Semester charges for tuition, room and board, and all fees are due and payable in full two weeks before the start of each semester's classes. Payment of accounts may be made from personal or family resources, student or parent loans (government or private loans), approved Judson or external financial aid, a confirmed state rehabilitation grant, or any combination of these means. Students who are admitted or enrolled too late to arrange for full payment of their accounts by means other than their personal or family resources or loans by the first day of classes are nonetheless required to make full payment by that date or enroll in the school's Tuition Deferred Program (TDP). If the student subsequently receives funds from some other source, including financial aid, and these funds are applied to the student’s account, thereby producing a credit balance in the student’s account, then the student will be entitled to a refund of that credit balance if arrangements are properly made with the Student Accounts office. Students having charges that are not paid in full by two weeks before the first day of the semester classes will be subject to cancellation of their registration for classes that semester.
Judson University offers an interest-free, in-house Tuition Deferment Plan (TDP). This plan will allow you to spread the semester’s principal charges over a number of months, concluding with the end of that semester. As long as you are current with your payments, no monthly carrying charges are assessed and your account is considered paid in full for purposes of access to online records and pre-registration. The Judson University Tuition Deferment Plan will require a non-refundable TDP Deferment Fee payable upon acceptance of the plan. See your MyJudson listing the University's current charges for the current amount of the TDP Deferment Fee.
Fines assessed during the semester (vehicle fines, dorm damage, etc.) are due 30 days after being assessed on the student’s account. If at any time during the course of a semester a student has an account balance owed to the university greater than 30 days past due, a carrying (interest) charge of 1.3 percent, compounded monthly, will be assessed and applied to the unpaid balance after the 15th day of each month. In addition, students having any balance due to the university at the time of pre-registration for an ensuing academic semester, term, or year, will not be permitted to pre-register until the account balance has been paid in full. Students who have pre-registered for an entire academic year, and subsequently have a past due balance as of November 1 of that academic year, will be notified that they have until mid-November to pay their balance in full or their pre-registration for the forthcoming spring semester will be cancelled. Subsequent payment in full of the outstanding account balance will entitle the student to once again pre-register for the spring semester, but class availability from the original registration will not be guaranteed.
Summer term charges for tuition, room and board, and all fees are due and payable in full two weeks before the start of classes for the applicable term. Failure to pay in full by this due date will subject the student to possible suspension from classes and possible involuntary withdrawal. Payment of accounts may be made from personal or family resources, private student or parent loans, a confirmed state rehabilitation grant (if available for post-term or summer term charges), or any combination of these means. A reduced Tuition Deferment Plan (TDP) is also available during the summer months.
Students with outstanding debt to the university may not participate in graduation ceremonies unless that debt is paid in full or arrangements have been confirmed for the debt to be paid within a timely manner. Semester or term grades, transcripts, diplomas, letters verifying course or program completion or any other student credentials will be issued only when all debt to the university has been paid in full. The process of releasing any of the above documents will begin immediately upon the payment of the debt by cash, or certified check or by an online payment. If the debt is settled with a personal or electronic check, the documents will be released upon verification that the appropriate funds have been transferred to the university as a result of the check clearing the bank, usually a 5-7 business day process.
Student Banking Needs
There are a number of fine banks in the local community surrounding the campus that will be happy to set up student savings or checking accounts for the individual student. There is an ATM machine located outside the dining hall in Lindner Commons, as well as a number of ATM machines in businesses located near the campus. The Student Accounts Office is not intended to provide full-service banking privileges but does provide the following services during regular business hours of 9:00am to 4:00 pm during the week:
- Check Cashing: Checks can be cashed up to a maximum of $150.00 per check with a maximum of two checks cashed per week per student. There is a $0.25 processing fee per check. There is also a $25.00 returned check fee for checks cashed or applied on student’s accounts that are returned from the bank unfunded for any reason. In such cases the fee and returned check will be charged against the student’s account. Check cashing privileges are not available to any student carrying a "debt hold" on their account.
- Petty Cash: Students can draw up to a maximum of $150.00 off of their school account if their school account has a minimum $150.00 credit balance at that time. Students will be limited to one petty cash withdrawal per week in the Student Accounts office and a $0.25 processing fee will be charged.
- Refund of Credit Account Balances: Refunds of credit balances on accounts greater than $150.00 may be obtained by check or by direct deposit into your checking, direct deposit or prepaid debit card after the first week of the semester. Processing of the refund takes approximately one week.