Frequently Asked Questions
How do I receive my tuition billing statement?
Electronic Bills (eBills) have replaced all paper bills for Creighton University students. Students receive email notification through their Creighton email account when bills are available to view online at their student self service NEST web site. 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 access to their student account information on their NEST web site as an Authorized User to ensure their tuition bill is paid on time.
When is payment due for tuition?
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 semester or or official school term to avoid Late Payment Fees. Failure to receive a statement is not an acceptable excuse for not meeting a payment deadline.
Can I make monthly payments on my tuition and fees?
The only monthly payment plan that Creighton offers is called the MET Plan (Monthly Electronic Payment Plan) in which your monthly payment is automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account that you authorize for the deduction. Please visit the MET Plan website for more information.
Can I use a credit or debit card for payment of my tuition bill?
Payment by credit or debit cards can only be made online through the student NEST web site. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. A convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged by our third party vendor for each credit or debit card transaction. For acceptable forms of payment please refer to the Payment Options on this web site.
Why am I charged for Student Health Insurance?
University policy requires that ALL full-time students be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan and will be charged for the University sponsored plan until an online waiver is submitted to show that you have your own comparable comprehensive health insurance. Once Student Health receives the waiver information, the charge will be removed from the student account. For more information requarding Student Health and Immunization requirements, please visit the Center for Health and Counseling Student Health web site or Student Health Insurance Fee & Waivers.
What is the Medical School yearbook fee?
Only 4th year Medical students will be assessed for a yearbook that will be distributed at the end of the school year. If you do not wish to receive a yearbook, you can request that it be waived online through your student NEST web site. Waivers will not be accepted after the Last Payment Date for the fall semester. Please visit Yearbook Fee & Waivers for more information.
How do I receive a refund from my student loans?
Once Creighton University has received your financial aid and your tuition and fees have been paid in full, the University will issue a refund for the excess on your account. Student who are anticipating a refund, must sign up for Direct Deposit. Students can sign up for Direct Deposit through their NEST web site under the Student Accounts tab. With the exception of Parent Plus loans, paper checks will no longer be issued for student refunds. If a refund is generated from a Parent Plus loan, then a paper check will be issued and mailed to the parent who applied for the plus loan. See "Refunds from Overpaid Accounts" on the POLICIES page on this web site.
My employer will pay for my tuition, but they will not reimburse me until the end of the semester. Can I defer payment and not be assessed any late fees?
Creighton University now offers a Employer Tuition Deferral Program. Students who have been accepted and enrolled in the AcceleratedCREIGHTON, BILS, or MBA Programs (all other University programs are excluded) may be eligible to defer the portion of their tuition that will be covered by their employer reimbursement. Please view our Billing and Payment Options web page for more information on the requirements and application that must be filled out to participate in the Employer Tuition Deferral Program.
I received notice that I can not pre-register for my classes for the next semester because there is a Business Office HOLD on my account, why is this?
If you receive notice that the Business Office has a HOLD on your registration, diploma, grades or transcripts, then you most likely have a balance that still needs to be paid for outstanding tuition, owe on a University emergency loan, or you may still need to complete an Exit Interview (if you are graduating or leaving the University). The Business Office will not release any HOLDS until all outstanding balances are paid in full or you have completed your Exit Interview. See the section on "Past Due Accounts" on the POLICIES page or see the Student Loans page on this web site.
Are there any out-of-state fees?
Creighton University is a private institution, thus there is no difference in tuition amounts due to a student's state of residence.
Am I eligible for any financial aid?
You must be a degree or certificate-seeking student attending at least 1/2 time at Creighton to be eligible to apply for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information at (402) 280-2731.
How can I obtain my 1098-T tax information?
Creighton University is required to provide the student or parent with the 1098-T information for the applicable tax year by January 31st of each calendar year. The 1098-T for the qualified educational expenses can be viewed and printed through the student self service NEST web site. Students who graduate or leave Creighton University can still access their 1098-T tax information on their NEST web site for up to 1 year after they leave the University. You may also view our Tax Credit & 1098-T web page for further assistance.