Monthly Semester Payment Plan

Brandeis partners with Nelnet to offer a monthly payment plan to families as a method to spread the cost of a semester over several months. Payments are required to be made on the scheduled due date, in the methods allowed by Nelnet, and must be paid directly to Nelnet.

For a small application fee ($45 per semester), but no interest or other finance charges, families may contract to have 4 or 5 equal monthly installments each semester deducted directly from their bank account or charged to a credit card. 

No payment plan is available for summer charges or past due balances.

  • Enrollment in the monthly payment plan will be through the Nelnet Student Account Portal and will be available in mid May for the fall semester.  Payment plans are only offered for the Fall and Spring semesters. 
  • Brandeis does not offer an in-house monthly payment option or accept payments for the payment plan directly
  • When you enroll in a Nelnet monthly payment plan, you will be required to set up a recurring payment method.  You can either select a credit card or automatic draft from a bank account.  Payments will be charged to your card or withdrawn from the bank account automatically on the 15th of each month.
  • Returned payments:  If a payment is returned unpaid by the credit card or bank account on record, Nelnet will attempt to submit the payment again. The rescheduled payment  does not grant an extension to the
    Brandeis due date and late fee policies. We recommend you replace any returned payment immediately to avoid a Brandeis late payment fee. If the second attempt is also returned unpaid by the credit card or bank
    account the payment plan is cancelled. Any student account balance that was being covered by the monthly payment plan will be due immediately as a one-time payment. If you are using a 529 Plan to pay all or part of your student account balance, it cannot be sent in monthly installments as Nelnet requires all monthly payment plans to be set up with a method of automatic payment.
  • You should submit your 529 plan payment as a one time payment by the published semester due date using the "Check, Money Order, Cash, 529 Plan and Travelers Check Instructions" tab on the student accounts, payment options section of our website.  If the 529 check does not cover the full semester balance due, you can use the monthly payment plan for the remaining balance.

Enrollment Deadlines and Required Down Payments

Fall Payment Plans

The $45 non-refundable enrollment fee is due at the time of enrollment.

Dates to signup online

Required Down Payment

Number of Payments

Months of Payments

May 15 - July 13 

None

5

July  15 - Nov 15

July 14 - Aug 11 

None

4

Aug  15 - Nov 15

Aug 12 - Sept 3 

25%

3

Sept 15 - Nov 15

Spring Payment Plans

The $45 non-refundable enrollment fee is due at the time of enrollment. If you plan to use a 4 or 3 payment plan you must be enrolled and all required payments paid by the December 15th semester due date.  Enrolling in a monthly payment plan after the December 15th semester due date may result in a registration hold and late fees.

Dates to signup online 

Required Down Payment

Number of Payments

Months of Payments

Nov 18 - Dec 13 

None

5

Dec  15 - April 15

Dec 14 - Jan 12 

None

4

Jan  15 - April 15

Jan 13 - Feb 4

25%

3

Feb 15 - April 15

One-time credit card and e-check payments can be made through your Nelnet Student Account Portal link in Workday Student. Once in the Nelnet Student Account Portal you will see a link to “Make a Payment”. Anyone other than the student should be added by the student as an Authorized Payer in the student’s Nelnet Student Account and may make payments through the Nelnet Campus Commerce login page using their Authorized Payer log-in credentials. Authorized Payers should not log in as the student.
Video Tutorial: How to Set Up Your Payment Plan