Jun 22, 2024  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees


Current Charges

Current charges and payment information can be viewed at my.umary.edu under the Student tab, then under Financial Information, Student Accounts, and Course Fee Statement. Charges can include tuition, fees, room/board charges, misc. course fees, books and other educational-related charges.

Institutional Payment Plans

The University of Mary accepts cash, check, money order, and MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards. Make your check payable to University of Mary. Please include your student ID on your check. The University of Mary also offers a convenient payment plan. If you have questions on the payment plan, please call the University of Mary Student Accounts Office at 701-355-8143 or Nelnet Business Solutions/NBS at 800-609-8056 or visit our website at my.umary.edu under Student Accounts.

Payment Policies

All charges assessed by the University (tuition, fees, room, board, and other charges incurred) are due and payable during the assigned fee payment time each semester. It is the student’s responsibility to view their charges at my.umary.edu each semester and ensure that their balance is paid in full by the due date. To assist students, billing statements are mailed periodically during the semester. Remittances should be made payable to the University of Mary.

If a student’s account is not settled at the scheduled time, the student may be withdrawn from courses and not allowed to attend class until settlement is made with the Office of Student Accounts. The University reserves the right to withhold official transcripts and diplomas until all financial obligations have been met or satisfactory arrangements have been made.

Tuition paid by each matriculated student covers the costs of instruction, library services and convocations. No additional fees are charged for these services. For some classes, there are course laboratory and program fees in addition to the regular tuition. Expenses for housing and transportation and charges for liability insurance related to student teaching, clinical experience, practical or internships are the responsibility of the student.

The University of Mary reserves the right to make changes to listed charges at the beginning of any term. All charges are payable in US currency.

Room and Board

All students living in University residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. Students living off-campus or in the student apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan but may purchase meals if they so choose. Meals may not be charged. Applications for housing and meal plans may be requested from the Office of Student Development.

Hold Policy

Untimely payment of an outstanding student account balance may result in a hold being placed on a student account and the subsequent withholding of official transcripts and diplomas and denial of course registration. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Accounts to discuss any special circumstances surrounding an outstanding account balance.

Stop Payment/Replacement Check Policy

Students who wish to place a stop payment or request a replacement their student account refund check for any reason, must wait 30 days from the actual date of issuance and will be charged a $30.00 stop payment fee for check amounts greater than $50.00. The fee will be automatically deducted from their replacement check, provided the original check has not been cashed. There are no exceptions or appeals of this fee.

The replacement check will not be re-issued until 14 calendar days after the university confirms the stop payment.

Charge Appeal Policy

Charge appeals are petitions to change or remove charges on a student’s account. To appeal a charge on your student account, a student must fill out the Request to Review/Appeal Charge Form found on my.umary.edu on the Student Accounts page under Forms. Students may request a charge appeal for several reasons including a perceived violation of university policy, an advising error, a late fee/finance charge that should not have been assessed, or any other charge violation the student feels needs to be addressed. It should be noted that the university has published policies on tuition, fees, and refunds and charge appeal requests that simply disagree with the policy will not be granted.

If a student is requesting an exception to the policy, they must visit with the Office of Financial Aid first to receive counseling concerning any implications a charge appeal may have on their financial aid eligibility.

If you are requesting an exception to university policy, supporting documentation along with a copy of the policy section under appeal must be attached to the Request to Review/Appeal Charge Form. For example, if an advising error was made, please include a statement signed from your advisor confirming that such an error occurred.

The Director of Student Financial Services, along with the Vice President of Financial Affairs, will determine if university policies have been followed and make an adjustment based on their review. An email will be sent to the student’s University of Mary email account regarding their decision.

Bankruptcy Policy

For those past students who have filed or have been granted bankruptcy under the US Federal Bankruptcy Laws and would like to enroll or re-enroll at the University of Mary, it is expected that their tuition either be paid upon registration; or, in the case of Financial Aid or Third Party Reimbursement, their method of payment be declared on the Intended Method of Payment Form found on the my.umary.edu website along with the appropriate documentation.

Withdrawing from the University

Students who withdraw or are expelled from the University of Mary prior to and including the sixty percent point (i.e., less than or equal to sixty percent) in the semester maybe required to repay some or all their financial aid received. Students who withdraw after the sixty percent point (i.e., greater than sixty percent) in the semester are considered to have earned all their financial aid. Federal student aid will be returned according to the Return of Title IV Funds policy. The amount of aid and the charges incurred are determined on a daily pro-rata basis prior to and including the sixty percent completion point in the semester (i.e., less than or equal to sixty percent).

As an example, if you complete thirty percent of the semester and then withdraw, you will earn thirty percent of your aid and you will therefore be charged thirty percent of your tuition, fees, and other charges. If you completed sixty one percent of the semester and then withdraw, you will be considered to have earned all your financial aid for the semester and will not have charges adjusted; therefore, a student is not eligible for a refund.

Students who have charges and aid adjusted upon withdrawal may be required to repay some of the aid already received. All unpaid account balances are the responsibility of the student to pay in full. It should be noted the University reserves the right to withhold transcripts and students will not be allowed to re-enroll in classes until balances are made current. If a withdrawal results in a credit balance, the credit balance will be refunded to the student within 30 days of the date of the student’s notification of withdrawal. Any questions regarding the University of Mary’s adjustment policy of Federal Student Aid requirements can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 701-355-8142 or the Office of Student Accounts at 701-355-8059.

Tuition Charges/Refunds Following Withdrawal

If for any reason an applicant is not accepted by the University of Mary, the applicant is entitled to a refund of all monies paid with exception of the non-refundable $30 application fee.

Enrollment Deposit Cancellation:

Applicants granted an offer of admission are requested to send an enrollment fee of $150 and complete an enrollment confirmation form to complete the acceptance and pre-registration process. This fee is refundable until May 1 for fall semester applicants, and September 15 for spring semester applicants. The University shall provide the student a 100% refund no later than 30 days after receiving the notice of cancellation,

Applicants who cancel after the deadline, regardless of date of the pre-registration process was completed, are not eligible for refund.

Refund after the commencement of classes:

  1. Procedure for withdrawal/withdrawal date:
    1. A student choosing to withdraw from the University after the commencement of classes must contact their advisor or the Student Success Center to receive instructions on completing the University’s Exit Survey. To complete the exit survey, students must indicate when they would like to withdraw (Immediately or at the end of the applicable term) and submit.
    2. While the University of Mary is not an institution required to take attendance, faculty are required to monitor student attendance and are required to report excessive absences as defined in the University’s excessive absence policy found in the University catalog (catalog.umary.edu). The Office of Academic Affairs will investigate all reported excessive absences. Dependent on the results of the Office of Academic Affairs investigation, a student may be administratively dropped or withdrawn from courses.
    3. A student’s date of withdrawal is determined by the Registrar’s Office.
    4. All refunds will be issued within 30 days of the determination of the withdrawal date.
  2. Tuition and fee charges/refunds:
    1. Before the start of classes, the student is entitled to a refund of 100% of the tuition and fees, minus the enrollment fee of $150 if after the enrollment refund deadline.
    2. Students who withdraw or are expelled from the University within the semester add/drop period are entitled to 100% refund of tuition and course related fees.
    3. Students who withdraw or are expelled from the University after the semester add/drop period for which their tuition and fee charges are assessed, may be entitle to a refund of tuition and fee charges calculated through sixty percent point of the semester. The refund shall be determined by computing the percentage of a semester remaining after the date of withdrawal times the tuition and fees originally assessed.
  3. Consumable (Room and Board) Charges:
    1. Students who withdraw or are expelled consumable charges will be prorated on a daily basis based on the date of withdrawal.
  4. Books and Supplies:
    1. Books and/or supplies purchased from the University bookstore may be returned for refund through the University bookstore up to seven days before the start of classes. 


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of student notification or date of school determination if withdrawn due to excessive absences or other criteria as specified in the school catalog. For additional information on refunds for course cancellations, see the policy under the Academic Life: General Policies  section.

Military and Veteran Information

In compliance with Title 38, United States Code, section 3679e, Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, the University of Mary permits Covered Individuals to register, attend and participate in classes with a Certificate of Eligibility or VA Form 22-1905. Covered Individuals are defined as veteran students using chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment) and chapter 33 (Post-9/11 Veterans Education Benefit).

The University of Mary does not impose any penalties or late fees, does not deny access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or require Covered Individuals to borrow additional funds to meet his/her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the VA (Post9/11 Veterans Education Benefit). The University of Mary will process refunds for eligible Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) and VR&E (Chapter 31) students 30 days after the Financial Aid Office posts the first disbursement of the term, which is one week after the main campus last day to add/drop.