Outstanding Obligations Policy


To outline the process for collecting outstanding student financial obligations.


This policy applies to all Seneca students.

Key Definitions

Administrative encumbrance

An electronic notice preventing registration in additional courses or programs.

Official transcript

An official record of academic achievement provided by the Registration Office.

Outstanding obligations

To regulate the collection of outstanding student financial obligations.

Proof of credentials

Any official statement by Seneca that a student has graduated from a program.


1. Sanctions for outstanding obligations

1.1  Seneca retains the right to impose the following sanctions where a student fails to make full payment of any outstanding fees owed:

  • Withholding official transcripts and proof of credentials 
  • Denying online access to course work
  • Denying access to grades 
  • Denying registration to a program or course(s)
  • Applying a financial penalty, such as a late fee to the current amount owed.

1.2 To remove the sanctions, a student must provide Campus Services or the Office of the Registrar with proof of having cleared all outstanding financial obligations to Seneca.

Supporting Documentation

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Related Seneca Policies

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