If you're not using all of your organization's paid seats, you can downgrade to pay for fewer seats.


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

Your organization's number of paid seats must equal the number of organization members and outside collaborators or bots that have access to any of your private repositories.

When you downgrade your organization's number of paid seats, changes are applied at the end of your current billing cycle. You'll need to reduce the number of paid seats that your organization uses to match the new number of paid seats before your paid seat count drops on your next billing date.

To reduce the number of paid seats your organization uses, you can remove members from your organization or convert members to outside collaborators and give them access to only public repositories.

  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 Remove seats. Downgrade seats link in billing settings

  6. Under "Remove seats", select the number of seats you'd like to downgrade to. Menu to select new number of seats
  7. Review the information about your new payment on your next billing date, then click Remove seats to finish downgrading.

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