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Past-due Accounts

By registering for classes, you (the student) entered into a legally-binding contract to pay all tuition and fees, including any non-refundable fees.

To resolve a past-due account, first review the Quick Links on the right-hand side of this page for helpful information.

Current term payment

Your student account payment is due in full to the University of Minnesota Duluth by the billing due dates for the current term. The amount due is a bill, not a loan; you cannot defer payment. Your May/Summer term payment is due in full with the first billing due date. The installment plan option is not available for May/Summer session.

If you are a student with an employer or third party reimbursement agreement, do not wait to pay your University bill until you have received your reimbursement for a class. You are responsible to pay all of your student account charges in full by the due dates, regardless of whether or not your employer will cover those costs. Typically, third party reimbursements are made at a later date after the course(s) has been successfully completed. To resolve this issue in the future, you may be able to work out third party billing arrangements.

If you have a Regents Scholarship, note that this University employee scholarship covers tuition only, not fees. As a scholarship recipient, you are required to pay all your own fees.

Pay current term charges by one of the following methods:

If you are going to be late on your payment or need help with your plan, please immediately contact a One Stop Student Services counselor to discuss possible options.

Failure to pay on time

If you do not pay your bill on time, you will be assessed late and installment fees and a hold will be put on your account before the current term is complete that will prevent further registration or release of transcript. You must speak with a One Stop Student Services counselor if the hold occurs during the current term. No hold releases can be made until you pay your past due account balance in full. You are responsible for all late and re-billing fees assessed to your account as long as it remains past due. Learn more about holds and their effect on your University student record.

Past-due payment

Your past-due student account balance must be paid as soon as possible. You are responsible for all late and re-billing fees assessed to your account while it remains past due. Be aware that you cannot set up a payment plan for the current term's charges; you are on the installment payment plan for the current term. 

Collection status

Your account will be placed into collection status if you fail to pay the total balance by the due date on the third billing statement in the current term. You are responsible for all attorney's fees, court costs, agency commissions, and other assessments incurred to collect your unpaid account balance. See consequences of non-payment for more information.

Payment plans

Be aware that you cannot set up a payment plan for the current term's charges while you are on the installment payment plan.

If your account is in collection status and you cannot pay the balance due in full, contact Student Financial Services to set up a payment plan. Your payment plan timeline will be the shortest possible period based on the balance due.

Once you have a payment plan agreement, you must make all payments on time in the correct amount, beginning with the pay plan start date. 

Additional terms

  • No penalty for prepayment
  • You can pay more than the monthly amount due or pay your bill in full at any time.
  • Paying more than one month does not lower next month’s payment amount.


If you make payments for less than the agreed upon amount without prior consultation, you could be considered in default.

  • Default means that you have stopped making monthly payments on time per your agreement with the University.
  • Missing one payment could result in default.
  • All attorney's fees, collections costs, late fees, installment fees, court costs, collection agency commissions and other collection costs will be reinstated.
  • Your account could be sent to an outside collection agency and credit reporting agencies notified of your default status.