Consequences of Non-Compliance with Payment Policies

We believe that when the importance of timely tuition/fees payment is understood and when parents and students understand Drury’s willingness to arrange an individually appropriate payment plan, it will not be necessary to penalize students for nonpayment. If charges are not met, however, the university has no choice but to pursue the steps necessary for resolution. It is only fair to advise students of consequences of the following actions:

Failure to return financial aid award acceptance by announced deadlines.

  • Money will be given to another student immediately.

Failure to make initial payment for semester tuition.

  • Course spaces may be given to another student.
  • Campus services may not be available.

Failure to meet appropriate payment dates.

  • The total bill becomes due and payable immediately.
  • An administrative fee of $40 will be charged for processing a late payment.
  • Interest at the rate of 12 percent annual effective rate will accrue on the outstanding balance due from the date of the missed payment until the account is paid in full.
  • Any collection costs (up to 60% charged) or legal fees incurred in collecting an account will be the responsibility of the student/parent.
  • The privilege of deferred payments in subsequent semesters may not be permitted.

Outstanding balance from a previous semester.

Until the balance is paid, the student will not be allowed to:

  • Register for any subsequent semester.
  • Obtain a transcript of academic work.
  • Apply for campus housing.
  • Participate in graduation ceremonies and obtain a diploma.

Students who have had outstanding balances from a previous semester are required to prepay for course registration.