Business Office

Policies - College of Adult & Professional Studies

Registration Hold

Registration for classes in succeeding courses is dependent on full payment of the previous expenses. A student whose account is in arrears will have a registration hold on their account and will not be permitted to register for subsequent courses.

Transcript Hold

When full payment has not been received, a transcript hold is placed on the student account. A transcript hold will prevent an official transcript from being printed by the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Clearance for Graduation

A student will not be issued an official transcript or receive their diploma until all financial obligations have been met.

Finance Charges

A finance charge of 1% per month will be assessed on any charges more than 30 days past due.

Non-Sufficient Funds Fee

If payment is returned from the bank for non-sufficient funds, a $20 returned check fee will be assessed on the student account.

Past Due Accounts

A student who is not currently registered at Bethel University and has an account balance more than 60 days past due, may be transferred to Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI). ECSI is a collections service that offers payment plans for students not currently registered at Bethel University. Accounts sent to ESCI are automatically reported to the Credit Bureau. No student who has an account balance with ECSI will be considered for re-admittance.

In the event Bethel University has to incur any expense in collecting on a student account, the student will be required to pay all of Bethel's costs for collection. This includes, but not limited to, a collection agency fee and/or attorney's fees at the rate of 33-40 percent. 

Refund Schedule and Withdrawal Policy: Tuition Refunds

After registration, changes made to a student’s schedule must be made in consultation with Academic Services at the College of Adult & Professional Studies, and must be completed online or in writing in the Office of the Registrar. Please note that changes may affect financial aid status. Before courses begin a full refund is granted, provided the change is made in writing on or before the day the course begins. Students that withdraw from a course, once it begins, will be granted a refund according to the sliding scale.

Excess Loan (Title IV) Funds

Federal financial aid regulations require Bethel University to issue a check to the student for the excess Title IV funds on the student account. Title IV funds that exceed the registered semester costs will be automatically sent to the student's mailing address within 14 days of the Business Office receiving the funds.

Fountain Terrace and North Village Residents

Bethel reserves the right to transfer the credit balance from the student account to the rent account ("V" account) should the account fall behind on monthly rent payments.

Child Development Center

Bethel reserves the right to transfer the credit balance from the student account to the Child Development Center account (“C” account) should the account fall behind on monthly payments.