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Paying Your Bill

Payment and Registration Guidelines

Registration for classes creates a legally binding financial obligation to pay tuition and fees per official University policy. Prior to registration, all students must agree to the UCM Student Financial Agreement that is available on the UCM Home tab in MyCentral. The UCM Student Financial Agreement acknowledges that course registration creates a binding financial obligation. Students agree to pay all University of Central Missouri debts and charges pursuant to UCM policies regardless of any expected reliance on third-party resources; including but not limited to financial aid, family gifts, VA benefits, employer reimbursement or any other external resources. For full text please see the document "Financial Agreement" located under Quick Links. Registration dates, payment deadlines and dates to drop and add classes can be found on our registration calendar. It is a good idea to check the calendar before dropping or withdrawing from a class to determine if you will receive a credit.

Any financial assistance should be arranged prior to the start of classes through the Office of Student Financial Services. You are responsible for making all payments due while your financial aid application is in process. Students are encouraged to authorize their Federal Aid (MyCentral/Student Services tab) to pay charges other than tuition and fees before aid is disbursed at the beginning of the semester. Students that choose not to authorize aid could receive a refund, yet still have a bill due.

The payment due date for a single semester's cost will first appear in MyCentral under "My Account" on the Student Services tab. Soon after, the Student Schedule and Bill will be generated, please visit our FAQ section for more information about viewing it electronically. Once the first bill of the semester is generated, it will be mailed to your permanent address ( July for the Fall term, December for the Spring term, and April for the Summer term). All other statements will be posted online, with a notice sent to the student's official UCM email address each month (around the 20th). Students can establish parents or others as an "Authorized User;" this will allow the user to receive an email notification also, when the billing statement is generated. Authorized Users/Parents can link directly to the payment center here.

Credit card payments can be processed only through the payment center. If you need help making an online payment please click here for assistance or contact the Student Financial Services office at 660.543.8266.

International Student Payments

Payments to the University of Central Missouri must be for the amount billed to the student account only.  Payments for over the amount billed will not be accepted. 

Flywire, acting as an agent of the University of Central Missouri, serves as the school's International student payment processor.  Flywire and its partners are authorized to accept wire payments or international credit and/or travel card payments on the University's behalf. 

Other payment options include cash, checks written from a stateside bank account, debit card, credit card (only through MyCentral), demand draft, or third party billing if government or employer sponsorship.

International students may also find helpful information on the Financial Aid Resources LiveBinder. 

New to UCM? To get an estimate of your first semester fees, please use our International Cost Calculator or submit a formal estimate request to the International Student Services Office.  


We're Here to Help

Donna Bodenhamer, Director of Student Accounts, and her staff will be happy to assist you with your financial needs.