Paying for DCC: Tuition Smarter - Monthly payments that fit your life.

Tuition Smarter - An Easier Way to Pay for College

Danville Community College provides payment pIan options to help you afford education. Paying-as-you-go is the best way to pay your education expenses. Why make a large payment each semester when you can spread your education expenses over smaller monthly payments?

**All Payment plans are nonguaranteed payment plans.

  • If one payment is missed, the payment plan will be canceled and cannot be reinstated for that term.
  • The student would have a debt to the college that must be paid before the student may register or enroll for another term.**

Cancellation Policy:

  • Accounts will cancel after one missed payment.
  • Any funds collected on cancelled accounts will be disbursed on the next disbursement date.
  • Students cannot re-instate their account or sign up for a payment plan again within the same term.

Availability of the Nelnet Campus Commerce Payment Plan is determined by Danville Community College. Please be aware the College may elect not to have the plan available during specific times and dates during registration.

Please do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added. You should review your agreement balance online through and make adjustments. Contact Student Accounts at (434) 797-8418 or to confirm the change.

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 payment plan.

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about the Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan. If you need additional information, please contact your Danville Nelnet representative at (800) 609-8056.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nelnet Campus Commerce Tuition Plan

If you have questions regarding your tuition balance, please call Student Accounts at (434) 797-8418 or email us at

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

    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 Nelnet, you have authorized a specific amount to be paid on a predetermined date each month.

  • When will payments begin?

    After your agreement is received by Nelnet, 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 nonrefundable enrollment fee will be processed from the account indicated on the agreement.

  • What happens if a payment was declined by my financial institution?

    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.

  • How are my payments affected if my tuition balance changes?

    Increases made to your account balance 10 business days prior to the 5th of the month will be reflected in your next monthly payment. If your account balance increases less then 10 business days prior to the 5th of the month, your next monthly payment will not be increased.

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

  • Can I make changes to my Nelnet account information?

    Yes. Call Nelnet at (800) 609-8056 to make any changes to your address, phone or banking information. Go to and login to manage your Payment Plan online.