Payment of Tuition & Fees

  1. Tuition and fees are posted to a student’s account when the student registers for classes.  Due dates are published on the Financial Services-Student Accounting (FS-SA) website.
  2. Financial Aid, Tuition Remission, Third Party payments, and Internal Payments (e.g. discretionary funds, sponsors) are posted to the student’s account.  The remaining balance must be paid using acceptable payment methods.
    1. Financial Aid is administered by the Department of Student Financial Assistance and Education.
    2. Tuition Remission is administered by the Department of Human Resource Services.
    3. Third party billing is administered by FS-SA.  Billing is consistent with the terms of a Third Party Tuition Contract (which may be a contract, or an approved form) issued to a student and provided to UMB by the student.   A Third Party Tuition Contract is a written agreement or form authorizing UMB to bill all or part of a student’s tuition charges directly to the third party, which typically is the student’s employer.  The third party’s obligation to pay must be based on a student’s registration, not upon matriculation or program completion.   Payment from the third party is due upon receipt of the UMB invoice. The student is responsible for any tuition not covered by the Third Party Tuition Contract and any amount not received by UMB upon billing for the Third Party support.  If the Third Party fails to pay UMB within 30 days after the third billing, the student will be billed and is responsible for payment.
    4. Internal Payments
      1. Internal payments using grant, revolving, or discretionary funds are applied to tuition, fees, and insurance charges.  If there are funds remaining, the funds will be returned to the funding source (i.e., credited to the chartstring).
      2. Operational Units are responsible for ensuring payments are allowable as evidenced by the grant sponsor’s contract or other communication from the head of the Operational Unit.
      3. The Operational Unit completes the Tuition/Fees/Insurance Payment Form PDF available on the Financial Services website.
      4. The form must be signed by a Person with Fiscal Authorityover the funds used for the payment.  This person accepts responsibility for authorizing the fiscal activity that appears within the financial accounting records for the projects under the person’s responsibility.
  3. Acceptable Payment Methods
    1. The following methods are available for payments in U.S. dollars (USD):

      Method

                  Mail              

           Online        

      Cashier’s Office

      Cash

      No

      No

      Yes

      Check

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Money Order

      Yes

      No

      Yes

      Debit

      No

      No

      Yes

      Credit Card (fees apply)

      No

      Yes

      No

    2. Payments made using foreign currency (i.e. not USD) are only accepted through Flywire.  Access to Flywire is available in SURFS.
    3. Payments by mail should include the student’s name and Student ID.  Checks/money orders should be made payable to University of Maryland, Baltimore.  Mail to: 

      University of Maryland, Baltimore
      P.O. Box 17108
      Baltimore, MD  21297

    4. The Cashier’s Office is located at:

      University of Maryland, Baltimore
      Health Sciences and Human Services Library
      601 W. Lombard Street, 2nd Floor
      Baltimore, Maryland  21201

    5. The website for making online payments is printed on the invoice or may be accessed through SURFS.
  4. UMB Installment Plan
    1. A student seeking to pay in installments should visit the Student Accounting office (located on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library) before the original due date of the bill to execute a UMB Installment Plan contract.
    2. UMB Installment Plan Terms
      1. An administrative fee of $10.00 per semester is added to the outstanding balance.
      2. One-third (1/3) of the charges plus the $10.00 administration fee are due on the original due date.
      3. One-third (1/3) of the charges is due 30 days after the original due date.
      4. One-third (1/3) of the charges is due 60 days after the original due date.
      5. A $25.00 late fee may be charged for any installment not paid by the installment due date.  If an installment payment is not received within 10 days after its due date, the total remaining balance becomes due immediately and additional late fees may be charged in the amount of 5% of the outstanding balance to a maximum of $200.00.
  5. UMB Account Financial Payment Agreement
    1. Refer to UMB Policy VII-2.20(A) Payment of Tuition and Fees for information on the UMB Account Financial Payment Agreement.
    2. A student who satisfies the criteria for a UMB Account Financial Payment Agreement and would like to schedule an appointment with the Bursar may contact the Bursar at 410-706-2929.
  6. If payment is not received by the due date, the semester outstanding balance is subject to a one-time late fee of 5% to a maximum of $200.00.  
  7. Compliance
    1. UMB is required to comply with IRS regulations regarding the reporting of tuition and fees.
      1. Students should review their personal information in the online student portal (SURFS) to ensure the Social Security Number (SSN), or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), is correct.
        1. Students with missing SSN or ITIN information will be contacted by FS-SA to provide the correct information.
        2. Failure to furnish a correct SSN, or ITIN, to FS-SA may result in penalties imposed on the student by the IRS.
      2. A Form 1098-T will be generated and delivered to the student at the address stored in SURFS.  Students may consent to receive the 1098-T electronically instead of in paper form.  Instructions for granting consent to an electronic 1098-T are emailed to students in October.
    2. Operational Units cannot use State general funds to pay any charges billed to or on behalf of students.
  8. Employees in Operational Units who improperly authorize the use of general funds or other UMB Funds for tuition and other student charges may be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal action.  Payments for tuition or fees using UMB Funds that have not been properly authorized must be reimbursed to UMB from external sources (e.g. Foundation funds) or charged back to the student).
  9. Exceptions to this Procedure must be approved in writing by the University Controller (UC) in Financial Services. All requests must be submitted to the UC using the Policy or Procedure Exception Request Form PDF available on the Financial Services website.  The request must be signed/e-mailed by the Department Head or designee.
  10. Questions?  Contact the Bursar at 410-706-2929.

For more please visit UMB Financial Services Procedures here