An installment payment plan for the fall and spring semesters is offered and administered through JMU’s vendor OnPlanU.  The plan is setup separately for each semester. You can determine the budget amount based on your specific circumstances. Tuition, room rent, meal plan charges and other appropriate fees are posted throughout the year on the UBO web site. You may use estimated amounts when setting up the plan and we can make adjustments for increases and decreases when final amounts are determined during the first weeks of the semester.


Fall Payment Plan

Enrollment Period Number of Payments Payment charged on 5th of
June 1 - July 4 5 July - November
July 5 - August 4 4 August - November
August 5 - Tuition Due Date 3 September - November

Spring Payment Plan

Enrollment Period Number of Payments Payment charged on 5th of
June 1 - December 4 5 December - April
December 5 - January 4 4 January - April
January 5 - Tuition Due Date 3 February - April
About the Plan

The installment payment plan operates as an automated electronic check or automated credit card charge processed on the monthly due dates. There is a 2.75% fee to use a credit card. There is no fee to use an electronic check.

A non-refundable enrollment fee of $30 per semester will be charged when you enroll in the plan.

Payment plan balances can be increased or decreased by contacting the University Business Office during regular business hours.

OnPlanU will charge a fee for bank payments returned for insufficient funds.

Two missed installment payments will result in termination of the contract and the balance will be due immediately to the UBO.  Late payment fees will apply.

University Tuition and Fee information is available on our rates page.

Installment Payment Plan Setup

As our student account system M3 does not share log in information with the payment plan system both students and Authorized Users will need to set up a separate account with OnPlanU by clicking Create New Account when they first access the system. Your email address will be your username. Authorized Users will use the student's ID number to connect their account to their student. This will be done during the account creation. Additional students can be added at a later time.

Access to the installment payment plan is limited to students and Authorized Users. Log into M3 as you normally would (student login, parent login).  At the top of the screen click the link for the payment plan. This will bring you to the payment plan’s login screen. If you have already created your account, you can log in here. If you have not, you will need to create your account now.

OPU Login screen

Once your account is created and you have been connected to a student (if you are an Authorized User) you will see this option to set up the payment plan.

OnPlanU plan selection page

Once you have selected your plan, you will set your budget. Enter the full amount you would like to set the payment plan up for. On the right you will see how the payments will be broken out.

OnPlanU budget setup page

You will then be asked how you would like to pay. There are two options: automatic debit from your bank account (ACH) or automatic payment from your credit card. Credit card transactions incur an additional 2.75% service charge.

OnPlanU payment type selection page

Choose the option that works best for you, enter the appropriate information and click Continue. If you choose to pay with a credit card, you will be taken to a page notifying you of the service charge.

OnPlanU service charge notice

There will now be one final confirmation page. This will show you the schedule of payments, including the service charge if you are paying by credit card.

OnPlanU confirmation page

The terms and conditions of the payment plan are at the bottom of this page. You will also see that the $30 enrollment fee will be charged to your payment method at this time.

OnPlanU terms and conditions

Once you check that you agree to the terms and click the activate button you will see this confirmation screen and receive an email to confirm the payment plan setup has been completed

OnPlanU setup complete

After the plan has been set up, you will be able to see the plan on you main page after logging in.

OnPlanU landing page

You will also see that the spring semester plan is available to be set up as well. You can do this now, or you can wait until closer to the end of the semester. Just be aware of the deadlines listed at the top of this webpage so you don't miss out.

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