Winter Session

Payment Information

Payment, Financial Aid, & Alternative Payment

Payment Policy | How to Pay | Options | Consequences for Non-Payment | Refunds | Exempt Programs

Winter Session Payment Policy

Winter Session requires payment within 48 business hours (Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm) after registration. Winter Session payment policy does not follow the standard fall/spring semester plan. You are not billed. Notification of payment obligation with instructions 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.

Should full payment not post to your student account within 48 business hours of registration, you may be canceled, lose your seat if the course if full, and blocked from future Winter Session registration. While the University reserves the right to cancel and limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, your registration may not be automatically canceled for non-payment of tuition and fees.

Do not use non-payment or non-attendance 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.

Students are responsible for checking their student account to ensure that full payment has posted within 48 business hours of registration. If there was a prior balance, the University's Student Financial Services will use the Winter Session payment to cover it. This prior balance may include charges relating to financial fees, parking, the Libraries, University Health Center, etc.

Payment Process (How to Pay)

Online Payment

  • Notification of payment obligation with instructions is sent to the email of record following any add/drop activity. Payment reminder emails are not sent.
  • If you cannot locate this email, visit Student Financial Services.
    • To determine how much you owe, select Access Account.
    • To submit payment, select Make a Payment.
  • Payment options include Online (E-Check, Credit/Debit Card) or Alternative Payment.

Mail, FAX, or In-Person Payment

Payment Options

Credit/Debit Card or Online Check

Financial Aid & Alternative Payment

Financial Aid

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.  See UMCP UHR 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 Winter 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 may still contact your plan to arrange for payment. Once the 529 plan posts to the student account, you may request a refund.

Consequences for Non-Payment

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

Students who register for courses incur a financial obligation to the University. On a monthly basis, 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. If there are questions, contact Student Financial Services.

Before the Session Begins

  • If canceled for non-payment before the start of Winter Session, you may be blocked from future registration for Winter Session. Notification is sent to the email of record. Check your spam folder. 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.

After the Session Begins

  • Debts incurred during a semester or term must be satisfied before further 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.

Exempt Programs

Several programs are exempt from the requirement that payment be submitted within 48 business hours after registration for Winter Session (3-week) or Term II Winter (12-week). This exemption only applies to registration for courses which DO NOT begin with the following sections: 01**, WB**, HY**, I1**.

Contact the program to determine when payment is due.

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