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: $5.95
  • 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 click here.


Equal Rent Installments

The following information applies to the rent installment schedule in most JSM leases. Please contact us at 217-359-6108 or if we can assist further! 

JSM rent is paid in 12 equal rent installments. When you sign a JSM lease you contract to pay a total amount of money, and you get your apartment between certain dates.  Leases rarely cover exactly 52 weeks. However, your payment is the same every month. The amount of rent you will pay for the entire lease term is divided into 12 equal installments.Your monthly rent installment due is 1/12 of the total rent due for the entire length of the lease. The first rent installment is due on August 1. The final installment is due July 1. You may pay ahead of schedule, but not behind schedule. Most JSM apartments have monthly utility and service fees which are paid monthly with your rent installment. Due to differences in the buildings, it varies from building to building what the utility and service fee covers. Please see your lease or contact us if you need an explanation of utilities and services covered in your monthly utility and service fee. Thank you for leasing with JSM! We welcome your inquiries at 217-610-8203 or

Your lease may vary, please contact JSM if you need information specific to your lease.