Auburn University offers tuition payment plan as helpful tool amid COVID-19

Published: April 23, 2020
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Amid the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Auburn University has created a tuition payment plan that eases the process of paying educational expenses.

The plan, administered by Tuition Management Systems, allows students to spread out over monthly payments their education costs at Auburn. This provides an alternative to students paying larger term payments, and it also helps students limit their borrowing.

“We are seeing the impact that this pandemic is having on families, and we want to help our students by making them aware of this program and its benefits,” said Mike Reynolds, executive director of Auburn University's Student Financial Services. “In such a time of uncertainty, this is a great way for students and their families to more easily pay for college through scheduled payments as opposed to a lump sum.”

Auburn is offering several payment options for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. For fall, students can elect to have either four payments starting June 5, three payments beginning July 5 or two payments starting August 5. For spring 2021, students can choose from having either four payments beginning October 5, three payments starting November 5 or two payments, to be initiated on December 5. Students should be aware that there is an enrollment fee of $45 per semester to use the payment plan. In addition to those options, even after a bill has gone out students can still split that cost into two payments.

Those interested can enroll in the plan online at https://auburn.afford.com. Students can also contact Tuition Management Systems at 800-722-4867 to enroll over the phone. Questions can be submitted online at https://auburn.afford.com/ContactUs, and those outside the United States and Canada can call 401-921-3999.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.