Detailed information regarding current fees and residency
regulations is furnished in the Schedule of Courses, a newspaper
schedule, distributed before each semester registration, available at
the registrar's office or at the Web site: http://www.umsl.edu/services/financial/feeinfo.htm.
Payment of Fees
All fees are due and payable before the beginning of
classes each semester. A minimum payment plan is available for students
unable to complete their financial arrangements at the time of registration.
A finance charge will be assessed on the unpaid balance of all students
at the rate of 1% per month.† All accounts will be billed using this method;
therefore, it is NOT necessary that a student choose the minimum payment
plan at the time the charges are incurred. Students with delinquent accounts
will NOT be allowed to register in subsequent semesters.
The University reserves the right to modify by increase
or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the
University, including but not limited to educational fees, at any time
when in the discretion of the governing board the same is in the best
interest of the University, provided that no increases can or will be
effective unless approved by the governing board not less than thirty
(30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc,)
to which the fees are applicable, with all modification of fees to be
effective irrespective as to whether fees have or have not been paid by
or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification..
Credit Cards. Valid MasterCard, VISA and Discover
credit and debit cards are accepted toward payment of fees.
Personal Checks. Personal checks in payment of
fees and other obligations to the University will be accepted only when
the amount of the check does not exceed the amount due from the student.
Any checks payable to the university which are returned unpaid will be
assessed a $20 return check charge.†
Quick and Easy Ways To Pay Fees
- By Mail using the mail in coupon and envelope provided with
your monthly statement.
- Using STAR, from a PC in your home, at work, or on-campus.
Payment can be made by credit card only.
- Using TRAIN, from a touch-tone telephone. Payment can be made
by credit card only.
- In Person at one of the service windows at the Cashier's Office.
Nonresident Student Fees
A student admitted to the University as a nonresident is subject to the
Nonresident Educational Fee as well as all other required fees.† The Missouri
resident fact sheet, Residence and Educational Fees Rules, and the petition
for Missouri Resident Status are available at www.umsl.edu/services/financial/feeinfo.htm.†
All questions should be directed to the Office of Admissions at (314)
Metropolitan Fee Plan
The Board of Curators of the University of approved a Metropolitan Fee
plan for undergraduate students that grants in-state resident fee status
to Illinois students living in Jersey, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair
If you have questions, please call (toll-free in the
Illinois 618 area code) at 1-888-GO.2.UMSL. (462-8675) or at 314-516-UMSL.
Fee Reassessment for Dropping Classes or Withdrawal From School
Fees are reassessed for students who officially withdraw from the University
or who drop classes. It is a student's responsibility to formally notify
the registrar's office and to follow proper procedures when withdrawing
from the financial aid or refusing financial aid does not constitute an
official withdrawal from the university. Likewise, failing to attend class
does not, in and of itself, mean a student has dropped a class. Please
refer to the appropriate sections in this publication for specific information
about these procedures.
From the standpoint of fee reassessment, it is in the
student's best interest to formally drop a class during the 100 percent
refund period to avoid higher cost implications later. Reassessments are
based on the total cost of the class(es), not just the amount paid thus
far. This is necessary because the university commits resources to students
when they register and the space reserved could have gone to another student.
Fees included in the reassessment are the Educational
Fee, Student Activity Fee, Instructional Computing Fee, Special Course
Fee (if applicable), and Parking Fee (if applicable). Such fees are reassessed
and reduced according to the schedule published in the Schedule of
Courses published each semester.
Policy on Administrative Cancellation of Student Registration
for Nonpayment of Educational Fees:
A registered student is required to remit payment of assessed fees by
deadlines that are announced each semester.† The University will cancel
the registrations in all courses of students from whom the University
has not received and processed either the full payment or the required
minimum payment (a stipulated portion of the balance due after deducting
approved financial aid) for assessed fees by announced deadlines.
Policies and Procedures Related to Cancellation of
- The University will make efforts to notify any student
whose registration is about to be administratively cancelled prior to
taking this action.
- On or before the last day on
which a student may enroll in a course, a cancelled studentís space
in a course will be given to other students on that courseís wait lists.†
The cancelled student will be placed at the end of the course wait list.
- Any student who has been administratively
cancelled for nonpayment of assessed fees may not enroll in a class
unless the required fees have been paid.
- Cancelled students who re-register
on or after the first day of the semester will be assessed a nonrefundable
late registration charge.
- Once a studentís registration
has been administratively cancelled for nonpayment of assessed fees,
that student may not attend class unless s/he has officially re-registered.
Refund of Fees
All refunds are made by mail or direct transfer to your bank and require
two to four weeks processing time after withdrawal or dropped classes.
Deductions will be made for any financial obligation due the University
of Missouri-St. Louis
All delinquent indebtedness to the university must be cleared before transcripts
or diplomas will be released, or before registration in subsequent semesters.
The university will pursue any and all collection efforts and practices
including referring the account to a collection agency and reporting to
a credit bureau. The account could be assessed an additional collection
charge up to 50 percent of the balance when it is referred to a collection
Laboratory Breakage Fee
Breakage or loss of laboratory equipment due to personal negligence on
the part of the student shall be assessed against he student when the
actual value of the supplies exceeds $1.00. The amount of the charge shall
be determined by the department chairperson.
Room and Board
The university offers many different room and board plans. The average
total cost for the residence hall is $5,400 for a nine-month contract.
For more information contact the Office of Residential Life, Provencial
House, Villa 101 at (314) 516-6877.
Student Insurance: International Students (required)
International students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to purchase
the health insurance policy offered through the university. Information
regarding waivers, premiums, and coverage is available through the Office
of International Student and Scholar Services.
Student Insurance (optional)
An Accident and Sickness Insurance plan is available to students and
their dependents. Information concerning premiums and coverage is available
upon request from University Health Services located at 131 Millennium
Student Center or call (314) 516-5671.