Explanation of Fees
The application fee partially defrays the cost of processing applications for admission and enrollment data in the professional schools. These fees are not refundable.
The tuition charges meet a portion of the costs for the educational program and supporting services.
Student activities fees are used to meet the costs of various student activities, student publications and cultural programs. The Student Government Association, in cooperation with the Dean's Office, recommends expenditure of the fees collected.
The supporting facilities fee is used in support of the expansion of various facilities on campus that are not funded or are partially funded through other sources.
The transportation fee helps to expand and enhance parking and shuttle services.
Graduation fees are charged to help defray costs involved with graduation and commencement.
Tuition and fees are due prior to the first day of class, or a late payment fee of 5 percent, not to exceed $100, will be automatically added to the bill. On or before the due date, an installment payment plan is available for a $10.00 administration fee to students with a balance over $500. The plan divides payments into three equal installments. The first installment, along with the administration fee, must be paid by the due date, with the balance paid in two successive 30-day installments. The installment payment plan must be arranged in person in the student accounting office.
All checks and money orders should be made payable to the University of Maryland for the exact amount of the actual bill.
A service charge is assessed for dishonored checks returned unpaid by the bank.
- For checks up to $24.99 - $5 service charge
- For checks from $25 and up - $25 service charge
Late registration fees defray the cost of special handling involved for those who do not complete their registration on the prescribed days. No diploma, certificate or transcript will be issued to a student until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied.
The University reserves the right to make such changes in fees and other charges as may be necessary.