Nelnet Payment Plans

Don't have money to pay your tuition all at once? A Nelnet payment plan can help. Start budgeting for your education today with Nelnet. The sooner you start, the lower your monthly payments will be.

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Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. Working together, NSC and Nelnet, a leading tuition payment plan provider, will make the process easier and provide you with effective financial strategies.


  • Easy online enrollment
  • Monthly payment plan
  • Flexible payment options
  • No interest

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank (checking/savings account) payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card

Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.You must have a minimum balance of $100 to budget through the automatic payment plan.  

Cost to Participate

  • $17 enrollment fee per quarter (ACH & credit card)
  • No enrollment fee charge for full payment(ACH)
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Simple Steps to Enroll in a Nelnet Payment Plan

How to enroll in a payment plan:

  1. Visit ctcLink and login with your ctcLink ID (EMPLID) and password. If you have not activated your ctcLink ID (EMPLID) or need assistance recovering it, please click here for support
  2. For step-by-step instructions on how to set up your payment plan, visit the ctcLink Resources page, scroll down to the "Navigating ctcLink (Desktop/Browser)" section and select "Enroll in a Nelnet Payment Plan.  You can also view a PDF guide here.

Nelnet Payment Plan Schedule

If you are paying through a deferred payment plan and fail to make a scheduled payment, you will not be dropped for non-payment. However, a hold will be placed on your NSC student account and that hold will remain until your Nelnet account is made current (i.e., you have caught up with your scheduled payments). It may take 24-48 hours for the Nelnet account to be updated on the college's end. Please plan for this delay.

You also remain responsible for keeping track of courses added to your schedule, and for dropping courses you do not want, including wait-listed courses.

The hold on your NSC student account means you will not be able to register for future quarters and you will not be able to obtain financial aid.

Reminder: Students must sign up each quarter for the deferred payment service.

Nelnet Availability

Availability of Nelnet is determined by NSC's registration calendar. Please be aware the college may elect not to have it available during specific times and dates during registration.

Please review your agreement balance online through ctcLink to confirm changes when received financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added.

Information On Returned Payments

Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment be returned, a $30 returned payment fee will be automatically assessed to your account. You will be notified of the returned payment via mail or e-mail by Nelnet.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding your Nelnet account, please review the FAQ page for customer service information.
If you have questions regarding your balance, contact the NSC Cashiers Office at (206) 934-7703
If you have question regarding your financial aid, contact the NSC Financial Aid Office at (206) 934-3688.