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Policies and Procedures

Student Financial Services is responsible for billing and collecting fees for tuition, housing, meal plans, health insurance, computers, parking violations and any other applicable charges.

Our goal is to work with students and parents to resolve outstanding balances. We understand that students and their families may experience financial difficulties and it is important for those types of issues to be communicated to our office at an early stage.  We URGE students and/or parents to contact our office prior to the due date of the bill to discuss any financial concerns that they may have.  The earlier the issue is discussed the more tools we have to assist students in resolving the situation.  

Bentley University offers payment plans to assist with the budgeting of the cost of education. However, those plans are only available to students prior to the due date of their bill.

Student Responsibilities

Each semester, all students are required to agree to the "Terms and Conditions of Payment Obligation" through the Workday Onboarding process.

It is the student's responsibility to update address changes on Workday Student Self Service.

Late Payments

Holds

Student account balances not resolved by their due date, will be flagged with a financial hold.  This financial hold will prevent students from registering for classes, changing their course schedule, participating in senior week activities, the graduation ceremony and from obtaining diplomas and/or transcripts.  

Late Fee

Accounts with unresolved balances are subject to late payment fees of $100.00.

Collections

If a balance remains unpaid the account will be assigned to the Bentley University Collection Department.  If an acceptable payment arrangement cannot be reached, the account will be assigned to a collection agency.  There are several consequences that accompany that action:

  • The account will be reported in a default/collection agency status to the credit bureau.  This may prevent the student from obtaining credit in the future.
  • The student will be assessed collection fees between 25% and 50% and possible legal fees in addition to the outstanding balance owed to Bentley University.
  • Any future classes that the student plans on taking at Bentley University must be prepaid (in full) via certified funds.

Perkins Loans

Please note, students that default on their Bentley University Perkins loan are subject to the following consequences:

  1. The loan will be reported in a default/collection agency status to the credit bureau.  This may prevent the student from obtaining credit in the future.
  2. The student will be assessed collection fees between 25% and 50% and possible legal fees in addition to the outstanding balance owed to Bentley University.
  3. The student will not be eligible to obtain any title IV aid at any institution.
  4. The student is not eligible to receive a transcript from Bentley University and/or return to the University until the debt is resolved in full.
  5. Also, the loan could be assigned to the US Department of Education and subject to additional collection consequences such as: additional collection fees, wage garnishment, withholding of federal income tax refunds and litigation by the US Department of Justice.

Refunds

The Student Financial Services tuition credit and refund policies can be viewed here: