In those cases where a student does not meet their financial obligation, the College employs the service of collection agencies. If an account is sent to collections, the student is responsible for all associated costs including interest, contingency fees, legal fees, and administrative fees if the account is returned uncollected. Fees associate with collection of a delinquent account can be as much as one third of the balance in default at the time of collection. Students are also advised that their academic records will be placed on hold prior to the end of the semester if all charges are not paid. Grades and transcripts will be withheld until full payment is made and students will be blocked from registering for a future semester.