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Payment Information


  • Tuition and fees post to the student financial account usually 24 business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) after registration.
  • The University’s Office of Student Financial Services oversees UMD’s billing system and generates monthly bills.
  • The payment due dates, below, pertain to courses beginning with the following sections: 01**, WB**, I1**. Other section numbers are program-specific and students should contact the specific program for complete information.
Payment Deadlines: If You Registered Between Bill Generated Payment Due
October 18 - November 24 November 25 December 20
November 25 - December 23 December 24 January 20
December 24 - January 3 January 25 February 20
  • Winter Session payment policy requires full payment in accordance to the payment due date below. Students are responsible for checking their student account to ensure that full payment has posted. If the student account has a prior balance, the University's Student Financial Services will use the Winter Session payment to cover it. This prior balance may include charges relating to financial fees, parking, the Libraries, University Health Center, etc.
  • Students are responsible for officially dropping a course, canceling registration, or withdrawing by posted Academic & Financial Deadlines to avoid academic and/or financial consequences. Should complete payment not post to the student account by the payment due dates, see Consequences for Non-Payment.

Do not attempt to submit payment until 24 business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.) AFTER registration. There is a time lag between registration and the posting of tuition and fees on the student financial account.

  • To submit payment, visit Student Financial Services.
    • To determine how much is owed, select Access Account.
    • To submit payment, select Make a Payment.

Credit/Debit Card or Online Check

Financial Aid

  • In general, financial aid for Winter Session is limited. Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of study at UMD and must register for at least 3 credits or 12 graduate units to be considered. UMD degree-seeking students who are offered Winter Session financial aid must respond to the offer and formally accept. The offer does not automatically post until the student accepts.
  • Winter Session aid is not available for visiting students. A visiting student should contact their home institution.
  • Questions? Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Office of Extended Studies Grant

  • The Office of Extended Studies (OES) is pleased to offer a grant for UMD degree-seeking undergraduate students who register for Winter Session course sections beginning with 01**, WB1*, and I1**. The grant is designed to provide need-based aid to students who otherwise could not afford to register for Winter Session courses. Awardees are determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students must demonstrate need, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and must enroll in at least 3 credits in courses using the abovementioned section codes. Priority is given to seniors and juniors. Note: Funds are limited.
  • Questions? Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Veteran/Military Benefits

Tuition Remission

  • Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. UMD System employees must receive authorization from their home institution. UMCP employees work with their department’s human resources staff. See UMCP UHR Tuition Remission.

Third-Party/Sponsored Billing

Athletic Scholarship

  • Athletes who receive an Athletic Scholarship must be in touch with his/her Athletic Advisor to determine award amount and posting date.

Terp Payment Plan

  • Not available for Winter Session.

529/College Savings Plans

  • Use of these plans is not encouraged because of the delay in which the 529 Plans post to the student’s account. Students incur finance charges and late fees.

Students who register for courses incur a financial obligation to the University. Failure to make payment by the specified due date will result in a late fee or finance charge and may jeopardize the student's ability to register for the upcoming semester. Payment in full must be received before the close of business on the due date to avoid a late fee. In the event the account is not settled by the due date, Student Financial Services will assess the 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 the account is paid in full.

Students are responsible for viewing their billing statements and accessing the current account balance at Access Account. Questions? Contact Student Financial Services.

While the University reserves the right to limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, a student’s registration will not be automatically canceled or withdrawn for non-payment of tuition and fees. Failure to attend class does not result in automatic cancellation. Non-payment cannot be used as a means for dropping a course or canceling registration. Students are ultimately responsible for officially dropping a course, canceling registration, or withdrawing by the posted deadlines to avoid academic and/or financial consequences.

Debts incurred during each semester must be satisfied before registration will be permitted. A registration block may be placed on the student account, preventing registration for an upcoming semester or term until all financial obligations are settled, including current fees, parking violations, library fines, medical charges, and other miscellaneous charges. In addition, UMD will deny requests for transcripts or diplomas pending clearance of all debts.

Delinquent accounts will be referred to the State of Maryland's Central Collection Unit (CCU). Accounts placed with CCU will be reported to the credit bureau. CCU will assess a minimum collection charge of 17% of the outstanding debt, plus attorney and court fees, if applicable. UMD and CCU reserve the right to make changes in fees and other charges as may be deemed necessary. These fees are the student’s responsibility.

For complete information, see Refunds Overview

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