Payment Methods
Installment Payment Plan
International Payments to JMU
Submitting Scholarship Payments
Deposit Payments

Payment Methods

Credit/Debit Card
James Madison University only accepts credit/debit card payments for tuition, fees, room and board through the web. The University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Credit/debit card payments can be made through Madison Money Manager - M3. 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 Check
Electronic checks are accepted through M3. 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 in the form of a cashier's check, cash or money order by mail or at the University Business Office window or by credit 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 Check
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 credit 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.

On-Campus Payments
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.

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. For more information visit our Payment Plan page.

If you include the cost of a Commuter meal plan, please contact Card Services Office at (540) 568-6446 or cardsrvc@jmu.edu with the student's name, ID number, and meal plan selection.

International Payments to JMU

JMU is now working with Western Union Business Solutions to provide individuals who live outside the United States 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.

You have a lot to think about when attending a university abroad, including entering international markets to make payments for tuition and other university fees. Some of the complications you can encounter using payment processes such as international wire transfers or bank drafts include:

  • Payments are in a currency different from your local currency
  • International wires are costly due to high banking fees
  • Retail exchange rates are high
  • Payment details provided by your banking institution to the university are sometimes incomplete, which can cause delays in applying the payment to your student account


To start your payment process as a student outside the US please login to MyMadison or to start the payment as an Authorized User or a Guest please click on their links.

For more information on International Payments to JMU and how to continue to pay please go to our brochure or go to Western Union's website to send money online.

Submitting Scholarship Payments

Send all scholarship checks directly to the University Business Office: 
   
   University Business Office
   MSC 3516
   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. If the donor requires an invoice to be sent, please forward the award letter that requests the invoice to our office. It can be brought in person, mailed to the above address, emailed to ubo@jmu.edu, or faxed to 540/568-7363.

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