Payment Plan Benefits

Easy online enrollment

Flexible payment options

No interest

Make College Easier to Pay For with a Tuition Payment Plan.

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

Payment Plan Information

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card

Fully disclosed processing fee applies to credit/debit payments
All scheduled payments are automatically withdrawn

Cost to Participate

  • $35 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester
  • $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee per returned payment

Simple Steps to Enroll

Before proceeding, please read the following: 

Students:  If someone is paying on your behalf, you MUST first set them up as an Authorized Payer.

  • Log in at www.MICA.edu
  • Go to myMICA
  • Select Student Resources
  • Select Student Service Center
  • Select Student Finance Links
  • Then Select MICA payment plan/One-time payments
  • Set up your profile
  • Select your payment plan OR
  • Invite an Authorized Payer who will select a plan or make payments

Authorized Payers:  If you are paying on behalf of the student, the student must set up their account first and then add you as an Authorized Payer.

  • Use the link in the invitation email sent to you by your student
  • If you have used Nelnet before, simply Sign In to manage your account
  • If you are new to Nelnet, click on the “Create a username & password” button to create an online account

Need some help setting up a payment plan?

Watch this short how-to video.

*Note: This video tutorial is for demonstration purposes only. Your educational institution may offer options other than those shown in the video.

Important Plan Dates:

Summer 2021 Low Residency Degree Program

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4June 1Sept 1May 1-May 27none
3July 1Sept 1May 28-June 1525%
3July 1Sept 1May 28-June 29none

Summer 2021 MPS Programs

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4May 1Aug 1April 1-April 29none
3June 1Aug 1April 30-May 1525%
3June 1Aug 1April 30-May 27none
2July 1Aug 1May 28-June 2233.3%

Summer 2021 Open Studies Summer Class Baltimore

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
5May 25Aug 25Feb 1-May 21none
4June 25Aug 25May 22-June 1620%

Summer 2021 Open Studies Summer Travel Only

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
5April 25Aug 25Feb 1-April 22none
4May 25Aug 25April 23-May 1420%

Fall 2021 Degree Programs

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
5Aug 1Dec 1June 15-July 29none
4Sept 1Dec 1July 30-Aug 2320%
4Sept 1Dec 1July 30-Aug 30none
3OctDec 1Aug 31-Sept 29none

Fall 2021 MPS Programs

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4Sept 1Dec 1July 15-Aug 30none
3Oct 1Dec 1Aug 31-Sept 2225%
3Oct 1Dec 1Aug 31-Sept 29none
2Nov 1Dec 1Sept 30-Oct 2133.3%

Fall 2021 Open Studies

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4Sept 25Dec 25July 1-Sept 23none
3Oct 25Dec 25Sept 24-Oct 1425%

Spring 2022 Degree Programs

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
5Jan 1May 1Nov 15-Dec 30none
4Feb 1May 1Dec 31-Jan 2120%
4Feb 1May 1Dec 31-Jan 28none
3March 1May 1Jan 29-Feb 25none

Spring 2022 MPS Programs

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4Jan 1April 1Nov 15-Dec 29none
3Feb 1April 1Dec 30-Jan 2125%
3Feb 1April 1Dec 31-Jan 28none
2March 1April 1Jan 29-Feb 1733.3%

Spring 2022 Open Studies

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4Jan 25April 25Nov 15-Jan 21none
3Feb 25April 25Jan 22-Feb 1525%

Summer 2022 Low Residency Degree Program

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4June 1Sept 1April 1-May 27none
3July 1Sept 1May 28-June 2225%
3July 1Sept 1May 28-June 29none

Summer 2022 MPS Programs

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
4May 1Aug 1March 15-April 28none
3June 1Aug 1April 29-May 2025%
3June 1Aug 1April 29-May 27none
2July 1Aug 1May 28-June 2233.3%

Summer 2022 Open Studies Summer Class Baltimore

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
5May 25Sept 25Feb 1-May 23none
4June 25Sept 25May 24-June 1620%

Summer 2022 Open Studies Summer Travel Only

Monthly PaymentsFirst Payment DueFinal Payment DueEnrollment WindowDown Payment Required
5April 25Aug 25Feb 1-April 21none
4May 25Aug 25April 22-May 1620%