Fees for Graduate Study


Fee Assessment

Fees for coursework vary due to the student’s residency standing, undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate school status, hours, term of enrollment, and the applicability of any special fees assessed in specific courses or programs. The total per-credit-hour fee rate commonly consists of the Educational fee, Information Technology Fee, the Student Facility, Activity, and Health Fee and any special course fees or parking permit fees. On the Cashier’s website, undergraduate, graduate and optometry fee rates are listed per credit hour for residents and nonresidents.  Course, supplemental and special fee rates are also listed along with descriptions of the fees.  See the FEES section on the Cashier’s website for more information.

Financial Responsibility

Each semester, a Financial Responsibility agreement will be presented to all students. The agreement explains the billing methods, payment options and all policies related to student accounts. It is the student’s responsibility that fees are paid and other financial obligations are met as they become due regardless of who is making the payments. Students who need assistance in meeting their financial obligations should contact the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner. Students are expected to adhere to important dates and policies that impact fees. Due dates, fee reassessment dates and office policies 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 and holds on students’ registration, records, or graduation.

Billing Notification

Billing notification emails are sent to students (and any authorized payers) on a monthly basis. Billing statements are available online in MyView for students and at eBill for authorized payers. Students are expected to check their university e-mail and review and respond to their monthly billing statements regularly.


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.

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 Billing Schedule 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 student's account. Student accounts must be paid in full before a student will be permitted to register for upcoming semesters or receive transcripts or a diploma.

Payment Options

Online – Log on to the MyView student system to make payment using a personal checking or savings account or a MasterCard or Discover credit card.(2.75% service charge applied to credit card payments)

Scheduled Payments – You may choose to have the minimum payment, or billed balance due deducted from your checking, savings or credit card each month.(2.75% fee applies to all credit card payments) Instructions on scheduling a series of payments can be found on the student financials MyView help page located on the Cashier’s website.

Mail – Send your payment stub and a check or money order to the Cashier’s office at: The University of Missouri - St. Louis 285 Millennium Student Center (MSC 212) One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121-4400. Both the student number and student name need to be on the check or money order.

In person – Visit the Cashier’s Office at 285 Millennium Student Center. Payment in cash, check, money order or pin based MasterCard or VISA debit are accepted at the cashier stations. Credit card payments cannot be processed at the cashier stations, but are accepted online from http://ebill.umsl.edu.

Payment Kiosks – Payment from a personal checking or savings account or by MasterCard or Discover credit card can be made at any of the four payment kiosks located in the MSC. (2.75% service charge applied to credit card payments)

Payment Drop Box – A secure payment drop box is situated just outside the Cashier’s Office, room 285 of the Millennium Student Center. Only check or money order payments, please.

Any check presented to the university for payment that is returned unpaid will be assessed a $20.00 returned check fee in addition to any fees that the bank may charge.

Cancellation of Registration Due to Nonpayment of Fees
The university will attempt to notify any student whose registration is about to be administratively cancelled for nonpayment of fees 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 and they have officially re-registered. Cancelled students who re-register on or after the first day of the semester will be assessed an additional nonrefundable late registration charge.

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 Website. The refund process requires two to four 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 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.