Making payments for MasonGEO Programs

PROGRAM PAYMENTS

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be paid in installments. Mason students pay an application deposit + administrative fee (for exchanges and external programs) + final balance.) Deposits and Administrative Fees are made via MasonAbroad. Your final balance will be made through your George Mason student account (Not a Mason Student? See below for instructions.)

Please thoroughly read the instructions below.

DEPOSIT 

A non-refundable Application Deposit of $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the published program cost except for in exchange or external programs.

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (Exchanges and External Programs)

A non-refundable administrative fee of $300-$500 (depending on the program type/length) must be received by the commit by dates below.  This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is not included in the program fee.
Fall programs                                                           April 20
Winter Break Programs                                            October 20
Spring and Spring Break Programs                          November 20
Summer programs                                                    March 20

FINAL BALANCE

The final balance payment is the difference of your Program Cost minus your paid Application Deposit. For example: if your program's cost is $3500 and your deposit was $200 your balance payment would be $3500-$200 = $3300. Please check the brochure page for your program to confirm the total cost of your program.

Once you have made a payment, allow up to 10 business days for MasonGEO to confirm this payment and mark the requirement off on your MasonAbroad application. You will not be penalized for this delay in processing. Please read instructions below on how to make this payment.

Notes:
·       You can make your final payment in the Mason Bill+Payment system even if your do not see a charge on your student account for this amount.
·       The full program fee is placed on your Mason Student Account.

FINANCIAL AID & V.A. BENEFITS

Financial Aid:
In most cases, financial aid (federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans) can be used to finance study abroad. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the Office of Financial Aid to review their financial aid package. The Office of Financial Aid is the only office that can determine your aid eligibility.
 
Meeting with your financial aid officer prior to applying to study abroad will help you understand if, how much, and when your aid can be used to study abroad.
 
Confirmation of your financial aid award may not be available until registration and billing for the term in question is final. If aid eligibility changes, or the amount of aid disbursed is lower than anticipated, students are responsible for all remaining account balances or risk late fees, holds on their accounts, and program dismissal.
 
To assist students in the processing of their financial aid, GEO will communicate with the Office of Financial aid those students who plan to utilize financial aid for their specific study abroad program through their application with GEO.  Please note there is no guarantee to students that their aid can be utilized for their specific study abroad program.
 
If you plan to use federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans to finance your study abroad you must:
• Mark “Yes” to “Do you plan to use Financial Aid to finance your program (federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans)?” in your profile in MasonAbroad.gmu.edu.
 
After acceptance:
•Complete the Financial Aid questionnaire item in your application.
• Schedule an appointment with your financial aid officer.
https://www2.gmu.edu/financial-aid/contact-financial-aid
 
VA Benefits:
If you plan to use VA benefits to finance study abroad contact your program officer at [MasonLed, GoIntern, IntlEx] to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form." You will complete that form with the Office of Military Services. To contact Military Services be sure to email them directly at Military@gmu.edu.
 
The VA determines if a program is eligible to receive VA benefit payments based on the participants VA education program. Use of benefits is dependent on type of benefit and type of program.
 

FINAL PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

MASON STUDENTS: Mason students pay online using Mason's Bill+Payment system with an electronic check or Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. A non-refundable 2.75% convenience fee will be charged if making a credit card payment online. There is no fee for payment made online with an electronic check. Click here for more detailed instructions on how to make an online payment.

Alternatively, students may submit payment to the Mason Cashier’s Office by check (made payable to George Mason University) or cash (in-person only). If paying by check, make sure to write your program name, term, and your G Number on the memo line. The Mason Cashier’s Office is located at 1501 Student Union Building I (SUB I) and is open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. The Mason Cashier’s Office does not accept credit card payments.

NON-MASON PARTICIPANTS: Non-Mason Participants will be assigned a G Number within 10 days of committing to the program. The G Number will come via email with instructions to set up your Patriot Pass that will allow you to make payments using Mason's Bill+Payment system with an electronic check or Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. A non-refundable 2.75% convenience fee will be charged if making a credit card payment online. There is no fee for payment made online with an electronic check. Click here for more detailed instructions on how to make an online payment.

INTERNATIONAL/MASON KOREA PARTICIPANTS: 
George Mason has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students.

Flywire allows students to pay from any country and any bank. They also offer excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will also be notified via email when your payment is received by Mason. If you need to make an international payment, please visit Flywire.

Alternatively, once you have been assigned a Mason G Number, you can submit payment to the Mason Cashier’s Office by check (made payable to George Mason University) or cash (in-person only).  If paying by check, make sure to write your program name, term, and your G Number on the memo line. If you mail a check, it should be received by the payment deadline. All checks should be mailed directly to:
       George Mason University
       Cashier’s Office
       4400 University Drive
       1501 Student Union 1, MS 2E1
       Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

Once payment has been submitted to Student Accounts, please allow up to 10 business days after the payment deadline for payments to process and be checked-off in the MasonAbroad system. You will not be penalized for this delay in processing time.

Please review the GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy here