Business Office

The Business Office is the accounts receivable office for the University. The billing and collection of student accounts is the main responsibility of this office. The Business Office will cash checks for currently enrolled students up to $200.00. The Business Office is also the liaison between Harding and ARAMARK.

Forms

Campus Dining Service Information pdf
Please view for further information concerning the on-campus dining service
CASHNet Instructions for Payment and Billing pdf
Please view for detailed instructions concerning the use of CASHNet. (CASHNet is a third-party provider that operates as Harding University's billing and payment center.)
On-Line Payment Plan Enrollment
Privacy Release Form for Billing pdf
As an enrolled student, you are protected against release of information about you without your consent. Therefore, we need your permission before we can discuss your bill, financial aid, or academic records with anyone else, including members of your immediate family. Complete this form to allow us to discuss your Harding University information with other persons.
1098T (Request for a Duplicate) pdf
If you need a duplicate 1098T Form for tax purposes, please fill out this form and return to our office.
Pipeline Proxy Instructions pdf
Instructions detailing how to add a proxy, such as a parent, to a student's Pipeline access.

Dining Plans

Dining Plans range from $600 to $2038 per term depending on the plan selected. (See chart below.)

Students have 108 days per term to use their dining plan.  Students are responsible for meals prior to the first day of classes and after graduation day.

Declining balance is carried forward from fall to spring and ends with the last day of spring term.

Meal entries expire at the end of each term.

Dietary Restrictions are handled by Aramark with a physician’s prescription.  Email Lou Christopher: christopher-lou@aramark.com

Dining Plan Guidelines:

  • Determine the minimum plan required based on your housing assignment, and then student classification as assigned by the Registrar’s Office. Then decide on the number of times you want to enter the dining hall per semester.  You may select a plan larger than the minimum required for your housing assignment.
  • Login to Pipeline and select your dining plan and any additional declining balance.

Residential Hall Student Selection: Dining Plan is Required

Cathcart, Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Sears, Stephens

Allen, Armstrong, Graduate, Harbin, Keller

Freshmen may select Plan 1, 2, or 3

Sophomores may select Plan 1, 2, 3, or 4

Juniors may select Plan 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

Seniors may select Plan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6

 

Cone Hall and Searcy Hall Student Selection: Dining Plan is Required

All residents may select from Plans 1-8 regardless of classification

 

Shores, Pryor, Village, Legacy, and Off-Campus Students: Dining Plan is not Required

Dining plan is not required but students may select from any plan offered or declining balance only.

 

Plans

# of Entries per Term

Amount of Declining Balance

Prices per Term
Fall ‘18/Spring ‘19

Plan 1

300

$250

$2038

Plan2

220

$250

$1838

Plan 3

190

$225

$1673

Plan 4

160

$325

$1632

Plan 5

125

$325

$1387

Plan 6

100

$325

$1196

Plan 7

75

$250

$905

Plan 8

40

$250

$600

Plan 9

 

$650 plus $33 bonus

$650

 

See Campus Dining Service pdf on Business Office web page for additional information.

 

Questions? Call 501-279-4382 or Email Angela Collett acollett@harding.edu

Billing and Account Information

A current summary of your Business Office student account may be found at: Pipeline > Student > Account Summary by Term

Billing, payment plans and online access

Billing statements are produced monthly and are sent via CASHNet to all students and authorized users. No paper bills are sent. Parents and other third parties wishing to make payments on student accounts must be authorized via CASHNet by the student to receive a copy of the electronic bill (e-bill) and access to the CASHNet payment system.

Account detail may be seen in the Account Summary Section of Pipeline. Parents and third parties should access Pipeline via the Pipeline Proxy granted by the student. The account summary shows the a current balance due and transaction detail of the student account.

All statements are due on the first of the month after classes begin (i.e., Sept. 1 or Feb. 1). Payment plans are available each semester. See our website (harding.edu/businessoffice) for more information on payment plans.

Parent/third party (authorized user) access

Due to FERPA* restrictions, students must authorize anyone wishing to have access to their records whether this access is over the phone or via an electronic system (i.e., CASHNet, PipelinePROXY, etc.) For the student, accounts authorization can be granted via Pipeline Proxy or CASHNet account authorization or by obtaining an authorization form on the business office website.

*FERPA is an acronym for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also referred to as the Buckley Amendment) and is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records.


Please note that all authorized FINANCIAL AID will pay to the student accounts August 20, 2018. 

You may check the status of your FINANCIAL AID at: Pipeline > Student > Financial Aid

Expenses

ExpenseCost
Undergraduate Tuition$638 per Hour
Graduate TuitionVaries by program
Technology Fee$250 for 10 hours or More**
Housing: Residential Dorm$1829
Housing: Apartment DormsRange from $2113 to $2362
Meal PlansRange from $601 to $2083
Post Office Rental$29 per Term included in Dorm price
Car Registration$31 per Year
Class FeesVaries***

** For students enrolled in 10 hours or less, the Technology Fee is calculated based upon the number of hours enrolled. The calculation uses $25 per credit hour.

*** Refer to the University Catalog for a list of all class fees.

Undergraduate Cost

Estimated upon enrollment in 15 credit hours.

ExpensesSemesterYear
Tuition 15 Hrs ($638 per hour)$9570$19,140
Technology/Enrichment Fee$250$500
Dorm Room$2038$4076
Meal Plan 2$1838$3676
First Year Experience Fee$205 
Direct Harding University Costs$13,527$26,849

Graduate Cost

Please check with your individual program office for prices and refunds.

Payment

Financial Responsibility

Harding’s financial well-being is dependent upon prompt payment of accounts.  For this reason, Harding transcripts and diplomas will not be released if a student has failed to pay any indebtedness to the University.  Exception is made for government loans if they are not past due.  At the discretion of the administration, a student may be suspended for non-payment of indebtedness.  Students cannot receive transcripts, receive diplomas or register until all account balances have been satisfied with the University. Failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection agency. Students are responsible for all attorney fees and other collection costs incurred by the University in collecting accounts.

There will be a $30.00 service charge on all returned paper checks; $35.00 on returned web payments.

Payment of Accounts

All charges are due on September 1 for the fall term and February 1 for spring term. Paper checks or Money Orders may be mailed to the Business Office or given in person. Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or electronic check payments are made online through a third party vendor, CASHNET.

Payment Options

- Pay the total balance on September 1 for fall term or February 1 for spring term.
- Enroll in Harding University Payment Plan: Enrollment Fee is $25.00 per term (Fall and Spring only). Pay the balance due in 5 monthly payments. Late fees will be assessed if due date is not met. Deadline for enrollment is Sept 1 for fall and Feb 1 for spring. Fall Payment Plan will open online on July 23, 2018.
- Accounts not paid in full or not enrolled in the Payment Plan will be subject to a 5.5 percent per annum interest charge compounded monthly.
- Any additional charges incurred during a term will be posted to the student’s account and should be paid by the due date on the statement.
Examples: adding classes, traffic fines, library fines, adding declining balances, etc. Any credits posted to an account will appear on the monthly statement.

Refunds

Refund of Tuition

Since operating costs of a university must be based upon an estimated enrollment, students are granted admission with the understanding that they are to remain for a full term.  A student, who enrolls in a class but does not attend or stops attending and does not officially withdraw, may not receive a refund. An official withdrawal from the university begins in the Student Life Office. A refund of tuition will be made based on the following schedule. (Days indicated are days of the term, excluding Saturday and Sunday.)

Fall and Spring Regular Terms

Day 1 - 5

100% Refund of Tuition

Day 6 - 10

80% Refund of Tuition

Day 11 - 15

60% Refund of Tuition

Day 16 - 20

40% Refund of Tuition

Day 21 - 25

20% Refund of Tuition

Day 26 - End of Term

No Refund of Tuition

 

After a student withdraws from the university, room and board will be refunded on a pro rated basis. No refunds for board will be made for absences while enrolled in the university.

If a student‘s withdrawal is a result of misconduct, the institution is under no obligation to make any refunds.

Residence Hall Security Deposit: The security deposit will be kept as long as a student lives in university housing. When the student leaves university housing, the deposit will be applied to any unpaid balance on the student’s account or it will be refunded within 90 days.

Summer Info

Summer 2018 Residence Hall

Summer residence hall assignments are Keller Hall for men and Stephens Hall for women. Charges for residence hall rent are added to your Business Office account and are due as billed.

Intersession

Double Occupancy - $161.00
Single Occupancy - $201.00

Summer I

Double Occupancy - $347.00
Single Occupancy - $433.00

Summer II

Double Occupancy - $347.00
Single Occupancy - $433.00

Information or Questions: Email housing@harding.edu or Phone 501-279- 4358

Summer 2018 Dining Plans

All dining plans are assigned in the Business Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.

All students living in residence halls are required to eat in the cafeteria. Students may select
from any plan, regardless of classification.

Students living in Harding apartments or off campus are not required to purchase a dining plan,
but may select from any plan offered or declining balance(DCB) only.

Meal entries and declining balance will need to be spent by the last day of each session. Balances do not carry forward to the next session.

Dietary restrictions are handled by ARAMARK with a physician’s prescription. Email Lou Christopher christopher-lou@aramark.com

Intersession

Plan #Meal EntriesDCB AmountTotal Cost
130$20.00$258.00
224$20.00$206.00
316$20.00$171.00


Summer I

Plan #Meal EntriesDCB AmountTotal Cost
168$40.00$559.00
252$40.00$450.00
336$40.00$367.00


Summer II

Plan #Meal EntriesDCB AmountTotal Cost
168$40.00$559.00
252$40.00$450.00
336$40.00$367.00


Information or questions: Email businessoffice@harding.edu or Angela Collett acollett@harding.edu or Phone 501-279- 4382.

Meet our Staff

 

John Noah  -  noah@harding.edu

Director

Penny Bohannan  -  pbohannan@harding.edu

Office Manager

  • - Vocational Rehab
  • - State Pre-paid Programs

Angela Collett  -  acollett@harding.edu

Program Coordinator

  • - Meal Plans
  • - Payment Plans
  • - Dorm Deposits

 

Patricia Curtis  -  pcurtis@harding.edu

Cashier

Emily Dodson  -  ejdodson@harding.edu

Cashier

 

Tish Elrod  -  telrod@harding.edu

Cashier

 

Sandra Frazier  -  sdfrazier@harding.edu

       Assistant Director

  • - Undergraduate Accounts
  • - Refund Management

Connie May  -  ckmay@harding.edu

       Head Cashier/Vault Manager

Alex Ortiz  -  arortiz@harding.edu

       Account Manager

  • - Loan Programs
  • - Past Due Accounts

Angie Shafer  -  ashafer@harding.edu

       Assistant Director

  • - International Programs
  • - Military Accounts

Michelle Tillett  -  mtillett@harding.edu

       Account Manager

  • - Graduate Accounts

 

 

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4078

Mailing address:
Harding University
Business Office
Box 10770
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cashiers: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm