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Once you have enrolled in classes, to set up a payment plan:

  • Log in to your student information system and go to the Self Service
  • Select Student Center
  • Select Apply for Payment Plan (under Finances; My Account)
    • All enrollments must go through the school site to Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS to ensure the correct data is being passed (ID, address, balance)
  • Select Apply Payment Plan (located next to Total Due)
    • this will take you to the Payment Plan site at afford.com
  • Select a Payment Plan option; complete required information.
  • Select Payer Billing Preference; Create an account at Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS
  • Accept terms and conditions
  • Sign up for automatic monthly payments
  • Pay the enrollment fee and down payment. You MUST pay the enrollment fee and down payment to activate your account to hold your classes.

Note: Students with financial aid (once on their Student Center) have to click the “Account Inquiry” link and then click the yellow bar for aid to adjust. After that, they can select the “Apply for Payment Plan” link (on the same page as the yellow bar). Failing to click the yellow bar can cause payment plans to be set up for the wrong amount.

Payment Methods:

  • Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)
  • Credit Card/Debit Card – Discover, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa.

Plan Options:

  • Semi-Monthly Payments Schedule (new for Fall 2020): 10-50% down payment, twice monthly payments
  • Monthly Payments Schedule: 20-40% down payment, once monthly payments

Important Plan Information:

  • It is the responsibility of each student in the plan to make sure their payment plan covers their enrollment to avoid being dropped from classes.
  • Automatic changes may occur to update your Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS account.
  • Students or payers can call directly to Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS 6 days before the next payment due date to request a monthly payment adjustment based on enrollment changes. All changes require 1 day for school approval, as well as, Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS requires 5 days for processing.
  • If a payment is returned, there is a $30.00 return fee charged by Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS.
  • Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS WILL NOT MAKE ANY RE-ATTEMPTS TO COLLECT RETURNED PAYMENTS.
  • Students or payers will be notified by Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS of returned/missed payments. Payments must be current or the plan account may be cancelled by Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS.
  • If your payment plan is cancelled, you will be required to re-enroll and pay a new enrollment fee and another down payment.
  • Keep all deadlines in mind when planning for your tuition expenses.

All payment plan participants are reminded to closely monitor their payment plan account, College enrollment and College email for notification from Nelnet Campus Commons/TMS or NOVA. Deadlines for canceling a plan account, making changes that affect the next payment and other important dates and deadline CANNOT be adjusted or changed. Please do not assume that your account with Nelnet Campus Commons/TMS will be automatically adjusted if Financial Aid is awarded. For payment plan deadlines, please visit https://www.nvcc.edu/payment/plan.html.

Once you are enrolled you can go directly to the Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS website and log in to your account at https://sfs.afford.com/SchoolSearch/.

Payments are processed on the 3rd and/or 18th of the month, depending on the plan. If a credit card or debit card is used, a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction.

To terminate the payment plan, the student needs to contact the Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS Customer Care Center directly at 1-800-337-0291 or (401) 921-3999 (outside U.S. and Canada) or email service@afford.com.  Please keep in mind, once a payment plan is cancelled, refunds will not process immediately.

IMPORTANT! Please be advised that if your course registration for a term changes, you will need to contact Nelnet Campus Commerce/TMS directly at 1-800-337-0291 or 401-921-3999 (outside U.S. and Canada) as soon as possible to inform them of the changes in your course load, as these updates aren't automatically communicated.

For more detailed instructions on setting up payment plans, please click here

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Last updated: 2020-07-14 02:48 PM 2073-1492504
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