Student Services

PLU Offers 3 Payment Options

Payment in Full

Pay the remaining owing balance in full (minus accepted grants, scholarships, loans and/or other resources listed on your Offer of Financial Aid, excluding work study) by the 25th of the month preceding each semester/term. During the Summer Session, payment is due on the first day of class.

Due Dates
:
Summer – First day of class
Fall – August 25th
J-term – December 25th
Spring – January 25th

Early Payment Lute Discount: If you owe more than $3,000 out-of-pocket for a semester you may be eligible for a $100 Lute Discount. Lute Discounts are offered in the July and December Pre-Billing Statements. Other requirements for the discount are listed on the form.

Early Payment Due Dates:

Fall – July 25th
J-term and Spring – December 25th

Financial Aid Covers your Costs

When the amount of your accepted financial aid (grants, scholarship, and loans) covers or exceeds your billed tuition, fees etc. owed to the university. If you have an excess amount each semester, you can request a refund to help pay for off campus monthly expenses. See our webpage on REFUNDS for more information.

Monthly Payments

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You can pay any remaining owing balance using monthly installment payments, either on a semester or annual basis. The University utilizes an outside company that specializes in monthly payment plans. To set up payments, go to Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at plu.afford.com.

  • Fall payments begin July 25th and go to November 25th
  • J-term and Spring combined payments begin December 25th and to April 25th

The Process to Enroll in TMS:

It is the student’s responsibility to enroll with TMS. TMS can be used for Fall, J-term and Spring, but Summer charges cannot be included. If you attend Summer, tuition and fees are due the first day of classes.

Monthly plans are divided into the following:

  • Term 1 = Your owing balance for Fall
  • Term 2 – Your owing balance for J-term and Spring

To determine your Term 1 and Term 2 costs, use the:

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PLU Estimator Worksheet

To set up your payment plan, contact TMS:

Go to plu.afford.com or call 1.888.713.7234.

  • You will need your PLU Student ID number
  • There is an Annual or Semester enrollment fee.
  • Each month you will receive two billing statements, one from PLU and one from TMS. When you set up your payment with TMS it will appear on the PLU Billing Statement once each semester unless you make changes with TMS during the semester.
  • You will make your monthly payment directly to TMS, not PLU.  The monthly payments are due on the 25th of the month.
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If you receive a PLU monthly billing statement with an owing balance, it could be the amount you contracted with TMS was not enough or you incurred additional charges that were not calculated in your contract amount.
  • Contact the Student Services Center if you need assistance.

Dollar Button for Cost EstimatorClick on the green button
to Estimate Your Costs,
then select one of PLU’s three payment methods.

Make monthly payments with 

Tuition Management Systems

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