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Chapter 132H-122 WAC

Last Update: 6/20/02

WITHHOLDING SERVICES FOR OUTSTANDING DEBTS

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF132H-122-010Statement of policy.
HTMLPDF132H-122-020Withholding services for outstanding debts.
HTMLPDF132H-122-030Appeal of initial order upholding the withholding of services for outstanding debts.


PDF132H-122-010

Statement of policy.

The college expects that students who receive services for which a financial obligation is incurred will exercise responsibility in meeting these obligations. Appropriate college staff are empowered to act in accordance with regularly adopted procedures to carry out the intent of this policy, and if necessary to initiate legal action to insure that collection matters are brought to a timely and satisfactory conclusion.
Admission to or registration with the college, conferring of degrees and issuance of academic transcripts may be withheld for failure to meet financial obligations to the college.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 92-19-054, § 132H-122-010, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92.]



PDF132H-122-020

Withholding services for outstanding debts.

(1) Where there is an outstanding debt owed to the college and upon receipt of a written request inquiring as to the reason(s) for services or refund being withheld the college shall reply in writing to the person that the services and/or refund will not be provided. The college will include the amount of the outstanding debt, and further explain that until that debt is satisfied (or stayed by bankruptcy proceedings or discharged in bankruptcy), no such services and/or refund will be provided to the individual.
(a) The notice shall include a statement to inform the individual that he or she has a right to a hearing before a person designated by the president of the college if he or she believes that no debt is owed. The notice shall state that the request for the hearing must be made within twenty-one days from the date of notification.
(2) Upon receipt of a timely request for a hearing, the person designated by the president shall have the records and files of the college available for review and, at that time, shall hold a brief adjudicative proceeding concerning whether the individual owes or owed any outstanding debts to the institution. After the brief adjudicative proceeding, a decision shall be rendered by the president's designee indicating whether the college is correct in withholding services and/or applying off-set for the outstanding debt.
(a) If the outstanding debt is found to be owed by the individual involved, no further services shall be provided.
(b) Notice of the decision shall be sent to the individual within five days after the hearing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 02-14-008, § 132H-122-020, filed 6/20/02, effective 7/21/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 92-19-054, § 132H-122-020, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92.]



PDF132H-122-030

Appeal of initial order upholding the withholding of services for outstanding debts.

(1) Any person aggrieved by an order issued under WAC 132H-122-020 may file an appeal with the president. The appeal must be in writing and must clearly state errors in fact or matters in extenuation or mitigation which justify the appeal.
(2) The appeal must be filed within twenty-one days from the date on which the appellant received notification of the order issued under WAC 132H-122-020 upholding the withholding of services for outstanding debts. The president's determination shall be final.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 92-19-054, § 132H-122-030, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92.]