Nelnet Tuition Payment Plans

The City University of New York makes college more affordable by allowing you to better manage your payments over time.

Benefits of Enrolling in a Nelnet Payment Plan

  • Instead of paying each semester's bill all at once, the Nelnet payment plan allows you to stretch payments over a period of months

  • The earlier you enroll, the lower your monthly payments since the total amount financed will be divided over more scheduled payments

  • Your class seat is saved

  • Nelnet accepts: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex. You may also pay with your checking account or ACH online.

  • This is an interest-free payment plan, not a loan.

Payment Plan Information

Payment Plan Budget

Establish your payment plan based upon your anticipated tuition & fee costs and your anticipated financial aid (grants, scholarships, federal and state aid, etc.). Past due balances from prior terms that have not been sent to a Collection Agency can be added to your current semester payment plan.

Choose Your Payment Method:

(Cost to Participate)

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH) or eCheck: ($25.00 enrollment fee, per semester.)

  • Credit or Debit Card: (A 2.65% service fee will be added to each monthly payment.)

Returned Enrollment/Payment Fees

  • If the Automatic bank payment (ACH) or eCheck Enrollment Fee is returned for any reason, including non-sufficient funds (NSF), the agreement will be terminated.

  • $30 Returned Payment Fee if a payment is returned, per occurrence of returned payment. Any eCheck/ACH payments returned due to NSF and all Credit/Debit Card payments that are returned will incur the $30 Return Payment Fee.

Notes: Any change in your obligation to CUNY will change the total payment plan balance and remaining monthly payment amounts.

How to Enroll

  • Log into CUNYfirst, go to HR Campus Solutions, click on Self-Service and go to your Student Center.
  • Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan.

Payment Play Enrollment Payments

Summer 2024 (Opens April 8, 2024)

Summer Semester Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan
Number of Payments 
(includes Down payment)
Last Day to Enroll
3 May 22, 2024

Fall 2024 (Opens April 8, 2024)

Fall Semester Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan
Number of Payments 
(includes Down payment)
Last Day to Enroll
6 June 21, 2024
5 July 22, 2024
4 August 22, 2024
3 September 3, 2024


Nelnet has a Call Center dedicated to CUNY students. Call 1-888-470-6014 to speak to a Nelnet Support Team member for assistance.

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