Paying Your Tuition

Learn more about the payment options we offer.

Payment Methods and Deadlines

Full payment of tuition and fees is due by the first day of classes unless you are enrolled in the Nelnet Payment Plan (see below for an explanation of payment due dates under the plan).

I would like to pay by...

Check, Cash or Money Order
Credit or Debit Card

Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan

Enrolling in a Nelnet Payment Plan has many benefits:

  • Instead of paying each semester's bill all at once, the Nelnet payment plan allows you to stretch payments over a period of months.
  • You can establish your payment plan based upon your anticipated tuition and fee costs and your anticipated financial aid (grants, scholarships, federal and state aid, etc.).
  • The earlier you enroll, the lower your monthly payments will be, since the total amount financed will be divided over more scheduled payments.
  • Your class seat is saved.
  • Nelnet accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex. You may also pay with your checking account or ACH online.
  • This is an interest-free payment plan, not a loan.

Choose your preferred payment method:

  1. Automatic bank payment (ACH) or e-check: $25 enrollment fee per semester
  2. Credit or debit card: $25 enrollment fee per semester; Nelnet will charge the cardholder a 2.65% service fee on all payments

After you enroll in the payment plan, you will be able to switch payment methods (e-check to debit/credit card or vice versa).

Nelnet Payment Plan Enrollment Instructions

Log into CUNYfirst, go to HR Campus Solutions, click on Self Service, and go to your Student Center. Then, go to Finances and select the Enroll/Manage Payment Plan.

You can also watch this video tutorial detailing how to enroll in a payment plan:

Target Enrollment Dates

Spring 2022

Last day to enroll Number of payments Months of payments
November 22 6 November - April
December 22 5 December - April
January 24 4 January - April
February 31 3 February - April

All payments subsequent to the initial payment are automatically processed on the remaining scheduled payment dates. The scheduled payment dates are typically on the fifth of the month, but if the fifth falls on a weekend, the payment will be processed on the following business day.

For more information, visit

If you need help enrolling in the payment plan, please call 888-470-6014.

Nelnet Payment Plan FAQ

University Policies - Penalties, Changes, and Refunds

Warning Regarding Bounced Checks or Nonpayment
Notice of Possible Changes
Refunds for Withdrawal and Leave of Absence
Student Liability and Refund Policy
Tuition Refund Schedule