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Dollars and Sense - January 2019

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January 7, 2019

The University of Minnesota Duluth held the first of two new student orientation sessions for the Spring 2019 semester on Friday, December 14, 2018 (the second is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2019). Welcoming the new and transfer students and their families to campus was an exciting day filled with anticipation and preparation for the start of the Spring semester of classes on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Billing & Payment Plan

First billing statements for the Spring 2019 semester will be emailed on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and tuition is due in full by Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Degree seeking students can enroll in the payment plan for $20 a semester starting on January 23, 2019. The balance is divided into three installment payments due on February 6, March 9, and April 6.

Please note: Additional charges, such as bookstore purchases, to a student account can change the amount due each billing period. Be sure your student reviews each billing statement when it becomes available. Failure to make the correct payment will result in a late fee assessment of $40.00 along with a hold preventing future charges, registration, and receipt of transcript and/or diploma.


Parent Guest Access

Regents policy, federal law, and state law regulate release of student information to third parties. University policy regulates sharing of information within the University. If your student would like to grant a third party (e.g., parent) access to information on their record, they need to initiate a process called “Parent Guest Access.”

Step-by-step instructions can be found at The parent or guest will need to complete the process, and once initiated, you will have access to parts of the student record that the student has given you permission to view.

If your student has granted you Parent/Guest access to their student account and financial aid, details on your student’s financial aid along with billing and payment is found in the MyU (go to under the “$ My Finances” tab. You can also contact UMD by phone, email, or in person regarding your student’s account services and financial aid.



As a reminder, the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2018 and can be completed online at  Use your 2017 tax information and UMD’s Federal School Code 002388 to complete the FAFSA. 

Filing a FAFSA is always free!



The UMD Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has 2019-20 donor need-based scholarships available for continuing students. You must file a completed 2019-20 FAFSA by Monday, April 1, 2019 to be considered.

Encourage your student to check with their academic departments and/or collegiate units for scholarships available by their major. Please be aware these application deadlines may vary.

For additional  scholarship resources, go to


Coming Workshop Series

Starting in Spring 2019 the Student Success Workshop Series will offer a variety of timely topics for students to reach their college goals. Encourage your students to check their UMD email for the Spring schedule of topics. 

UMD email is the official means of communication the University has established with your students. Encourage them to check it often for important notices.


Carl Huber
Financial Aid Educator
One Stop Student Success Center

Carl provides a broad range of outreach support to prospective students and their families’ as they progress through the financial aid application and awarding process, contact him at