2011-2012 Graduate Studies

Payment of Charges

Registration will not be complete and students cannot attend classes until all tuition/fees are paid or appropriate payment arrangements have been made with the Business Office, Memorial Hall, Room 109. Students must pay all balances owed to the University before the end of each semester. Cumberland offers several payment options to facilitate the student with their final step of registration.

  1. Payment in full Cumberland University will accept a personal check or money order for the total balance due. Checks should be made payable to Cumberland University and include the student’s full name on the face of the check. The University also accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payments may also be made online by credit card or electronic check at

  2. Monthly Payments Students may make monthly payments on their account by enrolling in the FACTS Payment Plan. Contracts may be completed in person in the Business Office or on line at: http://www.cumberland.edu/financialaid/ecashier.html. Payments are automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account or credit card account on the 5th or the 20th of each month. Contact the Business Office at 547-1218 or 547-1250 for more information.

  3. Third Party Promissory Note Cumberland University also offers a deferred payment plan to those students whose employer/responsible party has agreed to pay for their classes. Students must sign a “Third Party Promissory Note” stating the employer/responsible party will pay the balance on completion of classes at the end of the semester.

A student who has a balance of more than one semester in arrears will not be permitted to register for further classes until the account is brought up to date. The student must submit a signed statement from their employer on company letterhead stating the criteria for employer payment. Should any pending credits to a student’s account fail to materialize or for any other reason a balance results, the student is responsible for the balance due. In the even the account remains unpaid and is referred to a collection agency, the student will be responsible for all collection agency fees and/or attorney fees associated with collections.