A hold may be placed on student accounts for the following reasons
- Past due balances
- Financial aid reversals
- Missing social security or tax identification numbers, and/or
- Returned checks.
The hold may be placed on the student account at the-point-in-time one of the above conditions is identified. In some cases, the hold (a registration hold) will prevent a student from performing registration activities for current and future academic terms and will prevent the release of a transcript. A transcript hold always prevents the release of transcripts until the account balance is reduced to zero.
All student accounts will be reviewed after the final payment due date for the academic term to identify and post the necessary registration and transcript holds. Student accounts with balances of $500 or less will receive a transcript hold. Student accounts with balances over $500 will receive a registration hold and transcript hold, which will block registration and the release of transcripts.
Request for Financial Clearance
Students with an account balance of $3,000 or below may request permission to register by submitting the Request for Financial Clearance Form to the Office of Student Accounts. After the request form is reviewed, the student will receive guidance on the account status and the hold type will be updated to allow registration.
Students with balances above $3,000 will be unable to register until the balance is reduced to $3,000. Once the account balance has been reduced to $3,000 or below, the student may request permission to register by submitting the Request for Financial Clearance Form to the Office of Student Accounts. After the request form is reviewed, the student will receive guidance on the account status and the hold type will be updated to allow registration.
Students who receive financial clearance to register must ensure their account balance or projected account balance, less all pending financial aid and/or scholarships and including all past and new charges, is $3,000 or below by the registration cancellation deadline of the academic term for which they are registering.
The Request for Financial Clearance Form must be submitted for each term, where applicable, in order to have the registration hold removed.
All requests for a hold removal should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-244-3286.