Holds on Student Accounts

Financial Services and/or the Financial Aid office will place a hold on a student's account for the following reasons:

Past due or delinquent account
Fines (library, parking, athletic equipment, etc.)
Insufficient checks
Default on student loan (Federal Direct Loan, Perkins, Nursing, etc.) Incomplete or missing financial aid documents

The hold may result in the student not being able to register or obtain transcripts and/or diplomas.

College of Saint Mary is in compliance with Section 103 of The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, and will not interrupt the pursuit of GI Bill® recipients achieving their academic goals. For students receiving funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, College of Saint Mary permit *any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the Certificate of Eligibility.

Furthermore, College of Saint Mary will not impose any penalty including the assessment of late charges, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33. This requirement is limited to the portion of funds paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

*A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Trademark_Terms_of_Use.asp.