Payment Plans

Excelsior College offers payment plans to help working adults fit education costs within a household budget. You can pay tuition and/or fees in monthly installments, rather than in a lump sum.

Payment plans are available through our on line, self-service processes. If a payment plan is available for your selection, it will be presented as a payment option during checkout.

Our payment plans vary in length depending on the service requested. They are interest free but do require a set-up fee.

Payment Plan TypeNumber of PaymentsPlan Setup FeeImportant Notes
Exams2$15Appointment to test can only be scheduled after final payment.
Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE)2-4$25Down payment of $575, up to 4 additional payments for balance. Agreement required to be paid in full prior to test date.
Undergraduate & Graduate Tuition2-6$25Monthly payments made while completing course(s).  Number of payments available based on registration date.
Multi Source Enrollment2-6$25Agreement admits student into degree program.
Student Service Annual Fee (SSAF)2-6$25Agreement extends enrollment services for additional year.

The setup fee and first installment are processed at the time of the payment plan set up. The remaining payments will be processed on the date selected in your payment plan agreement. A schedule of payments is provided during the set-up process.

Our payment plan provider is Nelnet Business Solutions. Once you have established your payment plan, there are many self-service options through their portal regarding your payment plan information. You can access your Nelnet account and manage other Excelsior billing and payment activities from the Financial Aid & Bill Payment section of your MyExcelsior dashboard.

You can request one payment plan deferral per plan. Deferral requests should be made through your Excelsior College message center to our Student Accounting Office. Deferral requests must be made by noon 2 business days prior to your scheduled payment.