Monthly Payment Plan FAQs

  1. When can I sign up for a monthly payment plan?
  2. Who can sign up for the monthly payment plan?
  3. How do I know if I am eligible to sign up for a monthly payment plan?
  4. How do I determine the amount of the monthly payment plan?
  5. Do I have to log in to IRISHPAY each month to make a payment?
  6. How can I make a payment if I do not have a U.S. checking or savings account?
  7. If I am unsure of the amount of financial aid that I will be receiving, should I wait until my aid is finalized to set up a monthly payment plan?
  8. What happens if I sign up for a monthly payment plan but the plan amount does not cover the balance of the student account?
  9. How do I make adjustments to the balance due on my plan?
  10. Can a student have more than one monthly payment plan in IRISHPAY?
When can I sign up for a monthly payment plan?

The plan will be available in mid- to late April. Continuing students and their families can begin signing up at that time. Incoming students and their families can begin signing up in early May after they have activated their netID and have access to IRISHPAY.

Who can sign up for the monthly payment plan?

The student or anyone authorized on the student account can sign up for the plan if they are eligible. Please understand that there can be only one payment plan per student account.

How do I know if I am eligible to sign up for a monthly payment plan?

Any active student enrolled for the fall or spring semester who has a minimum balance of $500 per semester is considered eligible to enroll.

How do I determine the amount of the monthly payment plan?

The enrollment process within IRISHPAY will provide budget worksheets where each user can enter charges for tuition, fees, room and meals, and credits for financial aid, 529 plan payments, or other payments. All fields within the worksheets may be edited to ensure accuracy in calculating the correct amount of the plan.

Do I have to log in to IRISHPAY each month to make a payment?

No. Payments will be made on the 1st of each month and will be automatically debited from the U.S. checking or savings account you have chosen when signing up for the plan. Please understand that credit cards are not a payment option.

How can I make a payment if I do not have a U.S. checking or savings account?

Although the payment plan options do not allow for payments from accounts outside of the United States, those wishing to make payments to the student account via wire transfer or international electronic transfer should do so using Western Union Business Solutions GlobalPay for Students through IRISHPAY. Learn more about making payments via international wire transfer.

If I am unsure of the amount of financial aid that I will be receiving, should I wait until my aid is finalized to set up a monthly payment plan?

No. The monthly payment plan is based upon a 10-month period that runs from June to March. We encourage students and families to enroll in the plan prior to the May 23 deadline in order to make the first payment on June 1. Those who wait to sign up will be required to make up payments that have been missed.

What happens if I sign up for a monthly payment plan but the plan amount does not cover the balance of the student account?

If your monthly payment plan amount does not cover the balance due on the student account, of if your monthly payment plan is more than the balance due on the student account, a notice will display within IRISHPAY that the account is out of balance and the account owner will be able to increase or decrease the amount of the plan.

How do I make adjustments to the balance due on my plan?

To adjust the monthly payment plan balance amount:

  • Log in to IRISHPAY
  • Click "Payment Plan"
  • Click on your underlined agreement ID# at the top of the screen
  • Scroll down to the Payment Plan Installments section – Undergrad Fall 2020
  • Click the link "Balance Management" on the right-hand side
  • Follow on-screen instructions to complete rebalancing
  • Click "Continue"

This will bring you back to the "Payment Plan Details" page. You will see that your fall semester has been adjusted then scroll down to Undergrad Spring 2020 and repeat steps 5-7, if needed.

Can a student have more than one monthly payment plan in IRISHPAY?

No. A student can only have one monthly payment plan in IRISHPAY per academic year.