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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.

Payers who are not the RISD student must be added by the student as an Authorized Payer. Instructions to add an Authorized Payer are below.

Enrollment in a payment plan after the RISD payment deadline may lead to a late fee being accessed to your RISD account.

Please see the video below for a guide on setting your plan up!

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Make a One-Time Payment

RISD offers one-time payments without a login required. Users must know how much they wish to pay and payments are processed immediately.

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

If you need to view the full student account, you will need to be added as an Authorized Payer by your student. Please have them invite you with the steps below.

Payment Plan Information

Steps for students to log into the Nelnet Student Account Center to view the RISD Student Account

  • Go to https://ss.risd.edu/student
  • Log in using your RISD Username and Password
  • Click on “Student Finance”
  • Select “Proceed to Processor”
  • Select the appropriate payment options for single payments and/or payment plans within the Nelnet Student Account Center
  • If someone wants to view your charges or is paying on your behalf, you MUST first set them up as an Authorized Payer within the Nelnet Student Account Center. Here is a helpful video on how to set up an authorized payer with instructions below:
  • Click “My Profile”
  • Select “Add” in the box that reads “Manage Payers”
  • Complete all required fields and click save
  • An email invitation will be sent to your Authorized Payer

Steps for authorized payers to log into the Nelnet Student Account Center to view the RISD Student Account

 

  • If you want to view your RISD student’s charges or are paying on behalf of the student, the student must set up their account first with instructions to the left to add you as an Authorized Payer
  • Log in here to the Nelnet Student Account Center after your student establishes you as an Authorized Payer to register for tuition notices, make payments and/or establish a payment plan

Choose your payment method

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

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

Scheduled payments are processed on the 1st of each month

Cost to participate

  • $65 nonrefundable enrollment fee
  • $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee, if a payment is returned

Note: All one-time payments and 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 2022

Enrollment available starting July 1, 2022

Enrollment in a payment plan after the RISD payment deadline may lead to a late fee being accessed to your RISD account

Last day to enroll onlineNumber of paymentsMonths of payments
July 285August-December
August 304September-December

Spring 2023

Enrollment available starting December 1, 2022

Enrollment in a payment plan after the RISD payment deadline may lead to a late fee being accessed to your RISD account

Last day to enroll to onlineNumber of monthsMonths of payments
December 295January-May
January 304February-May