Payment of Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are payable on a semester basis and must be paid no later than the scheduled due date. If the tuition and fees bill is not paid by the due date, a late payment fee of $100.00 or 5 percent of the balance, whichever is less, will automatically be applied to the bill. An installment plan is available to students with a balance over $500.00. One-third of the bill is payable by the due date and the remaining two-thirds are payable in 30 and 60 days. A nominal fee is added to the last payment. The installment plan must be done in person at Student Accounts, HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Suite 206 no later than the due date. Health insurance for six months in advance is paid at the beginning of the fall and spring terms. Senior year students shall pay a diploma fee at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate.

Students carrying fewer than nine credit hours in the full-time day division or fewer than seven credit hours in the evening or part-time day divisions will be charged tuition on a per credit hour basis, with differential charges for in-state and out-of-state students. This rate also applies to students enrolled in a dual degree program with a graduate department situated on another campus of the University System of Maryland, if the students are taking courses on both campuses in the same semester.

All checks and money orders should be made payable to the University of Maryland for the exact amount of the actual bill. Although, the university regularly mails bills to advance-registered students, it cannot assume responsibility for their receipt. Students who do not receive a bill prior to the beginning of a semester in which they have advance-registered are responsible for contacting the registrar’s office or office of the cashier during normal business hours. A service charge is assessed for each check returned unpaid by the drawee bank on initial presentation because of insufficient funds, stopped payment, postdating, draw against uncollected items, etc.