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General Billing and Payment Information

Each UMSL student has a student account - a cumulative record of charges from UMSL and credits (such as scholarships, loans and payments).

How does UMSL bill? 
We bill you by posting a monthly student account billing statement on TouchNet around the 17th of any month in which there's a new charge or credit on your account. The Cashier's Office will send you and your authorized user (if any) a billing notification email reminder to check your statement and pay any balance due. The email address will be used for students and the email address on eBill will be used for authorized users.

Who gets the bill? 
We bill the student - but if you're an undergraduate, we recommend that you set up one or both of your parents as authorized users (UMSL does not send out paper bills to currently enrolled students). Parents will not get any direct billing information unless you set them up to be an authorized user.

When are bills due?
Bills are due on the tenth day of each month.  See the billing schedule.

How can I make payments? 
The Cashier’s office offers several payment options, including a minimum monthly payment.  The minimum payment can be found at the top of the monthly billing statement or by checking the percentage due as shown on the billing schedules page. All payments made to the Cashier's Office are final.

When will I be charged a finance charge? 
If a student chooses to make the minimum payment or a partial payment, a finance charge of 1% of the Adjusted Amount Due will be assessed.  The monthly 1% finance charge can be avoided by paying the balance in full. 
When will I be charged a late Fee?
A $25 late payment fee will be charged to student accounts which have been billed and not paid the minimum payment by the due date.

Can I register with a past due balance?
Students will not be allowed to register for future terms until their account balance is paid to $200 or less and their account is in good standing.

What if my bill is not paid? 
Student accounts must be paid in full before a student will be permitted to register for upcoming semesters, receive transcripts or receive a diploma. All fees, fines, bookstore charges, etc. must be paid by the last day of the term. After the semester ends, unpaid accounts will be turned over to an outside collection agency. Collection agency fees of 25% of the unpaid account balance will be added to the students account.