Payment Plan

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Make College Easier to Pay For with a Tuition Payment Plan

Georgia Southern University has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to let you pay tuition and fees over time, making college more affordable. The payment plan will cover the cost of tuition, student fees, meal plans and on-campus housing for each semester.

  • Easy Online Enrollment
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • No interest

This is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges, and there is no credit check. Enrollment in the plan is easy and available online only. All you need to know is the amount you would like to finance and the bank information for your payment set up.*The maximum amount you may budget is $5500, any amount over this will be added to your down payment. If you make changes to your GSU invoice after Nelnet sign up, we will attempt to electronically update Nelnet with your balance information. If the change exceeds their plan limit or can not be updated, you will owe the additional amount directly to GSU. After enrollment if tuition, financial aid, housing or meal changes increase the GSU invoice amount, you may have a balance due to GSU directly as well.

Please ensure all charges and expected financial aid appear
on the account prior to enrolling in the Nelnet payment plan.
Office of Financial Aid


Payment Methods

  • Automatic Bank Payment
  • Credit card/Debit card
    • If you elect to use this payment method, your monthly payment, along with a convenience fee, will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. The convenience fee is in addition to the enrollment fee.

Cost to Participate

  • $60 or $70 enrollment fee per semester, depending on the number of payments (ACH & credit card)
  • $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Prior to Enrollment

  • Note that this is an automated payment plan, so payments will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account or credit card account on the 5th day of each month for the life of your plan.
  • Be aware that each payment plan is for one semester only; you must sign up for a new payment plan for each semester.
  • Use the Payment Plan Calculation Worksheet as a guide to determine your college expenses* (total of your tuition, fees, on campus housing and meals) and credits (any anticipated financial aid). The balance is the amount due to Georgia Southern University.
  • If you have additional questions concerning signing up for a payment plan, contact the Bursar’s Office at 912-478-0999.

How to Sign Up

Only registered students may sign up through their WINGS account for the payment plan.  Participation is voluntary, to sign up you must:

  • Visit and login (student only not available in parent portal)
  • Visit WINGS
  • Select Student
  • Select Nelnet Payment Plan
  • Select Term

*You may refer to your student account invoice in WINGS, if you have received one for the semester, or refer to the Bursar’s Office website for tuition and fee information.

Notes: Nelnet is not affiliated with Georgia Southern and does not act as the University’s agent. Accordingly, the University bears no responsibility for the acts or omissions of this business partner. Moreover, a student’s liability for University charges is not discharged until payment is made in full.

Nelnet is simply a collection agent and they do not have access to your account information at the University. We will upload periodic change files to reflect changes on your student account. Therefore, the remaining balance of your payment plan with Nelnet could be automatically adjusted if financial aid is received by the University, a class is dropped or added, or you withdraw from the University. If your changes exceeds the maximum plan value, you will owe the difference directly to the University. You will be notified by email from Nelnet if there is an adjustment and can contact them directly to make changes. Your Nelnet prefund payment will not reflected on your University invoice until full payment plan value is received from Nelnet.

The Nelnet Payment Plan option can ONLY be used for upcoming terms. There are no payment plans for past-due balances.

If you have any questions about your plan, you should contact the Bursar’s Office at 912-478-0999, to review your payment agreement amount and your financial account balance with the University.

Target Dates for Plan Enrollment

NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately! Subsequent payments are processed on the 5th of each month. Be advised enrollment and subsequent payment dates cannot be extended or modified

Down payment percentages are applied to the maximum amount you may
budget of $5500, then any amount over this will be added to your down payment.

Fall 2016 Payment Plan*(Payment plan available on July 6, 2016)
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
July 25 25% 3 Aug-Oct
Aug 19 50% 2 Sept & Oct
Spring 2017 Payment Plan*(Payment plan available on November 14, 2016)
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Dec 19 25% 3 Jan-Mar
Jan 13 50% 2 Feb&Mar
Summer 2017 Payment Plan*(Payment plan available on March 20, 2017)
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
April 21 25% 3 May-July
May 18 50% 2 June & July

For additional questions, please call Nelnet Business Solutions at 800.609.8056.

If you have questions about your agreement or need to make a change to your address, telephone number or account number, please visit Please be sure you have your confirmation e-mail available before logging in. You will receive your confirmation e-mail one business day after submitting your agreement.

Customer service representatives are available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST), and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last updated: 8/29/2016

Bursar's Office • PO Box 8155 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0999