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Payment Plan

Monthly Payment Plan

Creighton University has partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce to provide online financial services including electronic billing, online payments, and monthly payment plan options.

  • Payments are withdrawn as scheduled monthly installments on the 5th of each month. A reminder email will be sent to the payment plan owner five calendar days in advance of the payment to confirm the date and payment amount. Please use this as a reminder to ensure fund availability in the account from which you have chosen to pay.
  • Payment plans are semester specific. You must enroll in a new payment plan each semester.
  • Balances from prior semesters cannot be carried forward.
  • Payment plans will not automatically update. If you have any changes to the student account after enrollment in the payment plan it will be the payment plan owner’s responsibility to manually adjust the payment plan. Any adjustments must be made at least two business days prior to the next date of withdrawal from your account. When viewing your plan, click on Actions, Adjust Balance to make the adjustment.
  • Payment plans may be created for accounts with balances at $100.00 or greater.

For more information regarding enrollment dates, please select the button below based on which type of student you are.

  • United States checking or savings account (using the routing number and account number)
    • Foreign checking or savings account cannot be used at this time
  • Credit or debit card payment (an additional 2.75% fee will be assessed per transaction processed)
  • $50 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester
  • $30 non-refundable returned item fee if payment is returned for any reason
  • Login through NEST under the Student/Faculty link.
  • Select the "Student Accounts" tab on the top of the page.
  • Select "Enroll in Monthly Tuition Payment Plan"
  • Select "Set Up a Payment Plan" and follow the enrollment steps on screen.
  • Login to Nelnet directly.
  • Select "Set Up a Payment Plan" and follow the enrollment steps on screen.
  • Note: The student must give you access as an Authorized Party before you will be able to login.  Please have the student follow the instructions provided here.

Students may have multiple payment plan agreements on their account for a given term. The parallel payment plans accommodate the needs of multiple financially responsible parties (for example, divorced parents or grandparents that are assisting with education charges). The student must enroll all authorized Parties (see steps above) in order to activate the multiple payment plan agreement. Each responsible party will be charged for the enrollment fee and will have a private account.

The Payment Plan is offered to students and their authorized users/parties as a monthly installment, automatic withdrawal system used to pay any outstanding debts on a student's tuition account. The plan is configured on a per-semester basis and is set up to pay the current semester in full, with a maximum of 5 monthly payments available. Payment Plan users will be automatically disenrolled from the program if they have more than two returned payments in any one semester. A Business Office Tuition Account Hold will be placed on the student account until the balance due has been paid in full. The payment will have Returned Item Hold until the method of payment has had sufficient time to clear the account. The student will not be allowed to register for future courses, obtain a diploma, or receive transcripts until the holds have been released. Users will be required to wait 24 hours after a hold has been placed to sign up for a new Payment Plan (for a future semester). The payment plan owner will receive an email notification that the Payment Plan is cancelled/terminated. Late fees will not be waived. After the Payment Plan has been terminated for the current semester it cannot be reinstated. However, students will be allowed to use the Payment Plan again during a future semester should they choose to do so.