Completing Your Financial Obligations

Seniors with outstanding balances:
Balance criteria and time line for resolutions:

If payment is not received:

  • Balances greater than $500 on the April billing date; there is no graduation, no participation in graduation ceremony, no transcripts
  • Balances greater than $100 and less than $500 on the April billing date; there is no diploma and no transcripts. Students may participate in the graduation ceremony but they will receive a diploma case with a note to resolve financial obligation.
  • Balances less than $100 on the April billing date; there are no transcripts. Students can participate in the graduation ceremony and will receive their diploma.

For students struggling with outstanding balances greater than $500 on the April billing date:

  • If their balance is resolved by 4:00 pm the Wednesday before graduation, they can get their name in the program, graduate, participate in commencement and receive their diploma* and transcripts.
  • If their balance is resolved after 4:00 pm Wednesday and by noon on the Friday before Commencement, they can graduate, participate in Commencement, receive their diploma* in their diploma holder, but they will not have their name in the program
  • If their balance is resolved by 9 am on Sunday, they can graduate, participate in Commencement, but will receive their diploma case with a note to resolve financial obligation. Registrar may distribute diploma* after ceremony or mail it out
  • If their balance is not resolved by 9 am on Sunday, the student cannot participate in the graduation ceremony and will not graduate.

*Diplomas will not be released until 10 days after receipt of payment made by personal check. Diplomas will not be held for payments made by cash, wire, money order or credit card.

Other:

  • Students who do not complete exit counseling for federal loans will not receive their diploma.

For more information, visit the Student Loans Web site.