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.


Campus Dining Service Information pdf
Please view for further information concerning the on-campus dining service
CASHNet Instructions for Payment and Billing 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.)
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.
Pipeline Proxy Instructions pdf
Instructions detailing how to add a proxy, such as a parent, to a student's Pipeline access.

Dining Plans

See Campus Dining Service pdf on Business Office web page for additional information.

Dining Plans range from $661 to $2109 per term depending on the plan selected. (See chart below.)

Students have 108 days or 16 weeks per term to use their dining plan.  Students are responsible for meals prior to the first day of classes and after the last day of finals week.

Declining balance is carried forward from fall to spring and ends with the last day of spring term.

Meal entries expire at the end of each term.

Dietary Restrictions are handled by Aramark with a physician’s prescription.  Email Lou Christopher:

Dining Plan Guidelines:

  • Determine the minimum plan required based on your housing assignment, and then student classification as assigned by the Registrar’s Office. Then decide on the number of times you want to enter the dining hall per semester.  You may select a plan larger than the minimum required for your housing assignment.
  • Login to Pipeline and select your dining plan and any additional declining balance.

Residential Hall Student Selection: Dining Plan is Required

Cathcart, Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Sears, Stephens

Allen, Armstrong, Graduate, Harbin, Keller

Freshmen may select Plan 1 or 2

Sophomores may select Plan 1, 2, or 3

Juniors may select Plan 1, 2, 3, or 4

Seniors may select Plan 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5


Cone Hall and Searcy Hall Student Selection: Dining Plan is Required

All residents may select from Plans 1-7 regardless of classification


Shores, Pryor, Village, Legacy, and Off-Campus Students: Dining Plan is not Required

Dining plan is not required but students may select from any plan offered or declining balance only.




Amount of Declining Balance

Price per Term
Fall ‘19/Spring ‘20

Plan 1

Unlimited swipes

1 exchange swipe/wk

15 guest swipes/term




15 swipes per week

12 guest swipes/term



Plan 3

12 swipes per week

1 exchange swipe/wk

6 guest swipes/term



Plan 4

8 swipes per week

6 guest swipes/term



Plan 5

100 swipes per term



Plan 6

75 swipes per term



Plan 7

40 swipes per term



Plan 8

DCB only

$650 plus $33 bonus



Questions? Call 501-279-4382 or Email Angela Collett

Billing and Account Information

A current summary of your Business Office student account may be found at: Pipeline > Student > Account Summary by Term

Billing, payment plans and online access

Billing statements are produced monthly and are sent via CASHNet to all students and authorized users. No paper bills are sent. Parents and other third parties wishing to make payments on student accounts must be authorized via CASHNet by the student to receive a copy of the electronic bill (e-bill) and access to the CASHNet payment system.

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

All statements are due on the first of the month after classes begin (i.e., Sept. 1 or Feb. 1). Payment plans are available each semester. See our website ( for more information on payment plans.

Parent/third party (authorized user) access

Due to FERPA* restrictions, students must authorize anyone wishing to have access to their records whether this access is over the phone or via an electronic system (i.e., CASHNet, PipelinePROXY, etc.) For the student, accounts authorization can be granted via Pipeline Proxy or CASHNet account authorization or by obtaining an authorization form on the business office website.

*FERPA is an acronym for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also referred to as the Buckley Amendment) and is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records.

Please note that all authorized FINANCIAL AID will pay to the student accounts the first day of classes each term. 

You may check the status of your FINANCIAL AID at: Pipeline > Student > Financial Aid


Undergraduate Tuition$667 per Hour
Graduate TuitionVaries by program
Technology Fee$260 for 10 hours or More**
Housing: Residential Dorm$1882
Housing: Apartment DormsRange from $2214 to $2475
Meal PlansRange from $661 to $2109
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 $26 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 ($700 per hour)$10,500$21,000
Technology Fee$270$540
Standard Dorm Room$1,944$3,888
Standard Meal Plan (15 swipes per week + $250 DCB)$1,775$3,550
Direct Harding University Costs$14,489$28,978

Graduate Cost


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 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 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. 
- 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.

Summer Info

Summer 2019 Residence Hall

Summer residence hall assignments are Keller Hall for men and Stephens Hall for women. Charges for residence hall rent are added to your Business Office account and are due as billed.


Double Occupancy - $164.00
Single Occupancy - $205.00

Summer I

Double Occupancy - $353.00
Single Occupancy - $441.00

Summer II

Double Occupancy - $353.00
Single Occupancy - $441.00

Information or Questions: Email or Phone 501-279- 4358

Summer 2019 Dining Plans

All dining plans are assigned in the Business Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.

All students living in residence halls during Intersession are required to purchase a dining plan. Students may select from any plan, regardless of classification.

Students living in residence halls during Summer I and Summer II are not required to purchase a dining plan, but may select from any plan offered or declining balance(DCB) only.

Students living in Harding apartments or off campus are not required to purchase a dining plan,
but may select from any plan offered or declining balance(DCB) only.

Meal entries and declining balances will need to be spent by the last day of each session. Balances do not carry forward to the next session.

Dietary restrictions are handled by ARAMARK with a physician’s prescription. Email Lou Christopher


Plan #Meal EntriesDCB AmountTotal Cost

Summer I

Plan #Meal EntriesDCB AmountTotal Cost

Summer II

Plan #Meal EntriesDCB AmountTotal Cost

Information or questions: Email or Angela Collett or Phone 501-279- 4382.

Meet our Staff


John Noah  -


Penny Bohannan  -

Office Manager

  • Vocational Rehab
  • State Pre-paid Programs

Angela Collett  -

Program Coordinator

  • CASHNet
  • Dining Plans
  • Housing Deposits


Patricia Curtis  -


Emily Dodson  -

Vault Manager/Cashier


Tish Elrod  -



Sandra Frazier  -

       Assistant Director

  • Undergraduate Accounts
  • Refund Management

Alex Ortiz  -

       Account Manager

  • Loan Programs
  • Past Due Accounts

Angie Shafer  -

       Assistant Director

  • International Programs

Michelle Tillett  -

       Account Manager

  • 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