Students may review their account status and transact account payments at either of the cashier stations. Additionally, students may cash personal, one-party checks payable to North Arkansas College, or use an authorized debit card, for up to $10 per day, provided the student has current valid photo identification and no record of insufficient checks within the past six months.
Credit and Payment Policy
Students who register for classes at North Arkansas College are required to pay all related tuition and fees or have made allowable payment arrangements by the posted deadline. Any tentative enrollment will be voided if payment arrangements are not made by this deadline. Allowable payment arrangements include - cash, check, and credit or debit card, awarded financial aid, approved online payment plans, or written non-revocable payment commitments from approved third-party entities.
Charges to awarded financial aid require that (1) the application has been filed, (2) eligibility has been determined, (3) any selected data has been verified, and (4) the actual award has been processed. Any awarded financial aid will be used to first satisfy any account balance before the residual, if any, is remitted to the student.
The following procedure will be applied to students who are awarded financial aid (institutional awards and scholarships) and also have written non-revocable payment commitments from an approved third-party entity (State, Federal or other approved entity), or certain timed installment payment agreements (Nelnet e-Cashier):
- Financial aid will be processed in the order and by designated commitment of aid received.
- Financial aid will be used as designated to first satisfy any account balance before the residual, if any, is remitted to the student.
- As payment commitments from third-party entities are received, the funds will be applied to account balances as designated, with the residual, if any, reimbursed to the student.
Any timed installment payment arrangement (online Nelnet e-Cashier payment plan) will require full payment within ninety (90) days from the start of the Fall and Spring semesters and prior to the start of classes of the Summer I, Summer II, and any offered mini terms. Timed installment payment arrangements will include an application fee, possible processing fees, potential delinquent payment fees, and acceptance of possible collection costs. You may contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056 if you have any questions regarding your online payment plan.
Students electing any qualified payment arrangement agree to the stipulation that upon any arrangement default or delinquent account status, North Arkansas College may deny future enrollment and/or refuse to release any transcriptions and records until the debt is satisfied.
Course textbooks and supplies obtained from the North Arkansas College Bookstore may only be charged to awarded financial aid with adequate remaining coverage after any tuition and fee charges or to written, non-revocable payment commitments from approved third-party entities. Approved third-party Bookstore purchases will not be eligible for any timed installment payment arrangement. Please allow approximately seventy-two (72) hours for approved third-party payment commitments to be processed and available for Bookstore charges.
Delinquent Accounts and Collection Policy
North Arkansas College may deny future enrollment and/or refuse to release any transcripts and records until any delinquent account balance or debt to the college is satisfied. Delinquent accounts may also be subject to additional charges, including late fees, processing fees, collections costs, and attorney fees.
Additionally, North Arkansas College may pursue delinquent account collection through in-house efforts, public collection agencies, and/or garnishment of an individual’s Arkansas State Income Tax Refund, as allowed by Arkansas Code § 26-36-301.
Disputed Charges Adjustments
Disputed or incorrect employee or student account charges may not be waived, reversed or reduced by any College personnel without written documentation describing the situation and the reason for the waiver or reduction. Such documentation must include the approval of the President or the joint approval of the Vice President of Finance & Administration and one other vice president.
Drop for Non-Payment
Students who register for classes at North Arkansas College are required to pay all related tuition and fees or to have made allowable payment arrangements by the published deadline. Any tentative enrollment will be voided if payment or allowable payment arrangements are not made by this published date.
Student disbursements are available via direct deposit. Sign up conveniently on Northark’s website or contact Student Accounts for details.