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Tuition Payment Plans

Tuition Payment Plan Options

Linfield University has contracted with Nelnet Campus Commerce to administer our Payment Plan Options.  Payment Plans can be set up online on Nelnet.  You can log into your Nelnet Student Account Portal through Self-Service and go to "Payment Processor", which will take you directly to your Nelnet Student Account Portal. There is a one-time enrollment fee for each payment plan, per semester, that must be paid to Nelnet for the plan to be active. 

Payment Plan Options Available:

Please see the Payment Plan Options available in the links below. Payment Plans vary depending on the standard academic calendar and the accelerated academic calendar. 

2024-2025 Standard Academic Calendar Payment Plan Options

2024-2025 Accelerated Academic Calendar Payment Plan Options

An easier way to pay for college credit classes. The most efficient and cost-effective way to pay for school

A payment plan enables you to break your education costs into easy-to-handle monthly payments rather than pay for the entire semester or year in one large sum.  These options and services are powered by our partner,  Nelnet Campus Commerce, who has provided payment solutions for over 3 million students at thousands of schools.

Payment Plan Benefits

  • Automatic monthly payments
  • No interest or finance charges
  • No qualifying or credit search
  • Secure online transactions
  • Multiple no down payment options if you register early
  • Can switch payers and payment methods

Electronic Payment Methods

  • E-Check from your checking account
  • Debit card
  • Credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover)

Payment plans are semester plans only so you must enroll in a new plan every semester and the enrollment fee must be paid at the time each payment plan is set up.

Adjustments to your Payment Plan Amount

If you have set up your payment plan for too much or less than what is needed to cover your semester balance an adjustment to your plan is recommended.  There is no limit on how many adjustments you may do, and they can be made throughout the semester.  There is no fee charged for making an adjustment to your payment plan.

How to Adjust your Payment Plan:

  • Login to your Nelnet Student Account Portal by using your Linfield CatNet login credentials and make the adjustment online or call Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056.
  • Email the Student Account Office with a request to adjust plan.

    Email should include:

    • Student Name
    • Student ID#
    • Brief description of what you are needing us to do.
    • We will review and adjust as needed.  

Delinquent Payment Plan Payments

  • You will be charged a late fee of $50.00 by Nelnet each month you are late.
  • You will be charged a $30 return check fee on returned items.
  • A hold will be placed on your Linfield student account until payments are made current.
  • Note: Payment Plan Holds are not released on your account automatically. If you bring your Nelnet account current, please email the Student Accounts Office and request the hold be released.  The Student Accounts Office will verify the necessary information and release the hold if applicable.
  • If you become two months delinquent on your monthly payment plan with Nelnet, your plan will automatically be canceled, and the remaining balance will be due immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I do if I do not know my total education expenses when enrolling in the Payment Plan?
A: If your costs are not finalized at the time you enroll, simply estimate your budget. Once your costs are finalized, you can then make adjustments to your plan amount.

Q: What billing options are available for the Payment Plan?
A: The easiest, fastest and most convenient way to receive your bills is through our eBill option. Once you enroll in eBill, an email will be sent to you when your bill is ready for viewing in our secure online portal. You may also opt to receive paper bills by mail. You may elect to enroll in eBill at any time by logging into your account and updating your preferences.

Q: How can I access my account information?
A: You can access your account information at any time through our secure online portal. Once you login, you can view your account balance, view your bills, make a payment, and update your account information. If you require additional assistance, you may also call our Customer Care Center at 800-609-8056.