- What plans are available?
- Where can I find a list of itemized charges and the current balance due on my account for my application?
- The Financial Aid listed on my portal is not what I was expecting. What should I do?
- What about my outside loans or scholarships?
- Where can I see the details of my payment plan online?
- Can I change my budget amount?
- How can a third party view my bill?
- How can a third party make a payment towards my payment plan?
- Is there a summer payment plan option?
- How can I terminate my enrollment in the plan?
- How can I submit my payment plan application?
- Whom do I contact if I have a question regarding my statement?
Payment Plan Options for Fall 2015.
You must choose your payment plan option based on the enrollment period.
Enrollment Period One: Applications Received by July 24, 2015
5-months: Payments due August 1 through December 1
4-months: Payments due August 1 through November 1
3-months: Payments due August 1 through October 1
2-months: Payments due August 1 through September 1
Enrollment Period Two: Applications Received Between July 25, 2015- August 15, 2015
4-months: Payments due September 1 through December 1
3-months: Payments due September 1 through November 1
2-months: Payments due September 1 through October 1
Enrollment Period Three: Applications Received Between August 16, 2015- September 16, 2015
3-months: Payments due October 1 through December 1
2-months: Payments due October 1 through November 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 15th for Fall 2015. A new application will be required for Spring 2016 should you wish to participate.
Payment Plan Options for Spring 2016.
Enrollment Period-1 : Applications Received by December 15, 2015
5-months: Payments due January 1 through May 1
4-months: Payments due January 1 through April 1
3-months: Payments due January 1 through March 1
2-months: Payments due January 1 through February 1
Enrollment Period -2: Applications Received between December 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016
4-months: Payments due February 1 through May 1
3-months: Payments due February 1 through April 1
2-months: Payments due February 1 through March 1
Enrollment Period-3: Applications Received between January 16, 2016 - February 15, 2016
3-months: Payments due March 1 through May 1
2-months: Payments due March 1 through April 1
E-mail notifications with detailed Payment Plan information will be sent to students shortly after enrollment period application deadline. Payment Plan information will become available for review and payments online at the same time. 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 February 15th for Spring 2016. A new application will be required for Fall 2016 should you wish to participate.
Your current balance due is available 24 hours a day on your Student Finance statement, or the Account Activity tab of your student Eagle Service portal.
An itemized list of charges can be found by clicking on "Expand All" on the Account Activity tab. Please review all of your charges and credits. For questions regarding discrepancies between anticipated charges and charges listed, please see the contact list provided below.
In addition, you can find your current balance listed as the "Amount Due" on the paper bill.
This balance reflects any Federal loans and/or AU grants and scholarships which were part of your award package and have been accepted.
Outside scholarships and private loans will be deducted from your balance due upon receipt from the outside institution. Please indicate on application if you have outside scholarships or private loans.
Please note Federal Work Study is paid directly to the student and will not be reflected in this balance. Federal Work Study should not be included in APP calculations.
If you are expecting financial aid that is not reflected on your student account, logon to your student portal (myAU.american.edu), select the financial aid links and open the MyDocs Page for further information regarding your financial aid.
Outside loans and scholarships will not be reflected on your account until payment is received. However, expected outside loans and scholarships still can be included in payment plan calculations.
You can review your account and access a PDF bill on your student portal (myAU.american.edu). Under your Personalized Links, select Eagle Service and then select Student 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 by submitting a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org from the student's AU assigned e-mail address. Please title e-mail: "APP Adjustment Request.", and include the student name and AU ID.
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.
Online payment plan payments may only be made through the Student Portal by accessing Eagle Service.
Third Party Individuals should mail check payments to:
American University – Student AccountsAttn: American Payment Plan (APP)4400 Massachusetts Ave, NWWashington, DC 20016-8073
Please write the student AU ID number and name on the check.
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 email@example.com. Please note, if your account is not paid in full when your plan is terminated, the balance will be subject to 1% finance charges and financial restriction per university guidelines.
Please see the Payment Plan Application page for instructions on how to submit your application.
Please follow the links to the appropriate offices for questions regarding:
- Financial Aid and Registration: AU Central
- Waiving your Health Insurance: Student Health Center
- Housing and Meal Plan charges and adjustments: Housing & Dining Programs
- Parking Passes: Public Safety - Parking and Traffic Services
- Study Abroad program fees: AU Abroad
- Not sure who to contact? Email AU Central