CWU Financial Obligation Statement
Registering for classes or receiving services for which payment is required will create a CWU account and constitutes a contractual financial obligation according to the rules and regulations of the State of Washington. The student or other CWU account holder agrees to pay for all charges incurred at Central Washington University including but not limited to Tuition and Fees, Housing and Dining Charges, University Store Purchases, Day Care Charges, Financial Aid Over-Awards, and other miscellaneous charges or fines for services received at the Recreation Center, the Medical and Counseling Center, the Library, Parking, special events, or any other CWU service offering. It is the student's or account holder responsibility to ensure that his/her account is kept current and that payments are made by the published due dates to avoid additional charges. Charges that are not paid by the due dates may be assessed late fees and/or interest charges and all university services may be suspended. Furthermore, the student or account holder agrees to the following:
- I understand the University or its representative will make reasonable attempts to collect past due charges by letter, phone, email, or any other reasonable method including text messages as required by the State of Washington.
- I understand I will receive an email notification when my billing statement is available to view online or a monthly statement if I am not an enrolled student. I understand my account information can only be released to me. Statements are located online through MyCWU account. Failure to pay after reasonable attempts have been made may result in the suspension of university services.
- I understand if I have an unpaid balance to the University and do not make satisfactory payment arrangements, my account may be placed with an external collection agency and will be subject to an additional collection fee of up to 33% of the original debt as allowed by the state of Washington. In addition, if the account goes to litigation, my account may be assessed attorney and legal fees up to 40% of the original debt. This may negatively impact my credit rating on a national level as a result of being reported to all three credit bureau’s (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian).
Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine
Meningococcal Meningitis is the leading cause of life threatening meningitis in young adults in the U.S. It strikes about 3,000 people each year with 300 deaths. College students account for about 125 cases and 15 deaths.The infection is spread by air droplets similar to the flu virus and has flu-like symptoms initially. Symptoms can progress rapidly and lead to shock or death in hours.
The risk for young adults ages 18-23 is 1.5/1,000,000. College students are not at higher risk than non-students except for freshmen, particularly those living in residence halls (4.6/100,000).
The vaccine is safe and available through your own doctor or the Student Health and Counseling Center at CWU.Side effects are uncommon and usually mild.The vaccine will cause immunity in about 90% of the individuals, but it is ineffective against one serotype of meningoccus, which causes about 30% of the cases.The vaccination lasts three to five years and costs approximately $70.
Mass immunization has not been recommended because of the incidence of meningoccus disease is low. However, the American College Health Association recommends that parents and students, especially freshmen and other residence hall students who want to reduce their risk of disease, consider the benefit of vaccination.Students who have had a splenectomy or who are immunodeficient should consider vaccination.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Student Health Center at 963-1881.