Students with unpaid balances on their accounts will be sent to a collection company, will not be permitted to register for future semesters or receive official transcripts until prior term balances have been paid in full. See Delinquent Account Collection Policy below.
Students will be required to sign the following statement when completing a variety of NHTI forms, including Registration Forms, Add/Drop Forms, Deferred Payment Agreement Forms, Financial Aid Deferment/Award Forms, Withdrawal Forms and On-line Registration Forms:
“I agree that by registering for courses within the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), I am financially obligated for ALL costs related to the registered course(s). Upon a drop or withdrawal, I agree that I will be responsible for all charges as noted in the student catalog and handbook. I further understand that if I do not make payment in full, my account may be reported to the credit bureau and/or turned over to an outside collection agency. I also agree to pay for the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage of the debt up to a maximum of 35%, and all additional costs and expenses, including any protested check fees, court filing costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, which will add significant costs to my account balance."
Delinquent Account Collection Policy
Any account balance 90 days past due may be turned over to an independent, outside collections agency. When this happens, no payments will be accepted by NHTI. The cost of the outside collection agency, any legal fees and any bounced check fees will be added to the total amount owed. At the same time the debt will be reported to the Credit Bureaus. Students will not be eligible to receive official transcripts or register for courses at NHTI and other CCSNH colleges until they have paid their account in full.
For a collection balance at NHTI, after all financial obligations have been satisfied, students who wish to return to NHTI will be required to prepay in full for one semester at the time of registration. Students will only be able to defer payments when all financial aid requirements have been satisfied. Any remaining balance must be paid in full. After one semester, the student will be in good standing with NHTI. The student will then become eligible for the online FACTS Installment Payment Plan and Financial Aid Deferment using all awards except Federal Work Study.
Returned/Insufficient Funds Check Policy (Protested Check)
Whenever any check, draft or money order issued in payment of any fee or for any purpose is returned to NHTI, NHTI shall charge a fee of $35 in addition to the amount of the check, draft or money order to the person presenting the check, draft or money order to NHTI, to cover the costs of collection.