In the event of a past due balance, diplomas will not be issued, enrollment for subsequent terms will not be allowed, college credits may not be transferred and transcripts of college credits may not be released until the balance is paid in full.

Failure to meet financial obligations of any kind to the University could also subject the student to eviction from University housing, suspension of future services, referral of the student’s delinquent account to a collection agency, and the assessment of additional late payment charges, end of term balance fees, attorney’s fees, and other costs and charges necessary for the collection of any amount not paid when due.

If a student’s University account has an outstanding balance and the University has in its possession any funds payable to the student (from payments or credits applied to the student’s account, payroll checks, and/or any other source except as noted in the “Use of Federal Financial Aid to Pay Prior Year Charges” section), the University reserves the right to withhold the funds necessary to clear the student’s outstanding balance and to cover any collection costs incurred. Once those amounts are paid, any remaining funds are paid to the student.

Payment of registration charges with a check that is returned from the bank unpaid may incur a late registration fee, a returned check fee, and may be withdrawn from classes.  Students who are withdrawn from classes because they fail to clear a returned check will owe the prorated portion of the charges for tuition and residence hall room charges as specified in the Withdrawals section of the student handbook.

Financial Responsibility Agreement

I understand that registration in classes at UA will create tuition and other associated fees being assessed to my student account. By registering for classes at UA, I understand and agree to the following:

• If I fail to pay any unpaid balance on my student account, I will be personally responsible for, and agree to pay, all costs and fees of collection, including late payment fees, end of term balance fees, interest, collection fees of third-party collection agencies or attorneys (up to 40% of the principal, interest and late charges accrued prior to referral to such agency or attorney), court costs, and/or any other charges necessary for the collection of this debt.

• I authorize THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (UA) and its agents and contractors to contact me at my current and any future cellular phone number(s), email address(es), or wireless device(s) regarding my delinquent student account(s)/loan(s), any other debt I owe to UA, or to receive general information from UA. I authorize UA and its agents and contractors to use automated telephone dialing equipment, artificial or prerecorded voice or text messages, and personal calls and emails, in their efforts to contact me. Furthermore, I understand that I may withdraw my consent for third-party agents or contractors of UA to call my cellular telephone by submitting my request in writing to the applicable contractor or agent contacting me on behalf of UA.

• This agreement is subject to the laws of the State of Alabama, without regard to its conflict or choice of law provisions. I irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in any lawsuit arising out of or concerning this agreement, or the enforcement of any obligations under this agreement, including any lawsuit to collect amounts that I may owe as a result of this agreement.