Set up a Payment Plan

Plan Options

Miami Offers payment plans that allow families to budget each semester’s bill over a period of three or four months. With Miami monthly payment plan options, families incur a nominal enrollment fee and there are no interest charges. Enrollment does not require a credit check.

Fall semester payment plan with four payments

  • Enrollment opens June 9. See below for sign-up instructions.
  • Enrollment fee is $40.
  • Payments are due July 20, August 20, September 20, and October 20.

Fall semester payment plan with three payments

  • Enrollment opens August 1. See below for sign-up instructions.
  • Enrollment fee is $45.
  • Payments are due August 20, September 20, and October 20.

Spring semester payment plan with four payments

  • Enrollment opens December 1. See below for sign-up instructions.
  • Enrollment fee is $40.
  • Payments are due December 20, January 20, February 20, and March 20.

Spring semester payment plan with three payments

  • Enrollment opens January 1. See below for sign-up instructions.
  • Enrollment fee is $45.
  • Payments are due January 20, February 20, and March 20.

Sign Up for a Payment Plan

  1. In your myMiami student portal, under “My Bill and Aid” select the “Make Payment” or “View Balance” button and you will be taken to the afford.com website to set up a payment plan. (Family members and authorized viewers can access their student's account information through the "Families" tab.)
  2. Scroll down the page and select the “View Available Payment Options” section.
  3. On the next page, select “Enroll in a Payment Plan” in the center of the screen and you will be offered several choices of payment plan options.
  4. Select your payment plan option, fill in your payer information and payment plan billing preferences.
  5. Read the terms and conditions of the payment plan and select the checkbox next to “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions”, then select "Submit".
  6. The following screen will permit you to sign up for automatic payments. Select "Yes" or "No" depending on your preference, and fill out your payment information if you wish to use automatic payments. Select "Submit" to complete the payment plan setup.
  7. The payment plan may be adjusted at any time by logging in to the student’s account and selecting the "Payment Plan” tab.

Make a Payment

  1. Go to My Bill and Aid in myMiami.
  2. Select the “Make Payment” or “View Balance” button and you will be taken to the afford.com website to view your balance and payment options. (Family members and authorized viewers can access their student's account information through the "Families" tab.)
  3. Scroll down the page and select the "View Available Payment Options" section and choose “Payment Plans”.
  4. On the next page, select "Make a Payment Plan Payment" and then verify and/or update the amount you wish to pay.
  5. Select a payment method and complete the payment verification checkbox.
  6. Select "Submit". You will be taken to a payment confirmation screen and you will also receive an an email confirmation of your transaction.

FAQ

Is there a charge?

Yes, there is a non-refundable enrollment fee per semester for using this plan. The fee is due at the time of enrollment and will be reflected on your account when you make your first payment.

How are the payments determined?

The payments are based on your semester expenses after deductions. You can specify the payment amounts and the payments can be increased or decreased as needed.

What if I receive financial aid or my financial aid changes?

The total amount of financial aid that has been approved must be deducted before your plan amount is determined. The approved aid will be automatically deducted on the account summary. If you receive additional financial aid after making the first payment, simply access your "Account Summary" under My Bill and Aid in myMiami. Select the “Make Payment” or “View Balance” button and you will be taken to the afford.com website to view your balance and adjust your payment plan.

What if I withdraw?

The date you officially withdraw from the University determines your tuition or fee reduction. You are still responsible for paying the remaining balance upon withdrawal in accordance with the withdrawal policies of Miami University.

What if I/we do not sign the promissory note?

Miami University has agreed to extend your payment deadline while you complete your payment arrangements with Tuition Management Systems. Therefore, you are required to sign a Promissory Note, assuring Miami University that you accept full responsibility for your balance and will complete your payment agreement. You may download and print the Promissory Note [PDF].

Failure to return a signed Promissory Note may result in cancellation of your Payment Plan Agreement, at which time your entire balance would be due.

Note: Your enrollment in a payment plan is not completed until you pay both the enrollment fee and your first installment payment.