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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

Choose your payment

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

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

Regularly scheduled payments will process on the 10th of the month

Cost to participate

  • $65 nonrefundable enrollment fee per agreement
  • $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee, if a payment returns

Steps to enroll

  • Go to nec.edu/mynecportal
  • Click Enter Secure Area and log in
  • Click Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Click Online Account
  • 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.
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 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

Undergraduate Plans

Fall 2022: Payment plans available starting May 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
July 7none5July-Nov
July 15none4Aug-Nov
August 15none3Sept-Nov

Winter 2022: Payment plans available starting October 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
November 8none3Nov-Jan
November 28none2Dec & Jan

Spring 2023: Payment plans available starting November 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
December 8none5Dec-April
December 15none4Jan-April
January 15none3Feb-April

Summer 2023: Payment plans available starting April 1, 2023

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
May 6none3May-July
May 15none2June & July

Graduate Plans

Summer 2022: Payment plans available starting June 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
June 2925%3July-Sept
July 650%2Aug & Sept

Fall 2022: Payment plans available starting August 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
September 2325%3Oct-Dec
September 2850%2Nov & Dec

Winter 2022: Payment plans available starting December 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
December 2925%3Jan-March
January 1150%2Feb & March

Spring 2023: Payment plans available starting March 1, 2023

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
March 3025%3April-June
April 1250%2May & June

Online Undergraduate and Graduate 7 Week Term Plans

Summer 2 2022: Payment plans available starting May 25, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
June 22none6Fridays
July 133%4Fridays

Fall 1 2022: Payment plans available starting July 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
August 17none6Fridays
August 2633%4Fridays

Fall 2 UA 2022: Payment plans available starting August 19, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
September 28none6Fridays
October 733%4Fridays

Fall 2 2022: Payment plans available starting September 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
October 12none6Fridays
October 2133%4Fridays

Winter 2022: Payment plans available starting October 7, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
November 16none6Fridays
November 2533%4Fridays

Spring 1 2023: Payment plans available starting December 2, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
January 11none6Fridays
January 2033%4Fridays

Spring 2 2023: Payment plans available starting February 1, 2023

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
March 8none6Fridays
March 1733%4Fridays

Summer 1 2023: Payment plans available starting March 31, 2023

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsWeekly payments drafted on
May 3none6Fridays
May 1233%4Fridays

Executive and Creative Placemaking Plans

Summer 2 2022: Payment plans available starting June 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
June 2925%3July-Sept
July 1550%2Aug & Sept

Fall 1 2022: Payment plans available starting August 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
August 2625%3Sept-Nov
September 250%2Oct & Nov

Fall 2 2022: Payment plans available starting October 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
October 2825%3Nov-Jan
November 1150%2Dec & Jan

Spring 1 2023: Payment plans available starting December 1, 2022

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
December 2925%3Jan-March
January 650%2Feb & March

Spring 2 2023: Payment plans available starting February 1, 2023

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
March 125%3March-May
March 1750%2April & May

Summer 1 2023: Payment plans available starting April 1, 2023

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
April 2825%3May-July
May 1250%2June & July