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Payment Plans

Payment Plans


Overview of how to set up and manage payment plans to pay for your tuition

How to Set Up a Payment Plan

Payment plans can only be set up online, which you can do by following these steps:

  1. At abtech.edu/payment, click "e-Cashier" (Option 2).
  2. Proceed with entering your personal information to set up your payment plan. Your "Student ID" is your seven-digit student ID number. The password is your birthdate in this format: MM/DD/YY. For example, if your birth date were Feb. 1, 1989, your password would be 02/01/89. Be sure to include the slashes when entering your birthdate. For your payments to be automatically withdrawn, you'll need a credit or debit card (Discover, American Express, Master Card, or Visa) or a checking or savings account.
  3. When first setting up your payment plan, you'll need to make your first payment, which is a third of the amount you owe. You'll also need to pay a $25 non-refundable fee for setting up the payment plan.

Payments Overview

All payments will be automatically withdrawn from your checking account, savings account, or credit card. If you don't have a bank account or credit card, you can purchase a reloadable debit card to have the payments withdrawn from.

Payment plans generally consist of three separate payments. The first payment is for one-third of your balance and is due at the time the payment plan is set up, along with the $25 enrollment fee. The second two payments will occur on designated dates during the semester. If you set up a payment plan later in the semester, you may have only two total payments, and the payments will be more than one-third of your balance.   

Partial Payments/Pay in Full

You can make partial payments to your payment plan or pay in full, but you must do this at least five calendar days prior to a scheduled payment date. Partial payments cannot be made through WebAdvisor; they must be made in person in the Cashier's Office. A partial payment will be evenly divided between the remaining scheduled payments.  

You can completely pay off your payment plan through WebAdvisor. After logging in to WebAdvisor, select "Curriculum Students," then "Make a Payment" under "Student Financial Info."

Adding/Dropping a Class

If you add a class after setting up a payment plan, you'll need to email businessoffice@abtech.edu and request that we add that class to your current payment plan.

If you drop a class after setting up a payment plan, your payment plan will be reduced automatically; you do not need to do anything. If you set up a payment plan, drop your classes, and are due a refund, your refund will go to the refund preference you set up with BankMobile.

Payment Plans and Financial Aid

If you set up a payment plan before your financial aid is processed, any financial aid that's disbursed for you will automatically pay towards your payment plan. If the amount of your financial aid disbursement is greater than your payment plan, your payment plan will be paid off completely and automatically, and you'll get a refund through the refund preference you set up with BankMobile for any remaining financial aid funds.

Keep in mind that your payment plan will not be cancelled until your financial aid has been disbursed and your tuition account balance goes down to zero (0). Once your financial aid is disbursed and "zeroes-out" your account, your payment plan will be cancelled automatically. If a payment plan payment is due before your financial aid is disbursed and "zeroes-out" your account, the payment plan payment will be automatically withdrawn from your account.

Failed Payments

If you set up a payment plan then don't have the available funds in your account at the time of a scheduled payment, a payment withdrawal will be retried on the 20th of the month, and there will be a $30 fee from Nelnet and a $50 fee from A-B Tech if a payment is returned.

Additional Questions

For any additional questions about payment plans, contact the Business Office directly at (828) 398-7155 or businessoffice@abtech.edu.

If you need to make an adjustment to an established payment plan account, you'll need to call the company directly at 1-800-609-8056 and provide your student ID number.


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