A hold is a block on a student's account that prohibits them from performing an action like registering for classes or requesting a transcript.
Most holds are financial holds and result from tuition or fees not being paid before a deadline. Listed below are some of the other more common holds students may encounter.
Registrar & Bursar Holds
- Admissions Hold - Prohibits registration until required admissions documents are received.
- Balance Hold - Prohibits registration, transcript requests, access to grades, and issuance of diploma.
- Library Hold - Prohibits issuance of diploma
Financial Aid Holds
- Transfer Monitoring - To ensure a student is not receiving aid from two or more different institutions, PCOM utilizes this hold to stop the disbursement of federal aid. After the set amount of time passes, the hold is released and federal aid can be disbursed.
- Packaging Hold - This is the general hold used to prevent a student from having a financial aid package. Reasons for this hold to be placed include but are not limited to C-Code resolution, Verification resolution, and more. Once the Financial Aid Office receives the necessary documentation to resolve the issue, the hold will be removed.
- Disbursement Hold - This is the general hold used to prevent a student from having financial aid disbursed. Reasons for this hold to be placed commonly will be when documentation was submitted but could not be verified, for example, a prospective student emailing a copy of a document that will resolve a C-Code but cannot be verified until the original is seen. Once the Financial Aid Office receives the necessary documentation to resolve the issue, the hold will be removed.