Billing & Payment Options


Electronic Bills (eBills) have replaced all paper bills for Creighton University students.  Prior to the beginning of each semester, each student who is registered for classes will be sent an email message to their Creighton email account stating that their eBill is available to view online through the student self service NEST web site or the Nelnet (NBS) payment system portal. The initial email and billing notifications for registered students are sent mid July for the Fall Semester, late December for the Spring Semester, and early May for the Summer Session.  Students who register later will receive their eBill notification email as soon as their registration is processed. 

Payments of tuition, room, board, and fees are due in full before the start of each semester and no later than the Last Payment Date for each official semester or school term to avoid Late Payment Fees.   In the event that a student registers for classes after the payment deadline date, then payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration.  Failure to receive a statement is not an acceptable excuse for not meeting a payment deadline.  If a student is expecting a billing statement and is unable to view it online at his(her) NEST web site, the student should contact the Creighton Business Office at (402) 280-2707 or by email at our Contact Us form

The initial billing statement will include charges for tuition, required fees, student health insurance fee,  and possible room and board charges. It will also include any anticipated University scholarships and financial aid awarded for the semester as of the statement date.  Refund policies for excess financial aid can be found on the POLICIES page of this web site.  Please note that any outside scholarship that you may be receiving will not be credited to your student account until the University has received the actual monies from the scholarship foundation. 

  1. Check your email!  Most correspondence from Creighton University will be sent to the student's official University email account ('netid'  Check your email on a frequent and consistent basis.
  2. Please review your billing statement carefully and follow the directions to waive certain fees. You must submit the proper waivers online through the student NEST web site to remove Health Insurance.  Failure to do so, will result in the student being responsible for payment of these fees and any late fees that may be assessed.
  3. Your eBill (or Current Statement) is a snapshot of your account on the day it was generated and is not updated daily.  Waivers of fees, payments, or other credits received will not appear until the next eBill is generated.  To verify that the fees have been waived or payments have been received, please view your real-time account information which can be found by viewing your Transaction Details on the Nelnet payment system portal.  Once you have waived any of the optional fees, you can subtract the waived fees from your Current Statement (if they are still reflected on your bill) and pay your remaining balance.
  4. It is the student's responsibility to follow-up on any outside scholarship not credited to their account.
  5. If you want a parent or guardian to have access to view your eBill statement or make payment in your behalf, you must make them an Authorized party to your student account information on Nelnet.  Please see the information section below on Authorizing Parent and Others to View & Pay your eBill. 

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Authorizing Parents or Others to View & Pay your eBill

Due to the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA), the Creighton Business Office cannot discuss or provide financial information to parents or others without the student's authorization.  Students can grant parents, legal guardians, or other third parties access by making them an Authorized User.  Students will need to login to their NEST self-service web site to register each individual they wish to grant as an Authorized User. 

Creighton University has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to provide online financial services including electronic billing, online payments, and payment plan enrollment and management. Students can grant parents, legal guardians, or other third parties access to receive notification and view their tuition bills, make payment on their behalf, or set up a payment plan by making them an Authorized Party to their Nelnet financial student account.  Authorization in the NEST will not transfer to the Nelnet financial system, so a separate authorization has to be set up.  Instructions to set up an authorized party in Nelnet can be found here.

It is the student's responsibility to make sure that the responsible party who will be paying for their tuition and fees either receives a copy of the tuition billing statement or has been granted an Authorized Party to ensure their tuition bill is paid on time.  


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Payment Options

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In Person

The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Cashier's or Bank Check
  • Money Order
  • Traveler's Checks

The cashier windows are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are located on the first floor of Creighton Hall.  If you happen to come by with payment during non-working hours, you can leave your payment in the metal depository box outside the Business Office door, room #113.


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Online through the NEST and Nelnet payment system

Creighton has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to provide online financial services.  Payments made online are real-time and are posted immediately to the student account.


  • Electronic Check (e-Check):  Transfer funds directly from your checking or savings account. There are no additional service fees for using this option.
  • Credit or Debit Card:  This option is available only online through our third party vendor.  Payments may be charged to a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or an American Express card.  A convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged by our third party vendor for each credit or debit card transaction.  The amount of the fee related to your transaction will be shown before you complete the transaction and will be recorded as a separate charge on your credit card or banking statement.  The convenience charge is non-refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is cancelled, refunded, credited, or charged back.

Notice:  Credit or Debit card payments cannot be made through the Business Office if paying in person or over the phone.


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If you are paying by mail, please enclose the top portion of your tuition billing statement with your payment to ensure proper credit to the student account.  Please include the student NET ID number on your check.  To avoid costly Late Payment Fees, please mail your payment at least 5-7 days prior to the Last Payment Date to ensure that payment is received on time. 

If you are having a payment sent from a 529 College Savings Plan, you should request your withdrawal at least 7-10 days prior to the Last Payment Date to ensure that payment is received on time. 

Payments received after the Last Payment Date, regardless of the postmark date, are considered late and are subject to late charges.  Please use the following address when mailing your payment: 

Creighton University
Business Office
780330 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178-0330

Please include the student Name and NET ID on the memo section of the check.


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Wire Transfer for International Students

International Students can pay their tuition bill by direct wire transfer from their home bank to Creighton University.   Please click here for the International Wire Transfer Form.  Please fill out the U. S. dollar amount at the top of the form and fill in the Student Name and Student ID in Field Box 70.  Once you have completed the form, you can submit the form directly to your bank to process the wire transfer payment.


For students and parents who are unable to make a lump sum payment of their tuition and fees, Creighton is partnering with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to offer an easy alternative to paying your tuition costs in a monthly payment plan .  Our Monthly Tuition Payment plan (MET) will allow you to enroll for up to 6 monthly payments each semester begining in June.  Payments will be an auto deduction from your bank account or credit card on the 10th or 20th of each month.  Please visit our Monthly Tuition Payment Plan (MET) web page to learn more about how the plan works.  Links to the web pages can be found on the menu bar at the top of this web page under Billing Info.

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Employer Tuition Deferral Program

Students whose company or agency reimburses the student directly through an employer tuition reimbursement plan may be eligible to defer the portion of their tuition that will be covered by their employer reimbursement.  Students who elect to participate in this program must:

  • Be currently employed by an organization which maintains a qualified tuition reimbursement program.
  • Be accepted and enrolled in the AcceleratedCREIGHTON, BILS, MS in Leadership, or campus based MBA Programs (all other University programs are excluded).
  • Fill out the Employer Tuition Deferral Application.  This application must be submitted every semester or term in which you intend to defer the portion of your tuition covered by reimbursement.  The form needs to be returned by the original due date shown on your tuition invoice.  Refer to the Employer Tuition Deferral Application for more complete details.
  • Be aware that if you are participating in the Employer Tuition Deferral program and owe any portion of tuition or fees not deferred under the program, that portion must be paid in full by the due date on your tuition invoice or you must sign up for the Creighton University MET payment plan. Otherwise, you will be subject to monthly late payment fees.

For all other students who do not qualify or participate in the Employer Tuition Deferral Program, the tuition and fees must be paid by the due date on your tuition invoice or you must sign up for the Creighton University MET payment plan.  Otherwise, you will be subject to late payment fees.


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Third Party Billing or Sponsors

Creighton University offers third party billing or special billing to students whose employers or other outside agencies pay their tuition, fees, and expenses (ex. ROTC, Military Tuition Assistance, Embassy Sponsorship, and employer tuition assistance programs).

Students must submit a voucher, letter of credit, purchase order, or authorization form to the Business Office by the first day of classes of each semester.  Any items NOT covered by the authorization or voucher form are the responsibility of the student and must be paid by the first day of classes for the semester or may be subject to late payment fees.

Book vouchers, that are issued to students whose books and/or supplies are paid by their sponsor, should be presented to the Creighton Bookstore.  The Creighton Bookstore will process the authorization or voucher for payment.


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Military Discounts and Required Verification

Please click here to view the eligible Military Discounts available for our Graduate & Doctorate Programs.

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Other Financial Arrangements

Only in the event that the financial aid that a student has been awarded and applied for has been delayed in arriving at Creighton University due to University or financial institutional error, will the Business Office make financial arrangement to keep an open balance on a student account.  It is still the responsibility of the student to make sure that any balance that their expected financial aid will NOT cover, is paid by the first day of classes for the semester.  It is the responsibility of the student to notify and personally speak with their Student Account Representative in the Business Office and inform them that their financial aid has been delayed.

Any accounts not paid in full by the Last Payment Date for the semester will be subject to late fees added to their account, as well as, a "HOLD" being placed on their account.  See "Past Due Accounts" on the POLICIES page of this web site.

Note:  It is recommended that all financial aid applications and required documentation be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid office at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester or term to avoid possible delays and resulting late fees.

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