Online payments are made using Bill+Payment. 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.
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 Bill+Payment 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).
Other Methods of Payment
- Web: Bill+Payment
- 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
- Mail*: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 Bill+Payment.
Methods of Payment:
- Cash: At Cashier’s Office window only. When making a cash payment, you will be asked to submit information for Form 8300. You also have to present your government issued ID, such as Driver’s license, Passport, or Permanent Resident Card. Please see Cashier’s Office website for more information.
- 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 2.85 percent convenience fee for credit card payments. This fee is nonrefundable.
International Students Only:
George Mason has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students.
Flywire allows students to pay from any country and any bank. They also offer excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will also be notified via email when your payment is received by Mason. If you need to make an international payment, please visit Flywire
Mason Payment Plan
Mason payment plans are available online for students who need to budget their accounts. A $25 contract fee, is required at the time of enrollment. The contract fee is nonrefundable.
Please click the following link for additional information about Payment Plans.
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 services. Services, including but not limited to transcript issuance, diploma release, class registration (add, drop, withdrawal, etc.), and/or housing and meal plans 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 Student Health charges, fines owed to the Mason or Washington Research Library Consortium libraries, parking and other administrative holds.
Students in noncompliance with payment deadlines as of the end of the semester will be required to submit a financial guarantee or prepayment prior to future registration. The return of the prepayment by a financial institution will result in the immediate suspension of services.
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.
NOTE: All payments for delinquent accounts in collections or at the Office of the Attorney General must be made to the respective agency. Payments are not accepted through the University