Payment Information


Payment Information

Rent Payments

Your rent payment is always due on the first day of each and every month.  Remember, there is no grace period.  Your rent may be dropped off in the office during business hours, or in the drop boxes in the front or back of the office after hours. If you are bringing a check to the JSM office, you do not need to put your check in an envelope.  Please write your building code in the memo portion of your check (example 700G-318 for 700 S. Gregory St., Apt 318).

Entrata allows you to submit payments online. Through the Resident Portal, you can submit individual payments or set up recurring, automatic payments! Be advised, all online transactions incur service fees. Whether one-time submission or recurring payments, the fee structure is as follows:

  • Credit Card: $2.00 + 2.95%
  • Debit Card: $7.95
  • ACH/E-Check: $1.95
  • International Debit Card: 4.00%

JSM also accepts personal checks, money orders, or cashier's checks. Payments can be dropped off in the office during business hours, or placed in the drop box inside the vestibule at our office on Green Street. 


Payments can be mailed to us at:

JSM Living

616 E. Green, Suite D

Champaign, IL 61820


JSM does not accept cash payments for rent or security deposits.

Security Deposits

The security deposit must be paid before an apartment lease is signed.

Please note that paying a security deposit does not reserve your apartment.  Apartments lease very quickly and we cannot guarantee an apartment for you without a signed lease. 

ACH Payments

Automatic payments can be set up through the Resident Portal. Recurring payments can be submitted via Credit Card, Debit Card, or e-Check. 

Please note, online transactions incur service fees. When setting up payments in the Resident Portal, the fee structure is available for reference. You may review your options and select your preferred method of payment. For more information on how to set up payment through the portal, please visit our FAQs here.


Equal Rent Installments

The following information applies to the rent installment schedule in most JSM leases. Please contact us at 217-610-8203 or if we can assist further! 

Rent payments to JSM are paid in 12 equal monthly installments, per your signed lease contract. Your first rent payment is due August 1st of the month you are scheduled to move-in. Your final rent payment is due July 1st of the last full month of your lease. You may pay ahead of schedule, but never behind schedule as any past due payments will be subject to a late charge, notices, and possible eviction.

In addition, most JSM apartments have a monthly utility fee which follows the same payment schedule as your monthly rent. Due to differences in the buildings, the monthly utility fee varies between buildings and the services covered. Please reference your lease agreement or contact JSM if you need further information on your rent payment or the covered utility services for your apartment.