To discuss your outstanding debt and possible payment options, please contact the Business Office at (518) 587-2100 ext. 2320.
An invoice from our Accounts Receivable Office will describe a debt currently due to Empire State College as an agency of the state of New York. Your failure to pay the debt within 30 days of your presumed receipt of the initial invoice will result in an additional assessment of interest or late fees, which ever is greater. Receipt of your invoice is presumed to be five days after the mailing of the initial invoice.
Interest will be assessed from the date of your presumed receipt of the initial invoice, at the corporate underpayment rate set by the commissioner of taxation and finance minus 4 percent. Interest will be compounded daily on the principal balance which is set forth in your bill.
To avoid the assessment of interest or additional late payment charges, you should pay the amount requested in full within the 30-day period. In addition, should you fail to pay this debt in full within 90 days of your presumed receipt of the initial invoice, a collection fee of up to 22 percent of the amount due, including interest, may be added to the amount which you owe.
Please write your ID number on all checks or correspondence, and make checks payable to Empire State College. Please advise us of any change of name or address. If you are replying by mail, please include your current phone number.
Certain state laws that became effective on Jan. 1, 1993, have granted additional enforcement powers to New York state agencies for collection of nontax debts. These laws have augmented those codes and regulations that previously existed within the State University of New York. If you have a current or outstanding debt with the college, you are strongly urged to settle this matter now.
Interest or penalty on overdue nontax debt-State Finance Law Section 18
Collection Fee-State Finance Law Section 18
Authority to Hold Transcripts and Deny Registration
Referral of the debt to the Tax Department-State Tax Law Section 171-f
Returned Item Charge-State Finance Law Section 19
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Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.