Tuition Rates and Fees
UMUC offers a variety of convenient ways to pay for your education-related expenses. We also provide you with a wealth of resources to programs such as scholarships and government-assisted education benefits, so that you can comfortably pursue your educational goals.
To assist you with financing your education, UMUC accepts several payment options, including:
- Online credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover)
- Paper checks and money orders
- Military or employer provided TA (third party payments)
- UMUC Europe employee, spouse, and dependent children TA (ROF)
- Scholarship awards, federal grants, federal and private loans
- Sallie Mae monthly payment plans
Making a Payment in MyUMUC
You can easily pay your account balance online anytime by using your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit card. These payment options are accessible in the MyUMUC portal under Student Center > Make a Payment (in Finances box, beneath Account Summary).
Paying by Check or Money Order
If you prefer to make check or money order payments, you can make a payment with your local UMUC field representative, or mail the payment directly to the UMUC Europe Business Office. Please make all checks and money orders payable to University of Maryland University College Europe.
Military or Employer Provided Tuition Assistance
If financing your education with military or civilian TA (known as a third party payment) please provide verification to the UMUC field representative in your local education center. If TA is pending, please contact your local field representative or the Business Office to explain the circumstances.
Tuition assistance documents are typically written forms issued by a third party that guarantee payment. Military and civilian TA forms should be completed and signed by the appropriate authorizing official.
If you are using military TA, you must provide the field representative at your local education center a copy of the TA form. Army students who have registered through the GoArmyEd portal do not need to submit TA forms, as GoArmyEd automates the third party payment.
Active duty Air Force students do not need to submit TA forms; however, Air Force students must verify that TA is digitally signed and approved within the AI Portal for UMUC Europe to retrieve electronically.
Financial Aid and VA
You may also qualify for Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits and other forms of financial assistance. Scholarship awards and other third party documents must include the financier's name, billing address, and amount awarded.
Please keep in mind if you have not made payment arrangements within 10 days from the date the charge was incurred, you will receive an automatic invoice and services may be denied until payment arrangements are made. Payment may be made by credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or e-check directly through the MyUMUC portal. Additionally, credit card, check, or money order payments may be made at the field site or mailed directly to the UMUC Europe Business Office. Checks and money orders should be made payable to University of Maryland University College.
Application for Admission - ($30)
This is a non-refundable fee for establishing your permanent record - the official university document from which transcripts are issued. Payment should be made through the MyUMUC portal the first time the eApplication is completed.
GoArmyEd students, who complete a Common Application in the GoArmyEd portal, will be sent an e-mail message instructing them to pay the $30 application fee at the nearest UMUC field office or through the MyUMUC portal before the course begins. This fee is not required if you are a consortium student unless you declare an intent to pursue a certificate or degree through UMUC Europe.
Graduate Application - ($40)
Students wishing to take a graduate course with UMUC Europe pay this non-refundable fee prior to their first course. The application fee must accompany the online application for graduate admission (eApplication) available on MyUMUC.
GoArmyEd students, who complete a Common Application in the GoArmyEd portal, will be sent an e-mail message instructing them to pay the $40 application fee at the nearest UMUC field office before the course begins.
Tuition is payable at the time of registration and may be paid through the MyUMUC portal by credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or e-check. Payment made via credit card, check, or money order should be presented to the field representative at the education center or mailed to the UMUC Europe Business Office. The student ID should be indicated on the payment.
A member of the U.S. Armed Forces may be entitled to tuition assistance (TA) from the U.S. Government. Students other than GoArmyEd and active duty Air Force students must give the field representative at their education center a copy of the TA form or mail it directly to the UMUC Europe Business Office. Students may also qualify for Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits and other forms of financial assistance. Information on financial assistance (loans and grants) and VA benefits is presented later in this Catalog. Students will receive invoices for charges incurred to their student account. Charges become past due 10 days from the date the charge is incurred. Once a charge is considered delinquent, students will begin receiving dunning (collection) notices. Timely payments should be made to avoid student debt being sent to collections.
To pay for tuition, students have the option of a convenient payment plan with 0 percent interest administered by the company Sallie Mae. The plan allows students to spread their tuition payments over four, five, or six months. It is not a loan, so no interest is accrued. Once enrolled in a plan, a $30 application fee is assessed and students begin making payments directly to Sallie Mae. Payments may be made online at the Sallie Mae Web site by credit card, e-check, or by setting up an automatic withdrawal plan from a personal checking or savings account. Current enrollment and payment deadlines can be found at www.ed.umuc.edu/financial-aid. Students may enroll with Sallie Mae at https://tuitionpay.salliemae.com/umuceu.
Returned Check - ($30)
When a check is returned to the university and unpaid by a bank, a returned check fee is assessed. If you stop payment on a check for tuition, you are neither disenrolled nor relieved of responsibility for paying tuition and fees.
Examination to Establish Credit - Current Tuition Rate per Credit
This fee is charged for each credit that the student seeks to establish through UMUC's course-challenge examinations and UMUC Europe's foreign language examinations. The fee should accompany the application for examination.
Official Transcript - ($10)
The fee for ordering an academic transcript issued by UMUC Europe is $10, except those sent to another Maryland public two- or four-year institution.
Rush Official Transcript - ($25)
A special handling fee is charged for transcripts processed and mailed or faxed the next business day.
Unofficial Fax Only Transcript - ($15)
Unofficial transcripts may be requested and will be delivered only via fax.
Certificate/ Graduation - ($50)
For each certificate and graduation application filed, students are assessed an application fee.
The tuition for a field study course is the same as any three credit-hour course. Additionally, a student may be charged a hotel accommodation fee depending on the specific course. Students who cancel the course after the registration deadline will be charged a $100 cancellation fee. The cancellation fee may be waived for those students who must cancel due to official, duty-related reasons. Details on field study courses and fees.
UMUC Stateside and UMUC Asia Campus Fees and Activity
Charges incurred from UMUC Stateside or UMUC Asia campuses will be reflected on the student's financial account along with any UMUC Europe charges. The student may direct all financial account inquiries to the UMUC Europe Business Office.
Students may purchase UMUC Europe textbooks online and at the local field site. If textbook payments are not made by credit card either at the field site or via the online textbook ordering system, charges will be posted to the student financial account. If third party funds cover the cost of a textbook and an authorized tuition assistance form is submitted, UMUC Europe will invoice the paying organization. As with tuition charges, textbook charges are the responsibility of the student if financial assistance is denied by the organization or payment is not received by UMUC Europe in a reasonable period of time. Details for textbooks.
Students who incur debts to UMUC during a particular session must clear all unpaid balances to be permitted to register for the next session. Requests for services including transcripts and diplomas will be denied until all debts have been paid. Outstanding debts are collected against any refunds due the student. However, due to the timing of certain transactions, it is important for students to verify their account balance even when a refund is issued. UMUC Europe students inquiring about a debt or wanting to make payment may contact the Business Office at:
DSN: 314-370-6762, ext. 258 (General) or ext. 302 (TA)
Attn: Business Office
APO AE 09004
(from the U.S. and overseas commands)
Attn: Business Office
Im Bosseldorn 30
(for non-U.S. post)
Note: Mail should be addressed to the attention of Student Accounts or TA Billing, as appropriate. When a balance is unpaid and 120 days past due, the debt is forwarded to the State Central Collection Unit (SCCU) of the State Attorney General's Office (of the State of Maryland), which may report the debt to major credit reporting entities. A 17 percent fee will be assessed by the State of Maryland for all debts submitted to SCCU. Once a debt is sent to SCCU, payment must be made directly to SCCU. Students can contact SCCU at +1-800-705-3493 or +1-410-767-1220, or https://www.paybill.com/payccu/.
To speed processing, please use ATTN: Business Office for payments or ATTN: Tuition Assistance for third party.
We thank you for choosing UMUC and look forward to assisting you throughout the duration of your education.
Last updated: 4 February 2013