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Installment Payment Plan

Many students find the installment payment plan a convenient option for meeting their payment responsibilities and ensuring that they keep their place in class.

To setup your Installment Payment Plan, go to myStudentCenter.

Check your Payment Plan Account online (user ID and password required).



About the Installment Payment Plan

Paying for the rising costs of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. The fact is, few of us have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester. So how are you meeting your costs? What’s your plan? Do you have one?

Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. College of Lake County is pleased to enlist the services of Nelnet Business Solutions Management Company, the leading tuition payment plan provider in the industry, to make the process easier for you. Working together, CLC and Nelnet Business Solutions will provide you with sensible strategies for covering the rising costs of college.

Here Is a Proven Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, College of Lake County is proud to offer the Installment Payment Plan as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The cost to budget your interest-free monthly payment plan is a non-refundable enrollment fee of $25 for Spring, $15 for Summer and $25 for Fall. You may budget your tuition and fees in the following ways:

  • Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)
    ACH payments are those payments you have authorized Nelnet Business Solutions to process directly with your financial institution. Such payments are simply bank-to-bank transfers of funds that you have pre-approved for your expenses at CLC. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the fifth day of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.
  • Credit Card Option
    Paying with your credit card gives you the option of taking advantage of any bonus programs that may be offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged on the fifth day of each month until the balance is paid in full.
  • Information for Financial Aid Recipients

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How to Enroll

Enroll in the Installment Payment Plan online; it is simple, secure and easy. Connect to the e-Cashier through myStudentCenter. Please be sure to have the following information handy.

  • Your seven-digit Student ID Number as assigned by the College of Lake County.
  • The name, address, and email address of the person responsible for making the payments.
  • To protect your privacy, you will need to create your own unique Access Code. Please be sure it is something you can easily remember.
  • Credit card or bank account information for the person responsible for payments.
  • If paying by automatic bank payments, you will need the bank name, telephone number, account number, and the bank routing number. Most of this information is located on your check.
  • If paying by credit card, you will need the credit card number and expiration date.

After you have filled in your information:

  • Before you click the Submit button, please carefully read through the Final Review and the Terms and Conditions.
  • An immediate email will be sent (if an email address was provided for the person responsible for the payment) confirming the enrollment through e-Cashier.

Installment Payment Plan Options and Deadlines

The installment payment plan allows you to choose to make payments on the fifth day of the month or on the 20th day. These provisions apply:

  • To use the installment payment plan, you must have a minimum balance due on your CLC account of at least $100.
  • You must enroll in the plan each term, and a non-refundable enrollment fee ($25 for Spring, $15 for Summer, $25 for Fall) will be charged to your account when you sign up.
  • Down payments: Down payments are deducted immediately from the account provided on the agreement. If the payment fails for any reason, the agreement is terminated.
  • An immediate email will be sent (if an email address was provided for the person responsible for the payment) confirming the enrollment through e-Cashier.

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Installment Payment Plan Options and Deadlines


Fall 2014 Payment Plan Specifics
Last day to
Sign Up online
Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Payments on the fifth day of the month
June 2 None 6 June - Nov.
July 2 None 5 July - Nov.
Aug. 1 None 4 Aug. - Nov.
Aug. 21 20% 3 Sept. - Nov.
Sept. 23 30% 2 Oct. - Nov.
Payments on the 20th day of the month
June 18 None 6 June - Nov.
July 17 None 5 July - Nov.
Aug. 16 None 4 Aug. - Nov.
Sept. 6 20% 3 Sept. - Nov.
Oct. 2 30% 2 Oct. - Nov.
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!
DEFERRED PLAN - FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS ONLY
Payments on the 20th day of the month
Last day to
Sign Up online
Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Oct. 2 None 3 Oct. - Dec.
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

Summer 2014 Payment Plan Specifics
Last Day to
Sign Up online
Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Payments on the fifth day of the month
May 1 None 3 May, June, July
May 27 30% 2 June, July
June 25 50% 1 July only
Payments on the 20th of the month
May 16 None 3 May, June, July
June 11 30% 2 June, July
July 2 50% 1 July only
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!
DEFERRED PLAN - FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS ONLY
Payments on the 20th day of the month
Last day to
Sign Up online
Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
July 2 None 2 July, August
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

Spring 2014 Payment Plan Specifics
Last day to
Sign Up online
Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Option 1 – Payments on the 20th day of the month
Nov. 18 None 6 Nov.-Apr.
Dec. 18 None 5 Dec.-Apr.
Jan. 16 None 4 Jan.-Apr.
Feb. 10 25% 3 Feb.-Apr.
Feb. 28 30% 2 Mar.-Apr.
Option 2 – Payments on the 5th day of the month
Dec. 3 None 5 Dec.-Apr.
Jan. 2 None 4 Jan.-Apr.
Jan. 27 25% 3 Feb.-Apr.
Feb. 24 30% 2 Mar.-Apr.
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!
DEFERRED PLAN - FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS ONLY
Payments on the 5th day of the month
Last day to
Sign Up online
Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Feb. 28 None 3 Mar.-May
NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately!

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Important Contact Information

  • Call Nelnet Business Solutions at (800) 609-8056 to make any changes to your address, phone or banking information.
  • If you have questions regarding your agreement, please contact Nelnet Business Solutions directly or view your agreement online through your Payment Plan Account.
  • To access your Payment Plan Account, follow the instructions located on the Confirmation Notification or email.
  • If you have questions regarding your tuition balance, please call the CLC Cashier’s Office at (847) 543-2085 or (847) 543-2230.
  • For questions concerning Financial Aid, please call CLC’s Financial Aid Office at (847) 543-2062.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When and what time will the funds be withdrawn from my bank account? The plan schedules the date for each payment, but your bank determines the time of day when the payment is debited. Check with your bank to determine how far in advance funds should be deposited in your account to ensure your payment clears. If a payment date falls on a weekend or banking holiday, the payment will be drawn the following day.
  2. How will I be notified of my payment information? Once your agreement is posted to the payment plan system, you will receive a confirmation notification of your payment amount by email or letter. This notification includes important information that you will need to log onto your payment plan account. Your payments will be processed until the full balance is paid.
  3. Can I pay by phone with Nelnet Business Solutions? The payment plan system does not accept payments by phone. Your payments are processed electronically.
  4. What is the payment plan access code? As a security measure, Nelnet Business Solutions asks the person responsible for the payments to create an access code. You will need this access code if you call Nelnet Business Solutions or inquire about your account online. If you do not create an access code, one will be assigned to you randomly. The access code will appear on your confirmation notification, so it is important to keep a copy of the confirmation.

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