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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 card/debit card
  • Regularly scheduled payments will process on the 20th of the month


Cost to Participate

  • $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee per agreement
  • $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Simple Steps to Enroll

  • Go to
  • Click on MyBates
  • Click on QuickLinks
  • Click on Pay My Tuition

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 access or set up their account first and then add you as an Authorized Payer.

Note: You must owe a minimum of $200 to use the payment plan

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.

Target Dates To Enroll By

Winter 2024

Payment plan available on November 15, 2023

Enrollment PeriodRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsMonths of PaymentsPayment Dates
Nov 15-Nov 16none3Nov-Jan20
Nov 17-Dec 1130%2Dec & Jan20
Dec 12-Jan 1060%1January only20

Spring 2024

Payment plan available on January 23, 2024

Enrollment PeriodRequired Down PaymentNumber of PaymentsMonths of PaymentsPayment Dates
Jan 23-Feb 15none3Feb-April20
Feb 16-March 1130%2March & April20
March 12-April 1160%1April only20

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


Availability of the payment plan is determined by Bates Technical College. Please be aware Bates Technical College may elect not to have the payment plan available during specific times and dates during registration.


If your balance has changed due to changes in your class schedule or financial aid, please do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted. You should review your payment plan balance online or contact the Cashier’s Office at 253-680-7018 or to confirm the change.

For additional questions regarding your payment plan please call Nelnet Campus Commerce at 800-609-8056.