By registering for courses, students are entering into a financial arrangement with UVM and accept responsibility for charges billed to their UVM account. This legal responsibility of the student is regardless of whether a third party is assisting with payment of their UVM expense. The online registration system will generate charges based on enrolled credits. Students who enroll in advance for courses will receive notification at their university email address when itemized billing statements of applicable charges are ready to view online. The billing statement will include instructions to settle in full by a specific date. Advance payments are accepted; checks should be made payable to the University of Vermont. Any checks or payments received by the university may be applied to outstanding balances.
Students who cannot meet their financial obligations because of unusual circumstances should contact the Office of Student Financial Services as soon as possible before the payment due date.
Students who have not satisfactorily completed financial arrangements by the announced due date will be assessed a late payment fee and a hold of $250 preventing access to registration, grades, and transcripts. They are also subject to potential cancellation of their enrollment. Dis-enrollment will automatically place a registration hold on a student’s account that will prevent re-enrolling until the student has contacted Student Financial Services to discuss the account.
The university reserves the right to withhold registration material, the diploma, degree, and all information regarding the record, including transcript, of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, or other charges, including, but not limited to, student loans, dining and housing charges, and parking fines.
Seriously delinquent accounts may be placed with an outside collection agency and/or reported to the national credit bureau system. Students are responsible for all late payment fees, collection charges, attorney fees, interest and any other costs and charges necessary for the collection of amounts not paid when due.
International student delinquencies are not reported on the individual’s credit history unless the individual has obtained a social security number. They may be placed with a collection agency if the University can identify a collection agency willing to pursue collections in the student’s home country. Since international student visas require students to supply proof of ability to pay, if it is determined that they no longer have the ability to meet their financial obligations they may have their immigration records terminated and the student will be required to leave the United States.
Accounts with problematic history of payment may be required to pre-pay for the semester or year depending upon case by case assessment by the Director of Student Financial Services.
The university offers a Monthly Payment Plan to parents who desire to budget annual costs in monthly installments. Specific information is mailed to parents of incoming and returning students in the spring and can also be found on the Student Financial Services website.
Late Payment Fee
Students who do not settle their accounts by the due date will be charged a $250 late payment fee. Please refer to Billing and Payment Information on the Student Financial Services website.