South Georgia State College

Nelnet FAQ

Nelnet Payment Plan Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Nelnet Business Solutions?

-Nelnet is a third party vendor who administers a short-term payment plan for students, making college tuition more affordable.

What is the cost to participate in the Nelnet Payment Plan?

-Depending on the date by which the student enrolls, the enrollment fee ranges from $50 to $70.

What other amount does a student have to pay up front?

-Depending on the date by which a student enrolls, the down payment ranges from 0% to 50% of the requested payment amount.

Does a student have to pass a credit check?

-Students are not required to pass a credit check; however, a student must provide Nelnet with payment information from an active financial institution, banking account or credit card, from which monthly payments will be drafted (service fees apply to Debit/Credit Card transactions).  A $30 nonrefundable returned payment fee will be charged for each payment not honored by the student's payment method.

What is the maximum amount a student can budget through Nelnet?

-A limit of $5,500 per semester applies.

When does the Enrollment Period begin for each semester?

-Enrollment usually opens approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

How late is the Enrollment Period open?

-Enrollment is open until the last day of Drop/Add each semester; however, to get the best payment option of lower enrollment fees and lower monthly payments, a student should register as early as possible.


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