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Student Financial Services Office Policies: Statement of Financial Responsibility 

Before a student can register, they must acknowledge that they understand they are financially responsible for tuition, fees and other University charges. This is the Statement of Financial Responsibility:

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AND PROMISE TO PAY

FOR TUITION, FEES, AND OTHER UNIVERSITY CHARGES

(ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & PROMISE TO PAY)

 

 

THIS INSTRUMENT AFFECTS THE SIGNER’S LEGAL RIGHTS

 

 

By signing this acknowledgement & promise to pay, I acknowledge and understand that when I register for any class at, or receive any service from, the University of North Florida (UNF) I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees, and other associated fees assessed as a result of my registration and/or receipt of services.  I further understand and agree that my registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes a promissory note (i.e., 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) by which UNF is providing me educational services, deferring some or all of my payment obligation for those services, and I promise to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due dates.

 

 I promise to pay to the University:  

    • My student account (or enroll in a payment plan) by the published payment deadline. I understand that UNF uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official method and failure to review my e-bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying my bill on time.  E-bill is located on myWings, Student Self-Service, Student Account, View Bill By Term. I further understand that administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve me of my financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees, and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of my registrations at UNF;  
     
    • The original amount of my payment if it is returned by the bank for any reason, plus the returned payment fee.  A returned payment will not absolve me of my financial obligation to UNF and I may be restricted from using personal checks and e-checks for 1 year;

     

    • The amount of any funds received by me as an overpayment or loan;

     

    • Any deficiency in tuition, fees or other University charges that results from negative financial reversals or non-payment of loans or advances from federal, state, institutional, or other third party providers;
     

 

    • All collection fees, including penalties, late fees, attorney’s fees, and court costs, which may add over 33 1/3% to the balance of my indebtedness. I understand that my delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.
     

 

    • All or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule on the University’s Academic Calendar if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register. I have read the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund schedule and understand that I must drop a class during the first week of the term to be relieved of any financial responsibility for that class.  I further understand that my failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve me of my financial responsibility as described above.

     

    The University’s Student Financial Services Office communicates all financial account information via electronic services using online secured portals via myWings at www.unf.edu and may send me important notices via my UNF e-mail account.  I acknowledge that I will review my account history available on myWings prior to registering for classes and before the tuition payment deadline each semester.  Deadlines and policy information are available at http://www.unf.edu/controller/cashiers/

     

    • I acknowledge that I will receive an e-mail notification to my UNF e-mail account when the account has a balance due.  It is my responsibility to review my account status and email account weekly and make payment by the published deadline. 
     
    • I acknowledge that if I have not paid my fees or made payment arrangements prior to the tuition payment deadline or scheduled due date I will be charged a $100 late payment fee.
     
    • I understand that financial aid described as “Credit Balance” on View and Pay My Bill does not represent actual or guaranteed payment, but is an estimate of the aid I may receive if I meet all the requirements stipulated by the aid program.  Financial aid may be revoked at a later date and I understand I may responsible to repay those funds.
     
    • If my account becomes delinquent, UNF will place a financial hold on my student account and I acknowledge that, subject to applicable law, I will not be allowed to register for the next semester or receive transcripts, and, if I am a graduating student, I will not receive a diploma.  .
     
    • I authorize the University and its agents attempting to collect any debt I owe to the University to utilize all contact information I have provided to the University, including, but not limited to current and future cell phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses.  I agree to allow the University of North Florida and its agents to use automated telephone dialing equipment, artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages and personal calls and emails inn their efforts to contact me. I understand I may withdraw my consent to call my cellular phone by submitting my request in writing.  I agree to update my mailing address, email address and phone numbers if they change.

     

    The Student Financial Services Office provides account information electronically for the following categories, and more:  

    • Account History
     
    • IRS Tax Form 1098-T
     
    • Direct Deposit Authorization Form
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    This Acknowledgement & Promise to Pay is governed by the laws of the State of Florida.  Any suit, action or proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement must be brought in the circuit or county courts of Duval County, Florida.  No delay or failure by either party to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will be considered a waiver thereof. 

     

    • I acknowledge and agree that this Acknowledgement & Promise to Pay is a promissory note, a legal debt instrument giving the University of North Florida the right to take legal action to collect the debt I have promised to pay. I waive any defense to enforcement of this promissory note, including, but not limited to any defense that it invalid or unenforceable due to its contingent nature and the method of its execution.

     

    YES, I have read this Acknowledgement & Promise to Pay carefully, had an opportunity to ask any questions related to it, and agree to its terms.