Payment Policies

Student Accounts

Students are billed in advance for each semester. Student accounts are expected to be paid in full on or before the date due.

Admission to classes and occupancy of residence halls may be denied pending the satisfactory resolution of all financial obligations. Student accounts more than 30 days past due may be charged a $50 late fee. Non-current students with accounts 120 days past due may be placed with a collection agency and listed with a credit bureau. Additionally, these students will be responsible for all costs associated with placing their account with a collection service and all costs of litigation.


The most common types of holds placed on students' accounts are:

  • Business Office Hold (BOH): A Business Office Hold is placed on a student's account when there is a balance of $2,500 or more for full-time undergraduate students and $500 or more for a part-time student,
  • Official Transcript Hold (Official Trans Hold): An Official Transcript Hold is placed on a student's account when there is a balance on a student's account.
  • Health Records Hold (HRH): A Health Records Hold is placed on a student's account when Student Health Services is missing information (i.e. verification of physical exam, verification of booster shots, etc.)

To remove Business Office or Official Transcript Holds:

  • Payments can be made by check or money order in the Office of Student Accounts.
  • Payments can be made on-line via credit card or electronic check.
  • If payment is made by paper check, 10 business days are needed for the check to clear and for the hold to be removed.
  • If payment is made by credit card, debit card or direct debit to a checking or savings account, the hold will be removed by the following day.

Employer Reimbursement

Students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers can apply for participation in the Employer Reimbursement Payment Agreement (ERPA). Under this plan, the employer’s portion of tuition is due two weeks after grades are mailed, thereby allowing students to apply the employer’s reimbursement to the semester during which the work was done. The ERPA form is available online.

The Board of Trustees of Arcadia University reserves the right to change tuition and fees and to make other charges at any time without further notice.