Payment Plan

The University of Illinois provides an optional Payment Plan that allows students/authorized payers to spread payment of anticipated tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board expenses over 6 installments for the Fall and Spring semesters. The Payment Plan is an alternative option to the regular University payment policy and is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. Students will not be assessed monthly late payment fees on their student account while enrolled in the Payment Plan.

  1. Any University of Illinois undergraduate, graduate, or professional school student, or the Authorized Payer of such student, is eligible to participate in the Payment Plan.
  2. Enrollment is not automatic for current participants. A student must be re-enrolled on a semester basis.
  3. Your student account must be in good standing. Students with past due balances must contact University Bursar to find out about alternative arrangements.
  4. You must allow automatic withdrawals from your U.S. checking or savings account; or automatic charges to your U.S. credit card account. Students with two or more invalid checks (paper check and/or e-check) payments are not eligible to use a checking or saving account. Students with prior disputed credit card payments are not eligible to use a credit card.  
  5. Summer charges are not eligible for this plan and must be paid when billed.
  6. Only tuition, mandatory fees, housing, and meal plan charges are eligible to be included in your Payment Plan budget. Please note: Certified housing is not assessed to student’s accounts and is therefore not eligible to be included in the Payment Plan.
  7. Your Payment Plan budget must have a minimum balance of $500.00.
  8. Payment Plan payments made before the semester begins will be posted to your student account after tuition and fee have been charged.
  9. Tuition and fees for fall semester are charged to your student account in August. Payment plan budget adjustments may be necessary at that time. Likewise, tuition and fees for spring semester are charged in January.
  10. University Bursar will notify students via email if payment plan adjustments are necessary once billing for the semester occurs.

Cost to Participate

  • $40 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee
  • $30 non-refundable fee if a payment is returned

For more information about the Payment Plan, please see Payment Plan FAQs.

Enrollment deadlines

Enrollment for the Fall 2022 Semester begins June 1st. All payments are processed on the 20th of the month.  

Spring 2023

Dates of Enrollment Number of Payments Months of Payments

November 1 - December 19


December - May

December 20 - January 19


January - May

January 20 - February 19


February - May

February 20 - February 28


February - May

*25% payment of the student account balance required at the time of enrollment for the 3 month plan.

Enrollment Instructions

To enroll in a Payment Plan as a student or Authorized Payer, please follow these enrollment instructions.

CollegeInsure Plan

Payment Plan owners are covered under the Nelnet Business Solutions CollegeInsure Plan. Insurance benefits are payable to the University of Illinois under this plan.