Paying Your Bill

Check, money order, online with a debit/credit card or ACH.

You may choose to pay your bill in full by check or money order by the due date each semester mailed directly to the Business Office. To make a payment online, log into your Self-Service Student Account.  click on the Financial Information icon on the left, click “student finance”, “payment options”, “proceed to processor”.  This will direct you to Nelnet.  You will need to verify your information and then create an account.  To give permission for a parent to pay or set up a payment plan you must add them as an “authorized party” in Nelnet.  A student may make a debit/credit card payment (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).  A convenience fee will be assessed by the credit card company.  An ACH (checking or savings) payment is free.

Interest-free tuition payment plans

This method is used by families who would like to spread their annual costs over a monthly payment plan. The plan requires monthly automated payments taken from a checking, savings or credit card account. 

Financial aid

Monmouth offers generous financial aid packages to help students cover out-of-pocket costs. There are several types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and student work. The Office of Student Financial Planning can also help families navigate questions about private or alternative loans, outside scholarships and filing for aid.

529 Plans or College Illinois Plans

A 529 plan is a college tuition savings plan. Families who have college tuition savings plans may choose to redeem those funds for partial payment of your bill. 

College Illinois is an Illinois 529 Prepaid Tuition Program that allows families to pay for tuition at current rates in order to avoid future tuition inflation. The plan covers tuition and required fees. Students are responsible for any housing, meals or any other non tuition related fees incurred. The College is required to report to College Illinois the student’s course credit hours as of the end of the first week of each semester. If a student drops or adds hours after this date, College Illinois will not reduce or increase the number of credit hours available from the student’s College Illinois account.

Each College Illinois semester is equivalent to 3.75 Monmouth course credits. Using additional credits during any one semester may reduce the credits available in future years. Each student has the right to choose how many course credits Monmouth College reports to College Illinois. For example, if a student is enrolled in 4 course credits but wants only 3.5 course credits reported to control the availability of future credits, Monmouth College will report 3.5 course credits for the semester.

A $15 processing fee will be deducted from the payment made for the student’s first semester at Monmouth College.

Veterans Benefits

Whether the veteran is enrolled as a Monmouth student or the veteran’s dependent child is enrolled as a college student, benefits may be available through the GI Bill® to the student. Once you have been provided a Certificate of Eligibility for benefits, present the documents to the college’s certifying official in the Office of Student Financial Planning or the Office of the Registrar.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Tuition Payments for International Students

Monmouth partners with Flywire to streamline the tuition and fee payment process for our international students. This partnership offers multiple payment options and excellent foreign exchange rates. Utilizing Flywire ensures your payment arrives safely and accurately.