OFFICE OF THE BURSAR




Physical Location
516/518 Main Street
Between Blossom & Wheat St.
Columbia, South Carolina

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone (803) 777-4233
Fax (803) 777-7953

Mailing Address
University of South Carolina
Office of the Bursar
516 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Collections

The Collection Department is responsible for the recovery of monies owed to the University of South Carolina by students no longer enrolled. This collective debt includes:

  • Federal Perkins Student Loans
  • Health Profession Student Loans
  • Nursing Student Loans
  • Primary Care Loans (PCL)
  • Outstanding Student/Faculty/Staff Account Balances

If your account is in a delinquent or defaulted status, a hold is placed on your account. Any request for transcripts, re-admission and credit clearances are denied until the delinquency or default has been resolved.

The Collection's Department staff is available to discuss your financial difficulties and recommend repayment options.

CONTACT US:

Student Collections
Phone: (803) 777-4077
Fax: (803) 777-8163
Email: burscoll@mailbox.sc.edu
Mailing:
Student Collections, Office of the Bursar
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Delinquent Debts

Departments within the University of South Carolina have the option to transfer delinquent, uncollectible accounts to Student Collections. Once University accounts are transferred to the Student Collections department, payments must be made to our department.

Non-payment will result in the following university actions:

  • assessment of late fees and/or interest penalties
  • placement of holds on all university services including
    • transcripts
    • diploma
    • access to register for subsequent semesters
  • placement of the account with a collection agency

If you are unable to pay your debt in full, our department can work out payment arrangements to avoid placement of the debt with a collection agency. However, accounts with Student Collections must be paid in full for registration, transcript, or diploma hold release. Contact us at (803) 777-4077 or burscoll@mailbox.sc.edu for assistance.

Payments
If you have a hold from Student Collections, payment may be made by cash, cashier check or money order. Please indicate the account holder name and the last 4 digits of the SSN.

Mail Payment to:
Student Collections, Office of the Bursar
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Placement with a Collection Agency
Delinquent accounts may be placed with one of the collection agencies listed below. If your account has been placed with a collection agency, you will receive notification from the collection agency. All future contact regarding your account should be made directly to that collection agency.

Coast Professional, Inc.
214 Expo Circle, Suite 7
West Monroe, LA 71292
www.coastprofessional.net
Phone: (800) 231-0225
Fax: (800) 682-1915
Email: info@coastprofessional.com

Williams & Fudge
300 Chatham Avenue
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29731
http://www.wfcorp.com/
Phone: (800) 849-9791
Fax: (803) 329-0797
Email: wf@wfcorp.com

Todd Bremer Lawson
PO Box 36788
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732-0512
www.tbandl.com
Phone: (877) 427-6544
Fax: (803) 323-5211
E-Mail: contactus@tbandl.com

Set Off Debt Collection Act
The Setoff Debt Collection Act is designed to facilitate collection of debts owed by an individual to an agency of the State. Debtors to the University, which is a State Agency, with debts of $50.00 or greater and in arrears of ninety days or more will be reported to the SC Department of Revenue for potential set off against their SC individual in-come tax refunds. The Department of Revenue will place a hold on State income tax returns due debtors whose names have been submitted. The Department of Revenue will notify the taxpayer that the University has a claim against the income tax refund. The Department of Revenue will forward to the University the amount of the refund claimed less a $25 collection fee. The debtor must contact the University's Student Loan Collections for additional information regarding his/her account. Student records will remain tagged until the financial obligation is satisfied.

The act gives the alleged debtor the right to file a written protest for the validity of the debt. The written protest must be submitted within 30 days from the date of notifica-tion of the University's claim and contain the information below:

  • Your name
  • Your Address
  • Your Social Security number
  • Type of Debt in dispute
  • Detailed statement of all reasons you disagree with the debt amount or dispute that you owe the debt
The original written protest must be mailed to University of South Carolina. For com-plete information, please contact Student Loan Collections at 803-777-4077 or bur-scoll@mailbox.sc.edu.

The debtor waives their right to protest if he/she fails to file a written request within 30 days.

CONTACT US:

Student Collections
Phone: (803) 777-4077
Fax: (803) 777-8163
Email: burscoll@mailbox.sc.edu
Mailing:
Student Collections, Office of the Bursar
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

516/518 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-4233 • Fax: 803-777-7953
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