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Student Handbook

Holds on Student Records


The University has the authority to withhold permission to enroll; to obtain transcripts; or to receive services, materials, food or merchandise, or any combination of these, from any person owing a debt to the university. A debt is defined as an unpaid financial obligation and/or any other unfulfilled obligation of a student or former student, however incurred, arising while the debtor was a student. A hold is a method of implementing these restrictions.

Students may clear their debts and have restrictions removed by taking the following appropriate action:


  1. Pay* the full amount of a financial debt.
  2. Return the material or equipment to the appropriate department.
  3. Pay* in full the value of the lost material and/or equipment.
  4. Satisfy any other claims by completing the specific action as required by the department or agency.

When all debts have been satisfied, the appropriate office will remove the hold and/or notify the Registrar.

*For immediate release of a hold, payment should be made by cash or money order.  No personal checks.