Drop for non-payment policy


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If you don't pay your tuition and fees in full or make other payment arrangements by the final fee payment deadline, it could result in cancellation of your class schedule. UAF may withhold transcripts, grades and other services, and cancel meal plans and housing if you do not pay your financial obligations. If the university takes such action, you will still be responsible for your balance in full. Registration may be withheld from any student who is delinquent in paying any amount due to the university. The registration process is not complete until you have paid all fees and charges. The university may drop you from your courses after the fee payment deadline if you owe a balance to the university. A $100 reinstatement fee will be charged to re-enroll in any dropped courses.

All tuition and fees must be paid by the fee payment deadline published in the current semester class schedule. This includes room rent, meal plan costs, student activity fees, health fees and deposits. Any charges unpaid at the end of the previous semester are also due and must be paid before you can re-enroll. If you owe money to the university and submit an enrollment form and payment for the current semester, you will not be enrolled into your classes; the payment will be applied toward your balance. If the current semester payment is by check from a source other than the student, the payment will be returned to the source.

Please refer to the Registration Guide for semester deadlines.


Frequently asked questions:

Why is there a drop for non-payment policy?

Students often sign up for classes they don't intend to take. They may be checking to see how much a course will cost or planning to take courses but later change their minds. Once students add a class on UAOnline, charges are placed onto the students' account, which they remain financially responsible for, even if they never show up for the class. The Office of the Bursar is then required to collect on these past due accounts. This policy drops students who inadvertently sign up for courses they did not intend to take.

The policy also helps with accurate class counts and helps make space for other students.

The change should not have adverse affects on students who either pay by the deadline or make proper payment arrangements with the Office of the Bursar by the payment deadline.

What if I'm taking a late-start course?

If you sign up for a late-start course before the fee payment deadline, you will be responsible for tuition and fees by the fee payment deadline. Payment for late-start classes added after the fee payment deadline are due by the first day of class. If you are enrolled in multiple late-start classes added after the fee payment deadline, then the tuition and fees for all classes are due by the first day of the first class. You can wait to register for late-start courses, but there is a chance there may not be space available.

What if I'm waitlisted for a course?

Waitlisted classes appear on your schedule but are not included in the total number of credits enrolled for the semester. Tuition and fees are calculated only for the credits you are officially enrolled in and do not include waitlisted classes. No late fee is charged if you are allowed into a class for which you were waitlisted after the published last day to pay tuition and fees, provided you pay for any other classes on time and pay for the waitlisted classes within five business days. If you are waitlisted, it is your responsibility to find out from UAOnline if you have been enrolled in the class. The Office of the Registrar updates waitlists only through the first day of instruction. If, after you pay your tuition and fees, you are allowed into a class for which you have been waitlisted, payment must be made within five business days or the late fee will apply.

What if I'm taking courses at another UA campus?

You may not be dropped from your courses at another campus, but your course schedule may be cancelled at UAF if you fail to pay by the UAF fee payment deadline. Remember to check with the other UA campus to determine their deadline dates.

What if I have made a partial payment on my account?

You must have paid in full or be enrolled in a payment plan to avoid being dropped for non-payment. All degree and nondegree students with at least one class at UAF can enroll in a payment plan through UAOnline. Contact the campus of your degree program for your payment plan options. Please be aware that you have to re-enroll each semester if you wish to use a payment plan. For payment plan enrollment information, please visit our payment plan page or contact our office by phone: 907-474-7384.

Can I re-enroll in my classes after being dropped for non-payment?

Yes. Students may re-enroll in their classes if there is still space available. A $100 reinstatement fee will be charged to their account in addition to the $100 late fee charged after the fee payment deadline. If tuition and fees are still not paid by the deadline for student-initiated and faculty-initiated withdrawals, a second round of late fees will be charged. Please contact the Office of the Registrar to re-enroll in classes.

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