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Tuition Payment Plan

All fees and charges are due August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester. Students may not register until their accounts are paid in full or satisfactory alternative arrangements are made with the Business Office.

Students who have outside scholarships or loans not already credited to their accounts by the day of registration must have written confirmation from the source of the aid if the scholarship or loan is to be considered in computing the net amount due.

The Nelnet ( Nelnet Campus Commerce) Tuition Payment Plan - formerly FACTS

To help you meet your educational expenses, Monmouth College is pleased to offer Nelnet as a convenient budget plan. Nelnet is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses.

It is not a loan program; therefore, you have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. The only cost to budget monthly payments through Nelnet is a $35.00 per semester or $50.00 per academic year nonrefundable enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is automatically deducted immediately upon submitting your agreement registration to the Nelnet system.

Check out the online application for the Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan.

How Nelnet Works

Using Nelnet is simple. You may enroll online. Information for enrolling online is provided below. You may budget your tuition and fees one of two ways:

Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)

ACH payments are those payments you have authorized Nelnet to process directly with your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved for your expenses at Monmouth College. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 5th or the 20th of each month and will continue through April.

Credit Card Option

Many payers have requested the option of charging their monthly tuition payment to their credit card. This enables you to take advantage of various bonus programs, like frequent flyer miles, offered by your credit card company. If you elect to use this option, your monthly payment along with a convenience fee will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate (MasterCard, Discover and American Express only). The convenience fee is in addition to the nonrefundable enrollment fee. Payments will be charged on the 5th or the 20th of each month until the balance is paid in full. If you wish to use this option you may enroll by registering online through e-Cashier. Credit card payments are processed by American Card Services, Inc.

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

Online enrollment

Enrolling online is simple, secure and easy. Connect to the Nelnet e-Cashier web site through this web page. Click on Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan

The payment plan can accommodate down payments and monthly payments. Once you are in e-Cashier, review all information and refer to the menu bar at the top for additional answers to questions you may have.

After you have reviewed all information, scroll down and select the "Proceed" button. After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions and submitted your agreement, you will receive an immediate email (if your email address was provided). This email will confirm receipt of your enrollment through Nelnet e-Cashier.

Down/Full Payment

Please remember, once you have submitted your Nelnet agreement online, any down payment or full payment is deducted immediately. A $2.00 Nelnet non-refundable enrollment fee will be assessed for full payment.

Completing the Nelnet Agreement

When you enroll online, be sure you have the following information:

  • Your student ID, as assigned by Monmouth College.
  • The name, address and email address of the person responsible for making the payments.
  • Account information for the responsible person.
  • If paying by automatic bank payments you will need the bank name, telephone number, account number, and the bank routing number. Most of this information is located on your check.
  • If paying by credit card (MasterCard, Discover or American Express only), you will need the credit card number and expiration date.

To complete the Nelnet Agreement:

  1. Complete the budget worksheet.
  2. Complete the Nelnet Agreement Form:

Institution Information
Enter student's name, Monmouth College ID number and email address.

Personal Information
Enter the name, address, phone numbers and email address for the person responsible for paying the tuition.

Payment Information
Enter the bank account or credit card information to be used for payments.

Verify your payment terms. These are the total amount you wish to budget and the number of payments. The total of each payment is determined by dividing the amount to be budgeted through Nelnet by the number of payments.

Annual and Semester Plans

For payment program options, enrollment deadlines, and down payment requirements, please see spring, fall and annual plan details


If you have questions about your agreement with Nelnet, please call either the Monmouth College Business Office at (309) 457-2124, or Nelnet at (800) 609-8056.

Important information

Call Nelnet at (800) 609-8056 to make any changes to your address, phone, or banking information. If you have questions regarding your Nelnet agreement please contact Nelnet directly or go to "My Nelnet Account" to review your agreement online. The instructions to access "My Nelnet Account" are located in your confirmation letter or email. If you have questions regarding your financial aid award or tuition balance, please call Monmouth College at (309) 457-2124.

Budget worksheet

The following budget worksheet is to be used as a guide to determine your college expenses and credits. When enrolling through e-Cashier use the "Budget Worksheet" provided online. Determine the total of your tuition and fees. Deduct any authorized financial aid. The balance is the amount due to Monmouth College. This is the amount you may wish to budget through Nelnet.

Tuition $________
Room & Board $________
Other (Health Insurance, Vehicle Registration, Music Lesson etc.) $________
Total Expenses $________
Scholarships $________
Grants $________
Loans Anticipated, less loan processing fees $________
Other Financial Aid $________
Down payment or Direct Payments to MC $________
Total Credits $________
Balance Due
Amount to be budgeted through Nelnet

Payments that are missed will be automatically reattempted. Any interest earned on all funds held in custody by Nelnet is payable to Nelnet. Missed payment fees are payable to Nelnet. Your financial institution may also assess a fee. Nelnet enrollment and missed payment fees are subject to change in future academic years or semesters, unless otherwise agreed by Nelnet and Monmouth College.

If you have any questions, please call the Business Office at (309) 457-2124.

Check out the online application: Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan