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Tacoma Community College » Costs & Aid » Automatic Payment Plan/Nelnet

Automatic Payment Plan/Nelnet

image of rolled coinsTCC offers a convenient automatic payment plan through Nelnet to pay your tuition and class fees on time each quarter.

Advantages of Automatic Payment/Nelnet

  • Easy online enrollment
  • Monthly payment plan
  • Flexible payment options
  • No interest

Accepted Payment Methods

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express only
  • Payments are processed on the 5th or 20th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. If a credit/debit card is used, a convenience fee in addition to the enrollment fee will be assessed.

Requirements & Fees

  • Financial Aid Students: Please DO NOT sign up for the automatic payment plan if you have financial aid or coverage by a third party. Your classes will not be dropped.
  • Minimum Balance: You must owe a minimum amount of $200 tuition and fees in order to use this automatic payment plan.
  • Fees to Participate in Automatic Payment:
    - $15 enrollment fee per quarter (ACH & credit card)
    - $2 enrollment fee for an immediate full payment (ACH only)
    - $30 returned payment fee if a payment is returned

Target Dates for Enrollment in Automatic Payment

Fall 2016:

  • Payment plans availableon May 16-Septmber 1, 2016
  • Full payments may be made on e-Cashier through September 19, 2016.
  • All down payments, sign up fees and full payments are processed immediately.
Last Date to EnrollRequired Number ofMonths of 
onlineDown Payment PaymentsPayments 
Payments on the 5th of the month    
June 2120% 4July-Oct 
July 2235% 3Aug-Oct 
Aug 2250% 2Sept-Oct 
Payments on the 20th of the month     
June 620% 5June-Oct 
July 620% 4July-Oct 
Aug 535% 3Aug-Oct 
Sept 150% 2Sept & Oct 

e-Cashier Availability

  • Availability of e-Cashier is determined by TCC. Please be aware the college may elect not to have e-Cashier available during specific times and dates during registration.
  • Your balance WILL NOT be automatically adjusted if financial aid is received or if a class is dropped or added. Please notify the college business office at 253.566-5121 to confirm these changes.
  • You may also confirm your account balance online at For additional help, you may also call Nelnet Business Solutions at 800.609.8056.
  • Customer service representatives are available Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
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