Students have the option to enroll in the online 5 Month Semester Payment Plan for the fall and the spring semesters. Enrollment in the payment plan and payment of the first installment are required prior to the beginning of each semester. See these important enrollment dates below. The following information may help you decide whether this payment option fits your financial needs.
The Semester Payment Plan option is for all charges on your student account. Enrollment in the payment plan is elected online on a semester-by-semester basis, with payments spread out over the semester. The enrollment fee is $20 per semester. The monthly payment amount is recalculated each time there is a new transaction posted to the student account. Therefore, your payment amounts may differ each month. You will be notified each time your payment amount changes. If a student does not stay current on their monthly installment payment(s) they will be removed from the payment plan. If removed from the payment plan, the student will be required to pay the balance due for the term before future registration is granted. A finance charge of 1% per month will be assessed on any unpaid balance (1.5% beginning in fall '16). A student who is current on their monthly installment payments will be allowed to register for future terms. If the student fails to pay their remaining monthly installments in full, their registration for future terms will be dropped. (Payment plans are not offered for summer school.)
Enrollment in the fall payment plan is available beginning on approximately July 1. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is August 15.
Installment due dates: August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15, and December 15.
Enrollment in the spring payment plan is available beginning on December 19. The deadline to enroll in the payment plan and pay your first installment is January 15.
Installment due dates: January 15, February 15, March 15, April 15 and May 15.
Students: You can enroll in a Semester Payment Plan
online through Blink >
Student Services tab > My Bethel Account channel > click “Make a
Payment”. This will direct you to the Touchnet/Bill-Pay side. Once in
Touchnet/Bill-Pay click “Payment Plans” on the toolbar > “Enroll Now” and
follow the prompts.
If a student would like to give electronic access to a parent, spouse, or another person to view their account, enroll in a Semester Payment Plan, and make online payments; the student will need to authorize him/her as a user through Blink. Once the student has followed the steps below, the authorized user will be sent an email with further instructions.
To authorize a user: Blink > Student Services tab > My Bethel Account > Make a Payment. This will direct you to the Touchnet Bill-Pay site. Click "My Account" on the toolbar > "Authorized Users" and follow the prompts.
Current authorized user will be able to access the account through the online payment system.
The payment plan is recalculated on the 5th of each month. The monthly installments will be determined by the balance owed divided by the number of payments left on the payment plan. Therefore, monthly payment amounts may differ each month. Activity posted on an account after the 5th of the month will not be reflected in the current monthly payment, but will be included in the recalculation in the following month(s).
There are no additional interest charges for students participating in the Semester Payment Plan. However, if removed from the payment plan due to delinquent installment payments there will be a finance charge of 1% per month for any unpaid balance (1.5% beginning in Fall '16).
Loans and financial aid that have been authorized and recorded by the Office of Financial Aid will be considered when calculating monthly payments.
Outside scholarships and Church Partnerships Grants will
reduce the amount owing on the student account. Recalculation of the Semester Payment Plan will result in lower monthly installments. Recalculation will
not occur until the scholarships have been posted on the student account.
Students/Parents can choose to make a down payment on their student account prior to enrolling in a Semester Payment Plan. The monthly installment payments will be based on the remaining balance on your student account.
Enrollment Fee $20 per semester
Late Monthly Payment Fee: $25 per month
Non-Sufficient Funds Fee: $20 per item; late fees may apply
Around the 17th of each month, an email will be sent to the student's Bethel email address alerting them that their online monthly statement is available to view with access instructions. The monthly statements will not reflect specific information regarding the Semester Payment Plan, such as due dates and monthly installment amounts. Specific information about the payment plan can be found on the Touchnet/Bill-Pay site. However, an email will be sent each time a transaction occurs on the student account.
Learn more about the payment options available.