Winter Session

Payment Information

Payment, Financial Aid, & Alternative Payment

When to Pay | Payment Policy | How to Pay | Options | Financial Aid & Alternative Payment | Consequences for Non-Payment | Refunds 

When to Pay

Registration Date Payment Due Date
October 23, 2018 – January 2, 2019 Immediately upon registration


Winter Session Payment Policy

Winter Session requires immediate payment upon registration. Should full payment not post to your student account within 48 business hours of registration, you may be canceled or withdrawn, lose your seat if the course if full, and blocked from future Winter Session registration. Winter 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. Check your spam folder. 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and limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, your registration may not be automatically canceled or withdrawn for non-payment of tuition and fees.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 within 48 business hours of 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 Winter 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 (How to Pay)

Online Payment

  • After registration, click Payment Options to make a payment or select a payment exemption.
  • Notification of payment obligation is sent to the email of record following any add/drop activity. Check your spam folder. Payment reminders are not sent.
  • If you did not submit payment after registration, submit a payment form through Testudo. 
  • Finance charges may accrue if payment is not made.

Mail, FAX, or In-Person Payment

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 to avoid cancellation for non-payment. If you did not note the Alternative Payment option after registration, complete the alternative payment form through Tetsudo.  

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 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 

Students Canceled Before the Session Begins

  • Students canceled for non-payment before the start of Winter Session will 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.
  • For exact dates, see Winter Session Academic & Financial Calendar

Students Withdrawn After the Session Begins

  • Students withdrawn for non-payment on or after the first day of Winter Session lose course access immediately. Notification is sent via the email of record. Check your spam folder. 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, submit an Exception to Policy.
  • For exact dates, see Winter Session Academic & Financial Calendar.  


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


Find Out More