Dishonored Check Policy
Checks returned by the bank will be processed as follows:
- The student will be notified by certified mail that their check was
dishonored by the bank. A $25 return check charge will be applied to the
- The student will have seven calendar days to pay for the check and the
return check charge. Payment must be in the form of cash or certified funds.
Failure to make the payment will result in cancellation of enrollment.
- Reinstatement after enrollment cancellation will be considered only
after full payment.
- Students who frequently issue bad checks will be subject to
disciplinary action even though their checks have been paid. The college may
also suspend their check writing privileges.
- The college will forward unpaid dishonored checks and related
information about the student to a collection agency.
The college offers students a short-term, no-interest loan program to assist in
the payment of fees. Additional details on the loan program are contained in
the Financial Aid section of this catalog.
Students are required to repay loans in no more than two installments at
specified intervals. Thirty-five percent of the total fees must be paid at the
time of registration (subject to change as announced in the Schedule of
Classes). A three percent, non-refundable, loan processing fee is assessed on
The College Student Loan program approved by the District Board of Trustees
requires that EACH payment be made by the designated date. Students not meeting
their scheduled payment dates will be administratively withdrawn from all their
classes. Students will be considered for reinstatement within a limited time
period only after paying the FULL loan amount .
Students withdrawn from their classes are not released from the obligation to
repay their loans. All loans that remain unpaid after the final installment due
date will be referred to a collection agency.
A student who does not comply with the terms of the loan program will lose the
right to receive future loans.
Fines, Penalties, and Indebtedness
Students may avoid being assessed fines and penalties by becoming familiar with
established policies and procedures contained in this catalog. The Student
Handbook is an additional source of important information. Failure to comply
with the college's regulations can result in fines being assessed. All unpaid
debts with the college will result in grades, transcripts, diplomas,
certificates, and other official documents being withheld. Students will also
not be allowed to re-register until all debts are paid in full. The college
will also withhold transcripts and deny registration privileges to students in
DEFAULT STATUS on their Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) until such time as the
student achieves satisfactory repayment status as determined by the lending
Operating a private vehicle on OWCC campuses is a privilege and not a right.
Individuals who show poor judgement or lack of consideration for the rights and
safety of others may have this privilege revoked. Violating the college's
parking regulations may result in parking fines being assessed or the vehicle
being towed at the owner's expense. Repeat offenders are subject to
disciplinary action by the college.
Complete parking and traffic regulations are published in the Student Handbook.
Note: All OWCC students and staff must register their vehicles with the college
and display an OWCC parking decal when parked on college property. Visitors may
obtain a parking permit from the Campus Information Center for the duration of
their visit or park in spots designated as visitor parking.
All fees are subject to change without notice.