Payment Plan

Columbia College has partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce to create a payment plan which helps students meet their financial obligations with monthly, interest-free payments.

Columbia College and Nelnet banner for payment plans

Cost of Participation

  • $25 payment plan setup fee
  • $30 returned payment fee for each returned payment
  • All payment plan fees are non-refundable

Setting Up your Payment Plan

  1. Sign into ConnectColumbia
  2. Look under "Financial Information"
  3. Click on “Account Summary”
  4. Under Helpful Links, on the left hand side click “Payment Plans”


  • Registration in a current or upcoming semester is required.
  • Payment plans are not offered for registration that occurs beyond the enrollment dates of the plan.
  • Missed payments will result in the immediate termination of a payment plan.
  • Any payments made outside of the payment plan will not cancel or void scheduled payments, though balances and payment amounts may be adjusted.

Payment Plan Questions

For questions about your existing payment plan or plan activity, contact Nelnet Campus Commerce at 1(800) 609-8056