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Invoicing of Past Due Accounts
Past due accounts are invoiced twice a semester. Our office will issue invoices to both your Columbus State student email account and your preferred mailing address. Upon the date of invoice, you will have 30 days to set up a Payment Arrangement Agreement or 45 days to pay the balance in full to prevent it from being certified to the Ohio Attorney General's office for collection.
Payment Arrangement Agreements
If you have a past due balance you can set up a Payment Arrangement Agreement with our office. Payment Arrangement Agreements are set up so that your balance would be paid off in 24 months, so long as the minimum balance due each month is no less than $25.00. Setting up and keeping current with a Payment Arrangement Agreement will prevent your balance from being transferred to the Ohio Attorney General's Office, thus preventing your account from accruing interest and collection fees. However, you will not be able to register for classes or receive an official transcript until your balance is paid in full. If your balance is less than $200.00, you will be able to register for classes, as long as your Payment Arrangement Agreement is being adhered to and all payments are up to date.
Ohio Attorney General's
Columbus State is required to report any account that is not in good standing to the Ohio Attorney General for collection. If you owe a balance beyond the Fee Payment Deadline date a restriction may be placed on your account. If a restriction is placed, you have a past fee due and you will not be able to register or receive an official transcript.
Past fees due restrictions are reviewed and periodically ended for accounts that are paid in full. Students may request their restrictions to be ended by contacting the Cashiers and Student Accounting Office if their account is paid in full. It is suggested to do so when students need to register in advance of the College receiving payment in full from the Attorney General's Office, which may take up to 30 days for processing.
If your account has been turned over to the Ohio Attorney General's office, you can reach them at (888) 665-5440 for account inquiries or to pay on your balance.