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 bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card

Regularly scheduled payments will process on the 1st or 17th each month
Credit and debit cards will have a fully disclosed processing fee

Cost to Participate

  • $35 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester
  • $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee per returned payment

Simple 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.

  • Log onto The Nest (nest.sju.edu)
  • Go to the Students tab
  • Under Student Services & Resources, Tuition Information section
  • Billing, Payments and Payment plans

Once your profile is set up, you can enroll in a payment plan, make a payment, or setup an authorized payer who can create a plan for your balance

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

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.

Important Plan Dates:

Summer 2021 Payment Plans

Plans available beginning April 1, 2021

Monthly PaymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
4April 1May 13May 17
3May 14June 15June 17
2June 16July 15July 17

Fall 2021 Payment Plans

Plans available beginning June 1, 2021

Monthly PaymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
5June 1June 29July 1
5July 1July 15July 17
4June 30July 29August 1
4July 16August 13August 17
3July 30August 30September 1
3August 14September 15September 17

Spring 2022 Payment Plans

Plans available beginning November 1, 2021

Monthly PaymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
5November 1November 29December 1
5December 1December 15December 17
4November 30December 29January 1
4December 16January 13January 17
3December 30January 28February 1
3January 14February 15February 17

Summer 2022 Payment Plans

Plans available beginning April 1, 2022

Monthly PaymentsEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollFirst Payment Date
4April 1May 13May 17
3May 14June 15June 17
2June 16July 14July 17

Employer Deferral Plans for 2021-2022

SemesterEnrollment OpensLast Date to EnrollPayment Due
Fall 2021July 1November 15February 15
Spring 2022December 1March 15July 2
Summer 2022April 1July 15October 15