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Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Payment, Financial Aid, & Alternative Payment

When To Pay | Payment Policy | How To Pay | Consequences for Non-Payment | Refunds | Payment, Financial Aid, & Alternative Payment

When to Pay: Deadlines

The payment deadlines below shows the payment due date as related to registration. Upon registration, tuition and fees post to the student account. Payment must post within 30 days of registration. If payment is not submitted within 30 days of registration, UMD’s Student Financial Services may assess finance charges. See Billing Overview and scroll down to “Late Fee Policy.”

  • For fall semester only: if you register early, DO NOT submit payment until after July 15.  Tuition and fees do not post to the student account until after this date.  This is a Student Financial Services system issue.
  • If you are depending on alternative payment—loans, Terp Payment Plan, Third Party Billing—to cover the costs of this program, send an email to with such information so that a note is placed on your student account. The email must be received prior to the payment due date.
Semester If you registered: Payment Must Post:
Fall Up to August 19 August 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after August 20 Within 48 hours
Spring Up to January 19 January 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after January 20 Within 48 hours
Up to May 19 May 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after May 20 Within 48 hours

Payment Policy

Post-Baccalaureate Programs payment due dates are determined by the date of a student's initial registration and do not follow UMD’s Student Financial Services standard plan. Payment by the posted deadlines is required. Students are responsible for checking their student account to ensure that full payment has posted. If there is a prior balance and you do not submit payment for this balance, UMD’s Student Financial Services may use your payment to cover this prior balance. 

Should full payment not post, students may be blocked from future registration. Notification of this requirement is sent to the email of record following any add/drop activity. Check your spam folder. No additional reminder is provided. Update your email of record.

While the University reserves the right to limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, your registration will not be automatically canceled or withdrawn for non-payment of tuition and fees.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.

Payment Process (How to Pay)

Step #1: Determine Your Account Balance

Step #2: Select Your Payment Method

Step #3: Submit Payment

Consequences for Non-Payment

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 or term. 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.

Debts incurred during each semester or term must be satisfied before registration will be permitted. A registration block will 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.

Refund Policy

The University does not automatically refund a credit balance. To request a refund, see Student Financial Services—Refunds Overview.

Financial Aid & Alternative Payment

State and/or Federal Financial Aid: Program students are admitted to UMD as non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate students. The programs are non-degree programs. Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students. Alternative or private loans may be an option.  See Office of Student Financial Aid.

Terp Payment Plan: A convenient alternative to lump sum tuition payments. By enrolling in the Terp Payment Plan, you can make monthly payments with no interest! The Terp Payment Plan may NOT be used for Summer Session.

Veterans: Post-Baccalaureate Programs are non-degree seeking. As such, these programs are not the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) approved educational programs. If you have questions, contact UMD’s Veterans Certification Office at

Tuition Remission Policy: Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. Fee payment is required by the posted deadlines.  UMD System employees 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: Third Party/Sponsored Billing is when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees and are requesting a bill from the University. 

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