Payments received at the Cashier's Office by 4:30 PM on any business day will be considered as that day's business. Payments may be made online using the Bill and Payment System until 10:30 PM. Please see Patriot Web, to confirm receipt of payment and balance due. Payment is due the first day of the semester (see Important Dates for more information).
Online payments are made using the Bill and Payment System. This system allows students to manage their account activity online, view bills, make payments, and set up authorized users (parents, employers, etc). Authorized users only have account management access; academic information is not available through this system. Payment plans are also available to pay your balance in installments. Click the following link for additional information.
Other Methods of Payment
- Web: Bill and Payment System
- Window: Cashier's Office, 1501 Student Union I, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Drop Box (no cash payments): Outside Cashier's Office, 1501 Student Union I
George Mason University
Cashier's Office, MSN 2E1
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Allow 14 days for delivery, and confirm receipt by accessing Patriot Web or the Bill and Payment System.
Methods of Payment
- Cash: At Cashier's Office window only
- Check: Web, window, mail, or drop box. Make payable to GMU, student G# written on front. Third-party checks not accepted. Must be payable in US dollars. For each check returned by the bank unpaid, a $50 return check fee will be charged.
- Credit Card (subject to credit approval): Web only. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. There is a 2.75 percent convenience fee for credit card payments. This fee is nonrefundable.
Mason Payment Plan
Mason payment plans are available online for students who need to budget their accounts. A down payment, which is the first payment plus a $25 contract fee, is required at the time of enrollment. The contract fee is nonrefundable. Study Abroad/Global Education and international student health insurance fee payments cannot be deferred. Failure to pay the deferred balance by the due date will result in financial hold, a late fee of 10% (up to $125), collection activity, and may prevent future eligibility of the payment plan.
To view the plans available for enrollment, please visit the Bill and Payment System.
Third Party Billing Authorizations
Students using a third party billing authorization will be charged a $25 processing fee. Students may receive an individual billing statement. Students must provide the third party authorization or government training voucher to the Third Party Billing Office, Student Union Building I, Suite 1600, or fax to 703-993-2460, before the student's individual due date, which is based on their registration date. Check Important Dates for the last day third party payment authorizations will be accepted. Students are ultimately responsible for any defaults in payments by the sponsoring agency. For more information, please navigate to Third Party Billing Office web site.
Financial Good Standing; No Holds on Record
Financial good standing and a university record clear of holds are required for students to receive academic services. Services, including but not limited to transcript issuance, diploma release, and class registration (add, drop, withdrawal, etc.) will not be provided to students with a financial balance due or a hold of any kind on their record. Holds are based on outstanding obligations and may be financial. Examples include unpaid telephone charges, fines owed for traffic or parking violations, incomplete immunization records, fines owed to the Mason or Washington Research Library Consortium libraries, and other administrative holds.
Failure to meet financial obligations to the university will result in other collection procedures, which include account referral to credit reporting bureaus, private collection agencies, the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Taxation, and the Office of the Attorney General. Past due accounts are subject to garnishments, liens, and judgment and the withholding of money from tax refunds. In addition to late fees and interest, delinquent accounts will be assessed additional collection costs equal to thirty percent of the past due balance, reasonable attorney fees, and other administrative costs.