Financial Responsibility Agreement

The College is committed to being transparent about its billing and payment policies/procedures and collection requirements.  We want our students to be aware of these policies and thus their responsibilities.  Our goal is to help our students understand the cost of their education and the financial policies associated with their enrollment at the College.

While information is available on the College’s website, to further support transparency about financial costs and policies, beginning with the enrollment period for the 2022 Fall Semester, the College will require students to complete a Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA).  Under this agreement, each will acknowledge and agree to their financial obligations and understanding of the related financial policies of the College.  The FRA, in conjunction with our website, ebill, letters, and other documentation, helps define the College’s expectations for payment and allows us to clearly inform students of our policies related to billing, late payments, contact methods, IRS Form 1098-T, etc.

As each semester’s registration is considered a separate commitment for which a student must accept financial responsibility, the FRA must be completed online on your STAR account every semester prior to accessing your backpack for course enrollment.  If a student chooses not to complete the FRA, they will not be permitted to participate in the course enrollment process.  Once you have logged into your STAR account, you may access the FRA by clicking the link to the Student Center or by selecting the FRA from your To Do list.  The process itself should only take a few minutes.  You must take the time to read the FRA carefully before submitting an electronic signature. Once completed, you will be able to access your backpack and begin the course selection process.

Financial Responsibility Agreement (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

The FRA informs students of the financial responsibilities associated with enrolling for classes and explains the potential consequences that may be taken if a student fails to meet those obligations.

The process for completing the FRA is quick and easy. 

  • Log into your STAR account, go to your To Do List and click on the FRA item.  OR click on the Student Center link. 
  • After reading the Agreement, click on the Accept button and then click on Save.  Both steps must be completed for the agreement to be accepted.
  • Click Printable Page if you want a paper copy for your records.
  • Click NEXT (in the upper right hand corner)
  • Click Finish
  • Click Exit
  • Click STAR Home Page

The FRA must be completed online.  You will have access to a copy of your electronically signed FRA on your STAR account.

Yes.  When you log into your STAR account, you will see two tiles – one for the Student Center and one for Tasks.  Open the Tasks tile.  You will see a link on the left side called Completed Agreements which will store all of your signed semester agreements.

Each semester’s registration is considered to be a separate commitment for which a student must accept financial responsibility.

The FRA must be accepted in order to participate in course enrollment.

All students are ultimately responsible for their student account, including any unpaid balances should payments not be received.

It is common for students whose tuition and fees are funded to accrue charges on their student account which are not covered by the College and/or outside sources of aid.  For example, late payment fees, returned payment fees, parking tickets, lost IDs, music lessons, MCAT course fee, etc.  In these instances, students are financially responsible for those additional charges and, as such, must accept the FRA.  Additionally, in the event a student account balance results from a change of circumstance in a funding source, students are responsible for the amount due.