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Statement of Financial Obligation

By registering for courses at Nicholls State University (“Nicholls”), and by clicking on the “accept” button, you hereby acknowledge that you are entering into a contractual arrangement with Nicholls, whereby you agree to be bound by such terms and conditions and also agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your registration, payment of fees, enrollment and attendance.

Specifically, you acknowledge that

  • If you receive financial aid that will reduce your account balance to $300.00 or lower, you are responsible for cancelling your registration by dropping all courses before the first day of classes of the term registered. Failure to do this will result in you being fully responsible for any tuition and fees, room and board, miscellaneous charges and/or fines that you or the university adds to your student account after the registration process.
  • You understand that your class registration will be cancelled for non-payment. Accounts with an overall account balance greater than $300.00 will have class registration cancelled.
SEMESTER TIMELINE CHARGE/CONSEQUENCE
 FALL If balance is over $300 as of
4:15 p.m. on the last business day before classes begin
Class registration cancelled.
If balance is over $300 as
of 4:15 p.m. on the 14th class
day
Class registration cancelled
If total balance is not paid
by October 1
Subject to the loss of campus privileges, removal from campus housing and denied meal ticket access.
If balance is over $200 at
the time to register for next semester or term
Prohibited from registering for classes.
WINTER
SESSION
If balance is over $300 as of
4:15 p.m. on the last business day before classes begin
Class registration cancelled.
If balance is over $300 as of
4:15 p.m. on the 3rd class day
Class registration cancelled.
If balance is over $200 at
the time to register for next semester
Prohibited from registered for classes
 SPRING If balance is over $300 as of
4:15 p.m. on the last business day before classes begin
Class registration cancelled.
If balance is over $300 as of
4:15 p.m. on the 14th class day
Class registration cancelled.
If total balance is not paid by March 1 Subject to the loss of campus privileges, removal from campus housing and denied meal ticket access.
If balance is over $200 at
the time to register for next semester or term
Prohibited from registering for classes
 SUMMER (same timeline and charges apply to Full, Mini A & Mini B sessions) If balance is over $300 as of
15 minutes before the close of business on the last business
day before classes begin
Note: This date is based on
the start date of the Full term
as well as Mini A and applies
to all Summer sessions (Full, Mini A and Mini B)
Class registration cancelled.
If balance is over $300 as of
15 minutes before the close of business on the 7th class dayNote: This date is based on the 7th class day of the Full term and applies to all Summer sessions
(Full, Mini A and Mini B)
Class registration cancelled.
If total balance is not paid by June 25 Subject to the loss of campus privileges, removal from campus housing and denied meal ticket access.
  •  Withholding of services: If you have any outstanding obligations with the University, the university reserves the right to withhold future services including but not limited to registration, transcript requests, diploma, use of university facilities, and other services deemed appropriate.
  • In the event that financial aid is reduced or cancelled, or in the event you have not met the specified requirements for receiving such aid, you will become responsible for the full balance of outstanding charges.
  • If payment is in the form of check and the check is returned by the bank for any reason, a $15.00 service charge will be applied to the account. If the returned check is not redeemed promptly, the returned check may be submitted to the District Attorney’s office for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, you will be responsible for a $5.00 fee in addition to any other collection costs imposed by the District Attorney’s office based on a percentage of the amount of the check.
  • If you leave Nicholls prior to the 60% point in the semester, officially or unofficially, you are obligated to return the federal aid received for that semester proportionate to your attendance. Failure to return that portion of federal aid received upon demand may result in the amount owed being transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, or other outside collection agency, for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, you are responsible for collection/attorney’s fees in the amount of thirty-three and one-third per cent (33 1/3%) of the unpaid debt, and all court costs.
  • Any debt owed to the university as a result of your failure to make required payments or failure to comply with the terms of the applicable program as governed by the Nicholls General Catalogue will result in a violation of the terms and conditions of this contract. Failure to respond to demands for payment made by Nicholls may result in such debts being transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, or other outside collection agency, for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, you are responsible for collection/attorney’s fees in the amount of thirty-three and one-third per cent (33 1/3%) of the unpaid debt, and all court costs.
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