Tuition Management Systems Installment Plan

Interest-free, installment payment plans are offered through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The TMS plan may be used for payment during one semester or for the academic year. The payer will enter a total budget to be paid in monthly installments. Your budget is the portion of your semester bill you plan to pay using TMS.

TMS plan budgets must be established and payments must be on schedule before a semester begins to avoid an enrollment hold. Payments must remain on schedule to register for courses for the upcoming semester.

Payment plan holders are responsible for monitoring the student's Bowdoin account statement throughout the school year. The student will continue to receive a monthly statement from Bowdoin.

If a payment plan budget does not cover student’s account balance, the difference will show as an amount due on the bill.  The amount due is payable directly to Bowdoin prior to the bill due date. You may instead increase your budget to pay the outstanding balance.

If the amount due is listed in parentheses, there is a credit balance on the student account. The TMS budget may be decreased to avoid overpayment.

Please read our billing guide for more information.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1: Apply online at www.afford.com/Bowdoin. Select academic year from the dropdown, then click enroll.

Step 2: The TMS plan may be used for payment during one semester or for the academic year. Select term or year from the dropdown, then click continue.

Step 3: Please use the budgeting worksheet available on the TMS website to help determine your installment plan total (see screenshot below). Once your budget has been entered, click continue.

TMS STEP 3

Step 4: Select plan from the payment options available. You may click to view each payment schedule. Click continue after selection.

Step 5: Enter information requested. Be sure to use the Bowdoin Student ID. Click continue.

Step 6-8: Follow the on-screen directions to complete enrollment in the TMS plan.

Contact TMS

Call 888-722-4867, 8:00am - 8:00pm (ET), Monday - Friday.
If outside the U.S. and Canada, call 401-921-3999.