Brightpoint partners with Nelnet, an outside company, to allow students to pay tuition in monthly, interest-free payments for a small, non-refundable fee. There is no credit check or interest charged to participate in the payment plan.
Payments are made automatically from the bank account (checking or savings) or credit card you specify. There is an additional fee assessed for using a credit card and Nelnet only accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.
Summer 2023 Payment Plan Options and Schedule
Down payments are immediate, and the agreement is binding. Once you have signed your Nelnet agreement, you must continue to make payments to Nelnet as outlined in your plan. Do not make payments directly to Brightpoint.
The deadlines to enroll in the payment plan are NOT the same as Brightpoint Community College’s tuition payment due dates.
How to Enroll in the Payment Plan
You must first register for classes before signing up for the payment plan. Students who choose to enroll in the payment plan will have contracts automatically initiated for the total amount of their current tuition and fees. Financial aid and third-party payments cannot be factored in with the payment plan. You can enroll in the payment plan by creating an account with Nelnet or through the Student Information System (SIS) in myBrightpoint system. Applications can only be submitted online.
Enroll on Nelnet Website
For technical assistance with enrollment, contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056.
- Once you’ve logged into myBrightpoint and have registered for classes in SIS, you can apply for the payment plan through the SIS Self Service page.
- Go to www.brightpoint.edu and log on to myBrightpoint using your username and password.
- Select VCCS SIS > Self Service > Student Center. Verify that Brightpoint is the college appearing under the finances section. If Brightpoint does not appear, use the link under the Finances section to change your “User Preferences’: Institution: Brightpoint Community College. Click SAVE. Click OK upon successful save.
- Under the Finances section of the Student Center, use the summary screen to verify your charges then select Apply Nelnet Payment Plan. It will direct you to a landing screen with instructions on how to set up a payment plan. Access is also available through the Account Inquiry or Make a Payment links.
After a payment plan contract has been completed, classes associated with the contract will be held until full payment has been received from Nelnet. Periodically, contract balances will be automatically adjusted up or down to match changes in tuition and fee balances during general registration periods. Adding or dropping classes will change your Nelnet initial contract balance, and your installment payments will be adjusted accordingly. All requests to adjust contracts must be made through Nelnet.
By applying for the plan you confirm that you agree to the terms and conditions as noted above. Please read all terms and conditions carefully.
Contact the college payment plan coordinator at 804-706-5021 (Chester) or 804-594-1409 (Midlothian) for more information about the payment plan. Students may also contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056.
Commonly Asked Questions About the Nelnet Payment Plan
Memorial Day Weekend
Brightpoint will be closed May 27 – 29, for the Memorial Day weekend.
While the college is closed, current students may continue registering for classes by logging into their myBrightpoint accounts and using Navigate or SIS. New students interested in attending Brightpoint may get started by completing their application for admission, which is available online.