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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!

Enroll in a Payment Plan

A convenient and flexible way to make payments.

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Make a One-Time Payment

One-time payments are payments not associated with, or applied to, an existing payment plan account.

Payment Plan Information

Payment methods

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

Cost to participate

  • $40 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee
  • $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Simple steps to enroll

  • Log on to today.dean.edu with your Dean credentials
  • Click  “Online Billing and Payments” under Essential Links
  • Click “Set up a Payment Plan”

Before proceeding, please read the following:
Students: If someone is paying on your behalf, you MUST first set them up as an Authorized Payer.

  • In Nelnet, click My Profile
  • Under the box that says Manage Payers, Click Add
  • Fill in all required fields and click save
  • An email invite will be sent to your Authorized Party

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.

Authorized Parties can sign in here after they have set up their account.

Note: All down payments and enrollment fees are processed immediately! If the down payment and/or enrollment fee payment fails the plan will be terminated.

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

Fall 2022

Payment plans available on May 1, 2022

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
July 2120%4August-November
August 2325%3September-November

Spring 2023

Payment plans available on October 1, 2022

Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
December 2120%4January-April
January 2325%3February-April

Note: All down payments and enrollment fees are processed immediately! If your enrollment fee payment and down payment fail, your payment plan will be terminated.