Students at Methodist University can participate in a monthly payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce to pay their tuition and fees. There is no interest or credit check required before enrolling in our monthly payment program. Before enrolling, students and/or parents should review their eBill to ensure all required expenses are included. For plan options and enrollment deadlines, please login to your myMU Portal.

Important Tip: For a parent or guardian to enroll in a payment plan for the student, the student must first set up their own account in Nelnet and then add their parent or guardian as an Authorized Party. As an Authorized Party, the parent or guardian can log in using their own credentials and follow the steps to enroll in a payment plan.  Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section below to assist you with any questions you may have.

Students must also complete the Required Bill Clearance Form each semester prior to enrolling in our payment plan. Please refer to Billing Information for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Payment Plan

Any student who has a balance due that is not covered 100% by Financial Aid or outside payments (to include 100% Post 9/11 G.I. Bill) is eligible for participation in the program.

To enroll in the plan as a new user:

  • Students will need to login to their myMU Portal.
  • Under the Account & Payment Information section, select Pay Using Nelnet
  • Follow the instructions to Create Account, then select Next to create your security questions.
  • You will be directed to your landing page, where you can click Set up a Payment Plan.

Detailed instructions can be found at the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Student Accounts Tab of your myMU Portal.

For one or more parent(s) to be established on a student’s monthly payment plan as an “authorized payer”

  • Students will need to login to their myMU Portal using the steps listed above.
  • Complete the enrollment steps.
  • Once on the Nelnet Landing Page, click Add an Authorized Party located on the right side of your screen
  • The student will complete the information. Please be sure to give the Authorized Party the answer to the Authentication questions, or they will not be allowed to continue. Be sure to select Include the details that make up my balance if you would like the payer to see the detailed information.
  • You may set up multiple authorized payers, but only one payer can be the owner of the payment plan.
  • Authorized payers can manage accounts at after being added by the student.

As a returning user, you can login into your account directly through your myMU Portal (for students) or through the dedicated website as an authorized payer.

To participate in the payment plan, a non-refundable fee of $45 per semester is charged. The enrollment fee is a separate transaction from the first scheduled payment and is processed immediately once the plan has been created. If the enrollment fee and down payment is returned for nonsufficient funds, the payment plan agreement will automatically terminate.

Methodist University is committed to assisting individuals and families in paying for the costs related to attending college. The payment plan is an option that provides you with an alternative method of payment. Rather than paying for the entire semester’s balance due in one payment, this plan allows you to spread the cost over multiple monthly payments.

Students and parents who wish to participate in the plan are not charged interest on outstanding balances. However, an enrollment fee is charged each semester. A portion of this fee is kept by the University’s third-party provider and the remaining portion is remitted to Methodist University. That portion helps offset the operating expenses associated with the ability to provide the plan as an option for payment.

Electronic funds transfer via the Automated Clearing House (ACH) from a checking or savings account or a debit/credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover) are acceptable forms of payment for the payment plan. A non-refundable convenience fee is charged for debit/credit card payments. The fee is subject to change.

Increases and decreases will be made automatically. Students and/or parents should not assume that balances are automatically adjusted if additional financial aid is received, or a fine has been levied. Students are responsible for monitoring their monthly payment account balance online.

The payment plan due dates are predetermined and cannot be changed. Payments will be automatically charged or drafted around the 5th or 20th of each month, depending on payment date selected.

A new payment plan will need to be completed online through Nelnet Campus Commerce each semester the student chooses to enroll. Applications will only be accepted during enrollment periods, which are available through the myMU Portal.

Nelnet Campus Commerce charges a $30 returned payment fee from the payer’s bank account or credit/debit card each time a payment is returned. After two insufficient payments, Methodist University reserves the right to terminate the payment plan agreement, future participation in the payment plan may not be permitted, and the remaining balance is due immediately. If the required down payment is returned, you will be terminated from the payment arrangement and charged a $30 returned payment fee.

Payers are responsible for contacting Nelnet Campus Commerce at 800.609.8056 at least five (5) business days prior to the next scheduled payment to update bank account information or update the information in Nelnet. Failure to do so may result in a returned payment fee. Nelnet charges a $30 returned payment fee each time a payment is returned.

Methodist University reserves the right to terminate the payment plan agreement after two unsuccessful payment attempts.

You may contact Nelnet’s Customer Service at 800.609.8056. Callers should reference Methodist University to be connected to the proper customer service representative.