Tuition Payment Plan

Make College Easier to Pay for with a Tuition Payment Plan

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There's no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it's easy to enroll!

Nelnet Business Solutions is Parkland College's authorized payment system that provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses. It is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges assessed, and no credit check . Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800/609-8056.

Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit/debit card
    Please note: An additional 2.7% service fee will be charged on credit/debit card payments. This fee will be added to your payment amount.

Cost to Participate

  • $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester
  • $2 nonrefundable enrollment fee for an immediate full payment
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned

To Sign Up for a Payment Plan follow these steps:

Please note: Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) is Parkland College's authorized payment system.

  • 1. Go to my.parkland.edu.
  • 2. On the Self-Service for Students menu, click Student Financial Information to open the menu shown below.
    Student Financial Information Menu
  • 3. Click Sign Up for a Payment Plan to open the single sign on pass through menu or click here.
  • 4. You will be directed to the NBS site where you can create an account and sign up for a payment plan.

 

Note: Once you have created your payment plan account, you can use the links above for single sign on through my.parkland.edu to access your payment plan, check balances, make plan payments, set up an authorized third party, etc.

Contact the Parkland College Business Office at 217/351-2233 if you do not see the option to sign up for the payment plan.


Tuition Due Dates

SPRING 2021 SESSION

  • For class registration made ON or BEFORE December 15
    Tuition is due: December 15
  • For class registration made AFTER December 15, tuition due dates are as follows:
    For classes that begin the week of January 11
    Tuition is due: January 5
    For classes that begin the week of February 1
    Tuition is due: January 26
    For classes that begin the week of March 8
    Tuition is due: March 2

SUMMER 2021 SESSION

  • Tuition due dates are as follows:
    For classes that begin the week of May 17
    Tuition is due: May 11
    For classes that begin the week of June 7
    Tuition is due: June 1
    For classes that begin the week of July 6
    Tuition is due: June 29

FALL 2021 SESSION

  • Tuition due dates are as follows:
    For classes that begin the week of August 23:
    Tuition is due Tuesday, August 3.
    For classes that begin the week of September 13:
    Tuition is due Monday, August 23.
    For classes that begin the week of October 18:
    Tuition is due Monday, September 27.

 

Enrollment Deadlines

  • NOTE: All payments and enrollment fees are processed immediately.
  • If you use Nelnet to pay your tuition in full, that does NOT put you on the payment plan.


Spring 2021 - Payment plan available 10/25/2020

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
November 22 none 5 December-April
December 15 20% 4 January-April
January 5 25% 3 February-April
February 19 30% 2 March and April
March 9 50% 1 April Only


Summer 2021 - Payment plan available on 03/21/2021

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
Apr 22 none 3 May-July
May 11 20% 2 June-July
June 1 30% 2 July-Aug
June 29 50% 1 Aug only


Fall 2021 - Payment plan available on 03/28/2021

 

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
July 22 none 4 Aug-Nov
Aug 17 20% 3 Sept-Nov
Sept 7 30% 2 Oct-Nov
Oct 12 50% 1 Nov only