Frequently Asked Questions

Business Services - Fayette Campus
What is the estimated cost of attendance?
When is my payment due for my class(es)?
Where do I mail payments?
Can I make payments online?
If I don't receive a bill, does that mean I don't owe CMU money?
What happens if I am late on a payment?
What payment methods can be used to pay my bill?
Who do I contact if I have a question about my bill?
What types of payment options do I have for my bill?
What happens if I have a returned check?
Who do I contact to dispute a parking ticket?
Can I get an advance on my financial aid to order books?
When will my book voucher with MBS be available?
Where is the Business Office located?
When should I expect my refund?
What will happen if I withdraw from all classes?

 

Business Services - Statewide Locations and Graduate Students
When is my payment due for my class(es)?
Where do I mail payments?
Can I make payments online?
If I don't receive a bill, does that mean I don't owe CMU money?
What happens if I am late on a payment?
What payment methods can be used to pay my bill?
Who do I contact if I have a question about my bill?
What types of payment options do I have for my bill?
What happens if I have a returned check?
How do I withdrawal from classes?
How do I qualify to receive a book voucher


 

Business Services - Fayette Campus

What is the estimated cost of attendance?
The estimated cost of attendance for full-time students is $14,120 per semester. This will vary depending upon housing, meal plan, and any extra fees such as a science lab fees or private music lessons.

When is my payment due for my class(es)?
Payment due dates will vary upon the payment plan selected on the payment contract. For all payment plans, the first payment is due by August 2 for the Fall semester and by January 10 for the Spring semester.

Where do I mail payments?
You can mail payments to:
Business Office
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Can I make payments online?
Yes, students can sign-up for a payment plan or make full payments online through e-Cashier. To enroll, login to myCMU, select Billing and Payments on the student tab and select the e-Cashier payment plan.

If I don't receive a bill, does that mean I don't owe CMU money?
No. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve obligations to pay CMU by payment due dates. Students can access their billing statement on myCMU.

What happens if I am late on a payment?
Students will be assessed a monthly late fee of 2%.

What payment methods can be used to pay my bill?
Students can pay with cash, check, or money order. Debit and credit cards are also taken through the e-Cashier system.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my bill?
For questions regarding a billing statement, contact the Business Office at 660-248-6207.

What types of payment options do I have for my bill?
Please see Payment Options

What happens if I have a returned check?
The student’s account will be assessed a $30 returned check fee. Payment including the $30 fee should be remitted immediately.

Who do I contact to dispute a parking ticket?
To dispute parking tickets, students can contact the Director of Special Services and Programs at 660-248-6225 or visit the office in the Student Development Center.

Can I get an advance on my financial aid to order books?
The CMU Business Office will provide a book voucher to eligible students, upon request from the student, for use at the CMU Bookstore for needed textbooks and supplies. To be eligible for a book voucher, students must have all financial aid paperwork completed and be due a refund. Eligible students can request a book voucher once they have returned to campus for the semester, and a charge for the amount of the voucher will be placed against the student’s account. Students can determine if they are due a refund by checking the financial assistance and billing and payment sections of their myCMU account or by calling the Business Office or Office of Financial Assistance. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through the CMU bookstore.

Where is the Business Office located?
The Business Office is located in Brannock Hall.

When should I expect my refund?
If a student’s financial aid has been processed, enrolled hours are confirmed, and he/she is eligible for a refund, the Business Office will begin issuing refund checks. An email notification will be sent to the students Eagle Mail with the time and date it will be available for pick up. Students can refer to myCMU to see if there is a credit on their account and eligible for a refund.

What will happen if I withdraw from all classes?
Students should complete the official withdrawal process if the decision to withdrawal is made. Fayette campus students need to see the Retention Coordinator located in the Center for Learning and Teaching. Note: Non-attendance or informing staff/faculty does not constitute withdrawal from a class(es). Withdrawal is not complete until all required signatures are obtained and the paperwork is signed by the Business Office.

Board fees are refunded on a pro-rata basis. Room and incidental fees are non-refundable. Institution financial aid will be reduced at the corresponding tuition refund percentage. Federal assistance must be refunded according to federal guidelines, please see Return to Title IV Funds.

Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule:

 Fall and Spring Semester  Refund
 Withdrawal weeks 1 and 2  90% of tuition
 Withdrawal weeks 3 and 4  50% of tuition
 Withdrawal weeks 5-8  25% of tuition
 Withdrawal after week 8  None
 May Term  
 Withdrawal 1-4 day of class  50% of tuition
 Withdrawal 5-7 day of class  25% of tuition
 Withdrawal after 7 day of class  None
 Summer Semester  
 Withdrawal in week 1  50% of tuition
 Withdrawal in week 2  25% of tuition
 Withdrawal after week 2  None

 


 

Business Services - Statewide Locations and Graduate Students

When is my payment due for my class(es)?
Payment is due before classes begin.

Where do I mail payments?
You can mail payments to:
Business Office
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Can I make payments online?
Yes, students can sign-up for a payment plan or make full payments online through e-Cashier. To enroll, login to myCMU, select Billing and Payments on the student tab and select the e-Cashier payment plan.

If I don't receive a bill, does that mean I don't owe CMU money?
No. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve obligations to pay CMU by payment due dates. Students can access their billing statement on myCMU.

What happens if I am late on a payment?
Students will be assessed up to a $25 late fee and 1% interest per month on the balance owed for late payments.

What payment methods can be used to pay my bill?
For CGES classes, students can pay with any of the following payment methods: cash, check, money order, and MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or American Express through the e-Cashier system.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my bill?
Columbia non-degree seeking contact Michelle Thompson at 573-447-3311
Park Hills contact Hilary Gamble at 573-518-2112
Union contact Linda Harfst at 636-583-8434
All other students should contact the CMU Business Office at 660-248-6272

What types of payment options do I have for my bill?
CMU offers payment plans for students unable to pay in full. CMU does require bills to be paid in full by the end of each term and before students can register in further classes. To sign-up for a payment plan, login to myCMU, select Billing and Payments on the student tab and select the e-Cashier payment plan.

What happens if I have a returned check?
The student’s account will be assessed a $30 returned check fee. Payment including the $30 fee should be remitted immediately.

How do I withdraw from classes?
In order to withdraw from classes, students must complete a Request for Withdrawal from Classes Form and turn it in immediately to the admission counselor/site coordinator or fax to main campus at: 660-248-6392. The percentage of tuition refunded (when applicable) will be calculated from the date the student completes and returns the withdrawal form, not the last date of attendance. This makes it very important for students to complete and return withdrawal forms as soon the decision to withdraw is made. Please be aware that if you withdraw from a course prior to 60% completion of the term/session, your financial aid may be affected.

How do I qualify to receive a book voucher?
The CMU Business Office will provide a list to MBS for all students eligible for a book voucher, which can be used to purchase needed textbooks and supplies at MBS online. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria: fully admitted degree-seeking student (all official transcripts received), registered for class(es), have all financial aid steps (including verification) completed, have a Title IV credit balance available, and complete a Book Voucher Request Form through your myCMU account (under "Billing and Payments" section) no later than TWO WEEKS before the start date of a term. Once your book voucher is available, you will receive an email from Missouri Book Service (MBS) with instructions on how to order your books from their website. Remember, the book voucher is an advance from your financial aid and the book charge is placed on your tuition account. If your financial aid does not fully cover your tuition/book charges, you will be billed for the remainder of the balance and are fully responsible for these charges. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through MBS. The availability of your book voucher is dependent upon when you meet the criteria listed above.

 

Session: Date Eligibility Criteria Met: Book Voucher Availability:
Term 1, 2013 August 2 August 13-21
  August 9 August 17-21
Term 2, 2013 October 4 October 15-23
  October 11 October 19-23
Term 3, 2014 December 20 January 7-15
  January 3 January 11-15
Term 4, 2014 February 28 March 11-19
  March 7 March 15-19
Term 5, 2014 May 16 May 27-June 4
  May 23 May 31-June 4
 
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