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Payment Information

Students who register for courses incur a financial obligation (tuition and fees) to the University. UMD’s Student Financial Services generates electronic bills and sends monthly e-bills to the email address on record.

Students are responsible for viewing their billing statements, accessing the current account balance, and determining the payment due date at View Your Monthly Bill. A paper bill is not sent. 

To determine when payment is due, see Billing Schedule.  This site provides information for both the semester and term calendar. If there are questions about the student bill, contact Student Financial Services via email at or call 301-314-9000.

Step #1: Determine Your Account Balance

Step #2: Select Your Payment Method

Opportunities for financial aid include State or Federal, UMD Funding, Undocumented/DACA Students, and International Students.

State and/or Federal

  • 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
  • Note: Graduate certificates are non-degree granting programs and do not meet eligibility requirements for federal financial aid. For further information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at

UMD Sources of Funding

Undocumented and DACA students

  • Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) is available to applicants who are ineligible to receive federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Undocumented students, including DACA students, are NOT eligible for federal financial aid. To be considered for certain State financial aid programs, such as Educational Assistance Grants, Guaranteed Access Grants, etc. the MSFAA is required.  

International Students

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

Terp Payment Plan

  • A convenient alternative to lump sum tuition payments. By enrolling in the plan, students 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 term calendar.

Veterans and Veterans Dependents

  • 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 the student record properly reflects the veteran status, email

Tuition Remission

  • For professional graduate programs, tuition remission is calculated at the in-state graduate rate. If the program charges a higher tuition, the student is responsible for the difference. Tuition remission does not cover mandatory student services or other fees. Fee payment is required by the posted deadlines. UMD System employees 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

  • Third-Party/Sponsored Billing is when a private or government agency is paying any portion of a student’s tuition or fees and are requesting a bill from the University.

All students who register for courses incur a financial obligation to the University. Failure to make payment by the specified due date will result in a late fee or finance charge and may jeopardize the student's ability to register for the upcoming semester or term.  Payment in full must be received before the close of business on the due date to avoid a late fee. In the event the account is not settled by the due date, 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.

Students are responsible for viewing their billing statements, accessing the current account balance, and determining the payment due date at View Your Monthly Bill. If there are questions, contact the Student Financial Services.

While the University reserves the right to limit enrollment for financially delinquent students, a student's registration will not be automatically canceled or withdrawn for non-payment of tuition and fees. Failure to attend class does not result in automatic cancellation. Non-payment cannot be used 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.

Debts incurred during each semester or term must be satisfied before 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.

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