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Payment Plan

Don’t stress over your Tuition! Use NOVA’s Payment Plan to make tuition manageable. By entering the Payment Plan earlier, your tuition cost is spread over a longer period and your payments are lower. For Fall 2023, if you enter the payment plan and select option 1, you will have no down payment and your tuition payments are spread over six months.

Payment Plan

The Payment Plan Page looks different than last semester. What changed?

We made the information clearer and easier to understand. We also added a short movie clip to help students enroll. The payment plan options and details are at the link below which is owned and hosted by Nelnet (our payment plan partner). So check out the following website and consider a payment plan. It makes paying tuition a bit easier.

There are a few things about the payment plan that you should keep in mind.

Enrollment Fee

For the Fall 2023 Semester, when you enroll in the payment plan, you will be charged an enrollment fee by our payment plan partner, Nelnet. Depending on the plan you choose, the enrollment fee will be $30.00-$35.00.

Tuition Rates for Fall 2023 not set.

The State Board for Community Colleges has not set the Tuition Rates for the Fall 2023 Semester. We decided to open the Payment Plan now using the Summer rates so students could take advantage of the early options with little to no money down when you sign up for the Payment Plan. Students should take note that when the Fall Tuition Rates are set, your payment plan budget amount and your bi-monthly or monthly payment will automatically adjust.

Adjust Your Payment Plan

Increases or decreases to your Payment Plan Account automatically change your payment plan budget amount and your semi-monthly or monthly payment amount will also automatically change based on enrollment changes, financial aid changes, and other changes.

Increases will change your upcoming payment plan payment if the increase occurs at least 10 days before the next scheduled payment. Decreases will change your payment plan payment if the decrease occurs at least 2 calendar days before the next scheduled payment.

Extend Your Time To Make A Payment

If you get in a pinch and need a few extra days to make your regular scheduled Bi-Monthly or Monthly Payment, no problem. All you need to do is log on to your Nelnet Payment Plan Account, select your payment schedule and click on change payment date. You can also call Nelnet and make the request on the phone. Nelnet will not attempt to collect your payment for an additional five days after the regular scheduled date. You must make the request at least two business days before your regularly scheduled payment date and you can only request the delay two times in any semester.

Returned Payment Fee

Nelnet will charge a $30.00 non-refundable fee each time your payment is returned by your Financial Institution for any reason (i.e. non-sufficient funds, closed bank or credit card account, incorrect bank account number, stop payment).

Failure to Deposit & Re-Enrollment

If your payment plan is terminated for a failed deposit amount, you will be required to re-enroll as long as the payment plan enrollment period is still open. A new enrollment fee and down payment will be required.

If your plan is terminated for a failed deposit amount and the payment plan enrollment period is closed, you are responsible to pay NOVA directly, online, or in-person the total amount due on your student account minus any payments that Nelnet successfully collected that have not been credited to your student account.

Monitor Your Account

All payment plan participants are reminded to closely monitor your payment plan account, your college enrollment, and your college e-mail for any notification from Nelnet Campus Commerce or NOVA. Deadlines for terminating a plan account, making changes that effect the next payment, and certain dates and deadlines CANNOT be adjusted or changed.