Payment Plan

Now Available!

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. All you need to need to know is the amount you would like to finance, and the bank information for your payment set up. Please keep in mind that students may only finance up to $5,500 using Nelnet; if your bill is larger than that, you must pay the difference directly to the University.*The maximum amount you may budget is $5500, any amount over this will be added to your down payment. 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 invoice prior to enrolling in the Nelnet payment plan.

Office of Financial Aid


Payment Methods

  • Automatic Bank Payment
  • Credit card/Debit card (MasterCard, Discover & American Express)
    • 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

  • $50 per semester enrollment fee (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  • Note that this is an automated payment plan, so payments will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account or credit card account on the 5th day of each month for the life of your plan.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. This is the amount you may wish to budget through Nelnet.
  • 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. Therefore, the remaining balance of your payment plan with Nelnet will not be automatically adjusted if financial aid is received by the University, a class is dropped or added, or you withdraw from the University. Please allow 2 business days for Nelnet to update your monthly automatic payment. 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 approximately 8 days after classes begin.  

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 Summer Plan Enrollment

NOTE: All down payments are processed immediately! Subsequent payments are processed on the 5th of each month.

Summer 2014 Payment Plan*
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
April 24 40% 3 May-July
May 22 60% 2 June & July

*Payment plan available on March 24, 2014.

Target Dates for Plan Enrollment Fall 2014 and Spring 2014, to be determined later.

Fall 2014 Payment Plan*
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
 ———–  ———–  ———–  ———–
 ———–  ———–  ———–  ———–
 ———–  ———–  ———–  ———–

*Payment plan available to be determined later.

Spring 2015 Payment Plan*
Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
 ———–  ———–  ———–  ———–
 ———–  ———–  ———–  ———–
 ———–  ———–  ———–  ———–

*Payment plan to be determined later.

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

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.

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