Students are required to pay their account balances by published deadlines using one of the following payment options:
According to the Financial Responsibility Agreement, students must pay all outstanding balances and/or be current on their payment plan before being eligible to re-enroll or receive transcripts. Please ensure that you meet the payment date deadlines to keep your student account in good standing to avoid having a hold placed on the account. Learn more about Fall & Spring semester or Summer semester payments.
All students are obligated to pay promptly all charges owed on their account, including payment plan fees, collection agency referral-fees, and other reasonable collection costs to collect unpaid balances.
UCM accepts in-person payments up to 30 minutes prior to close, in the Student Financial Services Office, Ward Edwards, Suite 1100 of:
*PIN may be required for in person transactions.
**See Returned Payment Section
*Online debit is possible if your bank allows purchases without use of a PIN.
**See Returned Payment Information
***A nonrefundable fee of 2.85% of the amount being paid is assessed by the processor; the University does not share in this fee.
Please Note: Checks from certain types of accounts cannot be processed electronically through the UCM Payment Center (Ex: Trust, Money Market, Investment Account, College Savings Plan and Corporate Checks). Credit Card checks and counter checks are unable to be accepted.
The following types of payments are also accepted via Mail:
Please include the student's name and/or 700# with the payment or on the payment method.
Attn: Student Financial Services
1100 Ward Edwards Building
University of Central Missouri
PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Personal checks written to the University of Central Missouri and E-checks will be electronically debited from the customer's checking account. Any check remittance returned by the bank as unpaid may be electronically submitted for repayment the maximum number of times allowed by law. In the event that the transaction is still returned unpaid, the customer agrees the student account will be charged a return check fee of $25 plus the original amount of the payment that was initially credited to the account.
Financial Aid: Make sure your Financial Aid requirements have been completed and your aid is ready to disburse prior to the payment in full due date. If Financial Aid does not cover your entire balance, the remaining balance is due according to published payment dates.
Third Party: Ensure your letter of credit or sponsorship voucher has been received in our office prior to the payment in full due date.
Military and Veterans: Complete all required steps with the Office of Military and Veteran Services; completing the Veterans Certification Request Form each semester and providing your Certificate of Eligibility to the VA Certifying Official before the semester begins is imperative to avoid payment plan fees.
Please ensure all required applications and steps have been completed with the third party to ensure timely payment to your student account.
Remaining fees or charges not covered by the third party are due upon billing. Failure to remit payment by the billing due date will result in late fees being assessed and/or failure to process your registration for the following semester. Exceptions for Chapter 31 and 33 recipients.
State prepaid plans - The Account owner must contact their plan administrator to begin the process. Once the account owner has completed all required documentation with their plan administrator, the prepaid program will send UCM a third party billing authorization letter.
The Plan Administrator may mail documentation to:
University of Central Missouri
Student Financial Services
PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in most states (including Missouri) is an agency designed to help persons with physical and/or mental impairments become gainfully employed. In the State of Missouri, the program is administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A wide range of services are offered and the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor assigned to you will determine which services you may benefit from. An individualized plan for employment will then be developed to assist you in becoming employed. Its then your responsibility to put forth your best effort to complete this plan.
With regard to the financial aid programs available at the University of Central Missouri, one of the Vocational Rehabilitation services offered is training to prepare you for employment. At no (or reduced) cost to you, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation may pay some or all the costs you'll incur to attend UCM, including tuition and fees, books and required supplies, and even basic living and transportation expenses.
However, before these benefits can be approved by your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, you'll be required to apply for the other financial assistance for which you qualify. This includes completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Detailed information about applying for financial assistance to attend UCM is available on the Applying for Aid page.
Important: Please realize that the total amount of federal, state, UCM, and other financial assistance you may be receiving, including all Vocational Rehabilitation benefits for which you qualify (monthly 'maintenance' benefits too), is not permitted to exceed your assigned Cost of Attendance. In fact, your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor may even have to reduce your benefits according to the total amount of grant and scholarship assistance you're receiving.
Questions about applying for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits should be directed to your area Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Office.
If you are sponsored by your government, please ensure a copy of your financial guarantee has been provided to our third-party SFS office contact, so that we may invoice the appropriate sponsor.
Fees or charges that are not covered by the sponsor's guarantee are due upon billing. Failure to remit payment by the billing due date will result in late fees being assessed and/or failure to process your registration for the following semester.
International Payment methods may also include wire, government sponsorship, and demand draft.
UCM has partnered with Flywire to provide you with a quick, easy, and secure method to make international payments. Flywire is the leading payment processor for educational institutions all over the world; with the ability to track your transaction, you can pay with confidence.
Some international bank managers, may ask for additional information regarding the methods of payment accepted by the University. The letter below has been provided for your convenience:
U.S. currency (cash), checks from stateside bank accounts, and credit card payments are also accepted according to the same guidelines as domestic students; details are available in the "Methods of Payment" section on this page. Other accepted methods of international payment include:
You may pay with a demand draft during scheduled office hours on the Warrensburg campus. Please note the following requirements:
Federal Aid is dependent on your citizenship or immigration status. Please see Federal Student Aid's "Basic Eligibility Criteria" section, specifically the definition of an "eligible noncitizen."
Full payment for each semester is as follows:
More information about billing, payments, refunds and outstanding student account balances can be found on this page.
Yes, please see specific details at flywire.com to understand how the process works. Other payment options are discussed on this page in the International Payments section.
Please refer to the tuition and fee charges on the I-20 that was prepared for you by the International Office. Student Financial Services can only accept payment per semester for what is billed; this will include:
These totals are included on the I-20 as a total for two semesters. You will need to divide the charges listed above in half to get the estimated cost per semester.
Overpayment to the University is not permitted, therefore, if bringing a demand draft, ensure the amount is only for the amount expected to be billed. A letter has been prepared for bank managers that would like official clarification.
As a service to our students and families, Student Financial Services offers a five-month installment payment plan for Fall and Spring semesters and a three-month plan for Summer semester. If you do not have authorized aid to cover your balance at billing, you will automatically be enrolled in the installment plan if your balance is $50 or more. Upon enrollment, you will receive an email notification directing you to login to the UCM Payment Center on the Student Financial Services tab in MyCentral to see your installment amounts. Please allow 24-48 hours for your installment amount due to update as aid is authorized, payments are made, and charges are incurred. Please confirm your installment amount due in the UCM Payment Center before making your monthly payment.
|Aug. 20||Total "Amount Due"||Jan. 20|
|Aug. 20||20% of the "Amount Due" semester balance||Jan. 20|
|Sep. 15||20% + new charges = 40% of semester balance paid||Feb. 15|
|Oct. 15||20% + new charges = 60% of semester balance paid||Mar. 15|
|Nov. 15||20% + new charges = 80% of semester balance paid||Apr. 15|
|Dec. 15||Remaining balance = 100% of semester charges paid||May 15|
The 16th of the month, the University assesses a 1.5% monthly fee based on the unpaid balance for charges previously billed but not paid in full. The fee is assessed on the 16th of the month (Sep.-Dec.; Feb.-May).
|May 20||Total "Amount Due"|
|May 20||33% of the "Amount Due" semester balance|
|June 15||33% + new charges = 66% of semester balance paid|
|July 15||Remaining balance = 100% of semester charges paid|
The 16th of the month, the University assesses a 1.5% monthly fee based on the unpaid balance for charges previously billed but not paid in full. The fee is assessed on the 16th of the month (June, July).