Payment Options

The Business Office seeks to provide multiple payment options for tuition and fees to help students plan for the cost of education, avoid borrowing, and maintain freedom for service. Student account information is available through WebAdvisor. The Business Office offers the following payment options:

Cashier’s Office

You may make payment by cash, check, or credit card in the Cashier’s Office (Scarborough 103).

  • A drop box is provided at S-105 for your convenience.
  • Make checks payable to SWBTS.
  • Include your Southwestern ID# on the check.

Payment made at the teller office by cash, check or credit card for rent or registration payments must be made in full. Partial payments are not accepted. Credit card options include VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. There is a convenience fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions.


You may mail payment by check to:
Southwestern Seminary Business Office
P.O. Box 22480
Fort Worth, TX 76122-0480
Mailed payments must be received by stated deadline.

Be sure to include the student’s name, student ID# and the purpose for which the payment is being made (e.g. rent, tuition, etc…).

Online Payments

Student account information and online payments are available through WebAdvisor ( Students have the option of paying online via a credit card or a bank draft.

  • Students can make one time payments via a Credit Card or an Electronic Check. Credit Card Options include VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
  • There is a convenience fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions OR $3.00 for electronic check.
  • The student pays a fee of $20.00 for each electronic check returned for whatever reason.

Payment Plans

Nelnet payment plans provide students the opportunity to spread the cost of tuition and fees over the semester.

Fall 2015 Registration Payment Deadlines

Current/Returning Students: August 20, 2015   Options: 1) payment in full or 2) set up a Nelnet payment plan agreement through WebAdvisor

New students: August 27, 2015  Options: 1) payment in full or 2) set up a Nelnet payment plan agreement through WebAdvisor

Nelnet Payment Plans

The new payment plans are now available for Fall 2015. If you are setting up a new payment plan for 15/FA you will use the new payment plan company called Nelnet (aka FACTS).   Most students have the opportunity to set up a 4 month payment plan for the semester.

There are a few programs that offer a 12 month payment plan (only DMIN, DEDM and Flat Rate MTS students will have the 12 month plan available—if you are in one of the programs and for some reason the 12 month is not available, please contact us). Also, please note a difference in terminology between OPC and Nelnet. They are both 12 month payment plans however Nelnet calls their first payment a “down payment” followed by 11 payments.

Here are step by step instructions on how to set up the Nelnet Payment Plan.

  1. Login to your WebAdvisor Account.
  2. Under “Financial Information” click on “Create a Payment Plan”
  3. The current plans available are:
    1. Summer 15 Term (Flat Rate MTS, DEDM students who began program in the summer)
    2. 2015 DMIN (DMIN students only)
    3. Fall 2015 Term (all other students)
    4. If you click on the wrong payment plan it will not let you proceed.
  4. Welcome Screen—just click NEXT STEP
  5. Student Information Screen (Verify that the information is correct and click NEXT STEP)
  6. Payment Plan Options
    1. If you sign up before August 27th choose the first box
    2. If you sign up between August 28th and September 24th choose the 2nd box
    3. If you sign up between September 25th and October 27th choose the 3rd box.
    4. Once you make your payment option selection click CALCULATE
  7. Payments
    1. If you wish to make an initial down payment to reduce your monthly payments you can do so and then click RE-CALCULATE
    2. Once set click NEXT STEP
  8. Payment Methods
    1. Payments from your bank account: ACH (E-Check) If you use your routing and account information from your checking account there is no processing fee. (Use this option rather than a debit card from your checking in order to save the 2.75% fee.)
    2. Payments from your Credit/Debit card: If you use a credit card or debit card there will be a 2.75% processing fee on top of your payment.
    3. VISA: Visa is still being set up—if you wish to use a Visa Card you will be able to however it will be sometime in August before you will be able to enter and use Visa.
  9. Account Information
    1. Verify Payment amounts and click NEXT STEP
    2. Enter Account Information—Name, address, account information etc.
    3. Additional Authorized Party—Some students have church’s or family members that help pay for tuition. You can give them authorization to your account on this screen.
  10. Review and Submit
              Review all of your account information and submit to activate your account.

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