Student Financial Responsibility

What is the Financial Responsibility Agreement?

The Financial Responsibility Agreement (herein referred to simply as agreement) is our way of ensuring that you understand the financial impacts of enrolling in classes at Moraine Park Technical College. The agreement outlines the College’s expectations for payment, financial aid, the employment of collection agencies, communication methods and procedures, as well as tax document requirements and delivery methods.

Why do I have to sign the agreement?

There are several reasons why we expect every student to acknowledge the message contained within the agreement. First, and most importantly, we expect students to thoughtfully consider the cost of their education, to assist in financial planning and debt management. Second, the agreement satisfies several federal notification requirements that govern how student accounts are handled. Third, the College may employ the services of outside services and agencies for the collection of fees, and the agreement is the College’s way of communicating those arrangements.

How often do I need to sign the agreement?

To ensure that you are considering your finances each year, the agreement must be signed once during registration for each year of enrollment. Login to myMPTC Student, click My Academics, Registration, Add/Drop Classes, select term, then click Financial Responsibility Agreement. Carefully read the information. To continue your enrollment you will need to select YES indicating that you have read and agree to the terms of the contract.

What happens if I refuse to sign?

The agreement serves as notification of potential consequences of non-payment, and to provide vital account information. If a student chooses not to sign any or all of the agreement, they will not be permitted to register for classes until the issue is resolved.

How quickly can I register after completing the agreement? Once you consent to the agreement online, you will then be able to proceed with enrollment.

Payment of Fees

All fees are payable at the time of registration or by the due dates offered prior to the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. If the due date has expired, payment is due at time of registration. Registration is not complete nor are students permitted to attend classes until all fees are paid.

Ways to Pay

There are four payment options, one of which must be in place by the payment due date or classes will be dropped for non-payment.

Individual Options

1.   Pay in Full

  • Online: Online payments via the MaxPay on myMPTC Student are the quickest, most convenient way to pay your bill. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard)*, debit cards and e-Check payments. With e-Check, make safe, secure online payments and skip the fee—it costs nothing to make a payment online using e-Check.  * A 2.75% convenience fee for credit/debit card payments will be assessed by the payment processor.
  • In person: Pay by check, cash or money order at the Main Office at any campus. Kiosks are available for online e-Check, Credit or Debit Card payments.
  • By mail: Mail check or money order (with your student ID number in the memo) to Moraine Park Technical College, PO Box 1940, Fond du Lac, WI 54936.

2.   Payment Plan

The College shall provide standardized online payment plan options to assist the student in meeting their financial obligation with the College. A student in good financial standing with the College may enroll in a payment plan for current registration charges (book and supply costs cannot be included in the payment plan). A payment plan fee is established each semester and is due at time of plan enrollment. Partial payments do not enroll a student in the payment plan; the student must officially enroll online. The payment plan may be rescinded if the individual fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the plan.

To enroll online, log into myMPTC Student and click My Finances, MaxPay.

3.   Financial Aid

To pay with approved (anticipated) financial aid, students must have received an official Financial Aid Notification Letter from MPTC’s Financial Aid Office. Loans cannot be used to cover student bills until a promissory note and loan entrance counseling are completed. Work-study awards can never be used to cover student bills. Students can view your awards online via myMPTC Student.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure tuition and fees are paid through financial aid. This includes providing requested information and following financial aid status in myMPTC Student to ensure proper delivery of aid.

Prior to receiving a financial aid award, students may receive a tuition bill. If the status with financial aid is complete, it will be reflected on the bill. If you are unsure of your status, check the student account at myMPTC Student for clarification.

If student’s financial aid is not complete before the payment due date, students will need to enroll in a payment plan or pay in full. Once processing financial aid is complete, it will be applied toward the remaining balance of the student’s payment plan. Students are required to continue making payments on their payment plan until processing of financial aid is complete or the balance is paid in full.

Please Note: If the student’s financial aid is complete, BUT a high school transcript or College Transfer transcript(s) is required, financial aid will not hold the student’s classes and will need to set up a payment plan before payment is due date.

4. Third Party Contract

If an agency, organization or company (such as DVR, WIA or an Employer) needs to be billed for student’s tuition, this requires documentation. The student will need to submit a Third Party Contract Authorization by the payment due date. The student is ultimately responsible for their account balance if for some reason the outside source refuses payment.

Returned Payment/Failed Payment Agreement/Stop Payment Any payment not honored by the student’s bank will result in a returned payment fee of $30.00. Multiple returned payments and/or failure to comply with the terms of any payment plan or agreement signed with MPTC may result in cancellation of classes and/or suspension of eligibility to register for future classes at MPTC.

Prepayment

The College reserves the right to require a student to pre-pay for future semesters based on the student’s payment history.

Electronic Billing

Electronic billing is the official method for billing all current and former students with outstanding account balances. It is the student’s responsibility to go to myMPTC to view their Student Account. Students will be notified through their MPTC e-mail when new e-billing statements are available to view in the MaxPay.

Delinquent Accounts

If a student fails to pay their student account bill or monies owing Moraine Park by the scheduled due date, the account will be considered delinquent, which will result in:

Late Payment Charges: The amount of the late payment charge will be established by the Vice President – Finance and Administration and may be assessed monthly on the past due portion of the student account until the past due account is paid in full.

Account Collections: Moraine Park may refer delinquent accounts to a collection agency or WI Department of Revenue. Students are responsible for paying the collection agency fee, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33 1/3% percent of the delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of the delinquent account. The delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus. Accounts that enter a collections status are not appealable for withdrawal/refunds.

Debts owed to Moraine Park are educational debt and therefore seen as educational loan if not paid prior to the end of the term. Your student account is considered by Moraine Park, a non-profit institution of higher learning, to be an educational loan made to you to assist in financing your education, and therefore is not dischargeable under the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Holds: A hold will be placed on delinquent accounts restricting future registration, grade reports, official/nonofficial transcripts or any other services. The College will delay the release of holds on accounts paid by personal checks for a period of two weeks, credit card: one business day after payment is received, and electronic check: three business days after payment is received.

Hold
Type
Description Service
Impacted
Payment
Method
AR Accounts Receivable Hold The student account balance greater than $200 is past due. The hold will only be released upon payment of past due amount. Admissions application, and future registration. Cash, Check, Credit Card, Cashier’s Check or Money Order accepted online or at Enrollment Services.
TR Transcript Hold – The student account is past due. The hold will only be released upon payment of past due amount. Transcripts. Cash, Check, Credit Card, Cashier’s Check or Money Order accepted online or at Enrollment Services.
CD Credit Denied/Collection Paid Hold-This hold will remain on the student account until credit worthiness is proven. Any student wishing to return to the College must pay in full at time of registration. Clearance to return to the College is issued by Student Financial Services. (SFS). Registration without payment. Cash, Check, Credit Card, Cashier’s Check or Money Order accepted at Enrollment Services.
CO Collections Hold-The account is currently in outside collections. Once the account is paid in full this hold will become a Credit Denied Hold. Any student wishing to return to the College must pay in full at time of registration. Clearance to return to the College is issued by SFS. Transcripts, admissions application, future registration and payment. Payment to Collection Agency Only. Please call Accounting & Financial Services at 920.924.6321 for more information.
FR Financial Responsibility Agreement Hold-Student has not consented to Financial Responsibility. Will be removed when a student indicates consent. Registration Please go to myMPTC, Student Tab, Registration, Add/Drop Classes, select term and it will take you to Update Student Data. Review and update the status for The Financial Responsibility Agreement.
LF Library Fine-Student has an obligation to the Library. This hold is removed only when the Library has confirmed to SFS that it is taken care of. Transcripts, and future registration. Return materials/make payment.
NF Returned Payment Hold- Recurring history of returned payments. Payment Cash,
Cashier’s
Check or Money Order accepted at Enrollment Services.
RH Registrar’s Hold Transcripts and future registration. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 920.924.3376.
WO Write Off Hold- Student account balance has been written off. Once balance is paid in full, this hold will become a Credit Denied Hold. Any student wishing to return to the College must pay in full at time of registration. Clearance to return to the College is issued by SFS. Transcripts, admissions application, future registration, and payment. Please call Accounting & Financial Services at 920-924-6321.

Negotiated Payment Plans

If a financial hardship prevents a student from making payment in full, a formal payment arrangement may be established with the College. The student must request such an arrangement from the Finance Manager in writing and include a description of the financial hardship. The Finance Manager will accept or reject the request and notify the student of the decision. If accepted, a written payment agreement will be created and sent to the student for their review and signature. Any deviation from the payment agreement will move the account to default status.

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