Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA)
Wilmington University and other institutions of higher education are required by federal debt collection and consumer protection laws to be transparent with financial policies, procedures, and requirements. In addition to this page, our policies, procedures, and requirements are published each year in the Wilmington University Catalog.
As a student, I understand:
By registering for class(es) offered by Wilmington University, I am agreeing to pay tuition, fees, and other charges associated with my enrollment in these classes on or before the scheduled due dates. This constitutes a legal financial obligation.
Tuition & Fees
I understand that Wilmington University publishes tuition and fee schedules. The Course Catalog documents policies and procedures regarding changes or cancellations of my registration. I am aware that non-attendance does not relieve me of my financial responsibility for the class(es) I signed up for.
If my employer has agreed to pay Wilmington University directly for all or part of my tuition and fees, I must submit a Third-Party Billing Authorization letter from my employer for each term that I enroll. Students funded through Guild do not need to submit this authorization form.
G.I. Bill, Veterans Affairs, or Other Funding Sources
If I am receiving benefits for my current or completed military service through Veterans' Affairs or are receiving funds paid directly to Wilmington University from other organizations or funding sources that covers my entire tuition and fees for any term, my benefits or funds must be confirmed. If these funding sources do not cover the entire tuition and fees, or account balance, I am still obligated for the remaining balance.
The University offers a payment plan for students wishing to budget their tuition over the course of the term. I understand that my account must be paid for by the end-of-term deadline. The deadline for the fall term is October 15th. The deadline for the spring term is February 15th, and the deadline for the summer term is June 15th.
If I do not pay the term balance, I will be placed on a default hold and will be assessed a $50.00 late fee. If placed on a default hold I will be unable to register for classes until my account is $1000.00 or less. I understand that this fee will not be waived.
I agree that in the event financial aid is reduced or canceled, or in the event that I have not met the specified requirements for receiving such aid, I will become responsible for the full balance of the outstanding charges.
It is my responsibility to drop or withdraw the course from my schedule before the end of the drop/add period for that semester or block. If I do not drop the course by the drop/add deadline, I must pay for the course in full.
I must select a refund option via the myWilmU Payment Center (hyperlink to See the Selecting Your Refund Option section). Once a refund option is selected, it remains until I update it.
If a payment made to my student account is returned by the bank for any reason, I will repay the original amount of the payment plus a $35.00 returned payment/insufficient funds fee, in addition to the fees that the bank might assess. There is a $35.00 returned check fee.
Credit card disputes
If I am disputing a credit card transaction, I must submit the dispute in writing to the Student Payment Office within 60 days of the transaction date. The Student Payment Office will review my request and respond within 10 business days. Written requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. I further understand that a hold will be placed on my account until the disputed balance is paid in full.
When a cardholder disputes a credit card transaction with their card-issuing institution, the University is notified of the chargeback case and presented with the details of the dispute. At that time, the University has the option to accept, dispute, or file a counter-claim against the chargeback case. The Student Payment Office will automatically file a counter-claim against chargeback cases for which written notice has not been given.
A financial hold, preventing future enrollment and access to other services, will be applied to my account if I owe over $1000.00 on the following dates: October 16 for the fall term; February 16 for the spring term; June 16 for the summer term.
Method of Billing
I consent to conduct business electronically or in person with the University. This includes but is not limited to receiving billing information through my online student account available TouchNEt. I am responsible for viewing and paying my student account by the scheduled due dates.
Methods of Communications
I understand that Wilmington University uses my Wilmington University email address to communicate important updates or information about my student account, student financial aid award, or student loans.
Before accepting or processing an Application for Graduation, my student billing account balance must not be past due. The University reserves the right to withhold a transcript or diploma from any student who has outstanding financial obligations.
When accounts are deemed to be unresponsive to internal efforts to collect overdue balances, the University refers them to an outside collection agency. If my account is submitted to a collection agency, I am responsible for any and all collection costs.
School of Law Students
I understand that in addition to the statements above, I acknowledge that the School of Law staff may process registration for my courses on my behalf.