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 Webadvisor Menu Click Student Financial Information to open the menu shown below.
    click sign up for payment plan option




     
  3. Click Sign Up for a Payment Plan to open the single sign on pass through menu.
    Click to open window leading to payment processor Nelnet




     
  4. When you "click here" on the single sign on pass through menu, 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

SUMMER 2019 SESSION

  • For class registration made ON or BEFORE May 14
    Tuition is due:  May 14
  • For class registration made AFTER May 14, tuition due dates are as follows:
    For classes that begin the week of May 20
    Tuition is due: May 14
    For classes that begin the week of June 17
    Tuition is due: June 11
    For classes that begin the week of July 15
    Tuition is due: July 9

FALL 2019 SESSION

  • For class registration made ON or BEFORE July 30
    Tuition is due:  July 30
  • For class registration made AFTER July 30, tuition due dates are as follows:
    For classes that begin the week of August 19
    Tuition is due: August 13
    For classes that begin the week of September 9
    Tuition is due: September 3
    For classes that begin the week of October 14
    Tuition is due: October 8


 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 2019 - Payment plan available 10/29/2018

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
November 25 none 5 December-April
December 11 20% 4 January-April
January 8 25% 3 February-April
February 22 30% 2 March and April
March 11 50% 1 April Only


Summer 2019 - Payment plan available on 03/25/2019

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
Apr 25 none 3 May-July
May 14 20% 2 June-July
June 11 30% 2 July-Aug
July 9 50% 1 Aug only

Fall 2019 - Payment plan available on 04/01/2019
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
July 18        none 4 Aug-Nov
Aug 13         20% 3 Sept-Nov
Sept 3         30% 2 Oct-Nov
Oct 8        50% 1 Nov only