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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 method

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

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

Scheduled payments are processed on the 16th of each month

Cost to participate

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

Steps to enroll

  • Go to sw.edu
  • Log on to MYSouthwest and click on SIS (Student Information System)
  • Select “My Student Information” tile
  • Under Finance, click on “Apply for 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

Summer 2023

Payment plans available 4/10/2023

 

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of paymentsPayment dates
June 750%2June & July16th
July 660%1July only16th

Fall 2023

Payment plans available 6/1/2023

 

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of paymentsPayment dates
Monthly
July 615%5July-Nov16th
August 720%4Aug-Nov16th
September 735%3Sept-Nov16th
September 3050%2Oct & Nov16th
Bi-monthly available 10/1/2023
October 2350%2November only1st and 16th

Spring 2024

Payment plans available 11/1/2023

 

Last day to enroll onlineRequired down paymentNumber of paymentsMonths of paymentsPayment dates
Monthly Plan
December 740%3December-April16th
January 450%2Jan & Feb16th
February 760%1February only16th
Bi-monthly
November 2115%8Dec-March1st & 16th
December 2020%6Jan-March1st & 16th
January 2350%4Feb & March1st & 16th
February 2150%2March only1st & 16th