Past Due Account and Financial Holds

If a student has a past due balance, a financial hold prohibiting future registration may be placed on their account. Effective with Spring 2023 registration, the balance must be reduced below the university's established threshold of $1,500 for future registration. Additionally, late payment fees will continue to accrue on the unpaid balance. Student accounts actively placed with a collection agency must be paid in full, including any collection fee, before a financial hold will be lifted.

All current and former students, regardless of their account balance, are able to request an official and unofficial transcript. Please visit Registration and Records to request your transcript.

An email or letter is sent to the student each month if the balance remains unpaid. This document explains the actions to be taken and the timeframe in which this action needs to be done.

Never ignore an attempt to contact you. Making an appointment with an account counselor as soon as this letter has been received will allow for more options and even the possibility of some financial assistance to resolve your account debt. To delay such action could mean the loss of financial aid for which you may have been eligible.

You, as the student (if you are above 18 years of age), not your parents or guardian, are legally responsible for the payment of your student account. The actions you take regarding the notices you receive can have a major impact on your future credit and could include the following:

  • Reporting the debt to credit bureaus.
  • Listing the account with the State Comptroller’s Offset Program.
  • Remanding the account to a collection agency.
  • Litigation.

Contact Us

Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

Phone: 815-753-1885
Email: Bursar Email Form

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