Tuition Payment Plan

Spring 2022

The payment plan for spring will be available on November 1st.  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 to enroll in the payment plan is $25 (per semester) and 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 you can enroll in the payment plan.  Pending Financial Aid may create a credit balance on your account and prevent enrollment in the payment plan.  Once enrolled in the payment plan, your payments are drafted AUTOMATICALLY on the payment due date.  Please do not initiate payments on the scheduled payment dates.  If you have any questions about the payment plan, please contact [email protected].

DEADLINE for enrolling in the payment plans:

Spring 2022 Payment Plan Deadline

Required down payment

Number of additional payments

Dates of automatic payment

By December 12th

   If registered between 11/1/2021 - 12/12/2021

33% plus $25 enrollment fee (one time) 2

January 20th & February 20th 

By January 5th   

If registered between 12/13/2021 - 1/5/2022

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

February 20th

Important: 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.”

Spring 2022

For those students who enrolled in the payment plan by November 1st, the 2nd payment for spring will be automatically drafted from your debit/credit card on February 20th. 

Important: 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.”


Payment options:

Credit or Debit Card: Paying with your 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 (credit) or pay with your checking account (debit). Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit or debit card you designate at enrollment. Payments will be charged on the 20th of the scheduled payment month.

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 Self-Service 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)