Past Due Accounts

​​​Central Michigan University issues monthly billing statements online via QuikPay.  Notifications are sent by email when a bill is ready for review. Students are responsible for accessing their QuikPay accounts and/or monthly statements for current balance and due date information. 

Past due accounts may be referred to a collection agency. If referred, up to 28% in collection fees and all applicable legal fees will be added to the balance and it will be reported to the credit bureaus. 

Payment Plans

We are here to help! Follow this link for information about payment plans available to assist with getting your account back on track when unexpected circumstances arise. 

Financial Holds

The following services may be suspended due to a delinquent account: 

  • Course registration
  • Official transcript orders
  • Campus ID charging privileges
CMU reserves the right to drop students from future courses and to suspend campus ID privileges at any time due to a past due balance. Suspended privileges may include, but are not limited to: meal plan, computer lab, library, bookstore, flex, Student Activity Center (SAC), and telecom.

Late Fees

Payments are applied to the oldest charges on an account first. Late fees will be assessed as follows when the statement balance is not paid by 5:00PM EST on a scheduled due date:

        $0.01 - $9.99 | No late fee

        $10.00 - $59.99 | $1.00 per month

        $60.00 -$99.99 | $30.00 per month

        $100.00 and up | $50.00 per month

Non-Payment of Tuition 

If any portion of a past due balance includes tuition on a published tuition due date, a $100 non-payment of tuition fee will be assessed in addition to the late payment charge.  

Returned Checks

A $25.00 handling fee is charged for paper and electronic checks returned unpaid by the bank (such as for insufficient funds and closed accounts) which were presented to the university. Students may be involuntarily withdrawn from classes if returned payments intended to cover tuition and/or past due balances are not repaid as directed by notice from the university. In addition, if payment is not received within five business days, CMU may pursue legal action, seek prosecution and/or assign the account to a collection agency. 

**IMPORTANT: Fall Semester Information**

Students registered for the fall semester with a past due balance of $200 or greater on August 1st will be removed from all future courses. Federal aid regulations prevent the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid from disbursing current-year aid to pay prior-year charges. Student Account Services and University Billing will communicate with students at risk of removal following issue of July billing statements.

If you have questions about these policies, please contact Student Account Services and University Billing at 989-774-3618 or by e-mail at