Payment Plan Options
All students are required to pay their tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students may pay by cash, check or credit card. Students unable to pay in full must enroll in our convenient "Payment Plans". Students receiving financial aid (i.e., grants and loans) must enroll in the College's deferred payment plan. Direct links to these payment options are found in myACCESS.
For Financial Aid questions, visit the Financial Aid website, call (630) 942-2251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For other questions, please contact the Cashier's Office at (630) 942-2206, email email@example.com.
Payment Plan Information
Paying for the rising costs of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. Few people have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester.
Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. To help you meet your educational expenses, College of DuPage proudly offers an automatic payment plan.
This is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The cost to budget your interest-free monthly payment plan is a $25 per semester nonrefundable Enrollment Fee.
Please note: You must apply for the payment plan each semester.
You may budget your tuition and fees in the following ways:
A. Automatic Bank Payment (ACH): ACH payments are those payments you have authorized e-Cashier 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 College of DuPage. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.
B. Credit Card Option: Paying with a credit card allows you to take advantage of any bonus programs that may be offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged on the 5th of each month until the balance is paid in full.
Enrolling online is simple, secure and easy. The payment plan can accommodate down payments and monthly payments. Go to myACCESS and follow the instructions:
- Log in to myACCESS. (If this is your first time using myACCESS, click "I'm new to myACCESS and follow the instructions to create an account.)
- Go to "myACCESS for Students."
- Under "Financial Information," select the "Automatic payment plan" link.
- Follow the instructions to enroll in e-Cashier.
Be sure to have the following information:
- Seven-digit ID number
- The name, address, and email address of the person responsible for making the payments.
- To protect your privacy, you will need to create your own unique Nelnet Access Code. Please be sure it is something you can easily remember.
- Account information for the person responsible for payment.
- 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, you will need the credit card number and expiration date.
Before you click the "Submit" button, please carefully read through the Final Review and the Terms and Conditions. An immediate email will be sent (if an email address was provided for the person responsible for payment) confirming enrollment through e-Cashier.
Enrollment fee, and down or full payments are deducted immediately from the account provided on the agreement. If the payment fails for any reason, the agreement is terminated and notification is sent to the person responsible for payment. A $2 nonrefundable Enrollment Fee will be assessed for full payments.
A minimum balance due of $100 is required to budget through e-Cashier.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When and what time will the funds be withdrawn from my bank account?
While e-Cashier specifies the date each payment will occur, it is your financial institution that determines the time of day the payment is debited. E-Cashier recommends you check with your financial institution to determine how far in advance funds should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears. If a payment date falls on a weekend or banking holiday, the payment will be attempted the following business day.
2. How will I be notified of my payment information?
Once your agreement is posted, you will receive a confirmation notification of your payment amount by email or letter. Payments will be processed until the total balance is paid in full. The notification has important information you must have to log on to your automatic payment plan account. The notification also serves as a reminder that a $25 per semester nonrefundable Enrollment Fee will be processed immediately from the account indicated on the agreement.
3. Can I pay by phone with e-Cashier?
In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of your agreement, payments are processed electronically. E-Cashier does not accept payments by phone.
4. What is the e-Cashier Access Code?
To help protect your privacy, e-Cashier asks the person responsible for the payments to create an access code. If you should call into e-Cashier inquiring about your agreement or inquire online through automatic payment plan account, you will be required to verify your Access Code. If you do not create an access code on your e-Cashier agreement, one will be randomly assigned to you. Your Access Code will be identified on your Confirmation Notification. Please remember to keep a copy of your confirmation notification.
5. What happens if a payment is returned?
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 by e-Cashier of the returned payment via mail or email.
The e-Cashier plan is part of Nelnet Business Solutions (formerly FACTS Management Co.), which is the leading tuition payment plan provider in the industry. Working together, College of DuPage and Nelnet provide sensible strategies for covering the rising costs of college.
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 view your agreement online through automatic payment plan account. To access your account, follow the instructions located on the Nelnet Confirmation Notification or email.
If you have questions regarding your financial aid award or tuition balance, please call the College of DuPage Cashier's office at (630) 942-2206.
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151
Summer Hours - May 31 to August 3
Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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