What is PLNU's Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)?

The Tuition Installment Plan allows families to divide educational costs into three (3) payments per semester or two (2) payments per quad without accruing interest or late fees, as long as payments are made on time and according to the contracted amounts.  Non-Refundable Enrollment Fees are $30 for a Semester plan and $20 for a Quad plan.

What Types of Plans Are Available?

 2016-2017 Tuition Installment Plan Payment Dates

SessionPayment Due DateSemester PlanQuad 1 PlanQuad 2 Plan




January 15Payment #1Payment #1
February 15Payment #2Payment #2Payment #1
March 15Payment #3Payment #2

*Note that a financial hold will be placed on all unpaid student accounts on HOLDS day, but will be removed once a student contract is paid in full.

How do I enroll?

To enroll in a TIP, logon to your student portal (my.pointloma.edu) account and follow these steps:

  1. Click on Students tab
  2. Click the Financial Services link on the left side navigation panel
  3. Click on Enroll in a Tuition Installment Plan
  4. Follow the instructions to set up a payment plan

What is the deadline for enrollment?

Students may not enroll in a TIP beyond the first payment due date of the plan which they are selecting.

Is there a minimum amount required to register?

Yes, you must sign up for a minimum of $500 for a Quad plan (2 payments) and $1,000 for a Semester plan (3 payments).

How can I pay?

Direct Debit:  Your checking account will automatically be charged each month according to the account information you provide upon enrollment.

How do I know if I've budgeted enough?

Review your latest semester statement on your student portal account.  If you find you have not budgeted enough, you can adjust your contract by contacting your Graduate Student Success Advisor.  Please ensure that you are registered in all courses necessary for both quads in the semester.  You can do this by contacting your academic program advisor after reviewing your bill and before enrolling in a TIP contract.  Also, please check to make sure all program fees, including graduation (if applicable), are included in your contract amount.