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NelNet Monthly Payment Plan

Paying for the rising costs of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and their family. The fact is, few of us have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester. Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. 

Arkansas State University-Newport is pleased to enlist the services of NelNet to make the process easier for you. NelNet is a convenient budget plan, not a loan program. You have no debt, 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 $25.00 per semester (or $45 annual) non-refundable NelNet enrollment fee or a $2.00 enrollment fee for immediate full payments.

Payment Options

Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) 

ACH payments are those payments you have authorized NelNet to process directly with your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre approved for your expenses at ASUN. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 5th 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 5th of each month until the balance is paid in full.

Down and Full Payment Options

Down or full payments are deducted immediately from the account provided on the agreement. If the payment fails for any reason, the agreement is terminated and notification is sent to the person responsible for payment. A $2.00 non-refundable NelNet enrollment fee will be assessed for full payments.

Funds Withdrawal

NelNet specifies the date each payment will occur, but it is your financial institution that determines the time of day the payment is debited. NelNet recommends you check with your financial institution to determine how far in advance funds should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears. If a payment date falls on a weekend or banking holiday, the payment will be attempted the following business day.

Payment Notification

Once your agreement is posted to the NelNet system, you will receive a confirmation notification of your payment amount by email or letter. Payments will be processed until the total balance is paid in full. The notification has important information you must have to log on to My NelNet Account →. The notification also serves as a reminder that a $25.00 per semester (or $45 annual) non-refundable NelNet Enrollment Fee will be processed from the account indicated on the agreement.

FACTS Access Code

To help protect your privacy, NelNet asks the person responsible for the payments to create an access code. If you should call into NelNet inquiring about your NelNet agreement or inquire online through My NelNet Account, you will be required to verify your NelNet Access Code. If you do not create an access code on your NelNet agreement, one will be randomly assigned to you. Your NelNet Access Code will be identified on your NelNet Confirmation Notification. Please remember to keep a copy of your confirmation notification.

Returned Payments

Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment be returned, a $30.00 NelNet Returned Payment Fee will be automatically assessed to your account. You will be notified by NelNet of the returned payment via mail or email.

e-Cashier Availability

Availability of e-Cashier is determined by Arkansas State University-Newport. Please be aware ASUN may elect to not have e-Cashier available during specific times and dates during registration.

Please do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added. To confirm the change, review your agreement balance online through your My NelNet Account or call the ASUN Business Office at (870) 512-7802.


For specific needs regarding NelNet, please contact one of the following:

Forgotten or misplaced account: 

1-800-863-2287 or

Changes to address, phone, or banking information: 


Questions about NelNet agreement: 

Please contact NelNet directly or view your agreement online through My NelNet Account. To access My NelNet Account, follow the instructions located on the NelNet Confirmation Notification e-mail.

If you have questions regarding your tuition balance, please call the ASUN Business Office at (870) 512-7802.