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How to Pay for College

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Please pay careful attenion to due dates of payments during course registration.  Due dates can be located on the Portal during registration or by clicking Payment Dates and Refund Schedule.


Classes will be dropped for non-payment unless:

  1. Payment is made in full before the payment due date
  2. Enrolled in the Nelnet Payment Plan before the payment due date
  3. Having anticipated financial aid appear on your student account bill in the payment Portal


Payment Options

Cash, Check or Money Order: 

If you are paying with cash, please bring the payment to the Business Office.  If you are paying by check or money order, the payment can be made in person or by mail.


North Central Cashier:

Available during normal college business hours.

Campus location: Student Services


Credit Card:

Credit card payments can be made online in the Portal, over the phone at (231) 348-6609, or in person.  Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.


Payment Plan:

North Central offers the Nelnet Payment Plan. Nelnet requires an initial down payment followed by up to four monthly payments. There is a $25 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee. All payments are automatically deducted from either the student’s bank account or credit card. Additional information on the Nelnet Payment Plan is found in the Portal.

Steps to enrolling in the Nelnet Payment Plan.
Note: Nelnet is an outside company.  Payment plans will NOT automatically adjust to reflect changes on your student account (ex. adding and dropping classes, addition of financial aid, etc.)  If your account changes, please contact the Business Office.  Students can enroll by visiting the Business Office or online by logging into the Portal. 


For more payment account information or to make account payments, please contact the Business Office at (231) 348-6609 or (231) 348-6803.