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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 ( by accessing Eagle Service. Please use this information for your application.

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

Payments can be made in the Student Portal through Eagle Service 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 calculate installments based on account balances at the time of enrollment. Initial installment amounts will be listed in the confirmations of enrollment sent to student AU email addresses.

It is the participant's responsibility to monitor their accounts and installment amounts. Low installment payments are subject to a $40 late fee. Students may review their payment plans 24 hours a day through Eagle Service.

All correspondence, including confirmations of enrollment and payment reminders, are sent to the student's AU email address. Payment reminders are sent electronically two weeks before each payment due date. Students may forward correspondence to parents or other third-party bill payers.

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

All delinquent balances (including balances due outside of a payment plan and balances due as a result of cancellation from the plan) are subject to a monthly 0.5% finance charge and financial restriction per university guidelines.

By submitting the application you are agreeing to the above Terms and Conditions.

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