Penalties for Late Payment and Non-Payment
Financial Requirements for
Late Fees/Finance Charges
Referral to Collection Agency
Financial Requirements for Registration
Registrar's Office enrolls students in
classes, the student's eligibility to participate in
registration can be affected by their financial standing
with the University.
All students who register for classes incur a financial obligation to
the University. Returning students may not be permitted to
register for a subsequent semester until all financial obligations are
settled, including current semester fees, parking violations, library
fines, and other miscellaneous charges. In addition, if the
student becomes financially ineligible after completing registration,
registration is held subject to cancellation unless the account is
settled by a prescribed date.
If the student participates in early registration, a bill is sent or
mailed to the student's SU email address by the Cashiers Office
before the start of classes and payment is due in full by the scheduled
due date. If students register for classes after the tuition bills
are sent, payment must be made in full no later than the day following
Late Payment Fees/Fines
If a student participates in early registration,
either for the fall or the spring, a bill will be sent
prior to the start of classes.** This bill will be
sent either in July or August for the fall semester, and
either December or January for the spring semester,
depending upon the date registered for classes.
Payment in full must be received in the Cashiers Office
by the due date or a $75.00 late fee will be assessed.
If a student does not receive a billing statement at
least one week prior to the due date, call the Cashiers
Office at 410-543-6060. Non-receipt of the billing
statement does not relieve the student of payment by the
In addition to the semester bills, regular statements of account are
also mailed monthly for charges incurred during the course of the
semester, such as parking violations and library fines. To avoid
late fees, please be sure the bill is always paid by the due date.
Note that parking violations are posted to the
student's account and should be paid directly to the
Library fines are automatically posted to the student's account if not
paid at the library within 30 days.
Payments are received and processed by the Cashiers Office daily.
Normally, late payment fees are not
cancelled. However, if there are special circumstances, the
Cashier Office Supervisor or the Accounts Receivable Supervisor will consider cancellation of the
penalty fees on an individual basis. Late fee appeals must be made
in writing to either supervisor.
Students with past due balances (including
delinquent payment plans) will not be permitted to register for
future terms or receive transcripts. Past due balances
include tuition, fees, room, meals, speacial course fees and
other miscellaneous items (i,e, lost library books and fines,
parking fines, lost athletic equipment, judicial fines).
If your student account is past due, a Cashiers Hold will be
placed on your account. Accounts 90 days past due from the original semester due date
will be processed for collection.
Referral to Collection Agency
As an agency of the State of Maryland, the University
is required by state law to refer delinquent accounts to
the State Central Collection Unit (SCCU). At the
time of referral, a minimum collection charge of 17% is
added to the balance of the account, plus any additional
attorney and/or court costs. In addition, SCCU is
authorized by state law to intercept an individual's
state income tax refund to apply toward an outstanding
debt. Also note that the SCCU has the authority to
post delinquent accounts to credit bureaus at the time
the University refers the account to SCCU.
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