Payment Information and Policies
Students are billed in advance for each semester. Student accounts are expected to be paid in full on or before the date due.
Admission to classes and occupancy of residence halls may be denied pending the satisfactory resolution of all financial obligations. Student accounts more than 30 days past due will be charged a $50 late fee. Student accounts more than 60 days past due will be subject to a monthly finance charge equal to 1 percent of the past due balance. Students with accounts 90 days past due will not be permitted to participate in extracurricular activities, register for future classes, participate at graduation, or receive current grades or academic transcripts. Students with accounts 120 days past due may be dismissed from the University. Students with accounts 180 days past due may be placed with a collection agency and listed with a credit bureau. Additionally, these students will be responsible for all finance charges assessed to their account, all costs associated with placing their account with a collection service, and all costs of litigation.
The most common types of holds placed on students' accounts are:
- Business Office Hold (BOH): A Business Office Hold is placed on a student's account when there is a balance of $2,500 or more for full-time undergraduate students and $500 or more for a part-time student,
- Official Transcript Hold (Official Trans Hold): An Official Transcript Hold is placed on a student's account when there is a balance on a student's account of $100 or more for a full-time student; $50 or more for a part-time student.
- Health Records Hold (HRH): A Health Records Hold is placed on a student's account when Student Health Services is missing information (i.e. verification of physical exam, verification of booster shots, etc.)
To remove Business Office or Official Transcript Holds:
- Payments can be made by check or money order in the One-Stop Shop.
- Payments can be made on-line via credit card or electronic check.
- If payment is made online, debit card or direct debit to a checking or savings account can also be used.
- If payment is made by paper check, 10 business days are needed for the check to clear and for the hold to be removed.
- If payment is made by credit card, debit card or direct debit to a checking or savings account, the hold will be removed by the following day.
Part-time Students and Employer Reimbursement
For part-time students, payment in full is due for the first semester on or before August 10, or at time of registration if later than August 10. Second semester payment in full is due before December 15, or at registration if later than December 15. Payment for summer sessions I, II and III is due 10 days after the invoice date. Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted forms of payment. Payment can be made online at www.arcadia.edu/paynow. The University also offers payment schedules and deferred payment plans for part-time students. Students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers can apply for participation in the Employer Reimbursement Payment Agreement (ERPA). Under this plan, the employer’s portion of tuition is due two weeks after grades are mailed, thereby allowing students to apply the employer’s reimbursement to the semester during which the work was done. Applications for ERPA are available in the Registrar’s Office, the One-Stop Shop and online.
The Board of Trustees of Arcadia University reserves the right to change tuition and fees and to make other charges at any time without further notice.