Some programs fill up quickly and enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is received. Registrations close on the registration deadline indicated on the course information page or when full, whichever comes first.

For additional information or questions regarding payment options, please contact our office at 540/568.4253 or by email at

Credit Card

Credit cards can only be accepted online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Choose Pay by Credit Card at checkout. You will be redirected to the credit card payment processor. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD READY. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.


Please complete the registration form and submit with payment to the address shown on form no later than 2 weeks prior to the start date, unless otherwise indicated on the course page. A $50 fee will be assessed for any check returned by the bank.

Private Loan Option

You may consider completing a Private Loan Application with the lender of your choice*:

  • The requested loan amount cannot exceed the course fee.
  • You must be registered in the course prior to Outreach certifying the loan. Complete and submit the registration form.
  • When applying, use the following James Madison University Continuing Education school code: 003721-98.

NOTE: These loans are not backed by the federal government and therefore may have terms and conditions less favorable than federally funded student and parent loans. All students and parents should first consider and apply for federal student loans before applying for private loans. The information on this site is accurate as of the date the information was collected. Because these are private loans, lenders can change the terms and conditions of these loans without notifying JMU. We suggest you verify this information with any lender on this chart prior to applying for a loan with that company. You may borrow with any lender offering a private education loan, and you are not required to borrow with any of the lenders on this site. JMU does not discriminate against lenders and will certify loans from any private lender provided the student meets the lender's eligibility requirements.

  • Fill out a Private Loan Self Certification Form:
    This form will be provided by your lender during the application process. If your lender has requested a Self-Certification Form and has not provided one to you, contact your lender or complete the above form and submit it to your lender. You will not receive your loan funds until this step is complete.

Any questions regarding your loan should occur directly with your loan processor. Refer to their website for contact information. For questions on how to register or to inquire about the loan process, please contact our office.

*Federal financial aid is not available for noncredit programs therefore the FAFSA is not required.

Employer/Sponsor Billing

If your course fee will be paid directly by your employer or other third party, you can request billing to a sponsor. This request must be received no later than 1 month prior to the course start date. Complete and submit the registration form along with your sponsor's contact information to initiate the billing. Sponsor authorization documentation on official letterhead or other authorizing documents must be received within 3 days of registration to confirm your registration. You will receive a registration confirmation once the documents are received and processed.

WIOA Assistance

All of our non-credit professional development training programs have been certified by the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board for persons eligible for Virginia WIA training assistance. There are very specific eligibility requirements. Please contact your local Virginia Workforce Centers One Stop for more information on determining eligibility and your next steps.


MyCAA Scholarship Program (Workforce Development Program for Eligible Military Spouses)

Our institution is approved for participation in the MyCAA scholarship and most of our non-credit professional development training programs are eligible. Please complete and submit the registration form to receive the non-credit education and training plan you will need to submit with your MyCAA application. Visit the MyCAA AI Portal for more information on eligibility requirements.

Payment Plan for Paralegal Studies Certificate

A 3-part payment plan is available for our Paralegal Studies certificate:

  • You must complete and submit the registration formParalegal Payment Plan Agreement, and first payment no later than 1 month before course start date.

  • There is a $50.00 non-refundable administrative fee to set up the payment plan.

  • An enrollment confirmation receipt and invoice for the remaining balance will be sent to your registered email address. Payments can be made online by credit card or you can mail a check.

  • Cancellations received prior to the course cancellation deadline will receive a full refund minus the $50.00 administrative fee and any credit card convenience fees. No refunds will be given past the course cancellation deadline.

  • You are responsible for paying the remaining balance in full once the cancellation deadline has passed. Failure to pay any installments by agreed upon due dates will result in being dropped from the program and your account may be turned over to collections. No refunds of payments already submitted will be made. No payment extensions are allowed and transfer to another program is not available.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The deadline for cancelling a registration is 2 weeks prior to the course start date unless otherwise noted on the program registration page. If we receive notification by email before that deadline, we will:

  1. Reschedule the student in a future course, or
  2. Refund the course fees (minus $25.00 administration fee and any credit card convenience fees).

Cancellations beyond the deadline will receive no refund.

*Please include your full name and address, registration details for the course you want to cancel (i.e. course code, title, and dates), whether you would like to reschedule or receive a refund, and a daytime phone number where we can contact you.

Who to Contact...

To cancel professional development, test preparation, youth programs, or conference registrations, contact: or 540/568.4253

To cancel Early Impact Virginia (EI and home visiting) trainings, contact:, 540/568.5251

To cancel a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) registration, contact, 540/568.2923.

Refunds for check payments may take up to six weeks since refunds are processed through the Commonwealth of Virginia. Payments will be refunded to the person/company that issued the original check. Refunds for credit card payments will be made to the credit card used for the original payment. Processing times vary based on your financial institution.

Please note that additional refund restrictions may apply on certain courses, conferences, or certificate programs. Please see the individual course, conference, and certificate program pages for additional information.

Outreach & Engagement reserves the right to cancel any program, in which case, a full refund (minus any credit card convenience fees) is automatic.

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