The College Account
The Lynchburg College Account is an optional credit or debit account for use on campus.
The College Account can be used in the following areas:
- Campus Store, including textbooks
- Westover Room
- Brewed Awakenings
- Roly Poly at Stinger's
- Campus post office
- Hornet Shop
- Dining hall
- Off-campus pizza delivery purchases
Open an account online by completing the account application - we'll get your account set up within two business days.
You can make payments or deposits to the College Account (or for reservation deposits or tuition payments) online at www.lynchburg.edu/payments.
A monthly billing statement will be sent to the billing address indicated on the account application.
If you have any questions about your account, please contact Jill Farley in the Campus Store at 434.544.8242.
Advantages of the College Account
Once open, the College Account is the account is tied to the College I.D. card so students do not need to carry cash or a debit card with them on campus.
Spending can be limited to on-campus purchases, and purchase history can be tracked.
Debit or Credit?
The account type you choose is up to you. However, consider the special situations below:
If you want to limit your (student's) spending, select a debit account. You may deposit money into this account at any time.
Deposits can be made online at www.lynchburg.edu/payments (select College Account payment). You may also call by phone to use a credit card by calling the College's cashier's office at 434.544.8246. Deposits post at midnight if called in before 3 p.m. or done online before 9 a.m. during a weekday.
Using Financial Aid to Pay for Course Materials
If you want to use financial aid to pay for course materials, and you cannot wait to be reimbursed for purchasing your textbooks, you will need to set up a college account and designate it as a charge account.
Once your financial aid arrives at the College, all financial obligations will be paid prior to a refund check being issued. Your College Charge Account will be charged a finance charge each month it remains past due (18% APR) while waiting for the financial aid to arrive.
Once the financial aid has paid the account, do not use the account until next semester. Students who charge on the account after their financial aid has paid the account must pay the balance monthly. A past due account will not be taken off hold regardless of future financial aid expected.
College Account FAQ
May I deposit money in the account at the start of the semester for books, then get a bill for subsequent purchases?
Yes, this is a combination account. Deposit money into the account and designate a low limit. A limit on the account ensures you will not receive a bill for more than the limit you specified. Please be aware that the delay time in off-campus pizza purchases being charged to accounts may cause the account to go over limit. The limit is revolving, so once you make a payment the credit limit is restored. Limits are not monthly limits in spending.
Must the entire College Account balance be paid monthly?
No, but the College Account will be charged a finance charge each month it remains past due (18% APR). After 60 days past due, the account is placed on hold until the entire balance is paid.
Account balances are billed at the end of the month the purchases are made. Account balances become past due and are charged a finance charge at the end of the following month.
You may pay the account off partially each month with the understanding that there is a finance charge and once the account becomes past due, the account cannot be used until it is paid in full.
Can the College Account be paid monthly by a credit card?
Fill out and return the Paying Account by Credit Card Each Month application form. Indicate the amount to be paid monthly or balance if you would like the balance to be paid.
Accounts are placed on hold when the entire balance has not been paid in 60 days. Once an account is placed on hold the entire balance must be paid for the account to be taken off hold.
How does the limit on the charge account work? How do I change the limit on the account?
The credit limit is revolving. The charge limit is restored by the amount of payment applied to the account. The limit is not a monthly charge limit. Changes in account limit can be requested in writing via mail or fax 434.544.8243. When requesting changes to the account, please print the student's name and Social Security number, the change requested, and the daytime phone number and signature of the person who authorized the account.
For holds on the account because it is past due, pay the entire balance owed online at /payments. It will take up to three business days for your payment to post on your account.
You may also call with a credit card at 434.544.8246, deliver payment in person, or mail the payment to the college cashier's office. Payments made before 3 p.m. will post at midnight that day. Payments made after 3 p.m. will post at midnight the following night.
It does not include the bookstore, Hornet Shop, off-campus pizza delivery or campus post office. LC Express supplements the meal plan or can be a meal option for students not required to have a meal plan. The LC Express includes the Dining Hall, Brewed Awakenings, Roly Poly at Stinger's, and Westover Room.
Funds deposited to the LC Express can be refunded or transferred to meet other financial obligations as long as they are not designated as a meal plan (including the Hornet Plan).
If you have additional questions about the LC Express account or Hornet Plan, please call 434.544.8606 to speak with Mary Hunt.
How does the off-campus pizza delivery service work?
Lynchburg College partners with Domino's Pizza to provide pizza delivery. If the College Account is authorized for off-campus pizza delivery, the student may order pizza for delivery from Domino's (provided the account has at least $100 funds/credit available). The purchase will appear on the College Account within one to two weeks.
Please direct questions to Shaun Dearden at 434.544.8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The account authorizer may cancel/restrict/reinstate this feature at anytime by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Please reference the student account holder's name and last four digits of their College I.D. number.
May I get cash from my College Account?
No. Only purchases can be made against your account. When leaving the college you may request a refund of remaining funds or you may request that money deposited into the account be transferred to pay other college obligations.
I have financial aid coming in to pay for my course materials - how do I buy them?
If you are an independent student, complete the College Account application online and check charge account.
If you are a dependent student, you will need your parent/guardian's signature on the College Account signature card in order to open a charge account. The authorizing signature agrees to pay for all purchases made beyond what financial aid covers.
Once your financial aid arrives at the college, all financial obligations will be paid prior to a refund check being issued. Your College Charge Account will be charged an 18% APR finance charge each month it remains past due while waiting for the financial aid to arrive. Once the financial aid has paid the account, do not use the account until next semester.
Students who charge on the account after their financial aid has paid the account must pay the balance monthly. A past due account will not be taken off hold regardless of future financial aid expected. You may pay for course materials with other payment options, cash, check, or credit card and if financial aid remains after all financial obligations to the college have been met, you will be issued a refund check.
If you are not claimed as a dependent on anyone else's tax return, you may open a charge or debit account - and only you have to sign the signature card.
If I have financial aid coming in, may I use my College Account?
First, make sure you have opened an account if you are expecting financial aid. You may use your account as long as the account is not on hold. Prevent your account from being placed on hold by not using the account after your financial aid has paid the balance or by paying for charges to the account monthly after your aid has posted to the account.