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Tuition Management Systems FAQ

How may I establish and access my TMS account online?
Visit belmont.afford.com to create or access your TMS account.  For first time users, click Register and follow the steps for online access by creating a Username and Password. For returning students and families, simply Login with your Username and Password.

What should I do if I forgot my TMS password?
Use the Reset Password option found on the belmont.afford.com Log-In page, and have your password emailed to you.

Who is eligible to enroll in a payment plan?
The payment plan is available to all current and admitted students.  Additionally, the payment plan may not be used to cover a previous semester’s balance.  All prior semester’s tuition, housing, meal plans and other fees must be paid during the semester the charges are incurred.

What types of payment methods are accepted?
Electronic funds transfer (e-Check) from a checking or savings account is an option and free of charge.  Debit or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) is accepted; however, this transaction will incur a non-refundable, convenience fee of 2.99% or $1.00 per transaction, whichever is greater. 

When is the due date for each payment?
On or before the 1st of each month.

When are the enrollment dates for each semester?
A student and/or parent(s) may enroll in an annual or a semester plan beginning on February 1st for the upcoming academic year. 

May I adjust my TMS budget?
Yes, you may adjust your TMS budget before and during the academic semester.  Please review your TMS budgeted amount to ensure your Belmont student account balance is covered each academic term.  Failure to establish and manage your TMS budget correctly may result in the cancellation or interruption of your course registration.

How will I receive monthly statements?
Monthly statements will be sent electronically to the email address provided to TMS.  You will not receive a paper statement.   

Is a payment plan offered for the summer terms?
No, there is not a payment plan option for the summer terms.

When does Tuition Management Systems credit a payment to my Belmont student account?
Your payments are credited to your account effective the day they are received.

How do I know that TMS has received my payment?
To confirm a payment has been applied to your account simply log in to your account at belmont.afford.com and select the Account Overview option, or use our automated InfoLine at 800-463-6994.

Why was my payment returned?
If a payment you made was returned and you are unsure why, please call 800-722-4867 or 401-921-3999 (outside U.S. and Canada) to speak with an Education Payment Advisor.

How do I withdraw from the payment plan?
If you need to discontinue using the payment plan, please call 800-722-4867 or 401-921-3999 (outside U.S. and Canada) to speak with an Education Payment Advisor. Please remember that your enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Why is my account canceled?
Your TMS account may be canceled due to several consecutive missed or returned payments. To determine if your account can be reinstated, please call 800-722-4867 or 401-921-3999 (outside U.S. and Canada) to speak with an Education Payment Advisor.

How do I set up the Automatic Payment Option from my checking or savings account?
If you would like to set up the Automatic Payment Option from your checking or savings account, you may do so online by simply logging in to your TMS account and selecting the Automated Payments option, or by using the Automatic Payment Option Authorization Form. If you would like to request this form, please call 800-722-4867 or 401-921-3999 (outside U.S. and Canada) to speak with an Education Payment Advisor.

Will my TMS payment I just made online or by phone be deducted from my bank account or credit card right away?
We strongly suggest having the funds available for deduction prior to making a payment. Payments are deducted according to your financial institution or credit card company's operating guidelines and processing cycles.