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When to Pay

Payment due dates for professional graduate programs administered by the Office of Extended Studies (OES) do not follow standard Student Financial Services policy and deadlines. Should payment fail to post by the due date, you may be canceled or withdrawn. Non-payment should not be used as a means for dropping a course or cancelling registration. In addition, failure to attend class does not result in automatic cancellation and charges remain on your student account. It is the student's responsibility to avoid academic and/or financial consequences by canceling their registration prior to the first day of classes.

Note: Finance charges may accrue if payment is not made within 30 days of registration. Do not submit payment for fall semester / Term I registration until after July 15 as charges do not post to the student account until after this date. This is a Student Financial Services system issue.

Semester Based Program Deadlines

Semester If you registered: Payment Must Post:
Fall Before July 25 August 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after July 25 Within 24 hours
Spring Before December 25 January 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after December 25 Within 24 hours
Summer Before May 19 May 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after May 19 Within 24 hours
Winter Before November 19 November 19, 4:30 p.m.
On or after November 19 Within 24 hours

Term Based Program Deadlines

Term If you registered: Payment Must Post:
I (fall) Before August 19 August 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after August 19 Within 24 hours
II (winter) Before November 19 November 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after November 19 Within 24 hours
III (spring) Before February 19 February 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after February 19 Within 24 hours
IV (summer) Before May 19 May 20, 4:30 p.m.
On or after May 19 Within 24 hours

How to Pay

Step #1: Determine Your Account Balance

Step #2: Determine Your Payment Method

Alternative Payment includes Financial Aid, Terp Payment Plan, Third Party Billing, Veterans Benefits, Tuition Remission. If using Alternative Payment to cover tuition and fees, it is your responsibility to ensure that such payment posts to your student account by the due date. If there is a balance on your student account relating to program registration after the payment due date, you will be withdrawn for non-payment. Student Financial Services assesses a service fee for all credit and debit card transactions but does not for ACH (electronic check) payments. See Payment Overview—Student Financial Services.

Step #3: Submit Payment

Cancellation or Withdrawn for Non-Payment

While the University reserves the right to cancel and/or limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, registration may not be automatically canceled for non-payment of tuition and fees. In addition, failure to attend class does not result in automatic cancellation. It is the student's responsibility to avoid academic and/or financial consequences by canceling registration prior to the first day of classes.

Cancellation: Students canceled for non-payment at any time before the start of a given session or term will be blocked from future registration. Notification is sent via the e-mail of record. If the course is full, the seat is lost. If the course is online, all access is lost. To re-register, pre-payment is required. The re-registration process may take up to two business days to complete after pre-payment has been submitted.

Withdrawn: Students withdrawn for non-payment on or after the first day of a given session or term lose course access. Notification is sent via the e-mail of record. To re-register, pre-payment is required. In addition, the course instructor is required to send an e-mail supporting the re-registration request. The re-registration process may take up to five business days to complete after pre-payment has been submitted.

If a student does not re-register, a notation of withdrawal from the term and the effective date will post to the students official University transcript and leaves a partial or full balance due for tuition and fees depending on the date of withdrawal. To appeal for the removal of the withdrawal, select Academic Policies, Appeals: Exception to Academic Policy for details.

Financial Aid & Alternative Payment

State and/or Federal Financial Aid

  • Many graduate students are eligible for a range of financial resources to fund their studies including loans (federal and private), scholarships, grants, or institutional aid. For all questions relating to UMD Sources of Funding, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, at umfinaid@umd.edu.

UMD Sources of Funding

International Students

  • International students are restricted in receiving certain types of financial aid. See Available Options.

Terp Payment Plan (TPP)

  • A convenient alternative to lump sum tuition payments. By enrolling in the plan, you can make monthly payments with no interest! The Terp Payment Plan may NOT be used for Winter Session, Summer Session, or graduate programs that use the quarter term format.

Veterans

  • For assistance and information, visit UMD’s Office of Veteran’s Benefits. Veterans are only certified for the current term. Benefits do not automatically roll over from one term to another. To ensure that your student record properly reflects your status, email vabenefits@umd.edu.

Tuition Remission Policy

  • Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. For graduate programs, remission is calculated at the in-state graduate rate. If the program charges a higher tuition, the student is responsible for the difference. UMD System employees must contact their home institution’s Human Resource office for authorization. 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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