In order to provide for the financial strength and continued solvency of the University, Gallaudet must vigorously pursue the collection of all accounts receivable. If necessary, outstanding accounts will be referred to a collection agency and/or to legal counsel.
Students are responsible for arranging financing and payment of their bills. As a precautionary measure, all students are required to sign a promissory note at registration. All registration charges to students are due and payable at the time of registration. If students are unable to pay all charges at the time of registration, the University requires them to sign a promissory note. However, any amounts due from a prior term must be paid before the student is granted permission to register for a subsequent term. Students who are unable to pay off prior balances because of a major, unexpected financial emergency may appeal to the Financial Appeals Committee for additional time to pay off their balances. However, the committee has sole discretion in approving or rejecting those appeals. The decision of the committee is final.
Charges for which a student has a written vocational rehabilitation (VR) authorization are credited to the student and billed to the VR agency. Formal written authorizations from foreign governments or agencies are treated like those from the United States for billing purposes. Any amounts billed to an agency which are not accepted for payment are charged to the student's account and the student must pay the unmet portion or the account will be sent to a collection agency and/or legal counsel.