Holds are placed on the student accounts for past due funds, not enough funds to cover balance, returned checks, improper paperwork, etc. You can verify any holds on your student account by going to the LC Portal. Accounts are reviewed on a daily basis to verify that students have enough funds to cover their account. This information is based on the classes a student is currently charged for and compared to their current account balance and funding.

Students who use a company letter for company reimbursement as a form of payment have 90 days to pay for that course. If the account is not paid in the 90 day time period a hold is placed on the student account until any balance over 90 days is brought current. If you submit any type of paperwork for your course this must be attached to your payment form upon registration. If required paperwork is missing a hold will be placed on your student account. If you have a delinquent balance on your account, you are in jeopardy of being sent to collections. Once this happens you cannot enroll into any courses until the amount is paid. You are also charged 10% of your balance for the late payment penalty. Every October delinquent student accounts are submitted to the Municipal Association of South Carolina. They then submit the information to the state revenue office who will garnish a student’s state taxes to pay Limestone University until the outstanding balance on that student’s account is paid in full. Letters are mailed out to inform students if their account is being sent to MASC and the amount of the past due bill. No further notices are sent after the initial letter is mailed. There is also a $75.00 service fee each time a tax refund is garnished.  Throughout the semester, accounts that are not eligible to be submitted to MASC for any reason will be submitted to an outside collection agency.  A 10% collection fee will be added along with any collection fees.  This information is also reported to each credit agency. 

Who do I contact about my hold?

For details or questions concerning an Athletic hold contact Tony Iliano at 864-488-4474 or ailiano@limestone.edu
For details or questions concerning a Library hold contact 864-488-4612 or library@limestone.edu
For details or questions concerning a Public Safety hold contact 864-488-8344.
For details or questions concerning a Student Services hold contact Melissa Satterwhite at 864-488-8373 or msatterwhite@limestone.edu.
For details or questions concerning a Registrar hold contact Jennifer Ledbetterat 864-488-8368 or jledbetter@limestone.edu.
For details or questions concerning a Business Office hold contact April Poindexter at 864-488-8282 or apoindexter@limestone.edu.

 

GENERAL REFUND POLICY

Financial: The University has many continuing expenses, such as faculty salaries and plant maintenance. In order to plan and maintain these services over the entire semester it is essential that the annual income from fees be assured. For this reason it is understood that students are enrolled for the entire semester. The fact that school fees are paid in two or more installments does not constitute a fractional contract.

In view of the foregoing, refund of any portion of the tuition and fees will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from The University through the Office of the Provost and on the following basis:

                                                                                                             Portion of
                                                                                                Tuition and Fees, Room
When the student has been enrolled                                            Returned
  Up to 7 calendar days after classes begin................................... 100%
  8 to 14 calendar days................................................................... 75%
  15 to 21 calendar days................................................................. 60%
  22 to 28 calendar days................................................................. 45%
  29 to 35 calendar days................................................................. 30%
  36 to 42 calendar days................................................................. 15%

No comprehensive refund will be allowed after six (6) weeks . No refund of board will be issued after the first 7 calendar days after classes begin. Students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons will have their room and board charges adjusted to reflect a prorated share of services used to the date of their suspension.

In the Online and Evening Program refunds are as follows:
  Up to 7 calendar days after course begins......................100% refund
  8 calendar days to end of course.........................................0% refund

Note: for a military student who is taking Internet courses and using Tuition Assistance there will be a 100% refund, if the course is dropped up to 7 calendar days after the course begins

Refunds for students receiving Federal, State, or Institutional Financial Aid will be made in accordance with the regulations governing the respective programs. Policy statements regarding the refund of financial aid money are available in the Business Office or Financial Aid Office. An unofficial withdrawal may result in a student’s forfeiting all financial aid and thus becoming responsible for the entire balance. Schedules are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester.

Note: Schedules concerning refund dates are sent to all students at the beginning of each semester. Students are asked to check their limestone.edu email addresses and The Halo.