Tuition, fees, and room and board charges for each academic period are due at the time of registration. Students receiving any type of financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, campus employment, etc.) must secure written confirmation of all such financial assistance from the Financial Aid Office and present it to the Cashier's Office at the time of registration. Registration is not complete until all financial arrangements are made with the Cashier's Office.
We accept credit card payments (VISA, Discover, MasterCard) when the card is presented in person over the counter in the Cashier's Office. Credit card payments can also be made via the Internet. We do not accept credit card payments over the telephone because of security concerns.
Students should also have funds for the purchase of books and other supplies as these expenses are not charged on the registration bill. Credit cards may be presented for payment in the UMHB Bookstore.
Exclusive arrangements have been made with Tuition Management Systems for families who need to make monthly payments. The monthly budget program is not a loan and carries no interest. A participation fee of $50 enables the payor to make nine (9) equal payments to cover assessed annual school costs. The first payment is due August 1, but the program may be entered into later by including all previously due payments with the application fee. For those students who will be attending only one semester, a four (4) payment plan is available for $35. Life insurance which covers the unpaid contract amount may be purchased at an additional cost.
The amount to be financed is determined by subtracting all financial aid (including campus work and PLUS loans) from the total of tuition, fees, and room and board. Books and personal expenses may not be budgeted and must be paid for at the time they are incurred. Students may call Tuition Management Systems toll free at 1-800-722-4867 to assist them in calculating their monthly payment requirement. If a student is dropped from the monthly budget plan due to nonpayment, the balance owed on the student's account will become due immediately and a $40 fee will be charged to the student's account by the University.