Tuition Payment Plan

Spring 2023

The three-month payment plan is available for students registering between October 31 and December 14. You must be registered for your Spring courses before you can enroll in the plan. You will make three payments: one-third (plus plan fee) on December 14, one-third on January 20 and the final one-third on February 20. 

The two-month payment plan is available for students registering between October 31 and January 2. You must be registered for your Spring courses before you can enroll in the plan. You will make two payments: half (plus plan fee) on January 2 and the remaining half on February 20.

Pending financial aid may create a credit balance on your account and prevent enrollment in the plan.

Nelnet charges a $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee each semester you participate in the plan. The fee is added to your first payment. Once enrolled in the plan, subsequent payments are drafted automatically on the payment due date.

Deadline
Down payment
Date(s) of additional payment(s)
December14
33% (plus $25 enrollment fee)
January 20 and February 20
January 2
50% (plus $25 enrollment fee)
February 20

 

NOTE: If you enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan and drop classes or decide to pay the remaining balance, you must update your Nelnet agreement at least two days before the date of the next automatic draft. To update your agreement, go to Self-Service and click on Pay with Payment Plan.

Summer 2023

Payment plan options will be available in May for students registered for Summer term.

General information

The Tuition Payment Plan is is not a loan program – you incur no debt, no interest or finance charges are assessed and there is no credit check. The cost to enroll in the payment plan is $25 per semester, a nonrefundable Nelnet account fee that is added to the first payment.

Payment options

Paying with a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) allows you to take advantage of any bonus programs that may be offered by your credit card company or pay with your checking account. Payments will be charged on the 20th of the scheduled payment month, and the amount will be automatically charged to the credit or debit card you designate at enrollment.

Plan features

  • To qualify, you must have a minimum outstanding balance of $25 in tuition and fees for curriculum classes for the current semester. There is a $25 non-refundable Nelnet account enrollment fee per semester.
  • Once you have enrolled in the payment plan, payments are automatically deducted from the debit or credit card provided. Please do not initiate payments on the scheduled payment dates.
  • Your classes are secured and will not be dropped, provided you remain in the payment plan and make all scheduled payments.
  • If you make a payment on the plan and then have a refund due, the refund will be handled like any other refund through BankMobile.

Read the required disclosures and contract with BankMobile, a division of Customer Bank.

Online enrollment

You can enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan online by following these steps:

  • Log in to Self-Service
  • Select "Student Finance"
  • Select "Pay With Payment Plan"
  • Click on the "Proceed to Payment Plan" link and be sure to have the following information ready:
    • Name, address and email address of the person responsible for making the payments
    • If paying by credit or debit card, the card number and expiration date.

For more information about the Tuition Payment Plan or to get questions about it answered, email [email protected].

Frequently asked questions

When will funds be withdrawn from my bank account?

Down payments and the enrollment fee will be deducted from the specified account information immediately. Scheduled payments are processed on the 20th of the month. These dates will be shown to you while making your payment plan agreement. If a payment is not able to be drafted due to insufficient funds, a second attempt will occur on the 5th of the month. A $30 late fee will be charged along with the second payment attempt. This late fee is processed by Nelnet directly, and Wake Tech does not receive these fees.

Will I receive notification that my payment has been received?

Yes. You will receive an email confirmation of your payment. Payments will be processed as described above until the balance is paid in full. The email will also be a reminder that a $25-per-semester nonrefundable Nelnet account enrollment fee will be charged to your account. You will also receive email reminders of payment due dates.


If I withdraw from (or do not attend) my classes, do I still have to make payments?

Yes. If you withdraw from or do not attend your classes and there is a balance due, payments will continue to be charged to your account per the agreement.

Is there a charge for a returned payment (for insufficient funds)?

Yes. There is a $30 service fee for a returned payment.

If you enrolled in the payment plan in a past semester and had a $30 balance due for a returned payment, you must pay that balance along with the $25-per-semester enrollment fee to set up a new plan.


Can I pay by phone?

No. Payments are processed electronically.

Why does WebAdvisor show a balance due when Nelnet does not?

This is most likely due to financial aid that has been offered to you but not accepted. If you have a loan award listed as "Offered," it is considered pending and applied to your tuition balance (in Nelnet, but not in WebAdvisor), which may result in a $0 balance due (or a credit balance) appearing on the Nelnet payment plan screen. If that occurs and you do not want the offered loan, you must reject it via My Financial Aid in WebAdvisor. You should then be able to complete enrollment in the Tuition Payment Plan.

What payment methods are accepted with the Nelnet payment plan?

Nelnet payment plans are available through Self-Service. The current accepted forms of payment are Visa, Master Card and Discover.

Can a student set up a payment plan at the Cashier’s Office window?

Nelnet payment plans are available through Self-Service. Students are not able to set up a payment plan at the Cashier’s Office. To enroll, students need to be currently registered for courses.

Can I change my payment method after I have already enrolled in the payment plan?

Yes, any changes in payment need to be made two to three business days prior to the scheduled payment date. This can be done by logging into your online Nelnet account. A Wake Tech cashier cannot change this for you.

What happens if the payment date falls on a weekend or holiday?

If the scheduled payment date falls on a holiday or weekend, payment will be drafted the next business day.

What happens to my payment plan if I add or remove a class during the add/drop period?

For any changes (add/drop) in courses after payment plan enrollment, the remaining payments will automatically adjust. If there is only one payment remaining, the entire amount will be due.

Authorized parties

The Tuition Payment Plan allows you to invite "Authorized Parties" to your account who can log in to make payments on the student's behalf. Please navigate to through WebAdvisor to Pay With Plan (Nelnet) and the Nelnet website for more information.

  • For questions about your student account balance, email [email protected] between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
  • For questions about the payment plan or automatic drafts, call Nelnet at 800-609-8056 between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday.