Billing and Collections Policy


By registering for classes, you (the student) entered into a legally-binding contract to pay all tuition and fees, including any non-refundable fees.  Payment is due four weeks prior to term begin date for summer, fall and spring.

Students unable to pay on time may elect to enroll in the College’s automatic payment plan that allows payment to be made throughout the semester.

Registration for subsequent semesters is not allowed if a student has a balance owing over $1000.  Students on payment plans covering the current academic year may register regardless of their balance owing if they have not defaulted on payments previously due.

Official transcripts will be withheld due to an outstanding account balance whether the student is on a payment plan or not.  Grades may be withheld as well due to outstanding account balances. Special circumstances may be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Students who have not completed exit for Perkins are denied official transcripts and registration.

Current term payment:

Your student account payment is due in full to the college by the billing due dates for the current term.

If you are a student with an employer or third party reimbursement agreement, do not wait to pay your tuition bill until you have received your reimbursement for your course. You are responsible to pay all of your tuition account charges in full by the due dates, regardless whether or not your employer will cover these costs. In order to defer employer reimbursement, you need to complete an “Employer-Sponsored Tuition Repayment Agreement.”, along with a letter from your employer on Company Letterhead stating the company reimbursement policy. The amount of tuition covered by the Employer will be deferred until semester end.

Pay current term charges by one of the following methods:

Pay online at:

Pay in Person at:Office of the Bursar Fortunoff Hall Room 101

Pay by mail: Dowling College, 150 Idle Hour Boulevard, Oakdale, NY 11769

Att; Office of the Bursar

Failure to pay on time:

If you do not pay your bill on time, you will be assessed late fee and a past due balance hold will be placed on your account. The hold will prevent further registration.   You must speak with a Bursar Representative and make payment to resolve the past due balance in order to have the hold removed.

Past-due payment:

Your past-due student balance must be paid as soon as possible.  You are responsible for all late and re-billing fees assessed to your account while it remains past due. Be aware that you cannot set up a payment plan for the current term’s charges, when you are already on an installment and it is past due. You can make your payments following these guidelines:

Collection Status:

Your account will be placed into collection status if you fail to pay total balance at the discretion of the Office of the Bursar.You are responsible for all attorney’s fees, court costs, agency commissions, and other assessments incurred to collect your unpaid account balance.


If you make payments for less than the agreed upon amount without prior consultation with the office of the Bursar , you could be considered in default.

  • Default means that you have stopped making monthly payments on time per your agreement with the College.
  • Missing one payment could result in default.
  • All attorney’s fees, collections costs, late fees, installments fees, court costs, collection agency commissions and other collection costs will be reinstated.
  • Your account could be sent to an outside collection agency and credit reporting agencies notified of your default status.