Generally, you will receive one half of your financial aid
funds (except Federal Work-Study) each semester. If you are
pre-registered and your aid has been finalized, it may be
reflected on your account once the semester bill is
Your bill will include basic tuition and fees for a
semester. If you will be living on-campus, your bill will
also include room and board charges:
For more information on “Expenses” please contact our
Cashier’s Office at 410-543-6060 or visit the
When to Expect Your Bill
You will receive separate bills from the university for the
fall and spring semesters.
Once you pre-register for a semester, the Cashier’s Office
will send you a bill notification and provide you with a due date by
which you must pay.
Students who pre-register will receive bills for the fall
semester in early July.
Students who pre-register for the spring semester will
receive a bill
notification in December.
You may view your bill on-line through your
account by following these "bread crumbs"
How to Pay Your Bill
The Cashier’s Office will provide specific instructions for
payment and due date. Follow these instructions carefully,
as failure to handle your bill payment properly may result
in the cancellation of your class schedule.
The Cashier’s Office offers several bill payment plans.
Instead of paying the balance of semester charges in a lump
sum, students and families can spread interest-free monthly
payments over a semester.
If your aid does not cover your bill, you must pay the
balance or enroll in a Payment Plan by the due date; for
further information contact the Cashier’s Office at
410-543-6060 or visit the
If your aid covers all of your semester charges and you are
not planning to attend the upcoming semester, you need to
notify the Registrar’s Office before the bill due date to
cancel your classes. If you fail to do this you may be
responsible for all semester charges.
Credit Balances and Refund Checks
You have a credit balance whenever your account has an
overpayment, either because your semester aid exceeds your
charges or you receive aid after you have paid your bill.
You will receive any credit balance in a refund check to use
for books and day-to-day out of pocket educational expenses.
The Cashier’s Office begins to disburse refund checks for
credit balances no earlier than the first day of school. If
you receive a late aid offer or respond in an untimely
manner, you may not receive a refund check for at least
three weeks after the creation of the credit balance. If you
receive a revised aid offer, you may also experience a delay
in receiving a refund check.
You still must return your bill, by the
due date, even though you have a credit balance. Failure to
respond to your bill properly will result in the
cancellation of your class schedule.