Past Due Accounts and Right to Withhold Services

Past Due Accounts

The Miami University Board of Trustee has authorized charges equal to the then-current prime rate plus 3% on accounts that are not paid within 90 days of the due date. Full collection costs may be charged should it become necessary to send a delinquent account to a third party collection agent.

Accounts turned over to the Ohio Attorney General's Collection Enforcement Office

Any past due, unpaid account will be referred to the Ohio Attorney General’s Collection Enforcement Office for collection. The debtor will incur additional charges and collection expenses. The Ohio Attorney General’s Collection Enforcement Office is used only when the Miami University Collection Department cannot obtain payment.

Students that have previously been sent to the Ohio Attorney General for unpaid funds owed to Miami University and have paid or otherwise resolved their outstanding balance with Miami will receive a hold to prevent future registration. The hold will be removed once the student has completed and returned the Prior Balance Agreement. This agreement outlines the financial responsibility of attending future classes at Miami, the estimated cost, and the due dates for each term. In addition, the form requires a co-signer. In the event that the student does not have a co-signer, they can elect to pre-pay full-time tuition for the returning term. Please note, this amount will not be refunded to the student should it become a credit balance until all withdrawals and reversals have been credited to their account and/or they attended a minimum of 60% of their class(s).

Right to Withhold Services

The Miami University Board of Trustees authorizes the Bursar to restrict any services to current and former students and current and former employees until any past due amount owed to the university is paid in full. These services include, but are not limited to, the release of all academic records (e.g., diploma, and transcripts), the continuation of auxiliary services (e.g., telephone, cellular, high-speed data services), and registration for future semesters. Past due amounts include, but are not limited to, fees, tuition, charges, fines, and loans due to the university. Restoration of auxiliary services may require additional signed securities.