Failure to Pay
A student’s failure to pay their bill(s) by the specified due date will result in late fees and/or a financial hold added to the student’s account. This financial hold will prevent the processing of diplomas/transcripts as well as any changes in registration for the current and subsequent semesters.
Returned Payment Policy
Payments that are returned for any reason are subject to a $30 returned payment fee. Subsequent returned payments will subject the student account to a financial hold which will not be removed until the payment(s) clear the financial institution. Additionally, students who register for subsequent semesters and have a returned payment, will be given one opportunity to pay the outstanding balance due to LHU. Failure to pay this balance will result in any registered courses being dropped from the student's schedule.
Delinquent Account Balance
Students who fail to pay their student bill will be placed into the collection system. Once a student is placed with a collection agency, all payments should be made to the appropriate collection agency. Failure to do so will result in delays in payments being applied to the student account. Students who are placed with a collection agency will not have access to their transcripts and / or diplomas until payment in full has been made. Payments must clear the financial institution prior to any transcripts / diplomas are processed.
Delinquent Account Balance - Returning Students
Students who had a delinquent account that was turned over to the Attorney General, or another collection agency, and wish to return will be required to pre-pay their first semester back at LHU. This means the student must be able to prove they have sufficient financial aid to cover their first semester charges, pay the charges out-of-pocket, or a combination of the two. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Late Fee Appeals
In order for a student to appeal the late fee assessed on their student bill, they must do the following:
- Provide a written appeal to the Student Accounts Office including name, ID, and reason why the late fee should be removed. This can be dropped off at our office in 224A Ulmer or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The appeal must be written by the student. Appeals written by anyone other than the student will not be accepted.
- The appeal must be in the same semester as the late fee charge. No appeals will be accepted for prior semesters.
- The entire student bill must be paid in full – including the late fee. Appeals will not be considered unless the balance is paid in full.
Please click here for Lock Haven University's Refund Policy.
Adding Flex Dollars
Students who wish to add or increase their flex dollars can do so my logging into their myHaven account. Students may also make flex changes by visiting our office in 224A Ulmer. Students are encouraged to utilize the myHaven portal as this is the quickest manner for flex to be added to the student account. Please note that any flex increases / additions must be paid for in full prior to being charged to the student account and used where flex is accepted. For more information, please click here.
Releasing Student Information Policy
In order to be compliant with the federal law, the Student Accounts Office will only release information to the student themselves as well as anyone that is listed on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The FERPA form can be found on the Financial Aid website.
Financial Terms and Conditions Agreement - please click here.