Your Freshman Year

Starts This Fall

Payment Information

Financial Aid and Alternative Payment

State and/or Federal Financial Aid

Students enrolled in Freshmen Connection are eligible to receive federal and state funding to help cover their costs of education. The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) notifies spring admitted students who submitted their FAFSA forms by the January 1 deadline about their financial aid award package beginning in early March. This email notification contains instructions on viewing and accepting any financial aid awards. Students who have questions about their aid package should contact the OSFA: or 301-314-9000.

Terp Payment Plan

The Terp Payment Plan (TPP) is a convenient alternative to a lump sum payment. By enrolling in the plan, you can make monthly payments with no interest.

529 College Savings Plan

College Savings Plans are managed through the financial institution with which you have a plan. See State of Maryland College Savings Plan.

Tuition Remission

Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. UMCP employees should talk with their unit’s HR representative. All other UMD System employees must receive authorization from your home institution. See UMCP UHR Tuition Remission.

Third Party/Sponsored Billing

This is when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees and they are requesting a bill from the University. See Third Party/Sponsored Billing.

Billing & Payment Information

Billing Schedule

Fall tuition and fees post to the student account around July 10. For complete information on the student bill, billing reminders, and payment due dates, see Student Financial Services—Billing Schedule.

Important Notes

  • Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in late fees and may lead to cancellation of enrollment. See Student Financial Services—Billing Overview.
  • If using the Terp Payment Plan, Financial Aid, a College Savings Plan, etc., contact the Financial Service Center via email ( prior to the payment deadline to avoid late fees.
  • Payment information is sent to the email address associated with the student record. It is your responsibility to keep contact information up to date. To update your current information, see Mailing or Email Address Change.

How to Pay

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy


Cancellation means terminating enrollment before the start of the fall semester.

  • View the Undergraduate Catalog (click the header to access the pdf) for complete information on cancellation.
  • August 23: Last day to cancel enrollment.
  • Students receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees minus the $75 non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • Cancellation must be received in writing. Provide name, address, student ID number, and statement of cancellation to:
    Freshmen Connection
    Fax: 301.314.4071


Withdrawal means terminating enrollment between the first day and the last day of the fall semester. A withdrawal statement and effective date will be recorded on your final transcript.

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