When to Pay

UMUC tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration unless you're enrolled in our interest-free monthly payment plan or receiving financial aid or employer tuition assistance.

Pay When You Register

If you register by mail, fax, or in person, payment must accompany your registration. If you register online, payment is due with your registration or must be mailed the day of registration. 

A brief grace period is granted to allow time for payment to be delivered by mail. If payment for your online registration is not received by the end of the grace period, your registration may be canceled (unless you are receiving financial aid, employer tuition assistance, or have enrolled in our monthly payment plan).

Not paying for a course does not relieve you of your financial obligation to the university.

Refunds and Withdrawing From Class

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

Learn more about refunds and payment.

Grace Periods & Payment Deadlines

  • If you register 10 or more days before the course start date, your grace period ends 10 days after your registration date.
  • If you register less than 10 days before course start date, your grace period ends 2 days after your registration date.

Sample Grace Periods

Course Start Date 
Registration Date
Grace PeriodGrace Period Ends
March 11  (more than 10 days)
January 110 days
January 11
January 5  (fewer than 10 days)
January 1
2 days
January 3

Late Payment

If payment is not received by the end of the grace period, you may be disenrolled from one or all of your courses. Learn more about penalties for non-payment.