Summer Session

Payment & Financial Aid

Payment, Financial Aid, & Alternative Payment

Policy | Process | Options | Financial Aid & Alternative Payment | Consequences for Non-Payment | Refunds

Summer Session Payment Policy

Registration Date Payment Due Date
February 27 to March 25 March 26
On or after March 26 Immediately upon registration

Summer Session payment policy requires that full payment successfully post to the student account in accordance to the posted deadlines specified above. Should full payment not successfully post to the student account within 48 business hours of the above posted deadlines, you may be canceled or withdrawn, lose your seat if the course is full, and blocked from future Summer Session registration. Summer Session payment policy does not follow the standard fall/spring semester plan. You are not billed. Notification of this payment requirement is sent to the email of record following any add/drop activity. No additional reminder is provided. Update your email of record.  

While the University reserves the right to cancel or withdraw and limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, your registration may not be automatically canceled or withdrawn for non-payment of tuition and fees. Failure to attend class does not result in automatic cancellation. In addition, do not use non-payment as a means for dropping a course or canceling registration as this is not an automatic process. Students are ultimately responsible for officially dropping a course, canceling registration, or withdrawing by the posted deadlines to avoid academic and/or financial consequences. 

Students are responsible for checking their student account to ensure that full payment has posted (48 business hours after registration) and that your account balance is at $0. If there was a balance due on your student account, the University's Student Financial Services will use the Summer Session payment to cover this prior balance. This prior balance may include charges relating to financial fees, parking, the Libraries, University Health Center, etc. 

Payment Process

Online Payment

Students who register on or before March 25:

  • Payment is due March 26. Charges post to the student account by March 20. 
  • To submit payment, see Access Account and pay your Summer Session charges.
  • If you are using an Alternative Payment, click Payment Options after completing registration to note the alternative payment option.
  • Finance charges may accrue if payment is not made in a timely manner and you were not canceled for non-payment. 

Students who register on or after March 26:

  • After registration, click Payment Options to make a payment.
  • Payment options include Online (E-Check or Credit Card) or Alternative Payment
  • Notification of payment obligation is sent to the email of record following any add/drop activity. Payment reminder emails are not sent.
  • If you did not submit payment after registration, click here.
  • Finance charges may accrue if payment is not made in a timely manner and you were not canceled for non-payment. 

Mail, FAX, or In-Person Payment

Submit a Registration and Payment Form. Please note that all registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Payment Options

Credit/Debit Card or Online Check

Alternative Payment

Financial Aid & Alternative Payment

Students utilizing Financial Aid, Veteran/Military Benefits, Tuition Remission, Athletic Scholarship, or Third Party Billing must note this alternative method of payment during the registration process to avoid cancellation for non-payment. If you did not note the Alternative Payment option after registration, click here.

Financial Aid

  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for assistance. In general, financial aid for Summer Session is limited. Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of study at UMD and must register for at least 6 credits or 24 graduate units to be considered. Summer Session aid is not available for visiting students. A visiting student should contact their home institution. UMD students who are offered Summer Session financial aid must respond to the offer and formally accept. The offer will not automatically post and you may be canceled or withdrawn for non-payment. 

Veteran/Military Benefits

Tuition Remission

  • Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. Fee payment is due at the time of registration to avoid cancellation or withdrawal. UMD System employees must receive authorization from their home institution. UMCP employees work with their department’s human resources staff. Learn more on 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 Summer Session.

529/College Savings Plans

  • 529/College Savings Plans do not qualify for alternative payment exemption because of the delay in which the 529 plan posts to the student’s account.  You are required to submit immediate payment.  You may still contact your plan to arrange for payment. Once the 529 plan posts to the student account, you may request a refund

Exempt Programs

Consequences for Non-Payment

Canceled Before the Session Begins

  • Students canceled for non-payment at any time before the start of the session for a given session will be blocked from future registration for Summer Session. Notification is sent to the email 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 48 business hours to complete after pre-payment has been submitted. For exact dates, see  Summer Session Academic & Financial Calendars

Students Withdrawn After the Session Begins

  • Students withdrawn for non-payment on or after the first day of a given session for a given session will immediately lose course access. Notification is sent via the email of record. To re-register, pre-payment is required. In addition, the course instructor is required to send an email supporting the re-registration request. The re-registration process may take up to 48 business hours 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, an Exception to Policy must be submitted.
  • For exact dates, see  Summer Session Academic & Financial Calendars

Refunds

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

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