Third Party Billing

Third Party Billing

Third Party Billing is when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees and request a direct bill from UMB.  Third parties pay the university directly on behalf of the student with an agreement, commitment and/or obligation between the paying party and the student.  Invoices to the third party payer cannot be generated until after UMB has received payment authorization paperwork from the third party. 

Some government agencies use special forms such as SF-182s, while some private organizations use a purchase order, financial guarantee, or authorized letter on letterhead explaining what they are willing to pay.  All contracts or letters should include the following information to be processed:

  • Student's name
  • Student ID Number (beginning with “@00”)
  • Specific charges and semesters the third party will pay
  • Billing address
  • Name, signature, and contact information of person authorizing the contract
  • Purchase order and contact information of person authorizing the contract
  • Purchase order number (for government contracts)

For timely posting of credits to the student account, billing authorization documents need to be received by the following dates:

  • Summer Semester: May 15th
  • Fall Semester: August 15th
  • Spring Semester: January 15th

Contracts/purchase orders may be submitted in person, or via email.

Email:  thirdpartybilling@umaryland.edu

In Person:            601 W. Lombard Street

                                Suite 206

                                Baltimore, MD 21201

*NOTE: After receipt of documentation, your third party will be billed, and a conditional credit will be applied to your student account.  The conditional credit does not mean that Student Financial Services has received payment on your behalf.  The conditional credit will be reversed if UMB does not receive payment from the third party within 30 days from the billing date, and the student will be responsible for the charges on their student account in accordance with UMB policy.

Student Responsibility

Students must submit their purchase order or authorization in person or via email by the following dates:

  • Summer Semester: May 15th
  • Fall Semester: August 15th
  • Spring Semester: January 15th

Any expenses not covered by the third party are the responsibility of the student and should be paid in full by the bill due date on your TouchNet eBill.  Bill due dates may be found here.

The conditional credit will be reversed if UMB does not receive payment from the third party within 30 days from the billing date, and the student will be responsible for the charges on their student account.  Both the third party and the student will be notified of this action.

Third Party Responsibility

Third parties are expected to make payment directly to UMB within 30 days of invoice receipt.  Please refer to the payment methods on the invoice for payment instruction. 

Please include the Student ID (beginning with “@00”) and invoice number when submitting payment via ACH or check.  For additional information or assistance, please contact thirdpartybilling@umaryland.edu.

VA Benefits

UMB accepts the VA Post 9/11 GI Bill and VA HPSP benefits.  For information on the certification process, please contact your program’s School Certifying Official (SCO).  Contact information for the SCOs may be found here.

529 Plans & External Scholarship Awards

External scholarships, grants, and pre-paid college savings plans (529) are not considered third parties; separate processes are used for these types of payments.

Payments from 529 plans or external scholarship awards should be mailed to the following address:

University of Maryland Baltimore
P. O. Box 17108
Baltimore, MD 21297

Along with payment, these checks should include the Student ID number (beginning with “@00”) and an award letter if applicable.

Students receiving additional awards that are not included in their financial aid package, must notify University Student Financial Assistance.  Awards that may affect your eligibility include, but are not limited to, 529 plans, state scholarships, private scholarships, tuition waivers, and assistantships.

Employer Reimbursement

UMB does not handle employer reimbursement benefits on behalf of students.  Students utilizing employer reimbursement are responsible to pay their tuition and fees by the bill due date and complete any necessary steps for reimbursement with their employer directly.  Any payment not received by the due date is subject to a late fee of 5% of the balance, maximum $200.00.