Past Due Balances
- IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH STUDENT TO PAY ALL OUTSTANDING COSTS OF COLLEGE ATTENDANCE ON A TIMELY BASIS, as defined by University policies.
- As part of the online enrollment process students add an electronic signature to this statement:
“By my registration as a student, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the timely and full payment of my tuition account and related student expenses. I acknowledge that all University billing information is contained within blueView for me. I accept that billing statement notices are sent to me via my Drake assigned e-mail address. If I become delinquent in paying my student fees, I agree to pay all reasonable collection costs including attorney fees.”
- Students experiencing or expecting difficulty meeting financial obligations should contact the Student Accounts office as soon as possible to discuss alternative payment arrangements.
- Drake University reserves the right to use commercial collection agencies to assist in recovering payment on delinquent accounts. Collection agency placement may result in additional costs and damage to the student’s credit rating.
- Late charges of $60 may be added to student accounts with unpaid balances after the payment due date for the term.
- Late charges of $25 may also be added to student accounts for each payment plan installment not paid on time.
- Late charges are non-refundable, except in the case of university error.
- Holds are added on student accounts after the payment due date each term, unless payment in full is made, a payment plan for the term is set up, or a third party payment arrangement recorded.
- Holds placed on past due balances for prior terms covered by a payment plan will remain until the balance is paid in full.
- Holds prevent the release of transcripts and diplomas, as well as blocking further enrollment.
- Holds will also be added to accounts covered by payment plans, but with delinquent payments.
- Holds are reviewed each business day and lifted for accounts that have been paid in full.