Financial Responsibility Statement PDF Version

PROMISE TO PAY

I understand that when I register for any class at Dickinson College or receive any service from Dickinson College I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of my registration and/or receipt of services.  I further understand and agree that my registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes an agreement in which Dickinson College is providing me educational services, deferring some or all of my payment obligations for those services, and I promise to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated and miscellaneous charges (hereinafter “my Student Account”) by the published or assigned due date.

I understand and agree that if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund policy at www.dickinson.edu/studentaccounts.  I have read the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund policy and understand those terms are incorporated herein by reference.  I further understand that my failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve me of my financial responsibility as described above.

METHOD OF BILLING

I understand that Dickinson College uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method for my Student Account, and therefore I am responsible for viewing and paying my Student Account e-bill by the scheduled due date.  I further understand that failure to review my e-bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying my bill on time.  E-bill information is available through your Dickinson Gateway E-Billing and Financial Aid channel. (www.dickinson.edu then log in to the Gateway).

BILLING ERRORS

I understand that administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve me of my financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of my registration at Dickinson College.

WITHDRAWAL

If I decide to completely withdraw from Dickinson College, I will contact my Class Dean to receive and complete the appropriate paperwork for the withdrawal from Dickinson College.

DEFAULT/COLLECTION

Default:  I understand and accept that if I fail to pay my Student Account bill or any monies due and owing to Dickinson College by the scheduled due date or fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring my Student Account current, I will be in default of my obligation to Dickinson College and my Student Account will be considered delinquent.  As a result, I understand and accept all of the following:

Financial Hold:  I understand and agree that if I fail to pay my Student Account bill or any monies due and owing to Dickinson College by the scheduled due date, Dickinson College will place a financial hold on my Student Account, preventing me from registering for future classes, requesting transcripts, receiving a diploma and charging to my Student Account.

Late Payment Charge:  I understand and agree that if I fail to pay my Student Account bill or any monies due and owing to Dickinson College by the scheduled due date, Dickinson College will assess late payment and/or finance charges at the rate of 1.5% per month on the past due portion of my Student Account until my past due amount is paid in full.  July and December Invoices, only:  If my Student Account is not paid in full by the due date indicated on the invoice for July and December, I understand Dickinson College will assess a late charge of $50.

Returned Payments:  If my financial institution returns a payment I have made, my Student Account will be in default.  I agree to repay the original amount of the payment plus a returned payment fee of $30.00.  I understand that multiple returned payments and/or failure to comply with the terms of any payment plan or agreement I sign with Dickinson College may result in cancellation of my classes and/or suspension of my eligibility to register for future classes at Dickinson College.

Collection:  If I am in default, I understand Dickinson College may refer my Student Account to an agency or an attorney for collection.  I further understand that I am responsible for paying reasonable collection agency fees or attorneys’ fees which may be based on a percentage of my Student Account, together with all costs and expenses necessary for the collection of my Student Account. 

Credit Reporting:  If I am in default, I understand Dickinson College may report my Student Account  to one or more of the national credit bureaus.

COMMUNICATION

Method of Communication:  I understand and agree that Dickinson College uses e-mail as an official method of communication with me and that therefore I am responsible for reading the e-mails I receive from Dickinson College on a timely basis.

Contact:  I authorize Dickinson College and its agents and contractors to contact me at my current and any future cellular phone number(s), e-mail address(es) or wireless device(s) regarding my Student Account(s)/loan(s), any other debt I owe to Dickinson College, or to receive general information from Dickinson College.  I authorize Dickinson College and its agents and contractors to use automated telephone dialing equipment, artificial or pre-recorded voice or text message, and personal calls and e-mails, in their efforts to contact me.  Furthermore, I understand that I may withdraw my consent to call my cellular phone by submitting my request in writing to Dickinson College, Student Accounts Office or in writing to the applicable contractor or agent contracting my on behalf of Dickinson College.

Updating Contact Information:  I understand and agree that I am responsible for keeping Dickinson College records up to date with my current physical addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers by following the procedure at www.dickinson.edu/studentaccounts.  The linked procedure is incorporated herein by reference.  Upon leaving Dickinson College for any reason, it is my responsibility to provide Dickinson College with updated contact information for purposes of continued communication regarding any amounts that remain due and owing to Dickinson College.

Governing Law:  I agree my acceptance of these terms and conditions governing my Student Account has been executed and delivered in Pennsylvania and the validity, construction, and enforceability of these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.