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Currently Enrolled at Southern Illinois University

SIUC students will incur certain financial obligations. Although they may be eligible for various forms of financial aid, the final responsibility for those financial obligations will be the student's. Failure to meet your financial obligations will have serious consequences: late payment charges will be applied to past due amounts; transcripts and diplomas will not be issued to students with a balance owed to SIUC. If you live in University Housing, please contact them at (618) 453-2301 regarding payment penalties. If you are a current student and have concerns about your account, please contact our Accounts Receivable Department at (618) 453-2221.


Not Currently Enrolled at Southern Illinois University

If you have a balance following your departure from SIU, your account will be referred to our in-house Collections Department. University services, including transcripts, diplomas and registration, will be withheld until your account is paid in full. Failure to pay or make satisfactory payment arrangements will result in the account being referred to a collection agency with collection costs added to the student's account which the student is responsible for paying.
If an account must be sent to collection due to nonpayment of the outstanding balance, the university reserves the right to demand payment in full for subsequent terms of enrollment, prior to the beginning of each term to ensure payment. We also will submit a claim for the debt to the State of Illinois under Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act. This act authorizes the comptroller to satisfy the debt by withholding any personal warrants (income tax refunds, for example) issued to the student. The student's account will also be assessed a monthly late payment charge of 1.5% on the past due balance. 

Click here for information on how our in-house Collections Department can assist you.