Payment Plans | University of Portland

Payment Plans

The monthly payment plan administered by Nelnet allows University of Portland students to spread out expenses into a more manageable interest-free installment plan. The cost is $60 to set-up a plan. For the payment itself, eCheck is a free payment method which is highly recommended. Credit Cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express) incur a fee of 3.39%, and Debit Cards incur a fee of 1.39%. Payments are deducted as of the 15th of each month. Families can contact Nelnet at 800-609-8056 with questions.

If you have already established an account in Nelnet as an Authorized Party, you can access Nelnet via the following link. Nelnet.

 Students have the option to allowing someone to assist them in making payments. Students will need to set-up the Authorized Party in the Nelnet Enterprise system. For instructions on setting up an Authorized Party, please visit the following link.  Authorized Party Instructions.


Payment Schedule

Payment plans are set-up based on each semester. Below is the schedule for enrolling in a semester payment plan. Each semester plan has an enrollment fee of $60.00, this fee is non-refundable and is required by Nelnet. Your payment will be automatically debited (ACH) from your checking or savings account or by using a credit card or debit card, each month on the 15th of the month. It is important to realize that you cannot make back payments on a plan. If you wish to have a 5-month plan, please make sure you establish your plan on the day the plan becomes available. 


Summer Payment Plans: Opens on May 1 (3-month plan) *$60 Enrollment Fee


Fall Payment Plans: Opens on July 8 *$60 Enrollment Fee


Spring Payment Plans: Opens on October 1 *$60 Enrollment Fee


A hold will be placed on student accounts with outstanding balances, and/or who are delinquent on their Nelnet monthly payments. Please refer to the student account hold policy for more information. 

UP offers a monthly payment plan through Nelnet as a courtesy to our students. It is important that those who opt for this plan stay current on their monthly payments. Missing payments will result in cancellation of the plan and make a student ineligible to participate in the monthly payment plan in the future.