NEW POLICY: ADMINISTRATIVE CANCELLATION OF ENROLLMENT FOR NON-PAYMENT
The University is implementing a new payment policy effective for the Fall 2019 semester that will potentially impact whether a student will remain enrolled in classes. The new policy will cancel a student’s registration for non-payment. The University has launched the “Made your schedule, keep your schedule” campaign to communicate this new policy with students.
Students are expected to pay their Student Account bill by the due date. The due date of the first Fall 2019 bill will be August 5, 2019. Students are also expected to have additional charges resolved by the established Non-payment Notification and Enrollment Cancellation Dates (cancellation date) below. Any student with a balance greater than $1,000.00 on the cancellation date will have their course registration administratively cancelled. Those students with housing/meal charges will also have their contract voided.
Note: Once administrative cancellation occurs, there is no guarantee that payment will secure the same classes or housing assignments. Students who have housing and meal contracts and have their registration cancelled after the start of the semester will be financially responsible for pro-rated housing and meal charges.
Non-payment Notification and Enrollment Cancellation Dates:
- Fall 2019: August 8, 2019 – Based only on billed charges over $1,000
- Fall 2019: August 27, 2019 – All unpaid charges over $1,000
- Spring 2020: January 7, 2020 – Based only on billed charges over $1,000
- Spring 2020 January 14, 2020 – All unpaid charges over $1,000
Payment is expected prior to the cancellation dates.
Students who have a balance (after their anticipated financial aid is calculated) will be required to pay the balance in full or enroll in the University approved payment plan – to avoid possible cancellation of their enrollment.
In order for anticipated aid to be considered in the payment calculation, all documentation (including verification paperwork) must be received by Financial Aid no later than June 1, 2019.
Students can choose two payment options:
- Payment in full of the remaining balance owed, after all anticipated aid is taken into consideration
- Enrollment in the Installment Payment Plan to cover any remaining balance owed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who do not pay their balance in full or enroll in the University approved payment plan by the published cancellation dates above, will have their class schedule cancelled. Students should not intentionally use or expect the administrative cancellation process to withdraw them from the University or relinquish them from their financial responsibility and obligations for the term. Students intending to withdraw MUST complete the Registrar’s withdrawal process and not depend on the cancellation for non-payment process to withdraw.
You’ll find this information along with additional important dates and frequently asked questions at www.umw.edu/keepyourschedule
Julie Smith, Associate Vice President for Finance