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Automatic Payment Plans

An easier way to pay for college.


Paying for the rising costs of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. To help you meet your educational expenses, Armstrong State University is pleased to offer Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges, and there is no credit check. Enrollment in this plan is easy and available online. All you need to need to know is the amount you would like to finance, and the bank information for your payment set up. Bear in mind: for SUMMER 2014, students may only finance up to $7300 using Nelnet; if your bill is larger than that, you must pay the difference directly to the University. This option can ONLY be used for upcoming terms. There are no payment plans for past-due balances.

FALL 2014: Payment plan upgrades!

Starting Fall 2014 (July 1, 2014), pre-payment plans will be available for enrollment via the Port of Armstrong only. The enrollment process will be securely connected to your student account., so your plan will be for the exact amount due--no guessing or estimating! Start the enrollment process by logging into the Port and clicking on the Payment Plan link in the Student Services box on the Home tab.

Important Changes:

  • Lower enrollment fees for early sign-up, slightly higher fees for later sign-up
  • Cap on plan of $5500 per semester
  • E-Cashier imports estimated Financial Aid amounts, including loans, Pell, and Hope.
  • E-Cashier places a note on your account showing you've signed up--you can view it on the hold screen (but it  will not place your account on hold).
  • Longer time to take advantage of the plan--enrollment continues until just before the semester begins.

NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Fall 2014 Payment Plan*
July 25 (enrollment fee: $60) 35% 3 August - October
Aug 15 (enrollment fee: $70) 50% 2 September - October

*Payment plan available when fees are assessed for Fall 2014 , starting July 1, 2014

Payment Methods

  • Automatic Bank Payments (ACH)
  • Credit Card/Debit Card

If you elect to use this payment method, your monthly payment, along with a convenience fee, will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. The convenience fee is in addition to the enrollment fee.

Scheduled payments are processed on the 5th of the month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. Down payments and the enrollment fee are deducted immediately.

Payment Deadlines

  • Fall 2014: Fri, Aug 15
  • Spr 2015: Fri, Jan 9
  • Summer 2015: Fri, June 5

Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines

(for 4, 3 and 2 payment plans)
  • Fall 2014: July 25, Aug 15 (3 and 2 payment plans only)
  • Spring 2015: Nov 25, Dec 23, Jan 9
  • Summer 2015: Mar 26, Apr 24, May 22, June2



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For additional help, please call Nelnet Business Solutions at 800.609.8056.

Customer service representatives are available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST), and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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