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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

Payment Methods

  • Automatic payment from checking or savings account (ACH)
  • Automatic Payment from credit or debit card (Service Fee 2.85%)

*Transaction fees apply with card payment

Payments are automatically processed on the 5th of each month

Cost to Participate

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

Steps to Enroll

Student Instructions

  • The student will receive an email inviting them to enroll in an available payment plan
  • In the email invite, select Set Up a Payment Plan
  • Sign in or create a username & password to create your Nelnet Campus Commerce account

If you have not received an invite, please email or call 434.381.6324 


Parent/Authorized Payer Instructions

  • If someone other than the student will be making the payments, the student will need to designate them as an Authorized Payer by clicking the “Want to designate another payer” link in the top right corner of the page
  • Once the required information has been completed, an email will be sent to the Authorized Payer with a link to log in to the payment system
  • Once the Authorized Payer has successfully logged in, they may complete a payment plan or make a payment on the student’s behalf



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 July 1st, 2024

Sign-up onlineDown PaymentNumber of paymentsMonthly payments
July 1-Aug 1none5Aug 5-Dec 5
Aug 2-Aug 2620%4Sept 5-Dec 5
Aug 27-Sept 2640%3Oct 5-Dec 5

Spring 2025

Payment plans available December 1st, 2024

Sign-up online Required Down PaymentNumber of paymentsMonthly payments
Dec 1-Jan 2none5Jan 5-May 5
Jan 3-Jan 2720%4Feb 5-May 5
Jan 28-Feb 2440%3March 5-May 5