Tuition Payment Plan

To help meet students' educational expenses, Southside is offering the Tuition Payment Plan for each semester through Nelnet Campus Commerce & Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For a non-refundable term fee of $25.00 (based on plan enrollment date), Nelnet/TMS allows you to pay your tuition in monthly payments.  You can make payments automatically from a checking or savings account or by credit card. They also now accept credit card payments by phone. Please note that the company only accepts VISA, Discover and MasterCard.  It is not a loan program, and there is no credit check.  The earlier you enroll in the program, the more payment options you have; however, please remember that you can only sign up for the Payment Plan during registration periods (see dates below).  To sign up use the Payment Plan option, which is found in the Account Inquiry screen of your Student Information System. 

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NEW!

  • We are working with a new vendor and our plans have changed.  Please refer to the schedule below for details. 
  • Students will pay a convenience fee of 2.7% for all transactions using credit or debit cards for payments in this program.

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General Information

You must provide your checking, savings, or credit/debit card account information for this plan. Nelnet/TMS automatically drafts the monthly payments from the account you provide. 

You must also provide an email address that is viewed often.  If you use the school email address, you must check it periodically for emails from Nelnet/TMS and SVCC about your account.  Effective correspondence depends on a valid email address (and phone number).

Termination Notice:  If your initial enrollment fee/payment is not successful for any reason, Nelnet/TMS can terminate the agreement immediately.  This is their policy, we can not re-activate those accounts.  Also, upon two consecutive returned payments or three returned payments during the duration of the Nelnet/TMS payment plan option, a student's Nelnet/TMS agreement may be terminated and the student will be deleted from the courses associated with the agreement.

Additional Information (Zero balance vs Termination): Your Nelnet/TMS Payment Plan agreement will only be terminated if you pay off the entire balance before the last scheduled agreement draft, or financial aid has been posted to the account as a credit (this does not include anticipated aid).  Agreements will remain active if you receive anticipated financial aid and will be adjusted according to the balance on the account - most of the time the anticipated aid will zero out the agreement.  If at any time the financial aid is reduced or does not cover the total balance due, you will be responsible for the Nelnet/TMS drafts (according to the agreement you initiated). 

Early Payoff of Plans (or Receiving Aid after you initiated the plan): Your Nelnet/TMS payments are set up through Nelnet/TMS and are disbursed to the college after the last day to drop with a refund (for all inactive accounts) or two weeks before the end of the term (for all active accounts).  If you pay off your plan early, drop classes, or receive aid that will cover the total of your debt, and you don't need the plan to continue, you must contact Nelnet/TMS to inactivate the plan.  You also need to be aware that if the account was active after the last day to receive a refund, the money paid on the account will not be sent to the college before the end of term.  Therefore, refunds of any overpayments will be processed once that money has been disbursed to the college and the college has processed refunds.

TMS brochures with more information are available in the College's Admissions and Record Office, Business Office or Financial Aid Office and at all campus sites.

Click Here To Sign Up (Nelnet/TMS Payment Plan) - Go to SIS and Student Center 

Click Here for Directions on How To Sign Up

Payment Schedule

Notice: There will be no extensions due to banking regulations.

 

Fall 2020 Plan Opens May 1 - August 28

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Note:  Accounts will be canceled after one missed payment. Students cannot re-instate their account or sign up for a payment plan again within the same term.

Nelnet Campus Commerce & TMS Fall 2020 Payment Plan Information

Payment Window 1:  May 1 - June 5
Required Down Payment 10%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 6 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates

16th of June, July, August, September, October, November

Last Day to Increase Plan Amount August 31
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount November 20
Payment Window 2:  June 6 - July 5
Required Down Payment 20%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 5 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 16th of July, August, September, October, November
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount August 31
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount November 20
Payment Window 3:  July 6 - August 5
Required Down Payment 35%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 4 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 16th of August, September, October, November
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount August 31
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount November 20
Payment Window 4:  August 6 - August 28
Required Down Payment 50%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 3 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 16th of September, October, November
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount August 31
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount  

 

 

Spring 2021 Plan Opens October 19 – January 15

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Note:  Accounts will be canceled after one missed payment. Students cannot re-instate their account or sign up for a payment plan again within the same term.

Nelnet Campus Commerce & TMS Spring 2021 Payment Plan Information

Payment Window 1:  October 19 – November 5
Required Down Payment 10%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 6 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates

16th of November, December, January, February, March, April

Last Day to Increase Plan Amount January 19
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount April 21
Payment Window 2:  November 6 – December 7
Required Down Payment 20%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 5 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 16th of December, January, February, March, April
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount January 19
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount April 21
Payment Window 3:  December 8 – January 5
Required Down Payment 35%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 4 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 16th of January, February, March, April
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount January 19
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount April 21
Payment Window 4:  January 6 – January 15
Required Down Payment 50%
Enrollment Fee $25.00
Number of Payments Down payment plus 3 payments
Payment Due Date Day of Enrollment
Monthly Payment Draft Dates 16th of February, March, April
Last Day to Increase Plan Amount January 19
Last Day to Decrease Plan Amount April 21

Accounts will be canceled after one missed payment

Any funds collected on cancelled accounts will be disbursed on the next disbursement date to college

Students cannot re-instate their account or sign up for a payment plan again within the same term

 


To enroll in the Nelnet Campus Commerce & Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Plan follow these steps:

  • Go to the MySVCC login page and login
  • Click on the VCCS SIS90: Student Information System option
  • Click on Student Center
  • Navigate to the Finance section
  • Click on Account Inquiry (The Payment Plan option will be on this screen.)
  • Click on the Apply for the Payment Plan option (popup blockers must be off)
  • Review all information given on the following screen
  • Select the "Proceed" button
  • Complete the agreement form
  • Print the confirmation information for your records

After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions and submitted your agreement, you will receive an immediate email (if your email address was provided). This email will confirm receipt of your enrollment in the Nelnet/TMS payment plan.

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about the Nelnet/TMS Tuition Payment Plan.  If you need additional information, please contact the SVCC Nelnet/TMS representative at 434-949-1059.

  • FAQs

    Q. If payments are made automatically from my bank account, does that mean the college has direct access to my account?

    A. No. This is a common misconception about automatic payments. No one other than your own financial institution has access to your bank account. When you arrange automatic payments through TMS, you have authorized a specific amount to be paid on a predetermined date each month.

     

    Q. When will payments begin?

    A. After your agreement is received by Nelnet/TMS, you will receive a letter or e-mail confirming the monthly payment amount and when the payment is to begin. Payments will be processed on the same date each month until the total balance is paid in full. The letter will also serve as a reminder that a $35.00-$45.00 non-refundable enrollment fee will be processed from the account indicated on the agreement.

     

    Q. What if a payment was declined by my financial institution?

    A. For each returned payment, you will be assessed a $30 returned payment fee. Please note, your financial institution may also assess you a fee. Returned payment fees are automatically deducted from the account you have provided. If your returned payment fee is returned, it will be reattempted. Returned payment fees are payable to Nelnet/TMS.

     

    Q. How are my payments affected if my tuition balance changes?

    A. Increases made to your account balance 10 business days prior to the 20th of the month will be reflected in your next monthly payment. If your account balance increases less then 10 business days prior to the 20th of the month, your next monthly payment will not be increased.

    Decreases made to your account balance 5 business days prior to the 20th of the month will be reflected in your next monthly payment. If your account balance decreases less than 5 business days prior to the 20th of the month, your next monthly payment will not be reduced. Subsequent payments will be adjusted accordingly.

    Students must contact Nelnet/TMS for plan adjustments or to deactivate a plan.  TMS will contact the college for confirmation on the balance amount before the plan is adjusted.  Contact the Nelnet/TMS team at 800-337-0291 or online at service@afford.com.

     

    Q. Can I make changes to my TMS account information?

    A. Yes. Contact the Nelnet/TMS team at 800-337-0291 or online at service@afford.com.

     

    Q. What is the payment schedule?

    A. Refer to the payment schedule above.

     

    Q. How do I sign up?

    A. To enroll in the Nelnet/TMS payment plan, go to the MySVCC login and navigate to the VCCS 90SIS: Student Information System. Once you are in the Student Information System, click on Student Center.  Navigate to the Finance section and click on Account Inquiry. The Payment Plan option will be on this screen.  Click on the Apply for Payment Plan, review all information, select the "Proceed" button, and complete the agreement form.

    After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions and submitted your agreement, you will receive an immediate email (if your email address was provided). This email will confirm receipt of your enrollment in the payment plan.

     

    Q. How do I get a refund?

    A. If a student withdraws before the priority deadline, Nelnet/TMS sends an applicable refund amounts to the college to refund.  Once the college receives the money from Nelnet/TMS, account verifications are done and refunds are processed (usually within 20 days of the census (or last day to withdraw with a refund). 

    If a student withdraws after the priority deadline, Nelnet/TMS will send the applicable refund amount to the college at the end of the term. Once the college receives the money from Nelnet/TMS, account verifications are done and refunds are processed (usually within 20 days of the last scheduled payment date for the term). 

    Students must contact Nelnet/TMS at 800-337-0291 to withdraw from an agreement.  Nelnet/TMS only sends the college money twice throughout the term, after the census, and at the end of the term. Refunds are processed based on the TMS remittance schedule and cannot be processed until Nelnet/TMS transactions occur.

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