Payment of Tuition
Tuition and fees will be due by the last day of the add/drop period
for each session. Unless an active Tuition Installment Plan is in
place, students with a balance after the add/drop period will be
administratively dropped from their schedules. To prevent such an
occurrence, the Business Office would like to encourage and help
students plan for their educational expenses well before the
beginning of the semester. Oglethorpe University offers the
following ways to satisfy your educational expenses:
Oglethorpe University accepts cash, check, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American
Express, and wire transfers. A convenience fee is required for all payments by credit card. Payments made after the close of business can be placed in the payment drop box located in the door of the Business Office.
Oglethorpe also offers a payment plan option. Visit www.oglethorpe.afford.com to set up a payment plan.
If a check made in payment for student tuition and fees is not valid upon presentation to Oglethorpe’s banking institution, a hold is placed on the student’s account, and a $50 returned check fee is added to the student’s account. Oglethorpe University reserves the right to place a student on "cash only" status for issuing a check that is not honored upon presentation to the bank.
Personal check payments will not immediately settle a debt on a student’s account. Oglethorpe University implements a waiting period of seven business days before removing any holds associated with a student’s outstanding balance when payment is made by personal check.
Financial Aid: Students wishing to receive financial
aid should electronically file their 2011-2012 FAFSA at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information, please contact the
Office of Financial Aid at 404-364-8354. Students seeking
financial aid must have a finalized award letter by the end of the
add/drop period of the first session of the current semester.
Bookstore Vouchers: students who have a credit balance
net of pending financial aid are eligible for bookstore vouchers.
Bookstore vouchers are issued up to the amount of a studentís credit
balance and will be deducted from the refund check issued to the student.
If you have questions or concerns about your balance, please feel
free to contact the Business Office at any time. The Business Office
can be reached via phone at 404.364.8302 or via email at
All tuition and fees must be paid by the dates published in each semester’s course schedule. It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of all deadlines. Oglethorpe University reserves the right at any time during the semester to drop any student from classes for failure to pay tuition and fees. Until all financial obligations are met, a hold is placed on the student’s account, no records are released, no future registration is allowed, and the faculty considers no student as a candidate for graduation. No student with an outstanding balance to the university will be permitted to attend study abroad or other university related trips. Students with outstanding indebtedness may be subject to late penalties. Unpaid student accounts that are deemed delinquent may be placed with a collection agency. If such action is required, the student will be liable for any cost associated with such action.