Payment Options

How to Pay Tuition

Pay Online
Students can pay their account online using an e-check, debit card, VISA, Master Card or Discover.
Log in using your Student Tech ID and PIN @ Student E-Services.
Select “Bills and Payment” and “Make a Payment”.
Select the institution you would like to pay and proceed with your payment.

Mail Payments
Central Lakes College
Business Office
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Pay On Campus
The CLC Business Office accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, cashier check or money order at the cashier window on either campus.  The cashier is located in the Bookstore at each campus.

Payment in Full 
Pay online using an e-check, check/debit card, VISA and MasterCard.

  • Log in using your Student Tech ID and PIN (click on the STUDENT E-SERVICES link above).
  • Click on the Following Links:
    Bills and Payment
    Make a Payment
  • Proceed with the online instructions to make your payment

The CLC Business Office accepts cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, debit card, VISA and MasterCard.

Payment Plans

Nelnet/FACTS Payment Plan
To help students meet their educational expenses, Central Lakes College is proud to offer Nelnet as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program. There is no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check.  This payment plan is offered for fall, spring and summer semesters.  The Nelnet/FACTS payment plan is the recognized CLC official payment plan.

For more information, click on this link to learn more and view a short Nelnet Campus Commerce Enterprise tutorial included on the Central Lakes College Nelnet landing page.

Click here Apply with Nelnet online to set up your payment plan today.

CLC Payment Plan  

  • A minimum payment of $300 or 15% of the balance due is required 15 business days prior to the start of the semester.
  • The remaining balance is due by the 25th business day of the term.
  • A $30 fee applies to this option.
  • All students who have not paid their tuition and fees in full, by the 25th business day of the semester are considered to be on the CLC Internal Payment Plan and will be charged a $30 payment plan fee.

Students may defer payment based on one or more of the following:

  • Financial Aid – Fifteen business days prior to the start of the semester, the student must have filed for financial aid and have an ISIR on file with the college. An ISIR is a notice, sent to the college, from the Department of Education confirming the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) has been received. This defers payment until the 25th business day of the semester (15th day for summer).  Financial aid files must be complete by 4:30 pm on the 25th day of semester for fall and spring (15th day for summer). This means an award letter has been received and all required paperwork has been completed.
  • Third Party Funding (such as CEP or DRS benefits) – The college is in possession of a funding authorization, in an amount adequate to cover charges, 15 business days prior to the start of the semester.
  • Scholarships – The College has received scholarship funds on your behalf.
  • Veterans – Individuals receiving military funding are eligible for a tuition deferment, provided the College has proper documentation indicating the student will receive funding.
  • Consortiums – Individuals with consortium agreements are eligible for a deferment through the final cancellation of courses.

If receiving financial aid, please note:

  • The fee statement does not list the amount of financial aid a student is eligible to receive. It shows the amount of tuition and fees owed.
  • The financial aid award letter lists the types and amounts of funding a student is eligible to receive based on the number of enrolled credits.
  • The two documents should be compared to determine if the student will personally owe the college for any of the tuition costs.
  • Remember: a separate loan promissory note must be completed in order to borrow a student loan.

If a student does not pay for all enrolled credits by the end of the semester, the student will:

  • Not be able register for future terms, until the debt is paid in full.
  • Not receive a transcript or diploma/degree, until the debt is paid in full.
  • Not be able to enroll at another Minnesota State school, until the debt is paid in full.
  • Be referred to Minnesota Department of Revenue for collections.
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