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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.

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.

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. 

You can review your account and access a PDF bill on your student portal ( 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.

You may change your budget amount one time by submitting a written request to 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.

You may grant your parents, guardians or other users access to make a payment and/or view your account activity via Person Proxy on Eagle Service

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.

You can terminate your enrollment in the payment plan at any time by e-mailing 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.

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

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