Payment Plan Information

Liberty University offers students the option of utilizing a monthly payment plan to pay any remaining balance on their student account. 

  • Offered through Financial Check-In (FCI)
  • Include a one-time $45 payment plan fee
  • Interest-free
  • Fully automated: Monthly payments are automatically drafted from the bank account or credit card the student entered in FCI.  Students are not required to mail in, call in, or make web payments to satisfy the drafted payments.

Available Payment Plans

For all terms and conditions, please review your FCI contract.  For additional assistance or information regarding payment plans, please contact our office.


Adjustments to payment plans are needed whenever changes occur on the student’s account that result in an increase or decrease of the account balance.

As outlined in the Financial Check-In (FCI) Contract, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm any adjustments to a payment plan. Students are encouraged to review their account at least five (5) days prior to each of the remaining automated draft dates to ensure that draft amounts accurately correlate with any outstanding balance.

How to Make an Adjustment to a Payment Plan

  • Log into the Financial Check-In portal.
  • Select the Payment Plan Selection tab to view your payments for any possible adjustments needed and then click on Accept & Continue.
  • On the Address Verification page, verify your address and then click on Accept & Continue.
  • Check the “*I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above” box on the Check-In Contract page and then click on Accept & Continue.
  • Select from Use current account information or change your payment account information by choosing either Credit/Debit Card or Checking Account, and enter in the new account information.
  • Click Save to update your payment plan and recomplete Financial Check-In.
  • The updated automated drafts will be displayed on your new Check-In Receipt.

It is the responsibility of the student to confirm that payment plan account information is valid.  All account updates must be confirmed five (5) days prior to the next installment draft date by recompleting Financial Check-In.  If changes are not confirmed in advance, then the previously agreed-to installment amount will be automatically drafted. 

How to Update Account Information

  • Log into the Financial Check-In portal.
  • Click the Payment Plan Selection tab and then Accept & Continue.
  • On the Address Verification tab, verify your address and then click on Accept & Continue.
  • Check the “*I Agree to the Terms & Conditions” above box on the Check-In Contract page and then click on Accept & Continue.
  • On the next page, select to edit your account information and enter in the new account information.
  • Click Save to update your account and recomplete Financial Check-In.
  • The updated payment information will be displayed on your new Check-In Receipt.

In the event that one or more of a student's automated drafts fail, the student and account holder are both responsible for the returned or declined payment.

Students will be notified via LU email and by phone of any returned/declined payments. It is the student's responsibility to forward this message to any other financially responsible party, if applicable.  The student may make up the returned/declined payment(s) through one of our accepted payment methods.

For any questions regarding returned/declined payments, please contact our office for assistance.

Consequences of Returned/Declined Payments

  • $35 fee per returned/declined payment (non-refundable).
  • In the case of two or more returned/declined payment plan installments:
    • Students may no longer be eligible to enroll in payment plans.
    • 100% of the balance will be required by the Financial Check-In deadline for all future semesters enrolled.
    • Students may not be able to make online payments via automated checking.
    • Cash, money order, or credit card payments must be made with Cashiering & Treasury Services.
  • If a student does not respond to returned/declined payment notifications, they may be removed from Financial Check-In and courses.