Past Due Accounts & Late Fees

Periodic notifications will be sent to students and their Authorized Users from pittpay@pitt.edu when there is a balance due on the student account. Late fees and financial holds are placed on past due accounts. In addition, accounts that remain seriously past due are referred to University Collections and may be assessed an additional $100 Collection Fee.

A financial hold prevents registration for classes for a new term and prevents access to grades, transcripts, and diplomas. The hold is automatically released once the past due balance is paid in full, unless the account is with University Collections.

Holds on accounts in collections status are cleared weekday mornings, after the account is paid. If you make a credit card payment to clear your balance, the enrollment hold is released the next business morning. If you pay off your balance by electronic check (eCheck) instead, there is a waiting period of 2 business days, to allow time for the check to clear your bank and ours. An automated process will release the hold once 2 full business days have passed. For example, if you make your eCheck payment by 5:00 pm Friday, the hold will be auto-released on Wednesday morning.

Please note, dates provided here are for planning purposes. The dates for future terms are estimates, and are subject to change. When balance due notifications begin for each new term, the official due date will be presented in PittPAY on the Account Summary and Account Activity tabs. The current due date is always provided on our homepage, as well. Fees and Financial Holds are placed the day after the due date

Term

Due Date

Fees and Financial Holds

Fall 2022

September 14, 2022

September 15, 2022
$50 late fee and financial hold.

October 13, 2022
$200 late fee and financial hold.

November 10, 2022
Account is referred to University Collections and may be assessed $100 Collection Fee.

Spring 2023

January 25, 2023

January 26, 2023
$50 late fee and financial hold.

February 23, 2023
$200 late fee and financial hold.

March 23, 2023
Account is referred to University Collections and may be assessed $100 Collection Fee.