Original Date: 10/11/1992 * Last Revision Effective: 1/18/2023
Policy Contact: Vice President, Student Affairs
Bellevue College Policy 7200 has been adopted as Chapter 132H-122 of the Washington Administrative Code.
WAC 132H-122-010 Statement of policy
- Bellevue College expects students who owe a debt for services, tuition and fees, housing, financial aid, fines, and other fees to pay the amount they owe, or set up a payment plan, and to contact the college for additional information, if needed.
- Students have the right to ask for details related to the debt, and to appeal a debt.
- The finance office is responsible for the implementation of this code.
WAC 132H-122-020 Student financial debt procedures
- The college may take the following actions for non-payment of outstanding student debt:
- Place a hold, also called a negative service indicator, on a student’s account if they owe a debt for housing, financial aid, tuition, or other college fees. A negative service indicator prevents enrollment for future quarters.
- Drop students for non-payment of any debt at any time.
- Refer past due debts that exceed $100 to a collection agency. Prior to referral, students will receive notice via their Bellevue College email. The notice will include at a minimum the following information:
- The amount of the debt owed;
- The nature of the debt;
- Information on how to pay the debt;
- Contact information for the finance office and/or staff member who can provide more information, and/or set up a payment plan;
- The deadline for payment of the debt; and
- Any consequences that may result from non-payment of the debt.
- Reporting requirements: The college follows the state reporting rules related to the use of negative service indicators, debt levels, and collection practices.
WAC 132H-122-030 Debt dispute and appeal
Students who believe that exigent circumstances exist, or an error occurred that may require reduction or removal of a debt, may submit an online appeal form, available on the Enrollment Services website, for review of the debt.
Relevant Laws and Other Resources
Revisions 3/22/2005; 5/21/2009; 10/19/2015; 1/18/2023
Board of Trustees
Last Updated January 20, 2023