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Students Receiving Financial Aid


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.
Brainerd: We are located across from the cafeteria.
Staples: We are located in the bookstore.

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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.


Nelnet (formerly 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 and Spring semesters.  This payment option is not applicable if the class is three (3) weeks or less in length. 

a. The cost to budget an interest-free monthly payment plan is a $25 per semester, non-refundable enrollment fee.

b. Tuition and fees may be budgeted in the following ways:

  • Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) – made from either a checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 5th or 20th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.
  • Credit Card Option – monthly payment is automatically charged to a designated credit card. Payments will be charged on the 5th or 20th of each month until the balance is paid in full.

c. Apply with Nelnet online

CLC Payment Plan 

  • A minimum payment of $350 or 15% of the balance due is required 15 days prior to the start of the semester.
  • The remaining balance is due at the start of mid-term.
  • A $30 fee applies to this option.

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

  • Financial Aid - Fifteen 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 day of the semester (15th day for summer).  Financial aid file 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 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.
  • Be referred to Minnesota Department of Revenue for collections.








Last Updated: 10/24/13