Holds are placed on a student's bursar account for several different reasons and different offices can place the holds i.e. the Bursar's Office, Office of Student Integrity, McGrath Health and Wellness Center, etc. The most common reason a bursar hold is placed is when a balance is past due on the student's account. Holds will also be placed on accounts that have a balance due, not necessarily past due, just prior to priority registration for each semester. The University process includes not allowing a student to progress semester to semester until the prior/current semester(s) is paid in full. This includes the registration of classes for subsequent semesters. You can make a payment online. Many holds will be removed automatically once the student makes their payment. Other types of holds will be removed from their account the next business day. For payment information, see Ways to Pay.
Class cancellation is a process that cancels a student's class registration for a particular semester. This process takes place for several reasons. First, some students will apply to Xavier, enroll in classes, and then decide to attend school elsewhere or not attend at all. Some of these prospective students don't notify Xavier that they won't be attending. Therefore, the only way to identify these students and to free-up classroom seats for students who are attending Xavier is to cancel the class registrations for students who have not made any attempt to pay their student account balance. Secondly, class cancellation can act as a tool for keeping students current on their bursar account and insuring that there will be no financial roadblocks to registering for subsequent semesters. The cancellation process typically occurs twice in the Fall and may take place in the Spring and Summer semesters. If your classes do get cancelled, once you take care of your financial situation, you can re-register for classes but there is no guarantee that you will be able to get the same schedule of classes that you had prior to cancellation.
To avoid being cancelled, be sure to pay your balance in full or enroll in the X-Flex Payment Plan and make on-time payments as they are outlined in the payment schedule. You can always accelerate your payment plan by paying it off faster with no penalty.
To learn more about class cancellation, view the official Class Registration Cancellation Policy.