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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

Setting up a payment plan allows you to pay for tuition and fees associated with each term.

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Make a One-Time Payment

Houghton College offers one-time payment options for Enrollment Deposits.

Payment Plan Information

Choose your payment method

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

An additional fee may be assessed for using a debit/credit card

Scheduled payments are processed on the 15th or the 28th of each month

Cost to participate

  • $50 nonrefundable enrollment fee
  • Up to $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee, if a payment is returned

Steps to enroll

  • Go to
  • Log in using your Houghton account
  • This will bring you to Enterprise where you can make a payment, view your bill, or 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.
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.

Authorized Payers can log in here.

Note: All  enrollment fees are processed immediately! If the 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 2024

Payment plans available beginning April 17, 2024

Last day to enroll onlineNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
Payments on the 15th of the month
May 136May-Oct
June 135June-Oct
July 114July-Oct
Payments on the 28th of the month
May 236May-Oct
June 265June-Oct
July 254July-Oct

Spring 2025

Payment plans available beginning November 1, 2024

Last day to enroll onlineNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
Payments on the 15th of the month
Nov 136Nov-April
Dec 125Dec-April
Jan 134Jan-April
Payments on the 28th of the month
Nov 266Nov-April
Dec 265Dec-April
Jan 244Jan-April