Methods of payment
The Cashier's Office accepts the following methods of payment:
- Cashiers checks, money orders, travelers checks;
- Personal checks; or
- MasterCard, American Express and Discover – processed through a third-party and will incur a service charge of 2.75 percent of the transaction amount.
You may pay your bill online via direct debit of your checking or savings account. You may also pay using Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit cards through our third-party vendor, which is also accessed through Pathway if you are a student or through direct login to Quikpay if you are an authorized user. The charge amount may not exceed the amount due.
- Paying fees with Pathway–Download PDF instructions
Please be aware that a 2.75 percent service charge will apply to all credit card payments.
Refunds based on credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card
U.S. Postal Service
- If you have the remittance stub from your billing statement, you can mail in a payment to our clearing house, used by the University of Missouri System, located at:
P.O. Box 80-7810, Kansas City, Mo., 64180-7810.
- If you do not have the remittance stub, you can mail in a payment to the Cashiers and Collections Office located at:
5115 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo., 64110.
If the Cashier's Office has valid approval from the third-party sponsor prior to the student registering in classes, then the sponsor credit will calculate and show on the student's account once they have selected classes. If the credit does not show once the student has selected classes, then the student should contact Sponsor Billing at: Cashier's Office, University of Missouri-Kansas City, AC 112, Kansas City, Mo., 64110; Attn: Sponsor Billing. For more information, call 816-235-1365.
Third-party sponsorship is not tuition reimbursement. If your employer or sponsor will delay payment until after grades are available, or will not pay if a certain grade is not obtained, then they will not be accepted as a third party sponsor.
If you do not have full sponsorship for all your fees, you must make at least the minimum payment in order to hold your classes. If you make the minimum payment, you will be subject to a 1 percent monthly finance charge on the unpaid billed balance. If you owe a past term balance, it must be paid in full.
Financial aid payments
Financial aid and scholarships that have been approved but have not yet paid to the student account are considered to be "anticipated". Anticipated aid is deducted from the current term balance in the billed balance calculation area of your monthly billing statement. The balance remaining will be billed to the student and the minimum payment must be paid by the due date to avoid having classes cancelled. The remaining balance will also be subject to the 1 percent monthly finance charge. When the aid is received, it will be applied to the student account but there will be no reduction in the amount due since the aid was already taken into consideration and deducted from the current term balance. Current term aid should not be used to pay past aid year balances.
If Financial aid is sufficient to cover all fees on a student account, a refund will be processed.If you have direct deposit, the processing time is two to four business days to transfer the funds into your personal savings or checking account. If your banking information changes or if you wish to cancel your direct deposit, please update it online at Pathway. Any refunds scheduled for direct deposit will go directly into the bank account set up by the student; they cannot be canceled by our office, so please make sure to update your information on Pathway. Direct deposit information remains activated from the time it is set until it is canceled by the student. For more information on setting up direct deposit, Download PDF instructions.
If you do not have direct deposit, the process from the time aid feeds onto the student account until the check is typically received is five to seven business days. Checks do NOT come to the Cashiers and Collections Office; they are mailed out directly from Columbia to the local address on file.
Financial aid BEGINS to feed onto student accounts the week before classes begin. You can view your financial status online at Pathway by clicking on "Campus Finances", then "Account Inquiry" followed by the "Activity Tab". Financial aid disbursements and refunds will show on this tab.