Installment payment plans are available for the fall and spring semesters to all enrolled students through JMU’s vendor Flywire. The plan is set up separately for each semester and a $30 nonrefundable fee is required each time a plan is created. 

All payments must be completed during the applicable semester and the plan must be paid in full in order to continue enrollment at JMU.

Read more below on how to create an account and set up or change a payment plan. Note that after initial creation, editing the balance on your plan requires you to call or email our office. Plans do not automatically adjust if changes occur on the student's M3 account. 

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Prior to the first bill being sent each semester, you will need to estimate your balance when setting up a plan. You can use the tuition calculator above to get an estimate based off of current semester rates. 


Fall Payment Plan

Enrollment Period Number of Payments Payment charged on 5th of
June 1 - July 4 5 July - November
June 1 - August 4 4 August - November
June 1 - 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
June 1 - January 4 4 January - April
June 1 - Tuition Due Date 3 February - April
  • Flywire is a separate system from Madison Money Manager (M3). Flywire is used solely for setting up and paying via payment plans.

  • The installment payment plan operates as an automated electronic check (no fee to use) or automated credit/debit card charge (2.75% fee to use) processed on the monthly due dates (the fifth of each month).

  • A non-refundable enrollment fee of $30 per semester will be charged when you enroll in the plan. This will be charged each time you create a payment plan.

  • Flywire 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.

  • Payment plans are only available for the fall and spring semester. No payment plan's are available for summer.

The first time a student or Authorized User goes to Flywire, an account will need to be created. Follow the steps below to set up your account.

  1. Click the blue "Create New Account" link on the login screen (directly below the Log In button.
  2. You will be taken to a screen that asks if you are a current or former student. If you are a student then click yes. If you are paying on behalf of a student, click no (this will set you up as an authorized user on Flywire).onplanu_createaccount.png
  3. Next, you will be asked to enter your name, email, and password. This is your account, so if paying on behalf of a student, you still will want to enter your name, email, and password of your choice. Click the create button to submit.
  4. You should receive an email which will ask you to verify your email.
  5. After clicking "Verify" in the email, a new page will open asking you to login.
  6. After logging in, enter in the student ID number and the student's date of birth. Click next to continue.
  7. Your account is now officially created and if plans are available, they will appear on the screen to select.

After logging in to Flywire, you will see payment plans available. Depending on the time of year you decide to sign up, you will be able to select from 5, 4, and 3 month options. Follow the steps below to set up your plan.

    1. Click the "select plan" button under the monthly payment plan option you want. Make sure you are in the right semester as the $30 per plan sign up fee is non-refundable.
    2. You will need to fill in the "Balance For Plan" field. Delete the 0.00 and add in the total you need to pay based on step 3 below.
    3. If setting up a payment plan before the first bill is sent, you will need to estimate the total you need to pay, but don't worry, the University Business Office can adjust the total later if needed!
      • To calculate an estimate, use our tuiton calculator, rates page, or cost examples page.
        • Subtract any funds you are receiving from Financial Aid and other sources (external scholarships, 529's, other relatives, etc.) from your estimated costs to calculate the amount you should enter for the payment plan.
      • Alternatively, if you are creating a plan after bills have been sent, you can use the amount due from your bill as your balance for the plan. However, still keep in mind any other sources that might lower what you actually need to pay.
    4. Enter your total in the Balance For Plan box and check the "Installment Schedule" on the right to make sure it is calculating correctly. Click the continue button.onplanu_creatingaplan1.gif
    5. Add a payment method, either eCheck through your bank account or credit card. Note that credit cards will include a 2.75% service fee each time a payment is processed. Click the continue button to see an overview screen of the plan.
    6. Review the breakdown of the plan and scroll to the bottom of the page to read and agree to the terms of service. When ready, click the purple "Activate" button. Make sure you receive a confirmation email confirming your payment plan.onplanu_creatingaplan2.gif

Changing the Balance or Cancelling a Payment Plan:

If you need to adjust the balance on your payment plan or cancel the plan, you can do so by calling the University Business Office at 540-568-6505 during regular business hours or emailing There is no way on Flywire to edit the balance yourself. Note that plans do not automatically adjust the balance, so make sure you are regularly reviewing any new charges on M3. 

Changing the Credit Card/Bank Account on a Payment Plan:

If you need to change the credit card or bank account that is being used on a payment plan you can do so on Flywire by logging in and scrolling to your existing payment plan. On the payment plan, click the button that says 'Manage Auto Pay' (located underneath the Balance Paid amount). You can view what is currently being used and add a new payment method if need be. 

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