Methods of payment
We want making payments to be as easy as possible. You can make payments at the Cashiers Office, through Pathway or by mail, whatever works best for you.
- For immediate release of transcripts or diploma, payments can be made in cash, certified check, or credit card in the student’s name.
- E-check and personal check payments are subject to a 10 business day hold period before a transcript or diploma can be released. The Cashiers Office may accept official bank documentation of e-check and personal check transactions clearing the account in lieu of the 10 business day waiting period. The bank documentation must clearly reflect 1) the running account balance both before and after the transaction in question, 2) state the bank name, 3) the account holder, 4) the date and amount of the transaction, and 5) verifiable account number that matches the account number used in TouchNet. Documention showing transactions as "pending" is not sufficient. The Cashiers Office may also require additional documentation if the payment is from the account of a 3rd party, and not the student. All bank documentation submitted is subject to review and verification before an exception decision will be made.
In Person Payment
THE CASHIERS OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. PLEASE MAKE YOUR PAYMENT ONLINE BY CHECK OR CREDIT CARD OR MAIL A CHECK, CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL.
The Cashiers Office will accept payment in person at the office with cash, personal check, money order or bank certified/cashier check. Please do not mail or use the drop box for cash payments. For your convenience there is an ATM machine near the cashiers' windows in the Administration Center.
Students can make payments online with an echeck or credit card through Pathway and navigating to TouchNet. TouchNet Authroized Users can pay with an echeck or credit card through their Authorized User Account or anyone can pay with a credit card via Guest Payer. Credit card payments are processed by a third party and there will be a service charge with each transaction. Flywire is available for wire transfers for international students. Echecks are processed using the routing and account information and accessible only by you or your authorized user.
You may pay your bill online via direct debit of your checking or savings account. You may also pay using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit cards through our third-party vendor. Students can access through Pathway and TouchNet Authorized Users through their Authorized User Account. Guest payers (anyone) can access the Guest Payer Site to make a payment by credit card. The charge amount may not exceed the amount due.
- Paying fees with Pathway (Students)–Download PDF instructions
Please be aware that a service charge will apply to all credit card payments.
Refunds based on credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card.
Please note that e-check and credit card payments cannot be cancelled by the university once they are submitted. Please make sure the amount is correct and you are using the correct account info before submitting the payment.. If the e-check returns for any reason, a $25.00 returned check fee will apply to the student account. Any credit card transaction that is disputed, stopped or returned for any reason will also have a $25.00 returned fee assessed.
U.S. Postal Service
You can mail a check, cashiers check or money order payment to:
UMKC Cashiers Office
112 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Please include your student ID number on the payment
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: Cashiers Office, University of Missouri-Kansas City, AC 112, 5115 Oak Street, 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 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.
Flywire Transfer Payments
University of Missouri - Kansas City has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.