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University of Maryland University College requires that you pay your tuition and fees on time. However, your payment due dates depend on how early you register for courses.

Payment Deadlines

There are a few ways to classify students' registration status. Here are the definitions:

Registration Period Definition Payment Due Date


You registered more than eight days before the start date of your course.

Payment is due one week prior to the course start date.


You registered 2–8 days prior to the start date of your course.

Payment is due the day before your course begins.


You registered the day before or after the start date of your course.

Payment is due upon registration.

Please note: All other charges, including application and diploma fees, are due on the same day the charges are incurred.

Due dates are provided at the time of registration and are visible in the Account Balance panel in your Student Account Center.

Refunds and Withdrawing from a Course

Registering for a course obligates you to pay for it. If, for any reason, you are unable to take a course, please officially withdraw from it and view UMUC's refund policies to ensure a 100 percent credit. Refunds for drops and withdrawals are prorated, depending on the number of days that have passed since the course start date.

Learn more about refunds and payment.

Late Payment

Payment is expected by the due date. If you have not made full payment or payment arrangements by the due date, you may be subject to penalties for nonpayment.