Payment Plan

Ave Maria offers students the opportunity to pay for each semester using a monthly payment plan. There is a fee of $25 for each semester.

Payments will be automatically withdrawn from your checking account (ACH) or charged against a credit or debit card. The first payment for the Fall is due on August 1st – all other payments are due on the 1st of each month.

You may finance estimated tuition, room, board, and other fees for either the fall or spring term (5-month plan for each term).

Setting up a payment plan

A payment plan can be established at any point up to the add/drop date. The total charges are divided into 5 payments and all payments that would have been due at the point the plan is established must be paid a the time of setup. (For example, if you establish the plan in August, you pay one payment plus the $25 setup fee. There would be four remaining payments–due September, October, November, and December.) After you log into CASHNet, through your Self Service accountExternal link, you will find a link to the payment plan setup page, simply follow the instructions provided.

Please note that all payment plan payments are automatically withdrawn; either from a checking or savings account or by using one of the accepted major credit cards. Credit card transactions will be charged a service fee of 2.9%. The service charge fee is a separate charge from your tuition and general fee.

Making Adjustments to Payment Plans

Any changes or adjustments to the amount due to AMU during the contract period may be transferred to your Tuition Payment Plan by calling the Bursar’s Office at (239) 280-1673. These adjustments may increase or decrease your Payment Plan balance due. (Examples may include, but are not limited to, adjustments to Tuition, Room, Board, Financial Aid Award, miscellaneous charges or fines.) If your balance increases, the Bursar’s Office representative will inform you of your new monthly payment at the time you authorize the change in your plan. If the balance decreases or you make payments that cause a credit balance, AMU will process a refund to you in accordance with the institutional refund policy.