Payments and Payment Plans

What is it?

The method used to pay a tuition account balance.

Who can use it?

Students, parents/ guardians/other family members who have been granted access by the student.

Where can I access this service?

Paying with Loans, Grants, Scholarships or other type of Financial Aid

View your scholarships, grants, and loans in the Financial Aid section of your Student Account or on your E-bill (your federal aid will appear as pending until the start of classes each semester). Please remember that your aid must be accepted on
The Nest each academic year.

To ensure all appropriate financial aid is awarded to you, please make sure to do the following:

  • Sign the Master Promissory Note.
  • Complete Entrance Counseling.

Online Payments

SJU recommends making your payments online.  This will ensure quicker processing of your payments.  Paying online with a checking account (using your routing and account numbers) is easy, and no additional fees are applied.  NOTE: THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT ACCEPT MONEY MARKET OR INVESTMENTS ACCOUNTS.  ONLY REGULAR SAVINGS AND/OR CHECKING ACCOUNTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

If you wish to pay with a credit card, please note that a convenience fee (approx.. 2.99%) will be applied. All online payments will be posted immediately to the student’s account.

Pay with a Paper Check

In order for your paper check to be processed properly, please include the bottom portion of your remittance from your Electronic Bill with your check.  Always include your name and your 8 digit student ID # in the memo line of the check. Checks should be made payable to “Saint Joseph’s University” and mail to: 

5600 CITY AVENUE – BL-122

Please note that not including the remittance slip, including other documents besides the remittance slip, or sending the check via certified delivery will delay the processing of your payment.

Setting Up a Payment Plan with Nelnet

Log onto the Nest (
Go to the Tuition and Aid tab
Click on the green button that says Nelnet Payments and Plans

Payment Plans Available:


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