How To Pay (varies by program)

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.

Please note: Federal financial aid is not available for noncredit programs. GI Bill is not accepted for noncredit programs.

For additional information or questions about using other funding sources, please contact our office at 540/568.4253 or by email at


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.

Credit Card

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

At time of registration, 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.

Private Loan - Professional Development Programs

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

  • To ensure proper time to process your registration, private loans must be applied for no later than four (4) weeks prior to course start date. Please contact our office at or 540-568-4253 prior to applying to ensure space is available. Include the following information:
    • Full Name
    • Phone Number where you can be reached
    • Course Title
    • Course Start Date
  • The requested loan amount cannot exceed the course fee. Minimum $1000.
  • When applying, use the following James Madison University Continuing Education school code: 003721-98.
  • 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.

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.

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 employer or other third party requires an invoice, please contact us at 540-568-4253 no later than 1 month prior to the course start date. Sponsor authorization documentation on official letterhead or other authorizing documents must be received prior to your registration being processed.

Payment Plan for Paralegal Studies Certificate

A 3-part payment plan is available for our Paralegal Studies certificate. Please review the Paralegal Payment Plan Agreement for more information. Form and first payment are due no later than 1 month before program start date. Questions? Contact us at or 540-568-4253.


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 contact our office at or 540-568-4253 to receive the noncredit education and training plan required to submit with your MyCAA application. Include the following information in your request:

  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number where you can be reached
  • Course Title
  • Course Start Date

To ensure proper time to process your registration, you must submit the registration form no later than four (4) weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the MyCAA AI Portal for more information on eligibility requirements.

Senior Citizen Waiver

Senior citizens, age 60 or over, who are legal residents of Virginia may enroll as non-degree students and qualify for a tuition waiver. This exemption does not apply to out-of-pocket expenses such as course materials or lab fees associated with the programs. Please see the applicable for for more details --

Credit Courses: Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Credit/Audit

Noncredit Continuing Education CoursesSenior Citizen Waiver Form for Noncredit Classes

WIOA Assistance

All of our noncredit 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 Career Works Center for more information on determining eligibility and your next steps.

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