CMU Payment Plan

Offered in partnership with QuikPay, the CMU Payment Plan is available to students and authorized payers, to space out-of-pocket semester charges into affordable monthly payments. Payments are interest-free and automatically deducted on the 5th or the 20th of each month.

Enrollment in the payment plan must be completed each semester and requires a $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee. Payment options include automatic bank payments (ACH) from a checking or savings account or credit/debit card (Mastercard, Discover, VISA, American Express; 2.75% service fee per transaction applies).

Balance Information

Payment plans are initially established with equal installments given your estimate of out-of-pocket expenses. Access your semester pre-billing estimate to review anticipated costs and financial aid awards. 

After tuition, housing, and financial aid have applied to student accounts, the payment plan balance will adjust to align with your actual balance. 

Periodic adjustments will be processed systematically to account for new charges and/or credits posted to your student account. You may also recalculate your own payment plan at any time.

It is your responsibility to monitor your payment plan in QuikPAY. Call the Student Service Court at 989-774-3618 with questions.

2020-2021 Enrollment Deadlines

Fall 2020

Enroll By:



First Payment

June 30

July - Nov
July 5th/20th
​July 31​4
​Aug - Nov
​Aug 5th/20th
​August 31​3
​Sep - Nov
​Sep 5th/20th
​September 30​2
​Oct - Nov
​Oct 5th/20th

Spring 2021

Enroll By:



First Payment

November 30

Dec - AprDec 5th/20th
​December 31​4
​Jan - Apr
Jan 5th/20th
​January 31​3
​Feb - Apr
​Feb 5th/20th
February 28​2
​Mar - Apr
​Mar 5th/20th

Summer 2021

Enroll By:



First Payment

March 31

4April - JulyApril 5th/20th
​April 30​3
​May - July
​May 5th/20th
​May 31​2
​June - July
​Jun 5th/20th

Student Enrollment:

  • Log in to CentralLink
  • From the Student Quick View menu, click on the account balance
  • From QuikPAY, select the "Payment Plan" link on the left navigation menu

Authorized Payer* Enrollment:

Customer Service:

For questions post-enrollment, please contact Nelnet (QuikPay) customer service at 800-470-6014. Representatives are available to assist Monday-Friday from 7:00AM-9:00PM (CST) and Saturday from 8:00AM - 2:00PM (CST). 

*an authorized payer that enrolls for a payment plan on a student's behalf may not be removed as authorized payer for at least 30 days after the final payment in the plan has been deducted. After that 30-day period has passed, you may remove the authorized payer at your discretion by clicking on the, "Authorize Payers" link in your own QuikPAY account.

Payment Plan Fee Information:

  • $25.00: nonrefundable enrollment fee
  • $30.00: returned transaction fee
  • 2.75% per transaction: nonrefundable debit/credit card payment service fee

Failure to Complete Payment Plan Agreement

Two consecutive returned payments will result in termination of the payment plan.  If this occurs, the following fees and holds may retroactively apply:

  • $100: non-payment of tuition fee
  • Up to $30: monthly late fee for each month past the tuition due date
  • Registration hold
  • Official transcript/records hold
  • Student ID hold