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

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 2021 semester ended September 28.  Enrollment for Spring 2022 Semester begins November 1st. All payments are processed on the 20th of the month.  


  Spring 2022

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


March - 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.

Insurance Coverage Summary

The CollegeInsure Plan pays the remaining education obligation for the current semester, limited to the Maximum Benefit Amount.

The Benefit described in this Insurance Coverage Summary is effective only if You are eligible for the insurance, become insured and remain insured as described in the Certificate of Insurance and according to the terms and conditions of the Insurance Policy. This Insurance Coverage Summary is for illustration purposes only and highlights specific points within The Certificate of Insurance issued to Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. (NBS).

Maximum Benefit Amount: Forty Thousand Dollars (USD $40,000)

  • The Maximum Benefit Amount applies to each NBS Tuition Payment Agreement and payments are initiated upon death of the covered person. Covered person means that one person who is indicated on the NBS Tuition Payment Agreement to be the tuition payer. The covered person must be under the age of 70 on the later of the day insurance is elected or the NBS Tuition Payment Agreement is signed. Electronic signatures are allowed.
  • The amount of Benefit payable is limited to the outstanding balance owed to the student(s)’ educational institution, as budgeted through NBS, up to the Maximum Benefit Amount. Payments in arrears, if any, are not covered. The Benefit is payable directly to the institution specified on the NBS Tuition Payment Agreement.
  • The coverage effective date is the date on which the NBS Tuition Payment Agreement is executed by the covered person. Coverage ends on the due date of the last scheduled NBS tuition payment.
  • Proof of Loss is required to obtain this Benefit. A certified copy of the death certificate, indicating cause of death, must be provided to NBS.

Mutual of Omaha Companies
United of Omaha Life Insurance Company
Coverage Provider
Mailing Address:
Mutual of Omaha Plaza
Omaha, NE 68175


Please contact Nelnet Business Solutions at 866-506-4637 for additional information.