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.

Academic year 2016/2017


      . . .    .Campus Dining Service Information 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 $594 to $1959 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.   

Dietary restrictions are handled with a physician’s prescription.

Residential Hall Student Requirements:

- 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:

- May select any plan offered regardless of classification.

- Apartment Dorms, Harding Apartments and off campus students may select any plan offered or Declining Cash Balances only.

See Campus Dining Service pdf for additional information.


# of Meals
a Semester

of DCB*

Fall '16 / Sp '17

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.


Undergraduate Tuition$598 per Hour
Graduate Tuition$726 per Hour
Technology Fee$250 for 10 hours or More**
Housing: Residential Dorm$1745
Housing: Apartment DormsRange from $2053 to $2295
Meal PlansRange from $594 to $1959
Post Office Rental$28 per Term included in Dorm price
Car Registration$30 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$8970$17940
Technology/Enrichment Fee$250$500
Dorm Room$1745$3490
Meal Plan 2$1776$3552
First Year Experience Fee$195 
Direct Harding University Costs$12,936$25677

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 4 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 August 29, 2016.
- 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


Molly Noble Douglas


 Meal Plan Coordinator
Dorm Deposits



Angie Shafer

Account Manager
International Programs



Sandra Frazier

Account Manager
Refund Checks



Pat Lambert

Account Manager
Harding Notes
Previous Term Accounts



Traci Smith

Graduate Accounts
Perkins Loans



Penny Bohannan

Vocational Rehab

State pre-aid programs




Iris Castleberry

Head Cashier



Tish Elrod


Employee Travel Advances



Patricia Curtis




Connie May

Vault Cashier


Heather Holloway




Contact Us

Business Office


Toll free: 1-866-370-4336

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