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Monthly Payment Plan

Nelnet/Tuition Management Systems (TMS)

The Fordham University Monthly Payment Plan, offered by Nelnet/TMS, is a payment plan by which a student or parent, guardian, or sponsor of a student can make monthly payments for out-of-pocket expenses.

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 Monthly Payment Plans will transition to Nelnet Campus Commerce beginning March 15, 2021. A new website and contact information will be made available prior to the commencement of the enrollment period.

To enroll in a payment plan for the 2020-2021 academic year please see the enrollment instructions below.  


  • Ten monthly payments (for the full-year plan)
  • Five monthly payments (for the term-only plan)
  • Everyone qualifies
  • Low-cost enrollment fee
  • Sponsors will be able to view and adjust their account online
  • Plan may be established for any amount
  • Enroll online at or by phone
  • Payment by direct debit, check money order or wire transfer

Easy to Enroll and Renew

Any parent, guardian, or sponsor of a student at Fordham University is eligible for this plan. Both the first-time enrollment and annual renewal are fast, simple and can be easily completed online at

Enrollment Fees are as follows:
Application received prior to July 1: $75 fee
Application received between July 1 and July 31: $90 fee
Applications received on or after August 1: $110 fee
(The fee defrays processing costs incurred by Fordham and Nelnet/TMS)

Enrollments will not be accepted after August 31st for fall only and 10-month payment plans.

Upon receipt of your enrollment form and fee, TMS establishes the monthly payment plan account and notifies Fordham University of your participation in the plan.

Simple Payment Schedule

As a plan participant, you make 10 equal monthly payments beginning June 1 for the full-year plan. If you are enrolled for only one term, you may select our term-only option with five monthly payment beginning either June 1 for fall or November 1 for spring. Tuition Management Systems sends you a monthly billing statement.

If you enroll in the plans after the start date you must include all back payments with the appropriate enrollment fee. Please see the enrollment fees above.

Establish a Plan for Any Amount

You may use the monthly payment plan to pay any amount up to the total cost of your direct charges. Use the calculator below to help you determine the total amount you owe to Fordham for the upcoming year and the total plan amount. If you choose to enroll in a plan that is less than the total amount owed to Fordham, you must pay the difference directly to Fordham. If you are unsure of the plan amount, you may estimate it. When you know the actual amount, simply call Nelnet/TMS or go online at to adjust the plan.

Fordham has the ability to reduce or close plans that create an excess credit on your account.

Take your fall semester bill and enter the requested information:

Estimated Expenses

Estimate the total annual charges for the academic year or, if attending one term, the charges for that term.

Estimated Expenses
Estimated Deductions

Estimate the funds that will be available to pay the bill.

Estimated Deductions
Total Plan Amount
Monthly Payment

Flexible Payment Options

Payments for the monthly payment plan are sent directly to Nelnet/TMS. Payments can be made by check or money order, deducted from your personal checking or savings account. An automatic payment option is also available.

Access your information online

You can access your account using

Enroll Today!

Contact Information

Tuition Management Systems
Phone: 800-722-4867