Business Office

  • This is a photo taken on campus at Harding University.

General Information


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 Chartwells.

Billing


Monthly statements are emailed to all students and authorized CASHNet users. No paper bills are sent. Parents and other third parties wishing to make payments must be authorized via CASHNet by the student to receive a copy of the electronic bill and access.

Account Setup


Student account details may be found in the Account Summary Section of Pipeline. The account summary shows the current balance due and transaction details of the student account. Parents and third parties may access Pipeline via the Pipeline Proxy granted by the student.

Meal Plans

Since Harding University will not resume on-campus classes after Thanksgiving Break, we are adding additional Dining Dollars to all Fall 2020 meal plans containing meal swipes. In adding extra Dining Dollars to each plan, we hope to ensure that students not only receive the best possible value from their meal plan, but that students will also have more flexibility with their meal plans throughout the day to help with our social distancing efforts. Additional Dining Dollars will be added to each plan as follows:

All Access: $220
Flexible 14: $168
Flexible 10: $135
75 Block: $69
40 Block: $39


Chartwells will be the food service provider for Harding University beginning Fall 2020. Students can select their dining plans through Pipeline. For more information on meal plans, read these answers to some frequently asked questions!

Meal Plan
Price per term
Fall 20/Spring 21
DescriptionRequirements
1 - All Access
$2279
Unlimited access to The Range Food Hall
15 Guest meals
$300 Dining Dollars
Available to any student
2 - Flexible 14
$1786
14 Meals per week
15 Guest meals
$275 Dining dollars
Required minimum for Freshmen and Sophomores in traditional residence hall
3 - Flex 10
$1560
10 Meals per week
6 Guest meals
$350 Dining dollars
Required minimum for Juniors and Seniors in traditional residence hall
4 - Block 75
$920
75 Meals per term
6 Guest meals
$300 Dining dollars
Required minimum for Pryor, Shores, and Searcy Hall
5 - Block 40
$699
40 Meals per term
$350 Dining dollars
Available to privileged housing(Cone/Legacy) and off campus
6 - $650 Dining Dollars
$650
$650 Dining dollarsAvailable to privileged housing(Cone/Legacy) and off campus

*Traditional Residence Halls-Cathcart, Pattie Cobb, Sears, Stephens, Allen, Armstrong, Graduate, Harbin, Keller

*Meal Exchange adds greater flexibility to your meal plan, and they are a component of all plans that include meals. Meals can be exchanged 5 times per week after 2:00pm for a combo meal at the participating retail locations: Tú Taco, Panda Express, Einstein Bros. Bagel, and Chick-fil-A. The Meal Exchange option is perfect for when you want to switch it up from dining in The Range Food Hall.

Billing and Payment Information

Financial Responsibility

Harding University’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.

Billing statements

  • Statements will be processed and sent electronically the first of each month during the term.
  • An email will be sent to each student when statements are ready to be viewed.
  • CASHNet authorized users will also receive the email if a payer invitation was sent by the student.
  • The email will direct the student and parent/authorized user to log into the CASHNet site to view the statement.
  • The statement is only current as of the billing date on the statement. New entries will appear on the next statement.

Account detail may be seen by students at: Pipeline --> Student --> Account Summary. The account summary shows the current balance due and transaction detail of the student account. You may check the status of your financial aid at: Pipeline --> Student --> Financial Aid. Please note that all authorized financial aid will pay to the student accounts the first day of classes each term.

Payment on Account

Harding University Business office accepts checks, money orders, or cash in person. All credit card and debit card payments are made through CASHNet. Harding University has selected CASHNet as our web-based, paperless billing, payment and installment plan provider.

  • Payment made by debit or credit card have a convenience fee of 2.75% of payment amount, all major credit cards are accepted
  • Payment made by bank account does not have a convenience fee
  • Payment will show up immediately on the student account but will not withdraw from your bank account until the following business day. Please be sure funds are available before submitting the payment

Account is due in full by September 1 for fall and February 1 for spring. Additional charges or fees may be added during the term and are due as billed each month on line. It is the student and/authorized user’s responsibility to view the statement each month for any changes in the account. Any accounts that are not paid in full will incur interest at 5.5% per annum compounded monthly until paid.

There will be a $30.00 service charge on all returned paper checks and $35.00 service charge on returned web payments.

Installment Payment Plan Enrollment using CASHNet

Installment payment plans are available during fall and spring semesters and are divided into monthly installments. Plans may be started at the first of the month with the balance being divided by the remaining months in the semester. (i.e. July start balance divided by 5 months (Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) -August start balance divided by 4 months (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) etc.). The number of installments is dependent on the date of enrollment. Enrollment begins in July for fall and December for spring with 5 installments. The number of installments decreases each month during the term with the last enrollment during October for fall and March for spring with 2 installments.

Log into CASHNet site (students through pipeline, parent/authorized user on CASHNet). Select Installment Payment Plan Link and follow links to enroll.

  • Enrollment fee is $25.00 and must be paid at enrollment
  • Enrollment in the Installment Payment Plan must be set up each term
  • Payments will be due the first of each month and reminder emails will be sent
  • Payments may vary as charges are added to the account by your student during the term. Examples: adding classes, traffic fines, library fines, adding dining dollars, etc
  • Payments should be made each month using the installment payment link
  • Failure to make the full monthly payment on time will incur a $35.00 penalty

Auto Payments for Payment Plans

  • Auto Payment must be set up each term, after completing payment plan enrollment
  • Save banking or credit card information
  • Payments are deducted on installment due dates
  • Payments may vary as charges are added to the account by your student during the term. Examples: adding classes, traffic fines, library fines, adding dining dollars, etc.
  • If banking or credit card information changes, payments may not be processed as expected resulting in a late fee of $35.00
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to update banking or credit card information as it changes
  • It is the customer’s responsibility to verify that the payment was made by checking the Business Office account on line or checking your bank statement. Payment may also be verified on the CASHNet Web page under recent payments
  • Credit card fees and electronic policies apply to auto payments

Expenses

Undergraduate expenses

These expenses are estimated upon enrollment in 15 credit hours.

ExpenseSemesterYear
Tuition 15 Hrs ($700 per hour)$10,500$21,000
Technology Fee$270$540
Standard Room and Board$1,990$3,980
Standard Meal Plan (14 swipes per week + $275 dining dollars)$1,786$3,572
Direct Harding University Costs$14,546$29,092

Other General Expenses

ExpenseCost
Undergraduate Tuition$700 per Hour
Graduate TuitionVaries by program
Technology Fee$270 for 10 hours or More**
Housing: Residential Dorm$1990-weekly laundry included in dorm price
Housing: Apartment DormsRange from $2288 to $2557
Meal PlansRange from $699 to $2279
Post Office Rental$30 per Term included in Dorm price
Car Registration$32 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 $27 per credit hour.

*** Refer to the University Catalog for a list of all class fees.

Refunds

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 - 5100% Refund of Tuition
Day 6 - 1080% Refund of Tuition
Day 11 - 1560% Refund of Tuition
Day 16 - 2040% Refund of Tuition
Day 21 - 2520% Refund of Tuition
Day 26 - End of TermNo 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.

Summer Info

Summer 2020

Expenses:

Undergraduate Tuition$667.00 per credit hour
Graduate TuitionVaries, See University Catalog for list of credit hour cost
Technology Fee$26.00 per credit hour
Class FeesVaries, See University Catalog for list of all class fees

Billing and Payment:

All charges are due June 1. 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.

  • Statements will be processed and sent electronically the first of each month during the term.
  • An email will be sent to each student and any authorized user when statements are ready to be viewed.
  • The statement is only current as of the billing date on the statement. New entries will appear on the next statement.
  • Accounts not paid in full may be subject to a 5.5 percent per annum interest charge compounded monthly.

Meet our Staff

John Noah

John Noah
Director
noah@harding.edu

Penny Bohannan

Penny Bohannan
Office Manager
pbohannan@harding.edu

  • Vocational Rehab
  • State Pre-paid Programs
Angela Collett

Angela Collett
Program Coordinator
acollett@harding.edu

  • CASHNet
  • Dining Plans
  • Housing Deposits
Patricia Curtis

Patricia Curtis
Cashier
pcurtis@harding.edu

Tish Elrod

Tish Elrod
Cashier
telrod@harding.edu

Sandra Frazier

Sandra Frazier
Assistant Director
sdfrazier@harding.edu

  • Undergraduate Accounts
  • Refund Management
Angie Shafer

Angie Shafer
Assistant Director
ashafer@harding.edu

  • International Programs
Michelle Tillett

Michelle Tillett
Account Manager
mtillett@harding.edu

  • Graduate Accounts
  • Military Accounts
  • International Programs

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