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American Payment Plan

American University offers the American Payment Plan (APP) to all students as an alternative to paying your bill in full at the start of each term. The plan splits your Fall or Spring semester balance into convenient monthly payments, with no interest charged. By budgeting ahead for the upcoming term's charges, you may be able to reduce the amount of loans needed for the school year.
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  Payment Plan Application
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  Eagle Finance
Frequently Asked Questions
What plans are available?

You must choose your payment plan option based on the enrollment period.

Enrollment Period One: Applications Received by July 25, 2013

5-months: Payments due Aug-1 through Dec-1

4-months: Payments due Aug-1 through Nov-1

3-months: Payments due Aug-1 through Oct-1

2-months: Payments due Aug-1 through Sept-1

Enrollment Period Two: Applications Received Between July 26-Aug. 15, 2013

4-months: Payments due Sept-1 through Dec-1

3-months: Payments due Sept-1 through Nov-1

2-months: Payments due Sept-1 through Oct-1 

Enrollment Period Three: Applications Received Between Aug. 16-Sept. 15, 2013

3-months: Payments due Oct-1 through Dec-1

2-months: Payments due Oct-1 through Nov-1

Applications will be processed according to the enrollment period in which they are received. We reserve the right to assign a plan if an application is received outside the enrollment period for the plan indicated. No applications will be accepted after September 15.

What happens if I do not indicate a plan on my application?

If no plan is indicated on your application, you will be enrolled automatically in the plan available (based on enrollment period) with the highest number of installments.   

Where can I find my current balance due for the payment plan?

Your current balance due is available 24 hours a day on your Eagle Finance statement, or the Account Activity tab of your student Eagle Finance portal. In addition, you can find your current balance listed as the "Amount Due" on the paper bill.

Where can I see the details of my payment plan online?

You can review your account and access a PDF bill on your student portal (myAU.american.edu). Under your Personalized Links, select Finances and then select Eagle Finance. On the Account Activity tab select View Payment Plans. This will open the Plan Information and Plan Schedule. 

Can I change my budget amount?

You may change your budget amount one time by submitting a written request to SA@american.edu from the student's AU assigned e-mail address. Please title e-mail: "APP Adjustment Request." American University reserves the right to adjust amounts indicated on applications as necessary to ensure the accuracy of participant installment amounts.

How can a third party view my bill?

Per FERPA regulations, students must consent to release a record to a third party. Students can access PDF copies of their statements 24 hours a day and e-mail them to any interested parties.

Is there a summer payment plan option?

American University does not have a payment plan for the summer term. All payments are due in full by May 1st or at the time of registration.  

How can I terminate my enrollment in the plan?

You can terminate your enrollment in the payment plan at any time by e-mailing SA@american.edu. Please note,  if your account is not paid in full when your plan is terminated, the balance will be subject to 1% finance charges per university guidelines.

Can Washington Mentorship students participate in the payment plan?

Yes, the payment plan is available for Mentorship students during the fall and spring semesters

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