Account Holds

  • READ YOUR OHIO STATE E-MAIL ON A REGULAR BASIS
  • Students are REQUIRED to complete a Financial Responsibility Statement prior to enrolling in courses each term. Make sure you complete this EVERY TERM; if you do not, a hold will be placed on your account that will prevent you from scheduling classes.
  • The Ohio State University drops classes for students who still have outstanding balances on their accounts after the second Friday of classes each term. Students at risk are officially notified about this multiple times via Ohio State e-mail. Outstanding balances can include current term tuition and fees, and any prior term balances. Pay your fees on time!
  • If you are receiving direct loans (subsidized or unsubsidized) please remember to complete your Financial Aid Exit Interview prior to the term you are expecting to graduate. If you wait to complete this, you risk not receiving your diploma on the day of commencement.
  • If you have library fines, parking tickets, or other fines — pay them.
  • Pay attention to communications sent from your college of enrollment; failure to complete a request for action could result in a schedule lock.
  • Check your semester account periodically — even if you believe everything has been paid. Later transactions may alter your charges (for example, if you are put in a course from the waitlist). It is important to pay close attention to your account until at least the end of the second week of each term. Students sometimes assume that because they paid their full bill as it appeared on the due date that they are fully paid for the entire semester.