It's that time of year when students are preparing to register for spring semester classes. As a service to our students and to the University, the Bursar's Office places a hold on students' bursar accounts if they have an outstanding balance from the current fall semester or are past due on the five-month payment plan. The hold prevents future registration and the release of transcripts and diplomas.
How is this a service? By placing holds, the student is better able to manage any outstanding/past due balance before accumulating more debt, and the University receives payment for services rendered. It's a good business practice for everyone involved.
How do you avoid a hold? If your student is on the payment-in-full plan, be sure they check that their account balance is paid in full. If your student is on the five-month payment plan, have them verify that their remaining balance only consists of the one remaining payment (November) on their plan.
Just because your student has a hold on his or her account doesn't mean they can't register for spring: It means they can't register during priority registration or until the hold is cleared. They may have to carry this balance into the holiday break and pay it off through an online payment at www.xavier.edu/bursar. Students can register up to the start of spring classes, Jan. 11, 2010. If we can be of service to you, please contact the Bursar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 513-745-3435 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.