When students register for any class at Delgado Community College or receive any service from Delgado Community College, they are making a financial commitment to pay all tuition, fees and other associated charges assessed as a result of their enrollment and/or receipt of service. The student’s registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes a promissory note agreement [i.e., a financial obligation in the form of an education loan as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)] in which Delgado Community College is providing the student educational services, deferring some or all of the student’s payment obligation for those services, and the student promises to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date.
If the student drops or withdraws from some or all of the classes for which he or she registers, the student is responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule located in the College Catalog and Student Handbook. The student accepts the terms and conditions of the published tuition refund schedule and understand those terms are incorporated herein by reference. The student’s failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve the student of financial responsibility as described above.
By providing a telephone number, email, or other contact information, the student authorizes Delgado Community College and its agents to contact the student using the information provided by any means of communication, including but not limited to, calls placed to the cellular phone using an automated dialing service and calls using prerecorded messages and/or SMS text messages, regarding any past, current or future financial or academic record (or critical College business) held by Delgado and its agents. The student consents to all forms of contact, even if the student is charged by his or her service provider(s) for receiving such communications.
The following Terms and Conditions, in addition to the disclosures provided above, outline the student’s Registration Agreement with Delgado Community College.
- Once a student formally registers for classes, the student assumes the responsibility for understanding all Delgado’s official policies as described in the current Delgado Community College Catalog and Student Handbook, which include but are not limited to policies concerning schedule changes, satisfactory academic progress and the financial policies of the College.
- Withholding of services: If a student has any outstanding obligations with any college in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Delgado reserves the right to withhold future services including but not limited to registration, transcript requests, issuing diplomas, use of facilities, and other services as deemed appropriate by the College.
- It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her Delgado email address daily and maintain a current postal address to ensure receipt of all College correspondence.
- The student consents to receive email notifications to his/her Delgado email address regarding the availability of an E–Bill (Electronic Billing Statement) and consents to review billing statement information on Delgado’s web payment system.
- Registration constitutes a financial agreement between the student and Delgado Community College. Tuition, fees and other charges the student incurs, including but not limited to testing charges, course specific fees, fines and bookstore charges shall be added to the student’s account.
- Delgado accepts payment via student financial aid and third-party sponsorship, but the responsibility for payment remains with the student. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor his/her account balance and any funding sources. If financial aid is not granted or if third party sponsors do not pay within a reasonable period, the student will be required to pay the full amount due.
- Charges left unpaid for prior terms may result in disenrollment from the student’s current semester/session’s courses unless payment arrangements are made prior to payment deadlines.
- Failure to pay outstanding student account balances by the stated due dates may result in late payment fees as outlined in the Student Handbook.
- In the event the student becomes delinquent in paying charges or defaults in repaying charges, the debts may be transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the Louisiana Office of Debt Recovery, or another external agency for collection. All collection fees incurred shall be at the expense of the student which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 331/3%.
- If Delgado prevails in a lawsuit to collect on the student’s financial obligation, the student will be responsible to pay Delgado’s court costs, collection fees and attorney’s fees in an amount the court finds to be reasonable.