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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Automatic Payment Plan / Installments

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What is ItAutomatic Payment Plan - An easier way to pay for college!

To help you meet your educational expenses, Minnesota State University, Mankato is pleased to offer the Automatic Payment Plan serviced by Nelnet Business Solutions as a convenient budget plan. It is not a loan; therefore you have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check.


The Cost

The cost to budget monthly payments is a $24 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is automatically deducted from your account WITHIN 14 days of your agreement being posted to the system.

A full payment option is available at no cost. Full payments are taken immediately.

Tuition Payments

The tuition payment is automatically deducted on the 5th of each month from a checking or savings account.

If your payment on the 5th is not successful, it will be reattempted on the 20th of the month. Any time a payment is returned, you will receive notification on how the returned payment will be handled. Your agreement will be processed until the balance owed is paid in full.

You may also have your payment charged to your credit card. If you elect to use your credit card, your options include:

Payment Options

  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express, DISCOVER
  • International credit cards
  • US Debit/Bank card
  • Regular checking/or savings ACH (U.S. only)

Please note: Debit cards may be returned unpaid due to daily limit restrictions imposed by your bank.


You will be assessed a $25 fee for each missed or returned payment. Please note, your financial institution may also assess you a fee. Returned payment fees are automatically deducted from the account you have provided. We will reattempt to collect any fees charged for missed or returned payments. Missed payment fees are payable to Nelnet Business Solutions.

Enrollment fees and returned payment fees are subject to change in future academic years or semesters. Interest earned on all custodial funds held by Nelnet Business Solutions is payable to Nelnet Business Solutions.

Enrollment Process

  • Option 1 - E-Services (you have a balance)
    1. Login to
    2. Select Bills and Payment (left side list area)
    3. Select Enroll in a New Payment Plan (middle area - will appear if you have a balance)
  • Option 2 - Estimate Your Balance
    1. Register for classes for the Term (see course listing)
    2. Payment Plan - Cost Estimator PDF (fill in dollar amounts from Tuition and Fee tables; enter amount from this form into the Net Amount Award field on Step 2 of the NelNet e-Cashier page)
    3. Login to Nelnet Business Solutions.

Payment Plan Contract Amounts

The estimate of your total out-of-pocket obligation to the University used when you set up your original contract amount with Nelnet Business Solutions remains unchanged regardless of changes to your University account, until after the first financial aid disbursement of the semester. For further details on how and when your initially established monthly payment amounts may change, please refer to the information below specific to each academic term.

Summer Semester 2016 Details

  • e-Cashier available on March 16, 2016
  • Full payments may be made on e-Cashier through June 19, 2016
  • All down and full payments are processed immediately!
Options Last day to enroll online Required down payment Number of payments Months of payments
1 April 30, 2016 none 3 May - June
2 May 20, 2016 15% or $300 2 June & July
3 June 19, 2016 50% 1 July
4 June 19, 2016 100% Full Payment Immediate
  • Enrolling by April 30, 2016 allows you to choose from Options 1 - 4
  • Enrolling by May 20, 2016 allows you to choose from Options 2 - 4
  • Enrolling by June 19, 2016 allows you to choose from Options 3 - 4
    • You are responsible for setting up your contract amount when enrolling in a Nelnet/FACTS payment plan. After signing up, there may be a change to your contract amount for reasons that include dropping or adding classes, changes in financial aid awards or other assistance, and withdrawal from the University.
    • Your original contract amount is based on your estimated total account balance. The University will upload your actual student account balance to Nelnet/FACTS after the semester begins, which may result in an increase or decrease to your monthly payment amount. If your monthly payment increases, you will be notified by email 10 days before the next payment is due.
    • You may contact Nelnet/FACTS directly at 1-800-609-8056, or the MSU Cashiers Office, if you have questions.


MSU Cashier's Office

Please monitor your University account balance as well as your Nelnet Business Solutions payment plan balance periodically to keep track of changes. You may contact Nelnet Business Solutions or the University Cashiers for information and assistance.