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Student Payment Plan

The Student Payment Plan at Lake Washington Institute of Technology allows for payment on an installment plan. Payments can be made in monthly installments each academic quarter. Enrollment in the plan is done quarterly. The plan is not administered by the College. Instead, you will be signing a payment plan agreement with Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc., also known as FACTS and e-Cashier.

Note: If you are expecting financial aid or funding through a third party agency, do not sign up for the Student Payment Plan unless asked to do so by college personnel.

What costs can I pay with this plan?

The Student Payment Plan covers your total tuition and course fees that are charged at registration for every quarter you enroll in the program. Books, tools, and supplies cannot be paid with this plan.

    • There is a $15 per quarter enrollment fee due when you enroll in the plan

How do I enroll in the program? (Please read all instructions before starting)

  • Go to Web Registration; select Registration for Credit Classes, even if you are already registered.

  • Select Register after entering your SID and PIN. If you need assistance with your PIN, contact Enrollment Services at (425) 739-8104.  Select REGISTER/DROP CREDIT CLASSES.

  • Click the continue registration button at the bottom of the page.

  • You will see your current schedule and total balance owed or you may register at this time. When you are finished adding and dropping classes, select Finish.

  • Click the "Sign Up for Student Payment Plan" blue link on the left panel and you will be transferred to the Nelnet Business Solutions site.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to enroll in the Student Payment Plan. First, you may want to watch the Tutorial.

What are my payment options?

  • Choose from direct payments from your checking or savings account (ACH) or credit or debit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover).

  • Pay in equal monthly installments on the 5th or 20th of the month. Note that for either the 5th or 20th payment dates, a payment is required before the 5th day of the quarter.  Last minute and late enrollment in the plan requires a down payment (the first month's payment) at the time of plan enrollment. The down payment may be more than one-third (one-half for summer) depending upon the plan chosen.

What if I don't have enough funds in my account?

  • If you do not have sufficient funds for the first scheduled payment, you will be assessed a $30 missed payment fee and the payment plan will be terminated. You have the option to re-enroll in a new plan.

  • If you do not have sufficient funds for the second or third scheduled payment, you will be assessed a $30 missed payment fee and the payment will be reattempted in 15 days (either the 5th or 20th of the month). You and the college will be notified if this occurs. If there are still insufficient funds after two attempts, the payment plan may be terminated. Your account will be assessed the missed payment fee for each time a payment is reattempted. Some banks may charge an NSF fee for these attempts.  Missed 2nd and/or 3rd payments will result in a block from future registration and services until the payment is made either at the cashier or after the next attempt by Nelnet.

  • If you have enrolled in a payment plan that requires a down payment and you do not have sufficient funds in your account at the time you enroll, the payment plan will be terminated.

  • If your plan is not paid in full by the end of the quarter you may be turned over to collections, with additional collection and legal fees.

Can I still pay the cashier?

  • You may pay the second or third payment to the cashier, but you must pay at least two (2) business days prior to the payment date. This will allow time to adjust or cancel your next payment should it be necessary.

What if I add or drop classes?

  • If you add or change classes and your tuition and fees increase, your payment plan amount and payments will be increased on your next payment provided there are at least two business days before the next payment.

  • If you drop a class and your tuition and fees decrease, your payment plan amount will be adjusted accordingly on your next payment, provided that you drop within two (2) days of the scheduled payment so that we have time to make the adjustment.

  • Refunds for class withdrawal are based on full payment of tuition.  If you withdraw from any classes after the 100% refund period, you will still owe a balance on your payment plan.  If you withdraw after all college refund dates have passed, you will still owe your entire payment plan balance. This is not a pay-as-you-go payment plan.  You are dividing your quarterly tuition due into monthly installments.

Can I change my bank account or credit card information?

You can update your banking or credit card information by going to You will need to setup an account during your first visit to the site. You can also call Nelnet Business Solutions at (800) 609-8056 to change your information.

How can I confirm payments?

  • Verify that enough funds are available in your bank account the day prior to the withdrawal date.  Some bank cards have a daily withdrawal limit and may deny large tuition payments.  Check with your bank if you are using a debit card.
  • Be sure to add to your list of email safe senders so that you don't miss a notification if a payment is missed.

  • Check your bank account monthly!  If a payment is missed and you think there was enough money in the account, call your bank first to find out if they denied the payment and why.

  • Students are responsible for payment confirmation!


Contact Student Accounts via phone (425) 739-8184 or email. Nelnet Business Solutions' customer service phone is (800) 609-8056.