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Due Dates, Late Fees & Holds

Billing & Due Dates

Regular monthly billings are prepared the first full week of each month and due by the 1st for the following month.


Late Fees and Holds

Late payment fees will be assessed on balances over $500 if financial aid has not been received and there is no payment plan set up for the current term.  Late payment fee is $100.

Financial registration holds are posted to students with delinquent accounts of $501 or more during the semester.  Students will not be permitted to register for courses until the registration hold is released.

Transcript/Diploma holds are posted to students with delinquent accounts of less than $500.  Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until the account balance is paid in full.  You will still be permitted to add additional courses and register for future semesters with this hold.

Once the semester has ended, financial holds are placed on all delinquent accounts regardless of the balance. Students will not be permitted to register for courses, add additional courses, or receive academic records (transcripts and diplomas) until the entire balance has been paid.

For the complete policy on late fees, holds and the collection of student accounts, please visit


Returned Payment fee

In the event your payment is returned unpaid for any reason, a $30 Return Check Fee will be added to your myPennWest student account and a registration hold will be placed on the account until repayment is received.  Repayment should be made with a certified check or money order. Please include a copy of the notification you receive, make the check payable to PennWest University, and mail to:

PennWest University
Student Accounts Office
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

At the discretion of the university, if an account has more than two returned paper checks or electronic checks, payments will need to be made in the following manner: 

  • Online:   Credit (convenience fee applies to credit)
  • Mail:  Certified check or money order
  • In person:  Certified check, money order, cash or debit
Last Updated 8/24/23