Interested in pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in France? Visit IAU's degree-granting branch, The American College of the Mediterranean.


Payment Options

Payments can be processed as follows:

Unless there is a prior billing arrangement with the student's host institution, IAU will send an invoice to the student via email. If payment is not received by the due date indicated on the student invoice, a $150 late fee will be applied to the student’s account. IAU will not allow students to register for classes if their accounts show outstanding balances not related to documented financial aid disbursements and reserves the right to prevent students from sitting for final exams if their invoices are not paid in full.

Questions regarding invoices and payments should be directed to Ms. Kristin Ouerfelli, Director of Administration, based in Aix-en-Provence, France. If your question is time sensitive, you may also contact IAU’s U.S. Office with your inquiry.

Payment deadlines are as follows:

Term Deadline
Fall Semester July 5
January Term November 1
Spring Semester December 5
Summer Term May 5

Credit Cards

Credit card payments can be made through IAU's secure payment portal. IAU accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. A transaction fee of $150 will be assessed for payments exceeding $5,000. Multiple credit card payments for the same student whose cumulative total exceeds $5,000 will also be assessed the fee. Payments made on the portal should be clearly marked with the student's name in the description section.


Checks must be clearly marked with the student's name and IAU program listed in the memo section of the check. A $35 fee will be added to invoices if a check is returned due to insufficient funds. Please send checks by mail through the U.S. Postal Service and not via UPS, FedEx or DHL since these will not be delivered.

When paying by check, please mail to: 

Institute for American Universities
7141 Momentum Place
Chicago, IL 60689-5338

ACH Payment & Wire Transfer

For payments by ACH or Wire, please contact IAU’s U.S. Office at or (800) 221-2051.

Students on Financial Aid

Students who expect to receive financial aid disbursements to help pay for some or all of their program fees should notify IAU immediately by submitting the Financial Assistance Form.  Students should complete the student portion and then have a financial aid advisor from their home institution complete the final section and return to IAU via e-mail, fax (847-864-6897) or mail (IAU College, 409 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 303, San Diego, CA). Students are responsible for paying anything not covered by expected financial aid by the payment deadline.

Students must submit the Financial Assistance Form by the following deadlines:

Term Deadline
Fall Semester June 15
January Term November 1
Spring Semester October 15
Summer Term April 15

Payment Plans

IAU provides an option of making automatic monthly tuition payments through the Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan to students who pay IAU directly. Students are able to spread their payments over a period of several months, interest free. Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan Agents can help determine the lowest-cost payment strategy. If interested, please register on their website or call 800-635-0120. Please note, students who submit payment for the program to their home institution are not eligible to enroll in the Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan. 

When enrolling in a new plan, you will select the school state as Illinois and the school name as IAU College. Please note that payment plans through Higher One, Inc. are not available for summer or J-term programs. 

Enrollment deadlines:

Term Deadline
Spring 2018 December 14, 2017
Fall 2018* August 15, 2018
Spring 2019* December 14, 2018

*Payment plan enrollment dates for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 are tentative and will be confirmed shortly.

1098-T Forms

Parents claiming students as dependents often wish to use tuition paid for study abroad programs toward educational tax credits. IAU does not issue 1098-T forms. If a student’s home institution bills for the program’s tuition, it should issue the 1098-T form. If students pay IAU directly, they or their parents are recommended to seek professional tax advice as to whether such payments would be eligible given that the home campus applies the credits toward a degree. While IAU cannot provide any tax advice, the Registrar can furnish a zero-balance account statement.