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Payment in full of the total balance due will avoid assessment of a 1.5 percent monthly late payment penalty. Student accounts must be paid in full by the established due dates for students to be eligible to register during the next registration period. Online transcripts, diplomas or other statements of record will be withheld and students will be ineligible to enroll and/or continue to be enrolled in future semesters until the obligations have been fulfilled. 

Financial Aid Recipients

Grants, scholarships and loans are reflected on your bill and deducted from any university allowable charges provided all financial aid requirements are met. If you receive a bill with an amount due, it is important for you to pay your bill by the due date on your billing notification. If you have any amount due and you are expecting to acquire financial aid to pay your bill and your financial aid is not reflected on your bill, you must pay your bill by the due date. 

Any late payment penalties assessed are the responsibility of the student and will not be paid by financial aid.

 Common reasons why financial aid is not on the billing notification are:



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Students who are not in good financial standing (have a past due balance from a prior semester(s)) by the published de-registration day will be taken out of their future semester classes. Students will be required to re-enroll for classes based on class availability if they correct their financial standing by paying the past due balance from the prior semester(s) in full. To stay in good financial standing, please pay all OU bills on or before their due dates.

To view information about important dates, to access class schedules when available and to register for classes, visit the Office of the Registrar website.

View previous de-registration calendars.

Fall 2014 De-Registration Calendar

Date Event
March 24, 2014 Fall registration begins
July 31, 2014 Bill Due Day: Pay all past due balances from summer and prior semester(s) by 11:59pm on this day to avoid the fall semester de-registration process fall semester de-registration process
August 1, 2014 DE-REGISTRATION from fall 2014 classes (due to non-payment of past due balance)
September 1, 2014  University Closed - Labor Day
September 2, 2014  New Student Convocation
September 3, 2014  Fall classes begin at 7:30 am


Winter 2015 De-Registration Calendar

Date Event
March 24, 2014 Winter registration begins
November 30, 2014 Bill Due Day: Pay all past due balances from fall and prior semester(s) by 11:59pm on this day to avoid the winter semester de-registration process
December 1, 2014 DE-REGISTRATION from winter 2015 classes (due to non-payment of past due balance)
Dec 24, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015 UNIVERSITY CLOSED – HOLIDAY RECESS
January 6, 2015 Winter classes begin at 7:30 a.m.



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Past Due Bill and Registration

Students with a past due bill less than $1,500 can register for classes beginning with the early registration period in March through the June bill due date. After the June bill due date students with a past due bill greater than $0 will not be able to register until the past due bill is paid in full.

Students registered for the fall semester with a past due bill must have their past due bill paid in full by the established July bill due date to avoid being deregistered (dropped) from future fall semester classes. Access the deregistration calendar for more information.

Students registered for the winter semester with a past due bill must have their past due bill paid in full by the established November bill due date to avoid being deregistered (dropped) from future winter semester classes. Access the deregistration calendar for more information.

You may pay the amount due online through eBill Student Bill and Payment. You will need your Grizzly ID number and six-digit SAIL PIN. The account will be credited immediately when paying by eBill. Please remember that Student Accounts Past Due holds will be removed 5-10 minutes after paying the amount due. Partial payments will be reflected in the hold amount within 24 hours. 

Students who do not have a current address on file may not receive an official 1098-T or other university mailings. Therefore, students who are missing an address will have a hold placed on the account which will prevent enrollment verification, graduation and obtaining transcripts and grades online. See instructions on how to change your address.

U.S. students who do not have an SSN on file may be issued an incorrect form 1098-T. Therefore students, who are missing an SSN will have a hold placed on the account which will prevent enrollment verification, graduation and obtaining transcipts and grades online. See instructions on how to send us your SSN.

See the complete list of holds that may be placed on a student’s account and contact information.



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By registering for courses or contracting for on campus housing at Oakland University, students acknowledge that they have read and accept the Student Business Services Terms and Conditions found on the Student Business Services web site.

If an account is not paid in full by the end of the semester the university will refer the unpaid student account balance to an outside collection agency and/or charge the student for the actual costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by the University in collecting the account balance; report the account to a credit bureau; and potentially offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student.

Non-Dischargeable Educational Benefits: Oakland University (“university”) may provide, extend or advance funds, credits and/or other financial accommodations to students, to be applied towards their tuition and/or charges, with the understanding that students will re-pay those amounts. All such amounts, other than scholarships, fellowships, stipends and/or tuition waivers, are loans and/or educational benefits which students must repay to the university together with late payment charges as established by the university. In consideration for allowing students to attend classes, students agree to repay the university for those loans and/or educational benefits and acknowledge that their re-payment obligation is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

If a student account has been referred to a collection agency, the student will receive notification from one of the collection agencies listed below.  All future contact regarding the account should be made directly to the collection agency. 
  • General Revenue Corp 
    (800) 234-1472
    Make payments and check your balance at www.generalrevenue.com.

  • Williams and Fudge 
    (800) 849-9791  
    Make payments and check your balance at www.wfpayaccounts.com.

  • State of Michigan 
    (800) 950-6227

What are the consequences for defaulting on a student account? 

  • Credit report damage 
  • No mortgage loans 
  • May be unable to rent an apartment 
  • Garnishment of state tax refunds 
  • May have difficulty obtaining car loans 


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Tuition and Non-attendance

Course registration(s) will not be canceled for non-attendance. Students must officially drop courses during the tuition refund periods to be eligible for reduction in tuition assessments. Refunds, if applicable, are based on the date of notification to the Office of the Registrar or on the date the last class was dropped via the SAIL system.

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