Payment Plans

Overview of George Mason University Payment Plans

We are pleased to announce additional payment plan options for Spring 2021.  In addition to the 2, 3, and 4 installment plans available in previous Fall and Spring terms, we are offering 6 and 9 installment plans to give students and families additional time to pay their semester balances.

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. For Spring 2021, the payment plan will only cover charges for Spring 2021.

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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Spring 2021 Payment Plans

Spring Payment Plans will be available on November 24, 2020.

9 Installment Plan
Available until January 12, 2021
Due dates:

  • December 15 – 12%
  • January 15 – 11%
  • February 15 – 11%
  • March 15 – 11%
  • April 15 – 11%
  • May 15 – 11%
  • June 15 – 11%
  • July 15 – 11%
  • August 15 – 11%

6 Installment Plan
Available until January 12, 2021
Due dates:

  • December 15 – 17%
  • January 15 – 16%
  • February 15 – 17%
  • March 15 – 16%
  • April 15 – 17%
  • May 15 – 17%

4 Installment Plan
Available until January 12, 2021
Installment due dates:

  • December 15 – 25%
  • January 15 – 25%
  • February 15 – 25%
  • March 15 – 25%

3 Installment Plan
Available until February 12, 2020
Installment due dates:

  • January 25 – 34%
  • February 15 – 33%
  • March 15 – 33%

2 Installment Plan
Available until February 12, 2020
Installment due dates:

  • January 25 – 50%
  • March 15 – 50%

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Fall 2020 Payment Plans

9 Installment Plan
Available until August 21, 2020
Due dates:

  • July 29 – 12%
  • August 24 – 11%
  • September 23 – 11%
  • October 23 – 11%
  • November 23 – 11%
  • December 21 – 11%
  • January 18 – 11%
  • February 18 – 11%
  • March 18 – 11%

6 Installment Plan
Available until August 21, 2020
Due dates:

  • July 29 – 17%
  • August 24 – 16%
  • September 23 – 17%
  • October 23 – 16%
  • November 23 – 17%
  • December 21 – 17%

4 Installment Plan
Available until August 21, 2020
Due dates:

  • July 29 – 25%
  • August 24 – 25%
  • September 23 – 25%
  • October 23 – 25%

3 Installment Plan
Available until September 9, 2020
Due dates:

  • August 24 – 34%
  • September 23 – 33%
  • October 23 – 33%

2 Installment Plan
Available until September 9, 2020
Due dates:

  • August 24 – 50%
  • October 23 – 50%

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Summer 2020 Payment Plans

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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