- Payment Methods
- Credit Card and Electronic Check Payments
- Installment Payment Plan
- Admission Deposits
- Notification of Financial Aid Disbursement
- International Payments to JMU
- Submitting Scholarship Payments
James Madison University only accepts credit card payments for tuition, fees, room and board through the web. The University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Credit card payments can be made through our on-line electronic payment site. All charges appearing on the student account statement can be paid through this web site.
To use this web service you will be charged a 2.75% service fee in addition to the payment amount.
Electronic checks are accepted through our on-line electronic payment site. All charges appearing on the student account bill can be paid through this web site. To pay by electronic check you will need a routing number and account number.
Electronic checks are accepted as long as they are drawn on US banks and are in US dollars. If a check is returned to the University unpaid by the bank, the student's account will be placed on hold until restitution is made. Reimbursement must be a cashier's check, cash or money order by mail or at the University Business Office window or by charge card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover through our online credit card payment site. A $50.00 handling fee will be assessed on all returned checks.
Personal checks are accepted as long as they are drawn on US banks and are in US dollars. Make checks payable to JMU. If a check is returned to the University unpaid by the bank, the student's account will be placed on hold until restitution is made. Reimbursement must be in the form of a cashier's check, cash or money order by mail or at the University Business Office window or by charge card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover through our online credit card payment site. A $50.00 handling fee will be assessed on all returned checks.
Payments may be made in person by check or in cash at our campus location, Student Success Center MSC 3516. We do not accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover at the window; you can pay with those online. We only take Cash, Check, or FLEX (fine payment only) at the University Business Office.
Credit Card and Electronic Check Payments
To make a payment on a student account go directly to our secured on-line electronic payment site. (To make an admission deposit please visit the admission deposit page.) You will need the student's name and student ID to make a payment through this site. The University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and electronic check payments through this site.
Please allow 2-4 days for processing of your electronic payment.
For more information, see Payment Methods
Installment Payment Plan
If you would like to pay your education expenses monthly, use the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option offered through Madison Money Manager - M3. The payment plan is available for a small enrollment fee. Enrollment for the upcoming year begins in June.
This payment option allows the student to pay tuition, on-campus room, and meal charges in monthly installments. The plan must be established before the beginning of the school year. The student account is considered paid when the budget is sufficient to cover the tuition for both Fall and Spring semesters. For help in determining a budget contact the University Business Office at (540) 568-6505.
If you include the cost of a Commuter meal plan, please contact Card Services Office at (540) 568-6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the student's name, ID number, and meal plan selection.
To make electronic admission deposits please visit the deposit payment website. Please check that the due date has not passed. For more information, see Payment Due Dates.
For more information, see Payment Methods.
International Payments to JMU
JMU is now working with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students an alternative method for paying student bills. This payment option allows you to pay your student account balance in the currency of your choice and provides a simple and reliable way of initiating payments electronically.
To start your payment process as an International Student please login to MyMadison and go to your Student Center and under the finances section click on M3 - My Student Account. Then click on make a payment and select an item you want to pay. Proceed through the steps, and when you come to select method of payment select pay with foreign currency and checkout. For more information on International Payments to JMU and how to continue to pay please go to our brochure.
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Notification of Direct Plus and Perkins loan disbursements are sent by email to the student's JMU email address after the aid has been applied to their account.
Submitting Scholarship Payments
Send all scholarship checks directly to the University Business Office:
University Business Office
738 South Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
To insure proper credit to your account, please ask the donor to include the student's name, JMU ID number or social security number on the scholarship check.