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Is a Pre-Payment Plan Right for You?


Many parents and students face changing economic circumstances each year as they plan for future school terms. Job adjustments, changing financial aid eligibility, and unexpected life expenses all seem to conspire at times to derail, or at least delay, your journey toward graduation. If financial planning for future terms has you worried, maybe a pre-payment plan is a program you should consider.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have a balance over $250 that I cannot pay in one lump sum before the upcoming payment deadline?
  • Do I have the ability to make monthly payments for some of that balance for 2 or 3 months rather than all at once?
  • Do I have a checking account or credit card I can use reliably to make payments?
  • Can I afford to make a down payment for part of my balance when I sign up for the plan (a few days, weeks or months before school starts, depending on the plan)?

If you answered yes to those questions, then you already have everything you need to sign up for a pre-payment plan and split up the cost of next term’s tuition, fees, and rent into manageable payments. Check out the plan options for our upcoming terms and see for yourself how simple college financial planning can be. 

For more information, contact the Bursar’s Office at student.accounts@armstrong.edu.