Administration

Hardship Deferral Program

The Hardship Deferral Program for full-time/part-time, resident/non-resident, undergraduate/ graduate students is as follows:

  • A student must meet with a financial aid counselor to determine his/her eligibility for a Hardship Deferment. The Office of Financial Aid awards Hardship Deferments. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for details.
  • No tuition deferment for any student shall be granted for a total tuition liability of less than the community college undergraduate resident part-time tuition rate per credit multiplied by six (6) credits.

  • Under no circumstances can student activity fees be deferred.

  • An initial payment determined by the college is required for the student to be considered registered.

  • A student not paying full tuition at registration and being granted a hardship deferral, must sign the Hardship Deferral Promissory Note on the Bursar's Fee Form for the remainder of the tuition liability.

  • The terms and conditions of the Note will include the following:

    • A second payment of at least 50% of the remaining liability (deferred amount) is due 30 days after the first day of the semester or session.
    • The third and final payment (of the remaining balance) is due 60 days after the first day of the semester or session.

Note: exact due dates are printed on the Hardship Deferral Promissory Note on the Bursar's Fee Form.

  • If a student defaults, on either of the two due dates (second payment or third and final payment) he/she will be charged for a Late Payment fee ($15.00) for each of the missed due dates. In addition, if a student defaults on the third and final payment, he/she will no longer be eligible for a Hardship Deferment at Lehman College, and his/her account may be referred to the University's collection agencies and all applicable penalty fees will also be included. Finally, if the student defaults on the third and final payment, a hold will be placed on his/her permanent records, barring him/her from future registration and the student remains liable for the balance due.

  • If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bills and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, in addition to whatever amounts you owe the college.

    In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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