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How to pay for classes

Student Payment Options

Tuition and fees are charged to your student account when you register for classes.

Ways To Pay

Review the options below or download the payment options document for your reference.


Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) and E-Check payments may be made at MyChemeketa through Nelnet. International students may also choose to pay with a wire transfer in their home currency by selecting the FlyWire option. Set up a payment plan here.

  1. To pay for classes online log in to My Chemeketa
  2. Select the Account link in the shortcut menu on the homepage
  3. Select Pay your Account
  4. Click on the Proceed to Nelnet button on the bottom of the screen
  5. Select Make a Payment on the left-hand menu on Nelnet
  6. Select Account to Pay
  7. Select your payment method

You can save your check or credit card information for future use by entering a profile name on your payment. This will allow you to select that account information for future payments.


Check can be addressed to 

Business Services
Chemeketa Community College
P.O. Box 14007
Salem, OR 97309-7970

Please include your student ID (K#) on the check to make sure your account is credited. Do not mail cash for payment.

Payment can be made at the Accounts Receivable window on the second floor of Building 2, Room 200 on the Salem Campus, or any Chemeketa location. We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), checks and cash for in-person payments. 

For questions please contact: - 503-399-5011

Authorized Payers

If you have been authorized by a student through Nelnet to pay the student account visit When a student authorizes you to access their student account and make payments on their behalf you will receive an email notification from Nelnet Campus Commerce. The email will include a link to Nelnet to accept the invitation.

Payment Due Date

Before the first day of the term or within ten days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Additional late fees will be applied to unpaid accounts throughout the term. See more information on the late fees page.


In general, we do not send paper invoices to students owing for course tuition and fees. We send monthly (and often more frequently) e-bill notifications to students. E-bills are sent to student MyChemeketa emails and to any other email address they have set up in their profile in Nelnet. E-bills are also sent to Authorized Payers. Students can review all their statement history online. 


    You can authorize a payer through your Account Profile in MyChemeketa. The person will have access to your student account information via Nelnet and in person. The person will not have access to your MyChemeketa information such as grades, current enrollment, registration transactions, etc. An Authorized Payer can only view the account history (including previous billings), current balance, and process a payment on your behalf.

    To set up an authorized payer-

    1. Log into My Chemeketa
    2. Select the Account link in the shortcut menu on the Home page
    3. Select the Pay your account link on the right hand side of the screen
    4. Select the Proceed to Nelnet button on the bottom of the screen
    5. Select the Add An Authorized Party link on right hand side of screen and provide information requested

    The payer will be notified by email (to the email address you provide) they have been given access and a separate link to use for accessing Nelnet,

    Before authorizing someone to pay on your behalf, remember under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we cannot share account balance information with anyone other than the student, unless permission has been given.

    To authorize another person to receive information on your student records-

    1. Log into My Chemeketa
    2. Select the Grades & Transcripts link in the shortcut menu on the Home page
    3. Select Student Records Release
    4. Select Add Authorized Person
    5. You will be given a list of items that you can select for release (e.g. registration information, student account information, etc.)
    6. You will select a code word. Be sure to inform the person you are authorizing what code word you have established

    If an employer or other agency is paying for your classes, have them contact Business Services directly for more information.


    If the college cancels a class or you drop a class by the refund deadline (for courses that meet for the entire term this is generally the Friday of the second week of the term.) The full cost of the class will be credited to your student account and refunded in the order listed below.

    Less than full term classes have a shorter refund period. Review the specific course drop deadlines online in the searchable class schedule. 

    You will not receive a refund or credit toward another class for any classes dropped after the end of the refund period.

    Refund credits from dropped courses will first apply to any outstanding amounts due on your student account. Refunds are processed beginning the third week of each term and are credited back to the original source of payment as follows:

    • For classes paid by credit card - refunds are credited back to the credit card
    • For classes paid by check or through the automated payment plan (Nelnet) - refunds are issued as a check
    • For classes paid by third party or agency payments - refunds are issued to the original payer
    • For classes paid by financial aid resources - credits will be reviewed by the Financial Aid department and may be applied to offset financial aid resources. Any remaining refund authorized by Financial Aid will be issued as a refund check or direct deposit.

    Refunds are not issued for amounts under $5.

    Changes in the number of hours for which you are registered may affect your financial aid, agency or veteran's benefits.