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Cashiers Office

Glossary of Terms

Address, Local

An address maintained by the University Registrar's office that denotes the address that you maintain while school is in session. You may change your local address address online using Pathway.

Address, Permanent

An address maintained by the University Registrar's office that denotes the address where you receive mail no matter where you may live while school is in session. You may change your permanent address online using Pathway.

Adjusted Amount Due

The total amount due on your student account reduced by your anticipated aid for the current term. Payment of the Adjusted Amount Due by the due date each month will prevent the assessment of finance charges.

Anticipated Aid

The amount of financial aid you are to receive for the upcoming semester. This includes amounts for scholarships, loans and other awards you may be receiving if you have accepted them or financial aid has been appropriately notified of you receiving them (e.g. outside scholarships).

Authorized User

Authorized users are established by the student in Pathway and can view and pay the student bill online. Authorized users are sent a login and password via email upon establishment by the student.

Course Fee(s)

Per-credit-hour fees charged, in addition to standard tuition, for course offerings from certain departments authorized to do so.

Credit (Credit Balance)

A transaction that reduces the amount you owe on you student account. Examples include payments, scholarships, loans, and the reduction of charges from decreasing class hours. If the amounts exceed the balance due on the student account, this results in a credit balance which the University owes you.

Direct Deposit

Instead of producing a paper check, a credit balance is returned to you by electronically transmitting to a bank account of your designation. You must request this service online using Pathway under the Finances section.

Fees, Ancillary

In addition to the tuition (also known as educational fees), UMKC students pay a variety of fees that fund various facilities and services on the campus. They are required of all students who have registered for on-campus courses and were established with the input and support of students.  A listing of these fees may be found on the Tuition and Fee Rates page.

Finance Charge

A finance charge of 1% will apply monthly to any unpaid billed balance from the previous Regular Monthly Billing Statement. It is calculated by taking the adjusted amount due, subtracting any credits applied, and multiplying the remainder by 1%. This finance charge will be charged each month until your account is paid in full.

Hope/Lifetime Tax Credits

Created as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, these credits may be available to you as reductions of your tax liability. The credits are claimed on your tax return, or the return of the taxpayer that claims you.

Late Payment Fee

If a payment is not received by the scheduled due date, as communicated on the student's Monthly Billing Statement, a late payment fee will apply. If the Minimum Payment or Adjusted Amount Due is paid on or before the scheduled due date, as it appears on the student's Monthly Billing Statement, no late fees will apply.

Minimum Payment

The minimum payment is the payment you must pay in order to meet the minimum established as part of the University's payment plan and is calculated by taking the current term charges, dividing by the payments remaining for the semester, and adding any charges due in full.

Monthly Billing Statement

Your student account Monthly Billing Statement is normally printed on or around the 15th of each month and is due on the 10th of the following month and includes information on all new activity since the last Monthly Billing Statement was printed.


Status which is achieved when insufficient proof of a domicile within the state is presented which causes Educational Fees to be assessed at Missouri nonresident rates.


When the student account has a credit balance, where payments and credits exceed total charges due on your student account, a refund of these excess proceeds will generally be processed and the excess returned to you by check to the Local Address on file or direct deposit.


Status which is achieved when sufficient proof of a domicile within the state is presented which causes Educational Fees to be assessed at Missouri resident rates.

Room and Board

Includes charges billed for housing, meals and social fees tha are posted to the student account. These charges are eligible for inclusion in the University's payment plan.

Sponsor Billing

If part, or all, of your educational expenses are being paid by an embassy, agency or company you can elect to have them billed directly through our Sponsor Billing process.

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA-97) includes provisions designed to assist families with paying and saving for college. The major educational provisions of the legislation include tax credits for college costs, tax-sheltered education savings accounts, and the deduction of student loan interest.


Also known as Education Fees, all students enrolled at the University pay this fee for their coursework. The fee varies depending on whether the student is a resident, nonresident, undergraduate, graduate or professional student.


Office of Admissions

Financial Aid

Human Resources

Midwest Exchange

Internal Revenue Service

Contact information

Phone: 816-235-1365
Fax: 816-235-5510

Physical location

112 Administrative Center
5115 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Mailing Address

UMKC Cashiers Office
112 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110