Can I enroll if I owe a balance from a prior term?
Why is there a finance charge on my billing statement?
Why doesn’t my bill show my last payment?

How much will it cost for me to take classes at UMSL?

Will I still need to make a payment if I will be receiving financial aid?
How do I get my 1098T form online?
Why hasn’t my Financial Aid posted to my student account?
When will I receive a refund of my excess financial aid?
How can I qualify for instate fee rates?
Who do I notify about an address and a last name change?
Where can I get a transcript?
Where online can I get a printout of my charges and payments to give to my employer?
What address should I use if I am paying my bill through my banks’ online bill pay service?
Why am I being billed for courses that I thought were dropped?
What are my payment options and what methods of payment do you accept?
How do I avoid finance charges?

Can I enroll if I owe a balance from a prior term? 

Students who have not met their financial obligations may have a past due indicator placed on their accounts. Students with past due indicators are prevented from obtaining transcripts, enrolling in classes and charging item in the bookstore to their student accounts. In addition, students whose accounts are not paid in full at the time of graduation will not receive a diploma or any other certification of program completion.

Why is there a finance charge on my billing statement?

If you choose to pay the minimum payment shown on your billing statement, your student account will be assessed a 1% finance charge of your Adjusted Amount due each month.  Unless you are enrolled in the Employer Reimbursement Deferred Payment Plan ERDPP, any Account Balance that is carried over from month to month will be assessed the 1% finance charge. No finance charge will be assessed if the full Adjusted Amount Due is paid by the due date.

Why doesn’t my bill show my last payment?

Billing statements are created once a month, and not updated until the next one is created.  Any payments or charges will not be reflected on the billing statement until the next month.  You would be able to see the current activity in to Additional Authorized Access under Student Financial Account Information.

How much will it cost for me to take classes at UMSL?

The amount that a student is charged depends on many factors.  The rates depend on if you are Undergraduate or Graduate, and if you are a Missouri resident, Metropolitan student, or Nonresident.  Also, depending on which course(s) that you are taking, there may be course fees.  Tuition and fees are charged per credit hour.  Please refer to the Tuition and Fee Rates page and Course Fees, Supplemental Fees & Special Rates page.

For Undergraduate students, we have an Undergraduate Fee Estimator that will help you determine if you will have an out of pocket amount.  This form is only an estimate, but may be a useful tool for your semester financial planning.

You can review the cost of housing and meal plans on the Residential Life website.  

Will I still need to make a payment if I will be receiving financial aid?

Anticipated Financial Aid is not treated as a minimum payment or monthly payment on your student account.  You will still have a minimum payment due.  What your Anticipated Aid will do is reduce your Account Balance resulting in a lower minimum payment due.

If your Anticipated Financial Aid is less than your total semester charges, your billing statement would show the Anticipated Aid as being deducted from your Account Balance giving you an Adjusted Amount Due to pay.  Your minimum payment would be a percentage of the Adjusted Amount Due plus a 1% finance charge of the Adjusted Amount Due.  Students should pay either the Adjusted Amount Due or the Minimum Payment by the due date to avoid a $10 late payment fee.

If your Anticipated Financial Aid is more than your total semester charges, your billing statement would show zero for both the Adjusted Amount Due and the Minimum Payment.  In this situation you would not need to make a payment. 

How do I get my 1098T form online?

Follow the instructions on this View Your Tax Information (1098T) Online page.

Why hasn’t my Financial Aid posted to my student account?

Financial aid will not be credited to your student account more than 10 days prior to the start of classes, as required by financial aid regulations. Before your financial aid can post to your student account, you must be registered for sufficient class hours to be considered eligible for the aid. For example, if the amount of the Pell you were offered requires that you be enrolled in classes full time (12 hours) and you register for 6 hours, your financial aid will not post to your student account until your enrollment has been reviewed, and the Pell Grant amount had been adjusted to the amount allowed to students enrolled half time.

If you filed for your financial aid in advance, you may need to follow up with the Financial Aid office at 314-516-5526 or financialaid@umsl.edu.  There may be incomplete paperwork, additional paperwork or signatures needed.

When will I receive a refund of my excess financial aid?

You can expect to receive a refund check by mail within 7-10 business days after your account balance goes into credit status. If you have previously set up a personal checking or savings account for direct deposit of your refunds, you can expect an electronic transfer to your bank account within 3-5 business days after your account balance goes into credit status.

Before a refund will be issued, your Anticipated Financial Aid must disburse to your student account, pay all of your charges and leave you with a credit balance.

How can I qualify for instate fee rates?

There are certain criteria that must be met in the 12 months prior to the academic term for which residency is requested. 

Cannot be claimed as a dependent in another state
Reside in Missouri continuously
Have significant taxable earned income in Missouri
Have a valid Missouri Driver’s License, a Missouri Voter Registration Card, and if a car is registered in the students name, proof of registration in Missouri
Permanent Resident Alien Card (non-U.S. citizens only)

Optometry students must also have a signed statement from the student of intent to make Missouri his/her permanent state of residence and a written job offer from a licensed practicing Missouri optometrist or ophthalmologist for a position immediately following graduation and licensure.

You must complete a petition for residency status form and submit it with all of the required documents.  For a copy of the form and more information, see the Residency Information page.

Who do I notify about an address and a last name change?

You can change your address online in MyView or by contacting the Registration Office at 314-516-5545 or by email at registration@umsl.edu.  Legal name changes must be notarized.  For a change of name and/or address form; visit the Registration and Records web page and look under Downloadable Forms.

Where can I get a transcript?

A transcript can be obtained from The Records Office. They are located within the Registration Office on the 2nd floor of the Millennium Student Center. They can be reached at (314) 516-5676 or by email at registration@umsl.edu. A transcript cannot be released if there is a hold on your student account.  For a Transcript Request Form or for more information, visit the Registration and Records web page and look under Student Services for Transcripts.

Where online can I get a printout of my charges and payments to give to my employer? 

Online in the MyView student system, students can print a 'Paid Fees Letter' detailing semester charges and credits. Click here for more information. 

What address should I use if I am paying my bill through my banks’ online bill pay service?

Please use our UMSL Campus address for electronic payments through your bank: 
    
University of Missouri -St. Louis 
Cashier's Office
One University Blvd.
St Louis MO 63121-4400

Why am I being billed for courses that I thought were dropped?

It is your responsibility to petition to drop a course you are enrolled in.  Not attending class or not accepting financial aid does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal.
  
Through the official add/drop period, courses may be dropped, without approval or signatures through MyView, or in person at the Registrars Office.  See the Office of Registration webpage for add/drop/withdrawal deadlines.

After the official add/drop period, complete an add/drop form, seek the required signatures and submit the form to your college department.

Withdrawing from the University- Pick up a Drop/Excused Grade Form from your Deans office.  Complete the form and follow the directions provided by the College in which you are enrolled. 

Refunds are reduced based on the date the course is dropped.  See the Fee Reassessment Schedule.

What are my payment options and what methods of payment do you accept?

Students have the option to pay in full or use the minimum payment option.  All charges incurred by a student will be consolidated into one account. The student will be billed and must make a payment by the due date indicated on the bill. An option will be provided on the monthly bill for the minimum payment. Students that elect to make the minimum payment will incur a finance charge of 1% per month on the unpaid billed balance after the due date.  You can determine due dates and percentage due for the minimum payment schedule by referring to the Billing Schedule.

The minimum payment amount is calculated by taking the total charges on your account and subtracting any anticipated financial aid or third party credits. This would give you the Adjusted Amount Due. The Adjusted Amount Due is multiplied by the appropriate Minimum Amount Due percentage. Unless your financial aid and/or third party credit is greater than the total amount due, you owe a payment.

Total charges

-

(Anticipated Financial Aid + Third Party Credit)

=

Adjusted Amount Due

Adjusted Amount Due

X

Minimum Percentage Due

=

Minimum Payment

 

Payments are accepting in the office, through the mail, and online.

  • In the office you may pay with cash, check, money order, or pin based debit cards.
  • You may mail check or money order. 
  • Online payments may be made by authorized users, or those using the guest payer site.  Authorized users may pay with echeck or credit card.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit card.  Guest payers may only pay by credit card.  Credit card payments are assessed a 2.75% service fee.  There is no service fee if paying with an echeck. 

Checks and money orders should be made out to University of Missouri.  The office is located at One University Blvd, 285 MSC, St. Louis, MO 63121-4400.

How do I avoid finance charges?

To avoid finance charges, the student must pay the Adjusted Amount Due from the billing statement in full by the due date on the statement.