Tuition Payment Plan


Wake Tech is offering two tuition payment plans for the 2020 spring semester.  You will receive an email from Nelnet with agreement details and payment confirmation.  The plans will be available starting November 1st.  You will have until December 13th to enroll in a plan to avoid being purged from your spring classes.  Enrolling December 14th and after you have until January 6th to enroll in the 50/50 payment plan.  This is not a loan program.  You incur no debt.  There are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check.  The cost for your interest-free monthly payment plan is $25 per semester that will be added to your first payment only; it is a nonrefundable fee for the Nelnet account enrollment.

* Important Note:  You must already be registered for your spring courses before the payment plan will become available to you specifically.  You will not be able to enroll in the payment plan if you do not have a balance on your account.  Enrollment into the spring courses will depend on your specific enrollment date.  Please visit Self Service to determine your enrollment start date and plan accordingly.  Please also be aware that once enrolled the payments are drafted AUTOMATICALLY on the payment due date.


DEADLINE for enrolling in the payment plans:

Enrolled online between

Required down payment

Number of additional payments

Dates of automatic payment

Nov 1st - Dec 13th 33% plus $25 enrollment fee (one time) 2 Jan 20th & Feb 20th
Dec 14th - Jan 6th


50% plus $25 enrollment fee (one time) 1 Feb 20th

Important: If you enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan and need to add or 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.”

Payment options:

Credit Card: Paying with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) allows you to take advantage of any bonus programs that may be offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged on the 20th of each month until the balance is paid in full.

Debit Card: Paying with your debit card bearing the Visa, MasterCard, or Discover logo gives you the flexibility to pay through your checking account. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the debit card you designate. Payments will be charged on the 20th of each month until the balance is paid in full.

Plan Features

Sign Up

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.

  • 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.

Log into WebAdvisor to sign up and “Pay with Payment Plan”.

View our required disclosures and contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank.

Online Enrollment

Enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan online by logging into 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:

  • The name, address, and e-mail address of the person responsible for making the payments..

  • If paying by credit or debit card: The card number and expiration date.

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. Please keep in mind along with the second payment attempt you will also be charged a $30 late fee. 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.

NOTE: 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 (a total of $55) 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 window?

Nelnet payment plans are available through Self-Service. Students are not able to set up a payment plan at a cashier’s window. 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 2-3 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?

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

Nelnet Payment Plan allows you to invite “Authorized Parties” to your account who can log-on to make payments on the students behalf.  Please navigate to through WebAdvisor to “Pay With Plan (Nelnet)” and the Nelnet website for more information. If you have questions:

  • For questions about your student account balance, contact the Wake Tech Cashier at [email protected] (M-F, 8-5)
  • For questions about the Payment Plan or Automatic Drafts, contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056 M-Th, 7:30 AM-7:00 PM (CST); F, 7:30 AM-5 PM (CST)