Monthly Payment Plan

The monthly payment plan enables students or their authorized users to pay current Fall and Spring semester tuition and fees in five equal payments per semester and current Summer semester tuition in three equal payments.  Payments must be scheduled on the 10th of each month in June through October for the Fall semester, November through March for the Spring semester and April through June for the Summer semester.  Enrollment is required for each semester in which you participate in the plan. Only one plan may be set up for the student per semester. The monthly payment plan option is interest-free as long as monthly payments are made on time and in full.  Failure to make payment for two consecutive months will result in the cancelation of the plan and the application of a $150 late fee.

Enrollment in a payment plan is restricted to students registered or planning to register for courses in the specified semester. 

You can enroll via the Student Accounts eBill. You can also download our tutorial on Enrolling in a Payment Plan in eBill (PDF).

Fall and Spring Semesters

Fall payments are paid from June to October. Spring payments are paid in November through March. Students are advised to sign up with estimated figures (2018-2019 Cost of Attendance Worksheet) in May and October, respectively. Students who sign up after June or November 10th will need to make up any missed payments upon enrollment. The non-refundable setup fees and down payments are as follows:   

Application Fee

Down Payment (equal to missed payments)

Fall Enrollment Date

Spring Enrollment Date


$0 (+ missed payment if enrolling after the 10th)

Before June 30th

Before November 15th


20% of estimated charges (+ missed payment if enrolling after the 10th of July or December)

June 30th to July 31st

November 15th  to December 14th


40% of estimated charges (+ missed payment if enrolling after the 10th of August or January)

August 1st to the day prior to the semester start (per the Registrar’s academic calendar)

December 15th  to the day prior to the semester start (per the Registrar’s academic calendar)


Summer Semester

A monthly plan is available for the summer semester, with payments in three installments.  Payments for the summer semester are due on the 10th of each month in April, May and June.  Students wishing to participate in the monthly payment plan must apply no later than April 30.

A non-refundable setup fee of $35 is due at the time of enrollment in the monthly payment plan for the summer semester. Students who apply after April 10th will need to make up the missed payment at the time of application.


Important Considerations

The monthly payment plan setup fee is non-refundable.

Monthly payment plan payments must be scheduled at enrollment to automatically withdraw from the saved payment method on the 10th of each month. The monthly plan is interest-free if the sum of the payments covers the semester balance due to the George Washington University and payments are received by the 10th. Failure to do so will result in late payment fees and interest charges

When estimating charges for the Monthly Payment Plan, do not include Work Study awards; these funds are paid directly to the student and are not applied to the student account unless specifically authorized by the student via the online authorization form in GWeb.  

Automatic Plan Recalculations

After the start of the semester, the university will transition all initially estimated payment plans to plans that recalculate based on the actual student account balance. As the student’s registration is completed and/or changes subsequently, the payment plan will automatically recalculate the monthly installment amounts to equally distribute the updated account balance among the remaining scheduled payment plan installments. Payment plan installment amounts may increase or decrease depending on the account activity and subsequent recalculations. Participants will receive an automated email informing them of the new plan amount.

Participants who have scheduled their installments using a credit card via PayPath will need to manually add a new payment method to the remaining installments in their new plan once the university transitions to plans based on actual student account balances. If a payment method is not added to these remaining installments, they will fail to process, and you will be delinquent on your payment plan. You can download our tutorial on Adding a New Payment Method to a Payment Plan Installment (PDF).