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Payment Options

What methods of payment are accepted?

Creighton University has several payment options available to you for your convenience. If you are not utilizing an electronic method of payment, please be sure to include your Net ID with your payment.  Payments received after the Last Payment Date, regardless of postmark or attempt dates, are considered late and are subject to late fees.

  • Electronic Payments
    • Creighton University has partnered with TouchNet to provide online payment options for our students and their families. Students can access payment options via their NEST account, while Authorized Parties can access TouchNet directly.
    • One-time manual payments made online are processed immediately and applied to the tuition account in real-time.  The following forms of payment are accepted online:
      • Electronic Check (e-check): Transfer funds directly from your checking or savings account with no additional fees.
      • Credit or Debit Card: This option is only available online through TouchNet. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards are all accepted. A 2.95% transaction fee will be charged by TouchNet. This fee cannot be waived or refunded, even if the payment is cancelled, refunded, credited, or charged back. The amount of the fee related to your transaction will be displayed before you complete the transaction and will be recorded as a separate charge on your credit card or banking statement.
      • International Payments: Creighton University has partnered with TransferMate which allows students to pay student tuition and fees in the currency of their choice. Simply select International Payment as your payment method when paying through your TouchNet account.
  • Payments by Mail
    • The same methods of payment available in-person are available via mail.
    • Payments can be made payable to Creighton University and mailed to:
      Creighton University Business Office
      780330 California Plaza
      Omaha, NE 68178-0330
    • It is very important that you include the Net ID for the student to ensure credit to the proper account.
    • If you are sending payment from a 529 College Savings Plan, you should request your withdrawal at least 10 business days prior to the Last Payment Date to ensure that payment is received on time.

What if my money comes in another way?

Don't worry!  We've got you covered!

  • 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 BS in Leadership (BILS), the MS in Organizational Leadership, or Heider College of Business Graduate Programs (all other University programs are excluded).
      • fill out the Employer Tuition Deferral Application. This application must be submitted each semester in which the student intends to defer the portion of tuition covered by reimbursement. If you are registered for two eight-week terms in one semester you only need to submit the form once, by the start of the first eight-week class or classes.
  • Third Party Billing or Sponsors
    • Creighton University offers third party billing or special billing to students whose employers or other outside agencies pay the tuition, fees, and expenses. Examples of these types of programs may include: ROTC, Military Tuition Assistance, Embassy Sponsorship, or 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 the term of each semester.
    • Any items that are not covered by the authorization or voucher form are the responsibility of the student and must be paid by the first day of the term for the semester. Failure to pay on time will result in late fees.
    • Book vouchers that are issued to students whose books and/or other supplies are paid for by their sponsor should be presented to the Creighton Bookstore. The Bookstore will process the authorization or voucher for payment.
  • Military Discounts and Required Verification
  • Alternate Financial Arrangements
    • Creighton University does not participate in alternate financial arrangements outside of our Payment Plan except for those students who have been awarded Financial Aid that was not processed accurately by the University.
    • If Financial Aid has not been awarded on time due to the student or parties outside of the University's failure to complete information or documentation, no such arrangement will be made.
    • It will continue to be the responsibility of the student to make sure that any balance not covered by Financial Aid is paid for by the first day of class for the semester.
    • 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/term to avoid possible delays and resulting late fees.

Can I make payments monthly?

For students who are unable to make a lump sum payment of their tuition and fees and have a balance of $100 or more due, Creighton has partnered with TouchNet to offer an easy monthly payment plan. This is the only option to spread out your out-of-pocket tuition payments to avoid late fees. Please review the Payment Plan page for more details.

How do I make international payments?

Creighton University has partnered with TransferMate, a leading cross-border payments provider, to offer you easy, economical and secure international tuition payment options. When a statement is ready, students can view it via NEST, or authorized users can access it via TouchNet. Students and authorized users can pay by clicking the TransferMate link. TransferMate offers an easy, automated and secure payment.
With TransferMate, students can pay tuition and fees in their local currency from nearly any country.

What are the benefits?

  • Accurate currency conversions
  • Competitive exchange rates
  • Local currency payment methods
  • Faster payment posting to your student account
  • Exceptional customer service

Get started by logging into your student account center.

Who can I contact for assistance?

  • For transaction-specific questions, contact TransferMate via Skype, Live Chat, Email or Phone. View contact details.
  • For questions relating to your student payment center, contact the Business Office.

Will I be charged for using this service?

  • All international payments made through TranferMate are completely free of charge although you may be charged by your bank for making a local transaction, this is unfortunately out of our control.
  • Domestic transactions are subject to a $20 fee to cover costs.

Why do I need to provide identification?

  • By law, TransferMate is required to identify the person transferring funds to their bank account. Your identification will ensure that you and your institution are protected against Money Laundering attempts.

How will I know if my payment has been successful?

  • Once your payment has been received, the pending payment will be removed and the transaction added to the Payment History in your student account center. Additionally, you will receive an email confirming that your payment was successful.

How long does a transaction take?

  • Once TransferMate has received your payment into the local bank account in your country, TranferMate sends your payment the same day from our account to your institution. These payments are generally received by your institution the same day if payments are received into our local account in your country before 2 p.m. GMT.

When will my payment be posted to my student account?

  • Your payment will automatically be posted to your student account within 24-48 hours from payment completion.

Where are TransferMate payments shown in my Student Account?

  • When the student registers the payment it is displayed on the home page as a Pending Alternate Payment Method. Once the payment is made, and funds are confirmed by TransferMate, the student account is updated and it can be seen in the Payment and Account History.

Can my family or other authorized users have access to my Student Account?

  • Students may set up authorized users to view their billing information and/or their student bill on their behalf. Please note that, in accordance with FERPA, this does not allow the authorized user to view the student's academic records, course schedule, or other personal information. Authorized users may view student account activity, make payments, and set up payment plants.