The Office of the Bursar is responsible for collecting all delinquent balances due to the university, including delinquent tuition and fees, vendors and select non-student delinquent accounts.
Tuition and Fees Collection
Delinquent accounts will be prepared for collection as defined in Ohio Revised Code (131.02 Collecting Amounts Due to State). Collection is initiated when an account becomes delinquent and there are no satisfactory payment arrangements in place as determined by the Office of the Bursar. An account is delinquent when:
- A student is no longer enrolled and has a balance due, or
- A non-student account has an account balance more than 90 days past due.
The collection process may be expedited or delayed as deemed necessary. The University will take actions to collect a delinquent account.
The University will make a reasonable effort to notify the account holder of the status of the account and of possible referral to the Ohio Attorney General. This warning will be in the form of a mailed collection notice which itemizes the balance due. All written correspondences regarding a delinquent account will be mailed to the most recent active address on file for the individual. It is the student's responsibility to maintain an accurate address with Ohio University.
Placement with the Ohio Attorney General
If the account holder fails to respond to the courtesy contacts, the debt will be referred to the Ohio Attorney General for further action as required in the Ohio Revised Code. Once the account is placed with the Ohio Attorney General, payments must be made directly to them.
Attorney General of Ohio
150 East Gay Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
The Ohio Attorney General and/or their collection agencies will assess collection fees and interest to the account holder. The Ohio Attorney General reserves the right to employ legal counsel to handle litigation necessary to collect the debt. If litigation is filed, all costs associated with the litigation may be passed to the account holder. The Attorney General may not adjust or settle any debt so assigned without prior approval of the University. The Ohio Attorney General and his designees will at all times act in compliance with the provisions of the “Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” and any applicable Ohio statues.