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Tuition Payment Plan

Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. Northland is pleased to enlist the services of FACTS to make that process easier.

Paying for the rising costs of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. The fact is, few of us have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester. So how are you meeting your costs? What’s your plan? Do you have one?

This site outlines payment solutions brought to you by FACTS Management Company, the industry’s leading tuition payment plan provider. Working together, Northland and FACTS will provide you with sensible strategies for covering the rising costs of college.

How Tuition Payment Plan Works

After registering for Northland classes, you may enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan. The website will lead you through the process of creating a Tuition Payment Plan agreement.

You will need to have the following information available:

  • Eight-digit Student ID number
  • The name, address, and e-mail address of the person responsible for making the payments
  • Information to create your FACTS Access Code
  • Account information for the person responsible for payment
    • If paying by automatic bank payments, you will need: bank name, bank telephone number, account number, and bank routing number (most information is located on your check)
    • If paying by credit card, you will need a credit card number and expiration date.

Note: Down or full payments are deducted immediately from the account provided in the agreement. If the payment fails for any reason, the agreement is terminated, and notification is sent to the persons responsible for payment.

Budget Your Tuition & Fees Through a Tuition Payment Plan

Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)

ACH payments are those payments you have authorized FACTS to process directly with your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have preapproved for our expenses at Northland Community & Technical College. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 5th or 20th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.

Credit Card Option

Paying with your credit card gives you the option of taking advantage of any bonus programs that may be offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged on the 5th or 20th of each month until the balance is paid in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

FACTS specifies the date each payment will occur, but your financial institution determines the time of day the payment is debited. FACTS recommends you check with your financial institution to determine how far in advance funds should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears. If a payment date falls on a weekend or banking holiday, the payment will be attempted the following business day.

Once your agreement is posted to the FACTS system, you will receive a confirmation notification of your payment amount by e-mail or letter. Payments will be processed until the total balance is paid in full. The notification has important information you must have to log on to your My FACTS Account. The notification also serves as a reminder that a $25 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee will be processed from the account indicated on the agreement.

In accordance with the Terms & Conditions of your FACTS agreement, payments are processed electronically. FACTS does not accept payments by phone.

To help protect your privacy, FACTS asks the person responsible for the payments to create an access code. If you should call FACTS inquiring about your FACTS agreement or inquire online through My FACTS Account, you will be required to verify your FACTS Access Code. If you do not create an access code on your FACTS agreement, one will be randomly assigned to you. Your FACTS Access Code will be identified on your FACTS Confirmation Notification. Please remember to keep a copy of your confirmation notification.

Contact FACTS

To make changes to your address, phone, or banking information, or if you have questions regarding your FACTS agreement, contact FACTS directly at (800) 609-8056.

Reset Your myFACTS User ID or Password

If you have forgotten or misplaced yours, contact FACTS at 800-863-2287 or