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2019-20 academic year

Marquette offers a payment plan administered by Nelnet, formerly Tuition Management Systems Inc (TMS). The Marquette Monthly Payment Plan allows students and their families to pay tuition, fees, university housing and/or meal charges in five equal monthly installments, for the current term of enrollment. There is a $35 semester enrollment fee, but there are no interest charges involved.

Ready to enroll?  Go to https://marquette.afford.com/.

You may also enroll by phone — (800) 722-4867. We encourage you to enroll no later than August 1 for the Fall plan and January 1 for the Spring plan. You may sign up after that date, but you will be required to make up any payments that have passed. 

Please note: Marquette will not approve a new payment plan request that is made after September 15th for the fall term, or February 15th for the spring term.

Determining your plan amount

It is important to include all necessary information to determine your plan amount. We recommend enrolling in MMPP after you have received your semester bill from our office in July or December.  This bill will accurately determine your out-of-pocket amount due as long as you are registered for the appropriate number of credits and all financial aid steps have been completed. Please note that Nelnet (formerly TMS) representatives do not have access to your student’s Marquette Bursar account.

To help determine your plan amount, you may also contact our office at (414) 288-4000 for assistance.

Please note: You will continue to receive monthly statements from our office even if you are on the payment plan.  You may use them to monitor any changes in the student's account balance and to monitor our receipt of your MMPP payments. Additional charges on a student's account will not result in an automatic contract adjustment. These charges are due to the school by the billing due date or you will need to increase your MMPP contract appropriately.

 

Frequently asked questions about the MMPP program:

 

I am enrolled in the payment plan. Why am I receiving bills from your office?

You will continue to receive monthly statements from our office even if you are on the payment plan. You may use them to monitor any changes in the student's account balance and to monitor our receipt of your Nelnet, formerly Tuition Management Systems (TMS), payments. New charges on a student's account will not result in an automatic contract adjustment. You will need to contact Nelnet or Marquette Central to adjust the budget for the term.

I made a payment to NelNet (formerly TMS) on the fifth of the month. Why isn't it reflected on my statement and/or my bursar account.

Your payment is due to Nelnet (formerly TMS) by the fifth of each month. The payment will be sent to Marquette and posted to your bursar account the Friday of the following week.

It is after August 5th, but I would like to utilize the payment plan option. Am I still able to enroll for the fall term?

Yes, you may still enroll. You will owe the $35 semester enrollment fee, plus any payments that have passed. The deadline to enroll is September 15th for the fall term, or February 15th for the spring term.

 

I think I budgeted correctly, but how do I know for sure?

Please feel free to contact a Marquette Central account representative at any time during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT Monday-Friday) with your budgeting questions.

I think my original budget is too high because I received additional financial aid. Can I adjust my payments?

Yes, you may contact Nelnet, formerly TMS, directly to make the contract adjustment at 1-800-722-4867, or you may contact Marquette Central to have an advisor complete the adjustment for you. If you have your account set with Nelnet for ACH withdrawal for your payments, and it is within two weeks of the next due date, you will need to contact Nelnet to make the account change.

What methods of payment are available to Nelnet, formerly TMS?

 

You will receive a monthly electronic statement from Nelnet, formerly TMS. You may pay Nelnet directly by electronic check or credit card online or by phone. You may set up automatic payments with Nelnet who will directly debit your checking or savings account monthly. Please note that credit card payments will be charged an additional convenience fee.

 

Can I make my payment plan payments directly to Marquette?

No, make all payment plan payments directly to Nelnet, formerly TMS.

Can I remit payment to Nelnet, formally TMS by check?

No, Nelnet does not accept payments by personal check. Remit payment to Nelnet electronically using your bank account and routing number.

Why was my contract terminated?

If you fail to make two monthly payments in a row, Nelnet, formerly TMS, will terminate your contract. The remaining amount will be due in full to the Office of the Bursar.

Can I reactivate my terminated contract?

In some cases you may reactivate your terminated contract. If approved, you will be charged a reactivation fee of $25, in addition to the remittance of all missed payments.

I have not yet received my financial aid package. How do I determine a budget?

You will need to budget without your financial aid. When you do receive notification of your aid package, you may decrease your contract to reflect the amount of your aid.

Where can I find the room and board rates?

Room and board rates can be found on the Marquette Central Web site. You may also contact the Office of Residence Life at (414) 288-7208 for residence hall and meal plan rates. The University Apartments and Off-campus Student Services office will be help you determine the apartment rates. Their office can be contacted at (414) 288-7281.

Can I sign up for a payment plan for the summer?

 

There are no payment plans available for the summer. Payment is due in full by the published due date.

Is there a way to set up a payment plan while I am in your office?

Students and parents cannot sign up for the MMPP in our office. You can enroll online, or by phone with Nelnet (formerly TMS) at 1-800-722-4867.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF THE BURSAR

The Office of the Bursar produces semester bills, processes student payments and credits student accounts with financial aid. Semester bills include tuition, housing charges, and other applicable fees.


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