Harper College

Nelnet Payment Plan

An easier way to pay for college credit classes.

Nelnet Payment Plan Benefits

  • Automatic monthly payments
  • No interest or finance charges
  • No qualifying or credit search
  • Secure online transactions
  • Multiple no down payment options if you register early
  • Can switch payers and payment methods

Electronic Payment Methods

  • Checking or savings account
  • Debit card
  • Credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover)


  • If you choose automatic monthly payments there is a $35 per semester, non-refundable, enrollment fee.

Log in to MyHarper Portal. Select the Finances icon, then select Online Payments icon.

For additional information click here.

Please verify the accuracy of the amounts when you are setting up your plan. The amounts provided will show the amount of your actual expenses and any tuition reductions for the courses you are enrolled in at this time.

If the amount is incorrect, do not sign up for a payment plan until it is corrected.  Otherwise it will take your down payment based on that inaccurate data and any changes will be made to your future payments.

If it is showing the out-of-district rates, but it should be the in-district rates, your down payment will be taken at the higher rate.  You can either wait to sign up for a plan until it gets corrected or sign up at the higher rate. If you pay the down payment at the higher rate, the future payments will be lower when your balance is corrected.

If you do not have a payment plan set up within 7 days of your registration date, your registration will be removed.

Decreases for the payment plan will be done approximately 2 business days prior to the payment date.  Increases for the payment plan will be done approximately 10 business days prior to the payment date.

Updates to Payment Plans are done nightly.  If a student wants to update the payment plan immediately they can go in to the payment plan and click Readjust to update the payment plan.

If there are any fees that remain unsettled from a past payment plan, students will be required to pay those outstanding fees before they will be eligible to register for any new payment plans.

Any attempt to register for a new payment plan without paying all unsettled fees will result in an error message.  The message will detail any unsettled fees and provide directions for where and how to pay them.  Students may also contact Nelnet Campus Commerce at 800.609.8056 to investigate any issues.

A payment becomes unresolved when you have missed a scheduled payment three times. An unresolved payment can no longer be paid through the payment plan. To complete an unresolved payment, the student will have to make that monthly payment directly to Harper College, online or in person, for the unresolved payment. A payment plan can become inactive when the billing information is invalid. To correct this, the student will need to update their payment plan billing information. If a payment plan has an unresolved balance, or becomes inactive, a hold will be placed on the student account until the problem has been rectified.

For more information contact the Business Office by phone at 847.925.6880 or in person, A214, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Summer Hours 5/27/2024 - 8/2/2024 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Log in to MyHarper Portal. Select the Finances icon, then select Online Payments icon.

Students can update their payment plan with a new credit/debit card or a checking/savings account. Next to your payment plan click on Actions and choose Change Financial Account.


Last Updated: 6/18/24