CMU Payment Plan

Central Michigan University has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer QuikPAY Payment Plans. QuikPAY Payment Plans break your semester charges into affordable monthly payments. Payments are interest-free and automatically deducted on either 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).

For additional information please see the Payment Plan FAQs: 

Steps for Students to Enroll:

  • Log in to CentralLink at
  • Select the "My Account" link in the top right corner.
  • Select the "View/Pay My Bill" link. This will direct you to QuikPAY.
  • Select the "Payment Plan" link on the left navigation menu

Steps for Authorized Payers* to Enroll:

*Student note: an authorized payer that enrolls for a payment plan on your behalf may not be removed from your QuikPAY profile for 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. 

Click here for detailed enrollment instructions. 

Enrollment Deadlines

Target Dates to Enroll By:


Summer 2020: Available April 1, 2020

Last Day to Enroll Online​

Number of Payments

Months of  Payments

First Payment

April 30
​May - July

May 31

June & July

Fall 2020*: Available June 18, 2020

Last Day to Enroll Online​

Number of Payments

Months of  Payments

First Payment

June 30

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

*Estimated Fall 2020 installment information.

Important Information:

Your balance will be periodically adjusted with charges and credits made to your student account. Your payment plan includes financial aid, tuition, housing, rent, bookstore charges, parking permits, fines, etc. You should monitor your payment plan via QuikPAY or call the Central Michigan University Student Service Court at 989-774-3618 to confirm any changes.

Central Michigan University is pleased to offer QuikPAY payment plans as a convenient, budget-friendly option for paying semester expenses. This is not a loan; therefore, no interest, or finance charges are assessed and there is no credit check.

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, applicable for each month past the tuition due date
  • Registration hold
  • Official transcript/records hold
  • Student ID hold