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Payment Plan

Make College Easier to Pay For with a Tuition Payment Plan.

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Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There's no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it's easy to enroll!


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Payment Methods (must be established with a domestic/American account and/or credit card)

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card (An additional fee may be assessed)

Cost to Participate

  • $60, $70, or $75 enrollment fee
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Simple Steps to Enroll

  • Log on to SWORDS. After successful SWORDS login:
    • Under Student Accounts, click on Nelnet Payment Plan
  • You are then redirected to the FACTS Management Co NBS e-Cashier Automatic Payment Program for MGA where you will follow the steps to complete your online payment setup.

Payment Plan Benefits:

  • Easy online enrollment
  • Flexible payment options
  • No interest

Target Dates To Enroll By:

IMPORTANT NOTE. These target dates are set by Nelnet and are specific to the Nelnet payment plan. Be sure to review MGA's Academic Calendar for payment deadlines. Once you are enrolled in a Nelnet payment plan for the semester, your registration schedule is protected from schedule drop.

  • Nelnet payments are processed on the 5th or 20th (starting Fall 2022) of each month
  • The maximum amount you may budget is $5,500, any amount over this will be added to your down payment

Summer 2024 Payment plan available on March 1, 2024

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment (IMMEDIATE) Number of Payments Months of Payments Enrollment Fee

April 3

none 4 April 5th - July 5th $60

April 18

none 4 April 20th - July 20th $60

April 25

25% 3 May 5th - July 5th $70

May 9

25% 3 May 20th - July 20th $70

May 24

50% 2 June 5th & July 5th $75

May 27

50% 2 June 20th & July 20th $75

May 27

50% 1 July 5th $75

May 27

50% 1 July 20th $75


Fall 2024 Payment plan available on May 22, 2024

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment (IMMEDIATE) Number of Payments Months of Payments Enrollment Fee

July 2

none 4 July 5th - Oct 5th $60

July 18

none 4 July 20th - Oct 20th $60

July 25

25% 3 Aug 5th - Oct 5th $70

August 9

25% 3 Aug 20th - Oct 20th $70

August 20

50% 2 Sept 5th & Oct 5th $75

August 20

50% 2 Sept 20th & Oct 20th $75
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