CMU Payment Plan

Offered in partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce, the CMU Payment Plan is available to students and authorized payers to distribute out-of-pocket semester charges across affordable monthly payments. Payments are interest-free and automatically deducted on the 10th of each month.

Enrollment in the payment plan must be completed each semester and requires a $55 non-refundable enrollment fee. Payment options include electronic withdrawals from a checking or savings account or credit/debit card (service fees apply).

Balance Information

Most payment plans are established with equal installments given your estimated out-of-pocket expenses. Access your semester pre-billing estimate to review anticipated charges and financial aid awards. 

Any amount you expect to owe after financial aid has been disbursed is the amount your payment plan should be budgeted to include.  

After tuition, housing, and financial aid have posted to student accounts, your payment plan balance will adjust to align with your actual balance. 

Periodic adjustments will be processed to account for new charges and/or credits posted to your student account. You may also recalculate your own payment plan at any time.

It is your responsibility to monitor your payment plan in QuikPay, to confirm payment amounts and dates. 

2023-2024 Enrollment Deadlines

Fall 2023: Registration Opens June 1, 2023

   Enroll By:



First Payment

   July 5

July - Nov
July 10th
   August 5​4
​Aug - Nov
August 10th
​   Sept 5​3
​Sep - Nov
September 10th

Spring 2024: Registration Opens November 1, 2023

   Enroll By:



First Payment

   December 5

Dec - AprDecember 10th
​   January 5​4
​Jan - Apr
January 10th
​   February 5​3
​Feb - Apr
February 10th

Summer 2023: Registration Opens March 1, 2023

   Enroll By:



First Payment

   April 5

4April - JulyApril 10th
​   May 5​3
​May - July
​May 10th

Student Enrollment

  • Log in to CentralLink
  • From the Student Quick View menu, click on the account balance
  • From QuikPay, select the Payment Plan link on the left navigation menu

Authorized Payer* Enrollment

*An authorized payer that enrolls for a payment plan on a student's behalf may not be removed as authorized payer for at least 30 days after the final payment in the plan has been deducted. After that 30-day period has passed, students may remove the authorized payer at their discretion by clicking on the Authorize Payers link in QuikPay. 

Customer Service

For questions post-enrollment, please contact Nelnet (QuikPay) customer service at 800-470-6014. Representatives are available to assist Monday-Friday from 7:00AM-9:00PM (CST) and Saturday from 8:00AM - 2:00PM (CST). 

Payment Plan Fee Information

  • $55.00: non-refundable enrollment fee
  • $30.00: returned transaction fee
  • 2.85% per transaction: nonrefundable debit/credit card payment service fee

Failure to Complete Payment Plan Agreement

Two consecutive returned payments will result in termination of your agreement.  The following fees and holds may retroactively apply:

  • $100: non-payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly late fees for each month past the tuition due date
  • Registration hold
  • Official transcript/records hold
  • Student ID hold