All international students can visit the Bursar's Office in the Whitmore Administration Building with questions about bills.


How to pay your UMass bill


Bills for undergraduate students are usually issued 3-4 weeks before the start of the semester. The due date is stated on your SPIRE account.


Bills for graduate students will not be issued until about 3-4 weeks after the start of the semester. Students holding assistantships can arrange for installment payment plan for their bill. All other graduate students are expected to pay their bill in full by the due date. 

Many graduate students will receive, via email, a Fall semester bill from the Bursar's Office in August.

Here is some important info: The bill that you see in August is PRELIMINARY and can change from now through the end of the Add/Drop Period in September, depending on your course registration. There may be additional charges, as you add courses, and there could be additional credits as assistantships and waivers are processed, for example. Bills will be FINAL after the end of the Add/Drop Period, and students should plan to make the full payment by that time. There could be an early September due date listed on the bill, but there is no penalty as long as payment is made by the end of the Add/Drop Period.