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NSU Online Payment Plans

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Online Payment Plan (the NSU Plan) is a payment option designed to provide budgetary assistance in meeting a student’s semester education expenses. NSU students, excluding international students, who wish to defer their payments for the semester, may enroll in an NSU Payment Plan. While payment for tuition, fees, and other institutional charges is due in full at the time of registration, sometimes students and families may need extra time to meet their financial obligations.

The NSU Payment Plan is now available online as a payment option within the NSU eBill portal. A new button "Enroll in Payment Plan" displays on the home page when you log into your NSU eBill account. Click the button, and the Payment Plan Enrollment page will appear. You will see the semester(s) for which you may enroll. Select the semester and enroll in the plan.

NSU Payment Plan Criteria

To be eligible for enrollment in an NSU Payment Plan, students* must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have paid all prior balances in full.

  • Students on an NSU Payment Plan for a previous semester may review to enroll in a new plan after the previous semester balance has been paid in full.

  • Students must be registered for the semester(s) to be covered by the time period of the plan. 

  • Students must have a $500 minimum balance to be deferred.
     
  • A non-refundable $75 setup fee and the down payment are both due upon enrollment in the plan. 

*International Students are ineligible for payment plans.

NSU Payment Plans and Payments

Fall Plan 25% down payment due upon enrollment, followed by 3 monthly installments
Winter Plan 25% down payment due upon enrollment, followed by 3 monthly installments
Spring Plan 33% down payment due upon enrollment, followed by 2 monthly installments
Summer Plan 33% down payment due upon enrollment, followed by 2 monthly installments

For students registered for the second part-of-term of the Fall or Winter semesters only:

Fall 2 Only Plan 33% down payment due upon enrollment, followed by 2 monthly installments
Winter 2 Only Plan 33% down payment due upon enrollment, followed by 2 monthly installments

Installments are due on the 15th of the month, beginning the month after the plan enrollment period closes.

NSU Payment Plan Enrollment Periods

Payment plan enrollment periods open on a Monday as follows:

  • Fall—June, approximately 2 months before the start of classes (16-week schedule)
  • Winter—November, approximately 2 months before the start of classes (16-week schedule)
  • Spring—February/March, approximately 1 month before the start of classes 
  • Summer—April, approximately 1 month before the start of classes
The payment plan enrollment period closes at 11:59 p.m. on the "Last Day to Enroll" posted within each plan. Once the payment plan enrollment period closes, students can no longer enroll in a payment plan for that particular semester.

Before Enrolling in a Payment Plan, students must...

  • login to SharkLink using your SharkLink ID and password
  • click on My Financial Aid on the left navigation and carefully review their financial aid status, eligibility, and award information for the applicable semester
  • ensure that all requirements for disbursement of financial aid have been met
    • Requirements may include submission of the NSU State Aid Application for undergraduate students who are Florida residents, acceptance of a loan award, completion of a Master Promissory Note or entrance counseling for loans, and other requirements.
      Note: Students receiving financial aid from external sources must submit proof to the Office of the University Bursar.
  • click on My Student Account and carefully review their NSU account to ensure that all charges are correct
  • read and review payment plan information outlined below

Payment Plan Details

  • Payment for tuition, fees, and other institutional charges is due in full at the time of registration.

  • The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Payment Plan (the NSU Plan) is a voluntary deferred payment option for the semester/term of enrollment.

  • NSU students (excluding international students) who wish to defer payment for the semester/term may enroll.

  • NSU reserves the right to cancel the NSU Plan for any student not eligible or no longer eligible.

  • A non-refundable $75 enrollment fee with the minimum down payment is due upon enrollment.

  • The student has the option to make an additional down payment to further reduce the deferred balance.

  • Deferred payment under the NSU Plan requires a minimum balance of $500.00 after all discounts, financial aid awards, resources, and other credits have been applied.

Estimated Costs* - Funding Sources = Amount to be Deferred

*Estimated costs include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, health insurance, housing, and meal charges.

Funding sources may include, but are not limited to, grants, scholarships, loans, and other outside sources, such as any state prepaid college plan or 529 plan.

  • The deferred balance is based upon the information on the student's account at the time of plan enrollment.

  • The NSU Plan requires scheduled payments (installments). Installments are automatically processed and paid on their due dates. The payment method the student chooses will be used for all these payments.

  • The student is responsible for making sure the payment method remains valid for the duration of the plan. Students are encouraged to review their payment method prior to each installment to make sure it is active, and sufficient funds are available. Payment methods for future installments may be edited as needed. Students whose installment payment declines will incur a $25 declined payment fee and a hold on the NSU student account.

  • The student may assign a person as an authorized user to access their NSU eBill account. The authorized user may enroll the student in the NSU Plan to make payments on the student's behalf.

  • If a parent, guardian, or other person will be making payments on the student's behalf as an authorized user, NSU requires the student to submit a completed Authorization for Release of Information Form (ROI) for the authorized person. The student must indicate on the ROI form to grant access to financial aid and student account information.  Without a signed ROI on file, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits university representatives from discussing the student’s account, even with a person who has been set up as an authorized person in NSU eBill. Access to other information on the ROI is at the student’s discretion.
  • The student or authorized user who is enrolling in the NSU plan will review a breakdown of eligible charges and credits and the payment schedule.

  • The student or authorized user will then review a payment plan agreement for acceptance of the NSU Plan.

  • By agreeing to the terms and conditions and continuing the steps of enrollment, the student or authorized user will also be submitting the finance charge and the down payment as part of enrollment into the NSU plan.

  • The Payment by Credit Card or Gift Card Policy Agreement must be reviewed and acknowledged in order to continue.

  • The student or authorized user can print the Worksheet (itemization of the amount financed) and print the Payment Plan Agreement.

  • After acceptance of the agreement and processing of the payment, the student or authorized user can print the Payment Receipt (Payment Confirmation) for their records.

  • Enrollment in the NSU Plan is not complete until all of the above has been processed. Email notification will be sent upon successful completion.

NSU Payment Plan Installment Adjustments

  • In the event of a change in either costs or funding sources after enrollment in the NSU Plan, the plan installment amounts will be recalculated.

  • An updated disclosure statement will be generated with recalculated amounts. Notification will be sent by email.

  • Once enrolled, the student or authorized user may view the NSU Plan summary on the NSU eBill home page or click Payment Plans on the top menu at any time.

  • Withdrawal from classes does not void the NSU Plan unless the outstanding balance has been paid in full. It is the student’s responsibility to pay any outstanding balances for the semester/term.

  • Declined payments will result in a $25 declined payment fee and a hold on the NSU student account.  Holds restrict student services, including but not limited to, grades, diploma, ordering of transcripts, and registering for classes.

  • The student will be notified by email of the declined payment and that payment must be rectified within 30 days by credit card, money order, or cashier’s check. The contract will be rendered null and void if the declined payment is not remedied within the timeframe specified. The outstanding balance will immediately become due in full.

  • Two (2) declined payments render the NSU Plan subject to cancellation.

  • NSU reserves the right to cancel the NSU Plan for any student not eligible to enroll or no longer eligible to enroll.

  • Failure to meet the terms of the payment agreement may entitle the university to declare the full balance plus late fees immediately due and payable by law. NSU will withhold all services from the student until the outstanding balance, as well as all attorney fees, legal expenses, and other collection costs have been paid in full.

  • If a student has a history of nonpayment, the university reserves the right to bar a student from enrolling in the NSU Plan.

 Disclaimer: Description, terms and conditions of future NSU Plans are subject to change.

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