Payment Plans

Overview of George Mason University Payment Plans

George Mason University currently offers 2, 3, and 4 installment plans in both Fall and Spring terms. For the Summer term George Mason University offers a 2 installment plan. All payment plans are online only. Please use the Bill+Payment system to sign up.

Payment plans have a $25 contract fee charged each semester. The contract fee is non-refundable and must be paid at the same time as the payment plan is agreed to within the Bill+Payment system.

To get started, click or go to Bill+Payment to view currently available payment plans.

Payment Plan FAQs

Can a payment plan be used to cover past terms?

A. Payment plans can only be used for the current semester charges. All past due balances must be paid prior to enrolling in a payment plan.

How do I enroll in a payment plan?

A. Payment plans are only available through the Bill+Payment system. A PDF guide for payment plan enrollment can be found here: Payment Plan Guide
Please be aware a $25 contract fee will be charged at time of enrollment, this fee will need to be paid online during enrollment in the payment plan.

How does financial aid impact the payment plan?

A. Financial Aid will reduce the total amount due in each installment.  It is important that student submit all financial aid paperwork timely so that aid can be processed can be used in payment plan calculations.  The more aid shown on the account the lower the amount the student will have to pay in the payment plan.

Please note that any reduction in financial aid could change the overall amount you owe.  Students are responsible for ensuring all installments are made as scheduled. Individual installments can increase due to changes in financial aid. Please ensure that you have an understanding of your financial aid and review payment plan installments before they are due.

What happens to the payment plan when changes are made to my term balance due?

A. The payment plans are set to automatically adjust remaining installments to either increase or decrease due to changes in a student’s account.

An example of reducing a balance can result from dropping a course with no liability. This will cause the payment plan to reduce the amount due in future installments to compensate for the new lower balance.  Similarly adding an additional course or reducing available financial aid can result in a higher balance due.  The payment plan will increase all installments that are not yet due equally to cover the remaining balance.

As installments can end up different from when the plan was initially agreed to it is recommended that students review their payment plan prior to each installment.  Installment reminders are sent out prior to each installment due date.

Will payment plans auto deduct money from my account?

A. There are two different payment plan types available through the Bill+Payment system, “Auto Deduction” and “Manual Payment”.

If you would like to have future installments automatically deduct from a chosen account then you must select a payment plan for “Auto Deduction”.  These plans will automatically take payments from an account chosen at time of enrollment.  Changes to scheduled payments can be made at any time through the Bill+Payment system.  A PDF guide on how to make adjustments to scheduled payments can be found here: Scheduled Payment Guide

If you select a “Manual Payment” payment plan, installments will not be auto deducted from your account. You must login to your account to make each and every installment payment by the appropriate due date.

Once a payment plan is selected it cannot be changed.

What happens if I fail to make a payment on time?

A. Any installment not paid by the installment due date can result in your removal from the payment plan. When removed from the payment plan the full balance will be due and payable immediately. Past due balances are subject to late fees and account holds.

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Summer 2020 Payment Plans

Summer Payment Plans will be available on May 11, 2020.

2 Installment Plan
Available until June 16, 2020
Due dates:

  • June 1, 2020 – 50%
  • July 1, 2020– 50%

To view the plans available for enrollment, please visit the Bill+Payment.

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Spring 2020 Payment Plans

Spring Payment Plans will be available on November 18, 2019.

4 Installment Plan
Available until January 10th, 2020
Installment due dates:

  • December 17, 2019 – 25%
  • January 17, 2020 – 25%
  • February 17, 2020 – 25%
  • March 17, 2020 – 25%

3 Installment Plan
Available until February 5, 2020
Installment due dates:

  • January 21, 2020 – 34%
  • February 17, 2020 – 33%
  • March 17, 2020 – 33%

2 Installment Plan
Available until February 5, 2020
Installment due dates:

  • January 21, 2020 – 50%
  • March 17, 2020– 50%

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Fall 2019 Payment Plans

Fall Payment Plans are no longer available.

4 Installment Plan
Available until August 6, 2019
Due dates:

  • July 22 – 25%
  • August 20 – 25%
  • September 20 – 25%
  • October 21 – 25%

3 Installment Plan
Available until September 4, 2019
Due dates:

  • August 26 – 34%
  • September 20 – 33%
  • October 21 – 33%

2 Installment Plan
Available until September 4, 2019
Due dates:

  • August 26 – 50%
  • October 21 – 50%

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Summer 2019 Payment Plans

Summer Payment Plans are no longer available.

2 Installment Plan
Available until June 4, 2019
Due dates:

  • May 20, 2019 – 50%
  • June 20, 2019– 50%

To view the plans available for enrollment, please visit the Bill+Payment.

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