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Review the billing process
Know the who, when, where and how of your bill
- UVM sends all student bills electronically. Students will receive bill notification e-mails sent to their UVM e-mail address. If you have not set up a UVM email address yet, you can do so online. and should do so immediately so that you do not miss important bills and due dates.
- UVM bills are sent to the student and to any Proxies the student has set up for bill access. Parents and other parties who wish to receive the bill must be set up with Proxy Access by the student and authorized to access to accounts receivable information. To grant Proxy Access, login to the Student Portal. On the "Student Financial Services" page, select "set up SFS proxy access and manage authorizations."
- Tuition bills will generally be issued after you register for classes. For most students, charges are due before classes begin. Bills are issued monthly to reflect any recent activity on your account. Review our scheduled bill dates.
- View your bill (login to the myUVM Portal)
Review and respond to your bill
- Your account is due in full by the due date printed on the statement. If your statement due date says "due upon receipt" payment is considered due immediately. If you are unable to pay your account in full, you must contact Student Financial Services by the due date and make acceptable arrangements to pay in full. We are unable to extend the due date and there is no grace period.
- If your bill shows a zero balance or credit balance (indicated by a "CR" next to the amount listed as "Please Pay This Amount"), then your bill is considered settled. If you agree with the resources listed on your bill, no action is needed. Do contact our office if you disagree with any resources listed on your bill (ie: If we have listed a loan on your bill which you plan to decline). If any financial aid shows as "pending" on your bill, make sure you have taken the appropriate steps to finalize your financial aid.
- If your bill shows a balance in the "Please Pay This Amount" section, ACTION IS REQUIRED! Payment or satisfactory payment information must be received before the due date of the bill. Please review the "Payment & Acceptable Payment Arrangements" section below.
- Failure to respond to the bill with payment or payment information to cover the entire amount may result in a $250 late payment fee and a hold on the student's record, preventing access to grades, transcripts and registration.
- Review any messages on your bill.
- If you have questions about charges on your bill, review our "common charges " page first.
Make your payment or make acceptable payment arrangements
If your financial aid award is not finalized by the payment due date, your student account balance is considered to be due in cash. It is important to apply for financial aid and supply requested information early because bill due dates will not be extended while you wait for a financial aid award.
If your aid award is not finalized but you cannot afford the full balance, you may wish to establish a payment plan with Tuition Management Systems. The
payment plan could then be revised once your financial aid award is determined. Contact TMS by phone at (800) 722-4867 or online at www.afford.com .
If your bill reflects your TMS payment plan but still shows a balance due, then your payment plan is not sufficient to cover all charges. Call TMS at 1-800-722-4867 or Student Financial Services to adjust your payment plan.
- If you are paying by paper check, fill out the remittance form on the bill to notify our office of the other sources of assistance which will be matched with your payment. The amount of your payment plus the amounts noted on the remittance form should equal the amount due as listed on the bill.
- If you are paying online by e-check or credit card through the UVM SFS website, when entering your payment amount online you will have the opportunity to note other sources of assistance which will be matched with your payment. The amount of your payment plus the amounts of assistance you list online should equal the amount due on your bill.
Common Misconceptions Some common misconceptions about billing:
- "As long as my bill is post marked by the due date, I won't be charged the late fee."
- Incorrect. We put the 4:00 p.m. deadline on the bill to emphasize the required receipt of payment rather than a postmark date. We do not actually get the envelopes from the payments that are mailed in, as payments are sent directly to the bank for expedited processing. Should the need arise, electronic check payments are available for last minute payments or you can overnight your payment directly to our office: University of Vermont
Student Financial Services
223 Waterman Building
85 South Prospect StreetBurlington, VT 05405
- Please do not send overnight payments to the P.O. Box address listed on the bill.
Last modified June 11 2015 10:30 AM