E-check - also known as an electronic check payment or ACH is the simplest and fastest way to pay your student bill. To make an e-check payment, use this link and enter your account and routing number. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS SERVICE.
Credit Card - You may make a payment using American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. A NON-REFUNDABLE SERVICE FEE IS ASSESSED FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
Be aware that online payments post to your account one business day after the settlement date. The settlement date is determined by the financial institutions not the University of Maryland. Online payments completed before 3:00pm EST will typically post to your account in two business days, but occasionally takes longer.
mail payment and in person
Pay by mail: Student will receive an e-bill and may return payment to the address on the e-bill. Non-registered students and non-students will receive a paper bill. You may return the payment stub from the bill and either your check or money order in the envelope provided. We do not accept credit card or debit card payments sent through the mail. Your payment should be made payable to the University of Maryland and mailed to University of Maryland, Student Financial Services and Cashiering, 1109 Lee Building, 7809 Regents Dr., College Park, MD 20742-5151.
Pay in-person: Bring your bill and your payment to the Cashier's Office, Room 1115 Lee Building. You may wish to verify the amount owed by obtaining a copy of your student account at the Financial Service Center in Room 1135 before proceeding to the Cashiers. Because paying in person often involves waiting in line during peak periods, payment online is encouraged. We do not accept credit card or debit card payments in person. The Cashier's Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Wed.
The awarding of financial aid is handled by the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). To help students and parents calculate their anticipated outstanding balance or refund, OSFA will place Pending Aid credit(s) on student's account for the fall and spring semesters before actual aid is disbursed. Pending Aid credits post to eligible registered student's account in the third week of July for fall and third week of December for spring. Pending Aid credit(s) are removed 10 days prior to the start of each term and replaced with actual disbursement for eligible students.
If you have financial aid funds that exceed charges on your student account at the time of disbursement, you will receive a refund, which may be used to pay other educationally related expenses. If subsequent charges are made to your account you are responsible for paying them.
Unlike other scholarships that are credited directly to your student account, National Merit Scholarship checks are sent directly to the Bursar's Office, and will be made available after all student account balances are paid.
The University does not defer payment of bills on the basis of pending financial aid applications or Stafford loans. In the event your financial aid application was received by OSFA in a timely manner and the delay in your receiving your financial aid is solely the fault of the University, the Financial Service Center Manager will consider making an exception on your behalf. Otherwise, it is in your best interest to insure that your application has been received and processed by the Financial Aid Office with enough time (allow at least 2 months prior to the due date) so that the funds are available to you at the beginning of the semester when bills are due.
Questions regarding the application, processing and awarding of financial aid should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
Graduate Student Tuition Waiver/Fee Payments
If you are a graduate student and have been hired to work on campus in a graduate assistantship, you are eligible to receive tuition benefits. Tuition waiver forms are available through the department in which you are employed. Be sure to check filing deadlines with your department for each semester. Tuition benefits cover the cost of the credit hours you are taking, up to ten credit hours for the fall and ten credit hours for the spring semester. A total of six credit hours may be covered across the first and second summer sessions if you are employed through the summer on a 12 month assistantship.
Tuition benefits do not include other fees that all graduate students are required to pay. These mandatory fees include an auxiliary facilities fee, a student activities fee, an athletic fee, a shuttle bus fee, a Stamp Union, Performing Arts/Cultural Center and recreational fee, etc. Please refer to the Tuition & Fees page for the fee structure for full-time and part-time graduate students as well as the payment due dates for each term. Some graduate programs have different fees (MBA), please refer to the specific department for details.
PAYING BY CASH, CHECK OR CHARGE
Personal checks and e-checks are accepted in payment of your student account. All personal checks and money orders must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank to be accepted. They should be made payable to the University of Maryland, and should include the student's account number on the front of the check.
In the event your personal check or e-check is returned to the University unpaid by your bank, your account will be assessed a service charge in accordance with the following schedule:
|up to $100.00||$10.00|
|$100.01 - $500.00||$25.00|
Late Payment Fees/Finance Charges
Payment in full must be received before the close of business on the due date to avoid a late fee. In the event your account is not settled by the due date, we are required to assess your account with a late payment fee of $10 or 5% of the unpaid balance, whichever is higher. Each month thereafter, a finance charge of 1.5% is assessed to the outstanding balance until your account is paid in full.
A student bill is generated on the 25th day of every month and is due on the 20th day of the proceeding month. For instance, a bill generated on August 25th is due the month on September 20th. Failure to make payment by the specified due date will result in a late fee or finance charge and may jeopardize the student's continued enrollment.
Parking violations should be paid directly to the Department of Campus Parking before they become overdue. Tickets left unpaid for 30 days will be assessed a late ticket payment fee of $10.00 per ticket and will then be posted to the student's account.
Library fines are automatically posted to a student's account, usually within 5 to 8 business days of incurring the fine. No payments are accepted at the library.
Health Center charges are also directly posted to a student's account. Payments are accepted at the Health Center for pharmacy items only.
The University does not defer payment of bills based on pending financial aid applications or Stafford loans. Please note: It is the student's responsibility to monitor their account and make payments by the appropriate due dates. Lack of knowledge is not a special circumstance.