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Office of Student Accounts

The Cairn University Student Accounts team provides support and counsel to students as they make tuition payments and manage payment plans. The Student Accounts team is accessible in-person, by email, or by phone.

Our team wants you to understand and feel confident in your ability to manage tuition payments. Give us a call or schedule an appointment to review your student account. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Financial aid applications must be completed and approved through the Financial Aid Office before Business Services is able to disburse the funds and credit your student account. Please note that student account information is shared with students only, unless a signed FERPA waiver is on file with the Registrar’s Office. Any family intending to take care of their student’s University bill should make sure the FERPA waiver is signed and submitted by their student.

Accepted Forms of Payment

  • Secure, online credit card or eCheck payment
  • Cash
  • Personal or cashier’s check
  • Money order
  • Loan, grant, and/or scholarship disbursements
    Financial Aid helps students secure funding through scholarships, grants, and loans. Students must apply for state, federal, need-based, and merit-based aid programs through the Financial Aid Office.
  • Balanced payment plan
    Partial payment of the balance due by August 1 or December 15, with the remaining balance divided into payments and administered by Nelnet
  • International Students: Use PayMyTuition

Payment Plans

Cairn University offers students and parents monthly payment plans through Nelnet. Students may divide yearly academic costs into  monthly payments. Enrollment information and application forms are available from the Office of Student Accounts. You can also enroll online or by calling 888.722.4867.

Important Dates and Deadlines


Maximum award consideration deadline.
Apply at

February 15


Final deadline. 
Apply at

May 1

12-Month Payment Plan Deadline

The final day to initiate the longest payment plan available, which provides the lowest monthly payment by spreading the total tuition cost over twelve months.

May 12

Fall Semester Bill available on Self-Service

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June 15

Fall Semester Full Payment or Payment Plan Installment Due

Church Match Application & Payments Due
August 1

Spring Semester Bill available on Self-Service

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November 15

Spring Semester Full Payment or Payment Plan Installment Due
December 15
Kate Kempf
Student Accounts Rep
Doug Simon
Student Accounts Manager
To contact student accounts with a question, email [email protected]. One of our representatives will be happy to respond to you shortly.
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