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Paying Tuition Bill


Payment is due by the posted Due Dates for each semester.  If you register after the due date, tuition is due at the time of registration unless arrangements are made with the Student Accounts Office or a payment plan can be set up on Nelnet. Any balance NOT covered by a combination of financial aid, a payment plan and/or an approved third party arrangement are due by the posted due dates.

Students assume full financial responsibility when they confirm the annual required (LESA) Linfield Educational Services Agreement in Self-Service. Once you are logged into Self-Serive, you will go to User Options, then to Required Agreements to find any outstanding LESA not completed. The LESA agreement ensures the students responsibility for all costs incurred as a result of enrollment at Linfield University, regardless of who pays the bill on their behalf. 


Charges for the semester and any balance forward that is still outstanding minus any "pending financial aid", payment plan amount you have set up will be reflected on your tuition statement, showing your net amount due.

  • You may subtract any approved third party funding from the amount due if all required paperwork has been submitted to the Student Accounts Office. An example of this is Veteran Benefits.  

  • If you do not see any "Private Scholarships" listed in your pending or already applied to your balance, you will want to check your award letter and subtract from your balance if it is not listed on your bill. If it is not on your award letter, it is your responsiblity to inform the Financial Aid Office so they can add the award to your account.

  • Private scholarships and all financial aid MUST be received and applied to your student account by October 31st in the Fall and by March 31st in the Spring.


Students should take the initiative to understand their rights and responsibilities as well as the deadlines and refund policy associated with enrollment at Linfield University.  If you need help understanding this, the Student Accounts Office is happy to discuss all of your options with you.

  • Students are responsible for adding an Authorized Payer/party to their Nelnet Student Account Portal so that any person/parent paying the bill is receiving email messages regarding tuition amounts due.

  • Students are responsible for ensuring that all awarded financial aid is applied to their student accounts each term.  This includes endorsing co-payable grant and/or scholarship checks and completing all required documents including the annual conditions of award, loan entrance interviews and promissory notes by both the student and parent, if applicable.

  • Students must make financial arrangements for any unpaid portion of their bill with the Student Accounts Office by the due date to be financially cleared. This should be done by emailing the Student Accounts Office with a plan you are proposing, so we are able to review the account and find the best possible solution for you and Linfield. 
  • Payments for charges and adjustments incurred after the due date are due on or before the next billing statement due date.

  • It is the students responsibility to be aware of their account balance and financial aid information, and to maintain current valid address information at all times to ensure receipt of all correspondence in a timely manner.  Students are responsible for all educational debt charged to their student account. 

How can students stay informed of their responsibilities?

  • Add an "Authorized Party" (parent responsible for paying your bill)  in your Nelnet Student Account Portal allowing them to receive email communications about your tuition bill and deadlines.

  • Keep informed via the student accounts website and by checking your Nelnet Student Account Portal often. We only email to your Linfield University emails to follow all FERPA regulations.

  • Communication is important to successfully find solutions to any payment issues you may have. Contact the student accounts and/or financial aid offices as soon as you are aware of any payment issues or if you have questions.

  • Do not wait until a  deadline has passed before asking for help! Our offices are here to help you and are committed to making sure we can find solutions to help you through any difficult times to not interrupt your educational goals.

If you would like more information please contact the student accounts office at 503.883.2241 or email