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.


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.

Meal Plans

Food service ranges from $601 to $1983 per term depending on the plan selected. (see chart below)

Declining Cash Balances may be carried forward from Fall to Spring and end with last day of Spring term.

All students who live in Residence Halls, Cone Hall and Searcy Hall are required to eat in the cafeteria. (see requirements below) 

Dietary restrictions are handled by ARAMARK with a physician’s prescription.

Residential Hall Student Requirements: Dining Plan is Required

- Freshmen may select from Plans 1, 2, or 3

- Sophomores may select from Plans 1, 2, 3, or 4

- Juniors may select from Plans 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

- Seniors may select from Plans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6

Cone Hall and Searcy Hall Student Requirements: 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, but students may select from any plan offered or declining cash balances (DCB) only.

See Campus Dining Service pdf for additional information.


# of Meals
a Semester

of DCB*

Fall '17 / Sp '18

Plan 1




Plan 2




Plan 3




Plan 4 




Plan 5




Plan 6




Plan 7




Plan 8




*DCB stands for Declining Balance. This is the initial balance that a student has to spend in the Student Center Food Court.
Students must select dining plans on Pipeline each term. Questions call 501-279-4382 or email
campus dining info page 1
dining info pg 2


Undergraduate Tuition$623 per Hour
Graduate Tuition$756 per Hour
Technology Fee$250 for 10 hours or More**
Housing: Residential Dorm$1796
Housing: Apartment DormsRange from $2113 to $2362
Meal PlansRange from $601 to $1983
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.

Tuition 15 Hrs ($623 per hour)$9345$18690
Technology/Enrichment Fee$250$500
Dorm Room$1796$3592
Meal Plan 2$1798$3596
First Year Experience Fee$195 
Direct Harding University Costs$13384$26573

Graduate Cost

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


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 24, 2017.
- 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.


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.

Meet our Staff


John Noah  -


Penny Bohannan  -

Administrative Assistant

  • - Vocational Rehab
  • - State Pre-paid Programs

Angela Collett  -

Program Coordinator

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


Patricia Curtis  -


Tish Elrod  -



Sandra Frazier  -

Account Manager

  • - Undergraduate Accounts
  • - Refund Management


Pat Lambert  -

Account Manager

  • - Harding Loans
  • - Previous Term Accounts

Connie May  -

Vault Cashier


Angie Shafer  -

Account Manager

  • - International Programs
  • - Military Accounts

Traci Smith  -

Account Manager

  • - Graduate Accounts
  • - Perkins Loans



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