You can stop your recurring payments for per-repository pricing and downgrade to a free account at any time.


  • Only organization members with the owner or billing manager role can access or change billing settings for your organization.

  • Plan changes take effect immediately. Make sure you clone your private repositories before you downgrade, or you won't be able to access them without upgrading to paid again.

  • To downgrade an organization with per-seat pricing, see "Downgrading an organization with per-seat pricing to free."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Settings. Organization settings button

  4. In your organization's Settings sidebar, click Billing. Billing settings

  5. Under "Billing overview", click Change plan. Billing overview change plan button

  6. In the Plans table, next to the plan you'd like to switch to, click Downgrade.
    Downgrade button
  7. Select the reason you're downgrading your account. Plan change survey
  8. Read the information about what happens when you cancel a paid plan, then click Downgrade plan. Billing confirmation button

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