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Student Statement of Financial Responsibility

The University of South Carolina requires all students acknowledge the financial arrangement between the student and the University. By submitting course registration I am entering into a financial arrangement with the University of South Carolina and I accept the responsibility for all charges billed to my account.

I understand that my USC bill will be posted online in Self-Service Carolina (SSC) and that all billing notices will be sent to my USC assigned email address and that it is my responsibility to review and pay my bill by the due date.

I understand that accounts not paid when due are subject to a late fee and that registration may be cancelled. Delinquent accounts will result in a financial hold on my account that prevents registration and access to grades and transcripts, and release of diplomas and certificates. Seriously delinquent accounts with balances past due for more than 180 days may be placed with an outside collection agency and/or reported to the National Credit Bureau system and/or may be deducted from state income tax refunds. I agree to pay all late payment fees, collection agency fees (which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 40% of the debt), attorney fees, interest and any other costs and charges necessary for the collection of any amount not paid when due.

I understand that the University may contact me at the telephone number(s) provided in SSC. By providing the telephone numbers, I understand, agree and give express consent that the University of South Carolina or anyone working on the University's behalf, including third party vendors, may contact me at the number(s) provided by manually dialing the number or by using automated dialing technology.

Dishonored Checks/eChecks/Credit Cards

A check, payment card, or an electronic payment processed as a payment for University expenses that is returned unpaid by the bank immediately creates indebtedness to the University. A $30 returned item charge will be assessed for each returned item in accordance with state laws.

I understand that all disputes about registration or payment will be governed by South Carolina law and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in South Carolina. I also understand that if I have more than three returned checks, I may be prohibited from processing checks on my account in the future.

I authorize the University of South Carolina, and their respective agents and contractors to contact me regarding my student receivable balance or my institutional loan(s), including repayment of my student receivable or loans(s), at the current or any future number that I provide for my cellular phone or other wireless device using automated dialing equipment or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages.

For more information regarding your tuition, fees, and billing please visit Self Service Carolina.