Set Up a Payment Plan

Each semester, families may enroll in a 4 or 5 month payment plan to make interest free monthly payments towards the student’s tuition.
Please note:

Payment plans must be re-established at the beginning of each semester. Spring 2024 payment plans can be set up starting on December 1st once charges are applied to the account. The deadline date for the 5 payment plan is December 11th; the 4 payment plan deadline is January 10th.

Authorized parties can access the payment plan at any time after setting up their account using this link:

How To Set Up the Payment Plan

To activate a payment plan for the semester, the student must:

  1. Log into Homer Connect
  2. Select "Billing and Payment" on the left-hand side
  3. Select "Financial Aid and Student Account Information"
  4. Select "Payment Plan Portal"
  5. Select "Set up Payment Plan" 
  6. Review/update contact information

To add friends or family members to an account to pay on a student’s behalf:

  1. Go to the payment plan portal
  2. Click “My Profile”
  3. Select “Add” in the Manage Payers box
  4. Enter payer information
  5. Click “Save”

To access a payment plan as an authorized party:

  1. Check the email address entered by the student
  2. Click on the provided link to log in and finish setting up your account
  3. Select “Set up a Payment Plan”

To set up a payment plan for the semester:

  1. Click on “Set up a Payment Plan” – disregard the balances you see displayed. Refer to the Current Balance on the View & Pay Accounts page on QuikPay/Homer Connect. Click into the box with the displayed total to adjust it if needed
  2. Select the available plan option
  3. Enter payment details
  4. Review payment schedule. The schedule is set up to automatically pull charges on the 20th of each month. This can be changed later.
  5. Review and click “Authorize”

We cannot access a scheduled payment 2-3 business days before the scheduled payment date, so if you would like to make changes to the amount or date, please let us know at least a week in advance.

If the account information is incorrect or the funds are not available at the time of payment, the payment will be returned along with a small return fee. Nelnet will automatically attempt to pull payment a second time after this occurs.

Contact Nelnet

If you have questions, please first consult the FAQ page on the Nelnet website: