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Late Fees

Students are expected to complete financial arrangements before classes begin. The consequences of not adhering to these dates will range from financial fines set by the school up to and including cancellation of enrollment. 

Student tuition bills which have not been paid before the start of the semester, or any subsequent overdue amount, are subject to additional charges including but not limited to a 1% monthly finance charge, reasonable attorney fees, both on trial and appeal, other costs and charges necessary for the collection of any amount not paid when due, and cancellation of registration or withholding of services including but not limited to transcripts and diplomas. 

Finance charges and/or fines will be levied on student accounts including but not necessarily limited to the following:

  • All semesters have a payment due date of on or before the first day of classes for your semester. This depends on the program and semester program you are in.
  • A $100 late clearing fee will be applied to a student account for any student who has not followed the account clearing/payment date requirements. This is charged only once per semester.
  • In addition to a late clearing fee, a 1% finance charge will be assesed to any unpaid/past due student account balance every month until the past due balance is paid in full.  
  • A $30 returned check charge will be levied for all returned checks to Linfield or if paid on Nelnet.
  • A $30 fee for any refunds checks that are not cashed or a stop payment is requested due to not having ACH set up or making sure your address is updatd with Linfield and Nelnet systems.
  • Nelnet will assess A $50 late fee, per month, on each monthly payment plan payment that is past due.

The Student Accounts Office is always happy to work with you if you need additional time to pay your student account, so please be sure to email the student accounts manager if you having difficulty paying by the due dates to avoid additional fees being added to your account. 

If you have any questions regarding finance charges or late fees on your account, please contact the Student Accounts Office at or 503-883-2241.

The school will report the amount of an overdue account and other relevant information to a national credit bureau when a student is no longer enrolled at Linfield if payment arrangements are not made. If you are a former student owing a balance, please contact the Student Accounts Office at or 503-883-2461.