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Important Deadlines

Important Deadlines Spring 2020

REMINDER – Spring 2020 Payment Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 06, 2020.

Important Information from the Cashier’s Office 

Spring 2020 rates are available on the following link

Payment Deadline Reminder: Payment deadline is 5 p.m. the first day of classes for the term enrolled. All aid must be listed as authorized, tuition waivers applied, and any other payments posted prior to the deadlines.  Any account not satisfied by the payment deadline is subject to be charged a late payment fee of $50.  For your convenience, you may pay balances on-line or come by the Cashier’s Office located on the 2nd floor of Palmer Hall.  If you are unable to physically access the Cashier’s Office you may go to the Student Aid Office on the first floor and request assistance.  A staff member from the Cashier’s Office will promptly assist you.  The Cashier’s Office window hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you have questions or need further assistance in regards to your student account balance, please contact the Cashier’s Office (205-665-6065).

Payment Deadlines: (5 p.m. for the term listed)

Spring 2020 Term – 01/06/2020

E-bills:  Your first Spring e-bill will be sent to your student UM email address at a later date. This will be an e-bill notification. This notification informs you of all payments and charges on your student account for the term specified. You may have a total due balance, a credit balance, or a zero balance. If you have questions in regards to your bill, please contact Cashier’s Office.

Steps to pay or view Student Account: Log in to your Banner Self Service account (using Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer engine), click student, select student account, and choose account detail for term, specify term to view. You may review your charges, pending aid/scholarships, payments here or you may select the pay now button or credit card link on page to make payment. Note: Using Pay Now or Credit Card link is to make a payment directly to student account, NOT to setup payment plan.


Target dates to enroll for the Spring 2020 payment plan are listed below. The down payment and $40 enrollment fee are due when setting up the payment plan.  Also, please remember to set up your out-of-pocket expenses only. You may visit for more Spring 2020 payment plan information. If you were previously on payment plan for Fall it does not rollover to Spring. You must re-enroll each semester.

Target Dates to Enroll for Spring 2020 e-Cashier available on October 28, 2019.

Last Day to Enroll Required down
# of Payments Months of Payments
Oct. 28-Nov. 29 0% 5 December-April
Nov. 30-Dec. 31 0% 4 January-April
Jan. 1-Jan. 19 20% 3 February-April
Jan. 20-Jan. 26 40% 2 March and April

NOTE: The down payment and enrollment fee will process at the time the payment plan is submitted.

Tuition Waivers:  Please note employee and dependent waiver requests are now required for each semester. We encourage all employees and dependents to turn in your tuition waivers to Human Resources as soon as you register for classes.  The deadline for both employee and dependent tuition waivers being submitted to Human Resources by 5 p.m. on the following date: Spring 2020 – Monday, 12/16/2020

Any waivers received after the payment deadline will be processed as soon as possible, but student accounts could be charged a late payment fee if the account is not satisfied.

Reminder:  All non-covered charges (dependent fees, tickets, parking decals, photo id’s, judicial fines, etc.) must be paid prior to the payment deadline along with the waiver being applied in order to prevent late payment fee.

Off-campus scholarships and governmental payments are applied as the payment or as eligibility information is received.  If you are a recipient of an outside scholarship or 3rd Party Contract (AL GI, Voc Vet, Voc, Rehab, PACT, Employee or Dependent Waivers, etc.) but do not see it applied to your account, please contact the Cashier’s Office. Note: If you are an Alabama PACT recipient, and do not see your PACT benefits applied to your student account. Please submit your letter of eligibility from Alabama PACT to the Cashier’s Office.

Holds:  Holds are placed on student accounts with a current or prior term balance and may restrict pre-registration, transcripts, and obtaining grades. Holds will be removed when students account is satisfied.  Remember that a hold on your account preventing timely registration could impact your ability to obtain the classes and class schedule you desire.

Direct Deposit We encourage students to sign up for Direct Deposit at the Cashier’s Office.  You will need a voided check or a letter from your bank on bank letterhead with your name, account number, and routing number listed.  Once submitted, direct deposit stays active until you give notice to deactivate.  If you close or change your bank account, please go to the Cashier’s Office to update this information or your refunds could be delayed.

Optional Commuter Meal Plans: These can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office.  For informational purposes, the Spring 2020 plans are listed on the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Commuter Meal Plan Options “Optional Commuter Meal Plans on per term basis”. Optional commuter plans are for one term and expire at the end of the semester. For more information please visit

Want to charge books and supplies at Barnes & Noble?  If a student’s aid is greater than their charges, there will be an estimated credit balance.  Students with an estimated credit balance will be eligible to purchase books and supplies at the campus bookstore for Spring 2020 from Monday, November 18, 2019 – Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The amount allowed will be capped at the amount of the estimated credit balance, not to exceed $1,000.

We appreciate your review of these important dates and encourage you to call us with any questions.

Cashier’s Office – 205-665-6065

Student Aid Office – 205-665-6050

Human Resources – 205-665-6055

Housing Office – 205-665-6235