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 Nelnet Campus Commerce 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 Nelnet 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 Nelnet.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards are all accepted.  A 2.75% transaction fee will be charged by Nelnet.  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.
  • In-Person Payments
    • Payments can be accepted at the Business Office located in Creighton Hall, First Floor, Room 113.  The cashiering window is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM.  If you happen to stop by when the window is closed, please drop your payment into the metal depository box located by our front door.
    • The following forms of payment are accepted at the window:
      • Cash
      • Personal Check
      • Cashier's Check
      • Money Order
      • Traveler's Checks
      • NOTE: Credit or Debit card payments cannot be accepted in the office.
  • 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
    • 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!

  • Wire Transfers for International Students
    • International Students can pay their tuition bill by direct wire transfer from their home bank to Creighton University.  Please use the International Wire Transfer Form; fill in the USD amount at the top of the form and the Student Name and Net ID in Field Box 70.  Once you have completed the form you may submit it directly to your home bank to process the wire transfer payment.
  • 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 program (all other University programs are excluded).
      • fill out the Employer Tuition Deferral Application.  This application must be submitted every semester or term in which the student intends to defer the portion of tuition covered by reimbursement.  The form needs to be returned by the first day of class for the semester/term.
      • be aware that if you are participating in the ETDP and owe any portion of tuition or fees not deferred under the program, that portion must be paid in full or you must be signed up for the MET Payment Plan by the first day of class.  Failure to pay or enroll in the Payment Plan on time will result in late fees.
  • 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 classes 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 class 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
    • Please review the Eligible Military Discounts available for our Graduate and Doctorate Programs.
    • If a student who is receiving a military discount takes three straight semesters off (an entire year), they cannot be awarded the benefit again if they return.
  • Alternate Financial Arrangements
    • Creighton University does not participate in alternate financial arrangements outside of our MET 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.
    • It is the responsibility of the student to notify and personally speak with a Student Account Representative in the Business Office to inform them that their financial aid has been delayed.
    • Any account not paid in full by the Last Payment Date for the semester will be subject to late fees and/or a hold being placed on the account.  Please review the Past Due Accounts policy for more information.
    • 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, Creighton has partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce 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 MET Payment Plan page for more details.