Payment Plan Terms and Conditions

Students must be registered and all current balances and prior term balances must be paid in full at the time of application. Students may view their accounts at any time at their student portal (myAU.american.edu) by accessing Eagle Finance. Please use this information for your application.

There is a $30 non-refundable application fee due each semester. You must re-apply each semester.

IF YOU ARE PAYING ONLINE, PLEASE NOTE: online payment plan payments can only be made and processed through the Student Eagle Finance portal, using the student's username. Please do not use the parent portal to make payment plan payments, as they will not be reflected on your payment plan account.

Payments that can be made in  the Student Portal through Eagle Finance by: eChecks (U.S. checking or savings account) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover card).

Checks must be mailed to the following address:

American University-Student Accounts
Attn: American Payment Plan (APP)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8073.

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.

American University reserves the right to adjust amounts indicated on applications to ensure the accuracy of participant installments at the time of application. Adjustments will be reflected on Eagle Finance. 

Any charges incurred due to changes in registration or financial aid, or addition of any supplemental fees not accounted for in your budget calculations are due at the time they are incurred, and are subject to 1% monthly finance charges in accordance with university guidelines.

Payment reminders will be sent electronically to the student AU e-mail, two weeks before each payment due date. Students may forward this information to third-party payers.

Payments are due the 1st of each month. A $40 late fee is assessed for each late payment.

Accounts missing two or more payments will be canceled from the plan and full payment becomes due immediately.

Any additional account balance remaining after the final payment due date becomes due immediately per university guidelines.

For more information regarding the payment plan, please visit American Payment Plan Overview.