Manage the cost of your education.

Cornerstone University partners with students and their families to manage the cost of higher education. Offering options to pay on a per semester basis or by means of annual payments, select an option to review information pertaining to your tuition statement.

Tuition Statement Timeline

Tuition statements are sent in July for the fall semester, December for the spring semester, and April for the summer semester.

Balance Due Date

Balance is due first day of class OR the date you move on campus, which ever date is earlier. To avoid late fees, the balance must be paid-in-full, approved federal/private loans to cover the balance, confirmed payment plan set up for the full balance by the due date.

Late Fee Schedule

If the balance is not paid or approved payment arrangements made by the initial due date, a $100 late fee will be applied. A $25 per month additional fee will be applied for each succeeding month. For those on a monthly payment plan, a $10 per month late fee will be applied for missed payments. 

Available Payment Methods

Mail | Check or Money Order

To pay your balance or submit a payment by check or money order, please make your form of payment payable to Cornerstone University and include the student's account holder number on the memo line. Payments can be mailed to:

Accounting & Finance
Cornerstone University
1001 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Online | Credit Card, Debit Card, or Automated Clearing House Credit Transfer

You may pay a tuition balance and associated fees via Automatic Bank Payment or credit card options. If you choose to make your payment using a credit card or debit card rather than by ACH from your checking or savings account, a 2.5% transaction fee will be assessed on each payment. There is no transaction fee for those who use their checking or savings accounts for payment.

Payments can be submitted online through a student's Self-Service account. Please note that a negative balance or credit is not money that you owe but will receive at the appropriate time. Here's a step-by-step guide to make an online payment:

  1. Using your Cornerstone University username and password, log into my.cornerstone.edu.
  2. Select 'Self-Service' on the left under the Tools menu.
  3. Re-enter your Cornerstone username and password.
  4. Option menu will be in the upper right corner.

Available Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment Option

Budget Plan | NelNet Payment Plans

Cornerstone University offers Nelnet Campus Commerce as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program. You have no debt; there are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. There is a non-refundable enrollment fee that is due at the time of enrollment to activate the payment plan. You may budget your tuition and fees via Automatic Bank Payment or credit card options. If you choose to make your monthly payments using a credit card or debit card a 2.95% transaction fee will be assessed on each payment. There is no transaction fee for those who use their checking or savings accounts for payment. To register for a monthly payment plan, enroll online.

Click here for NelNet Payment Setup Instructions

Enrollment Fees

  • Semester Plan | $55.00 Enrollment Fee | 5 Months or Less Ending by December or May

Important Considerations

  • If changes are made to your tuition statement after you have enrolled in Nelnet or paid your balance in full, you are responsible to pay the new balance or make the appropriate change in your payment plan to cover the new balance.
  • You must sign up for the Nelnet program each semester, being enrolled for the fall semester does not automatically enroll you for the spring semester. 
  • Enrollment fees are applied with each new enrollment period.

Questions Regarding Your Tuition Statement

If you feel the amount reflected on your semester tuition statement is not accurate due to recent changes in class registration, financial aid, meal plan choices, room and board, or course fees, call 616.949.5300 and request the department designated below.

Elements of the Tuition Statement & Recommended Department Contact

  • Tuition Charges | Contact: Registrar
  • Course Fees | Contact: Academic Advisor or Professor
  • Room and Board | Contact: Student Development
  • Vehicle Registration Fee | Contact: Public Safety or Student Financial Services
  • Financial Aid (Scholarships, Grants, and Loans) | Contact: Student Financial Services