Financial responsibility applies to all financial transactions that may result from enrollment at the College during the semester and academic year. Financial obligations include tuition, fees, room, board, and other additional fees. The term "financial obligations" shall include the return of all properties of the college on student assignment; for example library books, athletic equipment, or uniforms.
Payment deadlines are posted in the academic calendar. Payment or payment arrangements not received by payment deadlines will result in the student being dropped for non-payment. If expenses exceed any financial aid awarded to the student, the student is obligated to pay the balance of the account. In the event a student registers for future term(s) because current semester charges are not past due, these current-term charges must be paid prior to the start date of any future term(s) to prevent dis-enrollment from those future terms(s). Students who do not pay, or make satisfactory arrangements to pay, all financial obligations to the college may have their course credits and grades withheld. Transcripts will not be sent and a student will not be allowed to register for classes. No degree or certificate will be awarded until all financial obligations are settled.
Billing information will be communicated to students through MyCardinalConnect student portal and the student's College e-mail account. The College accepts payment via student financial aid and third-party sponsorship, but the responsibility for payment remains with the student. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of their account balance and any funding sources. If financial aid is not granted or if third-party sponsors do not pay within a reasonable period, the student is required to pay the full amount due.
Consequences of Withdrawing after Refund Period
Students withdrawing after the stated refund dates have passed remain liable for full tuition and fee charges. Failure to attend classes does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal. Students must drop or withdraw by the appropriate deadline date(s) to receive a tuition refund. If a student fails to drop by posted deadlines in the academic calendar, the student is obligated to pay the balance of the account.
Consequences of Unpaid Balances
Any unpaid balance may be reported to a billing service and then to a collection agency retained by Trinity Valley Community College. If an unpaid balance has been reported to a collections agency retained by Trinity Valley Community College, the student will pay any collection and/or attorney fees associated with the collections effort, including, but not limited, to collection fees that are assessed as a percentage of the debt owed to Trinity Valley Community College.