of necessaries.”

Entire Agreement

This agreement supersedes all prior understandings, representations, negotiations and correspondence between the student and Wright State University, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the matters described, and shall not be modified or affected by any course of dealing or course of performance. This agreement may be modified by Wright State University if the modification is signed by me. Any modification is specifically limited to those policies and/or terms addressed in the modification.