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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

Regularly scheduled payments will process on the 1st, the 7th, or the 17th each month
Credit and debit cards will have a fully disclosed processing fee

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 onto The Nest (nest.sju.edu)
  • Go to the Students tab
  • Under Student Services & Resources, Tuition Information section
  • Billing, Payments and Payment plans

Once your profile is set up, you can enroll in a payment plan, make a payment, or setup an authorized payer who can create a plan for your balance

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.

  • 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 2022 Payment Plans

Plans available beginning April 1, 2022

Monthly PaymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
4April 1May 13May 17
3May 14June 15June 17
2June 16July 14July 17

Fall 2022 Payment Plans

Plans available beginning July 15, 2022

Monthly PaymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
5July 15July 28Aug 1
5July 15Aug 15Aug 17
4July 25Aug 30Sept 1
4July 25Sept 15Sept 17
3Aug 1Sept 28Oct 1
3Aug 1Oct 13Oct 17

Spring 2023 Payment Plans

Payment plans available December 1, 2022

Monthly paymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
5Dec 1Jan 3Jan 5
5Dec 1Jan 18Jan 20
4Dec 15Feb 2Feb 5
4Dec 15Feb 16Feb 20
3Jan 1March 2March 5
3Jan 1March 16March 20

Summer 2023 Payment Plans

Payment plans available April 15, 2023

Monthly paymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
4April 15May 15May 17
3May 16June 15June 17
2June 16July 13July 17

Employer Deferral Plans for 2022-2023

SemesterEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollPayment Due
Summer 2022April 1July 15Oct 15
Fall 2022July 15Nov 4Feb 15
Spring 2023Dec 1March 30July 2
Summer 2023April 1July 15Oct 15