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 card/debit card

Regularly scheduled payments are processed on the 1st or the 15th of each month

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

Cost to participate

  • $45 nonrefundable enrollment fee for term only plans
  • $30 nonrefundable returned fee, if a payment returns

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.



  • Contact NYLS letting them know you are interested in a payment plan
    • Phone: 212.431.2323
    • Email:
  • NYLS will send an email inviting you to enroll in an available payment plan
  • In the email invite, select Set up a payment plan
  • Sign in or Create a username & password

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

Spring 2021

Plans available for enrollment starting November 13, 2020

Last date to enroll onlineNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
December 115December-April
January 134January-April

Summer 2021

Plans available for enrollment starting February 1, 2021

Last date to enroll onlineNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
April 134April-July
May 133May-July

Once a plan closes for online enrollment, you will no longer be able to sign up for that plan. Once all plans close for the term, you will have to contact NYLS for payment information.