The BC Tuition Payment Plan allows you to stretch out your tuition payments so you do not have to pay the full tuition amount all at once.
- Easy online enrollment through Nelnet Campus Commerce, an approved third-party vendor
- Automatic monthly payments with no interest
- $25 non-refundable enrollment fee (quarterly enrollment required)
Accepted Payment Methods
- Automatic payment from bank account (checking or savings)
- Automatic payment from credit or debit card
Example: If you sign up for the Winter Quarter plan on Dec 4th (see chart below) and you owe $1500 in tuition and fees:
- You pay 30% ($450) of your tuition and fees immediately as a down payment.
- You pay the remaining $1050 through two $525 automatic withdrawals in January & February.
|Dates to sign-up (Winter 2021)||Required down payment||Number of payments||Monthly payments processed|
|Nov 6 - Dec 3||None||3||Dec; Jan; Feb|
|Dec 4 - Dec 23||30%||2||Jan; Feb|
|Dec 24 - Jan 22||60%||1||Feb|
* Student accounts with outstanding balances will be blocked from registration for next quarter until paid in full.
Deadlines to increase/decrease your payment
|Monthly Payments||To INCREASE your payment, make changes by this date (2pm)||To DECREASE your payment, make changes by this date (2pm)|
|5th, 10th, or 20th||10 calendar days before next scheduled payment||2 business days before next scheduled payment|
|Example: Jan 5th||December 27||December 31|
International students are unable to use the BC Tuition Payment Plan (Nelnet), but instead should apply for the STEPP pre-payment plan (STEPP Prepayment Agreement).
Fees to Participate
- $25 non-refundable enrollment fee per quarter (ACH & credit card)
- $30 returned payment fee if a payment is unsuccessful for lack of available funds or incorrect account information.
When should I enroll in the Payment Plan?
- You must enroll in the plan before 9 pm PST/12 midnight EST on your initial tuition due date or you may be dropped from class(es).
- IMPORTANT: payment plan enrollment after the due date will not stop the class-drop process.
Payment Plan Termination
- It is important to ensure that you payments will process successfully.
- Payment Plans requiring no down-payment will be terminated immediately if the first scheduled payment is unsuccessful. All other unsuccessful scheduled payments for all Payment Plan participants will be automatically re-attempted on the 20th and 5th days of the month following the scheduled payment date. If a Payment Plan is terminated, the student is subject to the college’s policy for tuition payment and may risk being dropped from classes.
Instructions for Setting up a Tuition Payment Plan via Nelnet Campus Commerce:
- If you are registered for classes and know your tuition balance for a specific quarter: Enroll in the tuition payment plan.
- If you need to register for classes or look-up your tuition balance: Go to Register. Enter SID and PIN. Complete registration, note tuition balance due, and click next in the bottom right hand corner. Then select payment plan.
What to do if I add or drop classes, a waitlisted class is added, or I have changes in financial aid funding?
You are responsible for dropping classes, including classes added from a waitlist, according to the college’s refund schedule in order to be eligible for any refunds.** (Note: you (the student) must drop classes online via web registration or in person at Student Central.) If your balance has changed due to changes (including waitlisted classes) in your class schedule or financial aid, the payment plan balance will be adjusted, however it may be delayed. You should review your agreement balance online through your payment plan account. You may also call Nelnet Campus Commerce at 1-800-609-8056 to check your balance. If you need your balance adjusted please e-mail email@example.com at least 3 days prior to the payment date.
Information on Returned Payments:
Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment fail for lack of available funds, Nelnet Campus Commerce will charge your account a $30 returned payment fee. Nelnet Campus Commerce will notify you of the returned payment by e-mail or mail. Missed payments will automatically be re-attempted on the 20th and 5th day of the month following the missed payment.
Frequently asked questions
Last Updated November 5, 2020