AGREEMENT AND PROMISE TO PAY TUITION, FEES AND ASSOCIATED EDUCATION COSTS TO SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

I understand that when I register for any class or receive any service from Southern Utah University I agree to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs (“education costs”) at that time.  I understand that if I am unable to pay my education costs in FULL when I register, I can enroll in a monthly payment plan. https://www.suu.edu/cashier/options.html.  For any balance not paid in full by the end of the semester for which education costs  were incurred, I agree to pay interest in an amount not to exceed I0% per annum.

I further understand and agree that a monthly payment plan or other delay in payment, with or without payment terms,  constitutes a financial obligation in the form of an educational loan as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)).

I understand and agree that if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of the associated education costs in accordance with the published refund schedule https://www.suu.edu/cashier/refund.html.  I have read the terms and conditions of the refund schedule and understand that those terms are made a part of this agreement by this reference. I further understand that my failure to attend class, utilize services or receive a bill does not forgive my financial responsibility as described above.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNT / COLLECTION

Financial Hold: I understand and agree that if I fail to pay any money I owe Southern Utah University when due or as promised, Southern Utah University may place a financial hold on my student account, preventing me from registering for future classes, requesting transcripts, or receiving a diploma. I also understand that Southern Utah University may place a lien on my future Utah State Tax refunds until all delinquent obligations are satisfied. I further agree that Southern Utah University has the right to offset any money due to me from the University against any past due balance I owe to the University, unless the source of the money was from federal financial aid.

Late Payment Charge: I understand and agree that if I fail to pay any education cost and/or accrued interest I owe to Southern Utah University when due or as promised, Southern Utah University may also assess a late payment fee of $35.00 per month until my past due balance(s) is paid in full.

Collection and Agency Fees: I understand that if I fail to pay any money I owe Southern Utah University when due or as promised, and/or I fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring my account current, the University may refer my account to a collection agency. In that event, I understand that I will also be obligated to pay collection agency costs and fees, up to 40% of the total principal balance, accrued interest, and accumulated late fees, as well as all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, the agency may incur in collecting my delinquent account.  Finally, I understand that the collection agency has the right to report my delinquent account to one or more of the national credit bureaus.

COMMUNICATION

Method of Communication: I understand and agree that Southern Utah University will use e-mail and/or text messaging as an official method of communicating with me, and that once an email or text message is sent to me at the last email address or cell phone number on file at the University, it will be understood that I have received and read that communication.  

Contact: I authorize Southern Utah University, its agents and contractors to contact me at my current and any future cellular phone number(s), email address(es) or wireless device(s) regarding my delinquent student account(s)/loan(s)/balance(s) for collection purposes. I authorize Southern Utah University, its agents and contractors to use artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages, and personal calls and emails, in their efforts to contact me and collect any money I owe to the University. Furthermore, I understand that I may withdraw my consent for calls to my cellular phone by submitting a request in writing to the Southern Utah University Bursar, or to the University’s contractor or collection agent contacting me on the University’s behalf.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This agreement supersedes all prior understandings, representations, negotiations and correspondence between Southern Utah University and me, and constitutes the entire agreement between us with respect to the matters described.  This agreement can only be amended or modified in writing, signed by both parties, with terms that are mutually agreeable, and that it cannot otherwise be modified or affected by any course of dealing or course of performance.

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