Detailed information regarding current fees and residency regulations
is furnished in the Schedule of Courses on the registrar’s
Web site: http://www.umsl.edu/services/financial/feeinfo.htm.
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
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.
Valid MasterCard, VISA and Discover
credit and debit cards are accepted toward payment of fees.
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
Nonresident Student Fees
Metropolitan Fee Plan
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) 516-5451
The Board of Curators of the University of Missouri 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 Counties.
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
Policy on Administrative Cancellation of Student
Registration for Nonpayment of Educational Fees:
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
Policies and Procedures Related to Cancellation of Student
- 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 student’s space in a course will be given to other
students on that course’s 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 student’s 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 agency.
Laboratory Breakage Fee
Breakage or loss of laboratory equipment due to personal negligence
on the part of the student shall be assessed against the 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
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.