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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 payment from checking or savings account (ACH)
  • Automatic payment from credit or debit card (Mastercard, AMEX, Discover and Visa accepted)

If you choose to use a credit or debit card, a fully disclosed processing fee will apply.

Payments will be processed automatically on the 15th or 20th of each month depending on your payment plan.  Payments will continue until the balance is paid in full.

NOTE: Enrollment fee is processed immediately!

Cost to Participate

  • $50 nonrefundable enrollment fee per Fall agreement or Spring agreement
  • Up to $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee if a payment is returned

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.

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.

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Adding an Authorized Payer

  • Students will first need to log in using the Simple Steps to Enroll
  • From the Nelnet Welcome page student will click on “Want to designate another payer?”
  • The Authorized Party(s) will receive an email to log in and can choose to set up a payment plan or make a one time payment

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.

Undergraduates 2023-2024

Fall payment plans available on July 10, 2023

Spring payment plans available on November 15, 2023

Payments are processed automatically on the 15th of the month.  Spring plans with the * in the title will have payments processed automatically on the 26th of each month.

*Based on budgets set for Term 1 and Term 2

Plan NameLast Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsMonths of Payments
Fall 2023 5 Month PlanJuly 13 none5July-Nov
Fall 2023 4 Month PlanAug 420%4Aug-Nov
Fall 2023 3 Month PlanSept 3 40%3Sept-Nov
Fall 2023 2 Month PlanSept 1560%2Oct & Nov
Spring 2024 5 Month PlanDec 11none5Dec-April
Spring 2024 4 Month PlanJan 420%4Jan-April
Spring 2024 3 Month PlanFeb 640%3Feb-April
Spring 2024 2 Month PlanMarch 660%2March & April
Spring 2024 1 Month PlanApril 480%1April only
*Spring 2024 4 Month PlanJan 24none4Jan-April
*Spring 2024 3 Month PlanFeb 1420%3Feb-April
*Spring 2024 2 Month PlanMarch 1540%2March & April
*Spring 2024 1 Month PlanApril 1760%1April only

Online Graduate Programs Fall 2023

Fall payment plans available on July 11, 2023

Spring payment plans available on November 30, 2023

Payments are processed automatically on the 20th of the month

Plan NameLast Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsMonths of Payments
Fall 1 and Fall 2July 16none5July-Nov
 Aug 1020%4Aug-Nov
 Sept 1140%3Sept-Nov
 Oct 860%2Oct & Nov
Fall 1Aug 17none2Aug & Sept
 Sept 1150%1September only
Fall 2Oct 16none2Oct & Nov
 Nov 950%1November only

NOTE: All down payment and enrollment fees are processed immediately!