Payment Due Dates by Semester

  • Fall - September 5th 
  • Spring - January 5th 
  • Summer - May 5th 
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Payment Options


You may submit payment through your myUC Payment Portal with a credit/debit card, electronic check/ACH. There are no associated fees with payment by either method. 

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In Person

In-person payments are accepted from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Student Financial Center on the 2nd Floor of the Gatliff Building. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit card transactions. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 am -4:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Wire Transfer

Please contact our office for wiring instructions. 

By Mail

Please include your name, student ID# and instructions if payment is to be applied to future, or certain academic terms.

Financial Aid

For more information, please visit one of the following pages:

  • Undergraduate Financial Aid
  • Graduate Financial Aid

Payment Plan

Payment plans are available each semester. Students will have the ability to enroll in payment plans at the beginning of each semester. Installment options include 4 installments, 3 installments, and 2 installments. A missed installment may lead to a $50 late fee and a hold that could prevent further registration.

Third-Party Sponsors

Third-party sponsors are outside organizations or entities that have entered into a formal arrangement to pay a specific amount of tuition and/or fees on behalf of the student. The student is responsible for providing the third-party authorization to the University and in the event of non-payment, the responsibility remains with the student to satisfy any outstanding balance. 

Military Benefits

For more information, please visit the Military Students page.

Former Student Payments


Our collection team manages the pre-collections of student accounts. Upon failure to satisfy an outstanding balance, the University will place a financial hold on a student account. The unpaid student account balance will be considered past due and moved into pre-collections. Students will continue to receive multiple communications, including emails, statement notices, and letters to request payment for outstanding balances. 

Past Due Collections

Once an account becomes delinquent, UC collections will begin active collection proceedings according to our policy. This may include direct contact with students, mailed statements, or emails. Once the University has exhausted its efforts, the delinquent balance will be turned over to our collection agency partners. At that point, the student will need to communicate directly with their assigned collection agency.

Collection Agency Partners

  • ConServe-1-800-724-7500 
  • Key2Recovery 877-322-5392
  • Williams & Fudge 803-329-9791

Please be advised an outstanding or collection account balance will result in a financial hold, which prevents registration in any current or future terms. Once a student’s account balance is satisfied in full, the financial hold will be removed from the student's account. It is important to note that removing a financial hold does not explicitly imply that a student is clear for registration. There may be other University holds that prohibit registration in a current or future term.

Making a Payment

If you wish to proceed with payment, below are some options on how to make your student tuition payment. 

Current Students: 
myUC Payment Portal

Former Students: 
Payment Portal

University of the Cumberlands 
Attn: Office of Collections 
6194 College Station Drive 
Williamsburg, KY 40769

The University is not able to take payment over the phone. 

Former students still have payment plan options.  Please contact us at (606) 539-4472 for more information.

Prospective Students and Others

If you wish to make a payment and are not a current student, please choose a category from below:

Make a Payment

Use this portal to stay ahead of the payment process.

Statement of Financial Responsibility

Terms and information related to student finances.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Payment plans are offered as a courtesy to UC students. Currently, registered students are able to enroll in a plan which affords the option of spreading out payments, instead of paying all tuition/fees at the start of the semester. Students agree to pay their monthly installment by the 5th of each month, and acknowledge their account will be charged a $50 late fee if payment is processed after that date. We reserve the right to place a payment plan hold on any account where students consistently pay late and/or miss their scheduled payments. A payment plan hold will restrict students from being able to enroll in a payment plan in future terms; thereby making any outstanding tuition and fees due at the start of each semester. When accounts are not paid in full, an A/R hold will be placed, which will restrict registration for current/future terms.

* Students are not permitted to rollover balances from prior terms into a payment plan.

# of PaymentsEnrollment PeriodsDue Dates
4Dec. 15 - Dec. 31January 5th* - April 5th 
3Dec. 15 - Jan. 31February 5th - April 5th 
2Dec. 15 - Feb. 28March 5th - April 5th 
# of PaymentsEnrollment PeriodsDue Dates
4Apr. 21 - Apr. 30May 5th* - August 5th 
3Apr. 21 - May 31June 5th - August 5th 
2Apr. 21 - June 30July 5th - August 5th 
# of PaymentsEnrollment PeriodsDue Dates
4Aug. 12 - Aug. 31September 5th* - December 5th 
3Aug. 12 - Sept. 30October 5th - December 5th 
2Aug. 12 - Oct. 31November 5th - December 5th 

* Due date without a plan

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Payment Plan Auto-Enrollment

Cumberlands' automated enrollment payment plan for students will allow students to better manage their educational expenses by spreading the costs throughout the semester. This plan is for students who do not make financial preparations for any given semester. Students who plan ahead and have satisfactory payment arrangements to cover their educational expenses in full will not be impacted. 

Tuition and fees are due at the start of each semester; otherwise, any student account balance will be subject to auto-enrollment in a payment plan.  The University reserves the right to auto-enroll any student who has not paid their balance in full at the conclusion of the add/drop period and charge a $50 enrollment fee* at the University’s discretion.  Payments will be due the 5th of each month for the current semester (for example – auto-enrollment date September 15th – due date October 5th) and if not kept current, a hold will be placed on the student’s account restricting registration.  

A late payment plan fee of $50 will be charged if the installment payment is not received in full within five days of the payment due date. Additionally, in the absence of satisfactory payment (i.e. – balance paid in full/covered in full by financial aid) or if the student account is or becomes delinquent, the University will place a hold restricting registration. Please note, the University reserves the right to drop future term registration based on any unsatisfactory payment and/or missed payment(s).

*Not wanting to be auto-enrolled and charged a $50 enrollment fee?  Student account balance needs paid in full or enrolled in a payment plan of choice prior to the 3rd week of classes!

If your balance is not paid in full by the start of classes, then yes. Otherwise, you will be auto-enrolled into a plan. 

Click on ‘Payment Plan Enrollment.’ Then follow the prompts. (Important note – Prior to signing up for a payment plan, you must have scheduled courses for the current term’s tuition and fees to reflect on your student account). 

If you pay after the 10th of the month, you will be charged a $50 late fee. 

When you add classes (your account is charged), then the charges are added to your payment plan. I.    E. – If your account was charged $500 for an added course and you had 2 installments left, each installment would increase by $250. 

If you do not pay your full installment amount by the 5th, then a hold is placed on your account until your plan is brought current. Once paid, it takes 1 hour for the hold to lift. 

If you have a scheduled payment but go in and manually make a payment with the same card, the system will see your manual payment as an extra payment. The system will take the extra payment as another installment payment (potentially closing your plan if you only had 2 payments left). 

You failed to pay your monthly installment in full by the 10th. 

Go to and click “Pay Now.” You may also visit the Student Financial Center in the Gatliff Building to make payment.

We are unable to take payment over the phone; it must be completed online or at the Student Financial Center.

Once enrolled in payment plans, they close out once that amount is paid in full. If you drop classes, the plan would close if you receive 100% refund and your balance is -0-. University administrators are not able close them for you. 

If you do not pay in full and close out your payment plan, it will remain open. Prior balances must be paid in full to enroll in a current payment plan. Please email studentfinancial [at] (studentfinancial[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu) if your prior balance is paid in full and the prior payment plan is still active.

No, the 5th is the due date for all payment plans.

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Third Party Sponsor Contracts

It is the responsibility of the student to provide their third-party authorization each semester to the Office of Student Accounts in order for it to be billed. The student or third-party vendor can submit the authorization to the university.

Authorization can be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts by mail, email, or fax. 

  • Mail: University of the Cumberlands

    Attn: Tawni Kilburn
    Office of Student Accounts
    6194 College Station Drive
    Williamsburg, KY 40769
  • Email: tawni.kilburn [at] (tawni[dot]kilburn[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)
  • Phone: 606-539-4220
  • Fax: 606-530-4490

If the third party does not pay within the semester authorized, the student is responsible for paying the amount owed.

Third-party invoices are processed after an approved authorization has been submitted to the Office of Student Accounts. Invoices will be submitted to the authorized third party after the drop/add period has ended in each term/bi-term. Please note some third parties dictate when invoices can be submitted for payment. 

Examples of Third Party Sponsor Contracts are:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • KAPT
  • State PrePaid Plans
  • 529 Plans
  • Employer-sponsored
  • KY Traineeship
  • Go Army
  • AirForce
  • VA CHP 31

For questions concerning authorization, please contact Tawni Kilburn at 606-539-4220 or tawni.kilburn [at] (tawni[dot]kilburn[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu).