Past due accounts
Note: Due to COVID-19, students will not have late payment fees assessed in spring 2021.
By registering for classes, you entered into a legally-binding contract to pay all tuition and fees, including any non-refundable fees.
Failure to pay on time
If you do not pay your bill on time, you will be assessed late fees and a hold will be placed on your account. That hold will prevent further registration, charging at the bookstore, and release of your official transcript. You must speak with the UMC Business Office if the hold occurs during the current term. No hold releases can be made until you pay your past due account balance in full. You are responsible for all late fees assessed to your account. Your past-due student account balance must be paid as soon as possible. If not paid, your account will be placed into collection status. See consequences of non-payment for more information.
Payment arrangements for past due amounts
If your account is in collection status and you cannot pay the balance due in full, contact the UMC Business Office to set up a payment arrangement. Your payment arrangement timeline will be the shortest possible period based on the balance due.
Once you have a payment arrangement with the UMC Business Office, you must make payments as arranged.
- No penalty for prepayment.
- You can pay more than the monthly amount due or pay your bill in full at any time.
- Paying more than one month does not lower next month's payment amount.
If you make payments for less than the agreed upon amount without prior approval, you will be considered in default of your payment arrangement.
- Default means that you have stopped making monthly payments on time per your agreement with the University.
- Missing one payment could result in default.
- Any fees that were waived will be reinstated.
- Your account could be sent to an outside collection agency and credit reporting agencies notified of your default status.