Fees for Undergraduate Study

Fee Assessment

Fees for coursework vary due to the student’s residency standing, undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate school status, hours and term of enrollment and the applicability of any special fees.  The total per credit hour fee rate commonly consists of the Educational fee, Information Technology Fee, Student Facility, Activity, & Health Fee and any special course fees or parking permit fees.  Detailed Information on fees and residency status can be found on the Cashier’s website

Financial Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the student that fees and other financial obligations are paid as they become due regardless of who is making the payments.  Students who need assistance in meeting financial obligations to the University should contact the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.  Students are expected to check their University e-mail and review and understand their monthly billing statements regularly.  Students are expected to adhere to important dates and policies that impact fees.  Billing due dates, and fee reassessment dates are posted on the Cashier’s website and through links on the eBill website.  The non-payment of any financial obligation may result in additional collection fees, the inability to register and the withholding of student records.

Billing Notification

Every month, an email is sent to the (umsl.edu) email address notifying students that a bill has been generated and is ready for viewing.  Any authorized payers that the student has set up on eBill will also receive a notification email.  To change your notification preference log on to eBill and select the User Preferences option. 


Through the MyView student system, students can access real-time detailed account and billing information, manage direct deposit and eBill user profiles, view their statement history and make a payment through one convenient location in the Self Service Student Center. The Student Center provides these features and even more drill-down capability, filters and self-help as well as greater access to information to enable and enhance the educational experience.

Payment of Fees

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 in the cancellation/financial hold timeline on the Cashier’s website.  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.

The payment due date is the first day of each month.  Student accounts will be subject to a $10 late fee if payment is not received by the due date shown on the monthly billing statement.  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 up to 50% of the unpaid account balance will be added to the students account.  Student accounts must be paid in full before a student will be permitted to register for upcoming semesters, receive transcripts or receive a diploma.

Payment Options

Any check presented to the University for payment which is returned unpaid will be assessed a $20.00 return check fee.

Fee Reassessment

Students who are leaving school or dropping classes are responsible for canceling their registration and verifying that all of their classes have been dropped.  Any refunding of fees will be made according to the Reassessment Schedule available on the Cashier’s web page.  The refund process requires two (2) to four (4) weeks processing time after withdrawal or dropped classes.  Charges that students accrue prior to a refund being issued will be deducted from the refund amount.  Charges that are accrued after a refund is issued will be billed to the student on the monthly billing statement.

Fees May Change Without Notice

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.