Western Kentucky University

Payment Terms

All tuition, housing fees, course or laboratory fees, meal charges, student health service charges, and other assessments, fees and charges are due and payable in accordance with the statements rendered by the appropriate university office. 

Tuition, housing fees, meal plans and other student charges must be paid on the date a student registers or on other dates as specified by the Office of Billings and Receivables.  Students who do not make payment of required fees are not registered students.  Payment of fees will not be deferred, unless the student participates in an approved payment plan through TMS.

The University expects the students to be financially responsible and not be delinquent in financial obligations to the University or to any department or division of the University.  A student who fails to meet a financial obligation within 10 days after the date of notice from the appropriate university official will be subject to regulations promulgated by the University.  If the student does not settle the obligation by the date designated on the notice, the appropriate business office shall notify the Registrar.  After the Registrar has been notified that a student is delinquent, the Registrar shall not allow the student to register or to obtain an official transcript until the Registrar has been notified that the obligation has been settled. 

The University expects all students to register for classes and pay tuition prior to the first day of class.  Class schedules may be canceled for students who fail to pay or make arrangements to pay by the due date on the statement rendered by the University.  A late payment charge of $100 may be assessed for failure to pay by the designated due date.  Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the student of the obligation to pay tuition and fees by the due date.  The university no longer creates and mails printed billing statements.  All billing is electronic with students receiving notifications through their university-assigned e-mail addresses.  As an added service, students can also select a billing e-mail address so they can have their account statements sent to an additional e-mail address. 

In the event that any tuition, fees and/or expenses are not paid when due, and the University undertakes collection of any unpaid portion, the student shall also be assessed and be responsible for any collection costs and/or fees associated with the collection of the debt including but not limited to: collection agency fees, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% of the debt, reasonable attorney's fees, court costs and all other charges allowed by law. Delinquent accounts receivable are placed with a collection agency and/or the Kentucky Department of Revenue and collection fees will be added, increasing the amount owed. Accounts will also be reported to the National Credit Bureaus.

 

 
 Last Modified 6/6/14