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).

Payment plans are initially established with equal installments given your estimate of the semester costs that you will be responsible for, after any applicable financial aid has been disbursed. We highly encourage you access your semester pre-billing estimate to review anticipated costs and financial aid awards. 

Steps for Students to Enroll:

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

Steps for Authorized Payers* to Enroll:

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). 

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.

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

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