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.

Mail personal checks to the University Business Office:

   University Business Office
   MSC 3516
   738 South Mason Street
   Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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 room 5100. 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

We proudly partner with Convera to offer you a simple, secure, and smart way to pay your fees online. Convera’s platform is trusted by 800+ institutions worldwide to enable payments in 140+ currencies across 200+ countries and territories.

Why choose Convera:

  • Students, parents, and sponsors can use this platform to pay deposits, tuition fees and more
  • Avoid costly transaction charges from your bank
  • Pay online via popular options including bank transfer, credit, or debit card or eWallet
  • Compare payment options instantly and Convera holds the exchange rate for 72 hours
  • If you find a cheaper quote from your bank, Convera will match it with their Price Promise Guarantee
  • Track your payment status by SMS and email
  • Multilingual platform available in 10 languages
  • Access 24/7 live chat on the platform or contact our friendly team: studentsupport@convera.com
  • A platform built with security in mind so that your money is protected
  • Ability to initiate refunds easily should circumstances change
  • Pay your fees via a global partner which has been helping students achieve their education dreams for over a decade


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. Choose the International Payment option when you go to make a payment. 

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

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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 ensure 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-disbursements@jmu.edu, or faxed to 540/568-7363.

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