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Billing And Due Dates

Tuition and fees are due first day of class. Visit our Payments Methods page for information on how to make payments.

Students are responsible to pay balances owed by the designated due date. Student Accounts mails billing statements to the Billing (BI) address on file, if we have one. If not, billing statements are mailed to the Permanent (PR) address on file. Billing statements are mailed each month. In addition, an electronic bill notice is delivered to the students email address. Please login to ePay to view account balances.

  • Spring 2016 Semester
    • Charges on Student Account (view on ePAY): January 5, 2016
    • Monthly/Bi-weekly Payment Plans available: January 5, 2016
    • Bills Due: January 19, 2016 - First Day of Semester
    • Census: February 3, 2016
    • Late Fees/Service Charges: February 3, 2016 - Day after Census
  • Summer 2016 Semester
    • Charges on Student Account (view on ePAY): May 12, 2016
    • Monthly/Bi-weekly Payment Plans available: May 12, 2016
    • Bills Due: First Day of Class
    • Late Fees/Service Charges: Monthly after due date
  • Fall 2016 Semester
    • Charges on Student Account (view on ePAY): July 18, 2016
    • Monthly/Bi-weekly Payment Plans available: July 18, 2016
    • Bills Due: August 22, 2016 - First Day of Semester
    • Census: September 6, 2016
    • Late Fees/Service Charges: September 7, 2016 - Day after Census

Billing Statements have a New look!

Click the links below to view how to read the new statements:

How to Read the Paper Schedule Billing Statements

How to Read the eBill Schedule Billing Statements

Late Fees and Service Charges*

After census, student accounts with balances remaining are subject to late fees and/or service charges. A one-time per semester 25% late fee with a maximum of $50.00 may be applied. Additionally, a monthly service charge of 1% of the balance due may also be applied.

*Note: Students whose bills are paid via third party, full tuition scholarship, or VA benefits will have their late fees and service charges removed once the payment has been received.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When are tuition and fees due each semester?

A: Tuition and fees are due first day of class. You must be paid in full, have your Financial Aid completed, or be enrolled into the semester payment plan through ePay.

Q: How do I determine my current balance owed to the University?
A: Current, real time, account balances can be viewed via Colorado Mesa University's online portal, ePay. For instructions to log on to ePay. Student Accounts mails billing statements to the Billing (BI) address on file, if we have one. If not, billing statements are mailed to the Permanent (PR) address on file. Billing statements are mailed each month.

Q: What are my payment options
A: You may pay your balance in a multitude of ways. Many students combine different options to cover the entire cost. Options include: payment in full, semester payment plan through ePay, Financial Aid, third-party benefits, employment benefits, alternative loans, scholarships, or grants.

Q: Where is Student Accounts (formally the Business Office) located?
A: The University is at 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Student Accounts is located on the first floor of Lowell Heiny Hall, across from the Registrar's Office.

Q: Where do I mail my bill payment(s)?
A: Colorado Mesa University, Attn: Student Accounts, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Please include the student ID number (700#) on any mailed payments. Our phone number is 970.248.1567 or you can call toll free at 1.800.982.6372.

Q: I never received a bill in the mail. How do I view or change my billing address?
A: Student Accounts mails billing statements to the Billing (BI) address on file, if we have one. If not, billing statements are mailed to the Permanent (PR) address on file. You may view or update addresses on MAVzone under the Student Academics tab in the Student Quick Links, or in person at the Student Accounts Office.

Q: I do not understand a portion of my student bill or payment plan. What should I do?
A: To learn how to read the new schedule billing statements, click the links below.

How to Read the Paper Schedule Billing Statements

How to Read the eBill Schedule Billing Statements

You may also contact Student Accounts with any questions. Contact Us.

Q: If I signed up for direct deposit, can the university withdraw money for tuition and fee charges?

A: No. Setting up direct deposit to your bank only gives us permission to deposit money into your account.

Q: What is the College Opportunity Fund (COF) and does it reduce my in-state tuition?

A: The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is for Colorado residents only. This program is not a grant, loan, or scholarship. The COF program voucher (sometimes referred to as a stipend) transfers the State of Colorado's tuition contribution from the College to the individual student. While students do not receive any funds directly from the state, a student who applies and authorizes the use of the voucher receives an adjustment on his or her account. For COF adjusted in-state tuition rates, please see Expenses at Colorado Mesa University . To learn how to apply for the COF, please see College Opportunity Fund or contact our office at 970.248.1567.

COF

Q: The COF portion of tuition on my statement looks confusing, why is that?

A: The COF portion of the tuition is billed on a separate line item for in class courses. COF is automatically built into all online and J-Term tuition as one line item. When the university receives the stipend on the students behalf, it is applied to the students account using the description code 'COF Tuit Voucher'.

Q: There is a hold on my account. How do I find out what it is for?

A: Colorado Mesa University put holds on a student's account for various reasons. Please sign on to MAVzone and go to VIEW HOLDS to see what department issues the hold. There may or may not be a reason listed. If not, talk to the department that issued the hold. All past due balances have a Student Accounts Hold, which prevents registration, transcript requests, and viewing grades.

Q: I will not be able to pay my bill or I am past due on payments. What should I do?
A: Please see Delinquent Accounts for information on a delinquent account. The college offers an automatic extended payment plan as well as accepts Cash, Check, and Credit Cards via your online ePay account in MAVzone. For more information see the Payment Methods page. Students with past due balances will not be able to register. For additional assistance, you may contact Student Financial Counseling.

Q: My account was sent to Collections. What should I do?
A: Please sign on to MAVzone and go to VIEW HOLDS. You will have a Student Accounts Hold describing the collection agency your account is at. More information is available at the Delinquent Accounts page. You can always contact Student Financial Counseling to be directed to the appropriate collection agency.

Q: Why was I charged a late fee and/or service charge?

A: Balances are due on the first day of the semester. After census, student accounts with balances remaining are subject to late fees and/or service charges. The a one-time 25% late fee with a maximum of $50.00 may be applied. Additionally, a monthly service charge of 1% of the balance due may also be applied.

Q: My account has housing-related charge(s) I do not understand. What should I do?

A: Please see Housing and Residence Life to identify the charges and discuss options.

Q: What health services are offered at Colorado Mesa University?
A: The Student Health Center is located at 1060 Orchard Ave. Suite O and is available to all CMU students who have paid their student fees. For a $15 co-pay, students may receive services. An additional minimal fee will be charged for special services. For a listing of these fees see the Student Health Services fee schedule available at the Health Center. Students can make an appointment by calling the Health Center direct. You do not have to have health insurance to be seen, but it is encouraged.

Q: What health insurance is offered at Colorado Mesa University?
A: Colorado Mesa University offers health insurance options for attending students. Click this link for more info. Health Insurance.

Q: Is the insurance mandatory?

A: Health Insurance may be necessary based on admission status, or individual degree program.

Q: How can make a payment for my tuition and fees?

A: Visit the Payments Methods page for information on how to make a payment.

Q: I am interested in paying my bill in monthly installments. What options do I have?
A: To help you meet your educational expenses, Colorado Mesa University is proud to offer ePay as an automatic monthly payment option. This is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. The cost to budget your interest free monthly payments is a $30.00 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee. You must sign up for a new plan every term. Visit the ePay payment plans page for more information.


Q: I will not be able to pay my bill or I am past due on payments. What should I do?
A: Please talk to the Student Financial Counselor for assistance. You can set up payment arrangements or signup on a payment plan.


Q: If I have a refund, what are my options?
A: Visit the Refunds page for more information on refund options.


Q: Why did my refund not show up in my bank account after I signed up for direct deposit?

A: This may be due to one of the following reasons:
- The banking information that you submitted is incorrect. Verify your information and contact Student Accounts or your bank.

- The bank account has been closed. You have total control of your banking information.

Q: Do I have to fill out a direct deposit form for every semester?
A: No, you only need to fill out the on-line form once and all future credits will be direct deposited. If you would like your direct deposit discontinued please edit your refund profile on-line through your ePay account.


Q: How do I get my tax information?
A: Your 1098-T is processed by January 31st of each year. 1098-T's will be mailed to the students permanent address. To retrieve your 1098-T online, follow these step by step instructions. 1098-T Information.

Q: I am moving or leaving school completely this semester or I previously withdrew and still have charges on my account. What should I do?

A: You will need to fill out a Total Withdrawal form. Please see Office of the Registrar for more information.


Q: I have dropped a course, will I receive a refund?
A: Yes, if the class is dropped in time according to add/drop dates. Visit Important Dates to adhere to all drop deadlines.


Q: Will my charges be reversed or deleted if I stop going to classes?
A: No. When you register for a class you have incurred financial obligation to the university. You will automatically receive a charge on your account, and are responsible for payment. If you decide you do not want to attend the class you must either drop the class or officially withdraw from all of your classes. You may still have a balance.


Q: What is the financial difference between dropping and withdrawing from a class?
A: You can drop a class without charge or a $225 partial charge if you drop within the add/drop deadline. Withdrawing from a course means you are still responsible for the full cost of that course. If you decide you do not wish to attend CMU you must officially withdraw, by completing a Total Withdrawal Form at the Registrar's Office from all classes. Be sure to adhere to all deadlines and dates. Important Dates.

Q: What is Census?

A: Census is the last day to add or drop a class with no charge. Classes dropped after Census will receive a grade of "W" and the student will be charged full-price for that class. Be sure to adhere to all deadlines and dates. Important Dates.

Q: I withdrew from classes on the first day. Why do I have a charge?
A: There is a $225 Partial Tuition Assessment for all Total Withdrawals starting the first day of classes until census.


Q: I have withdrawn from school, when do I get my refund?
A: Enrollment deposits and any other refunds, less any outstanding debt, are directly deposited after your withdrawal has been processed by Financial Aid and Student Accounts. They cannot be released before that time. If you are not signed up for direct deposit, you can follow the steps on the Refund page. Paper checks are printed every Thursday and can be made available for pick up or mailed out.