Payment Information

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Payment Due Dates

All students who register for courses incur a financial obligation (tuition and fees) to the University. UMD’s Student Financial Services generates electronic bills and sends monthly e-bills to the email address on record. Students are encouraged to regularly verify the accuracy of their e-billing address. A paper bill is not sent. 

Students are responsible for viewing their billing statements, accessing the current account balance at Access Account. If there are questions, contact Student Financial Services.

Below is the general billing schedule for Post-Baccalaureate Programs. If payment is not made by the payment due date, 4:30 p.m., see Consequences for Non-Payment.

Semester-Based Calendar If You Registered: Payment Due Date
Fall (16-week) April 5 - July 25 August 20
July 26 - August 25 September 20
August 26 - End of Schedule Adjustment October 20
Winter (3-week)
November 1 - November 25 December 20

November 26 - End of Schedule Adjustment

January 20
Spring (16-week) November 15 - December 25 January 20
December 26 - January 25 February 20
January 25 - End of Schedule Adjustment March 20
Summer (3-, 6-, or 12 week)
March 1 - March 25 April 20
March 26 - April 25 May 20
April 26 - May 25 June 20
May 26 - June 25 July 20
June 26 - End of Schedule Adjustment August 20

How to Pay

Step #1: Determine Your Account Balance

Step #2: Select Your Payment Method

Step #3: Submit Payment

Consequences for Non-Payment

All 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. If there are questions, contact Student Financial Services.

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.

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.

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 OR Winter Session.

Veterans: To determine eligibility, 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. 

Refund Policy

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

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