Payment Options

DMACC offers our students many convenient ways to pay their student account balance. Payment options include:


Attn: Student Accounts

2006 S Ankeny Blvd Building 1

Ankeny, IA 50023

**Click here for a printable version of the ​​Fall 2023 payment information brochure **

Payment plan​ option​

The semester based automatic payment plan (processed by Nelnet Business Solutions) allows students or authorized payers to make payments on a monthly basis on accounts with a balance of $200 or more. A $30​ non-refundable fee is assessed by Nelnet at the time of your application and is automatically deducted from your checking or savings account or charged to your credit/debit card. If you select a payment plan option that requires a down payment, that is also immediately deducted at the time of enrollment. Monthly payments are automatically deducted on the 5th of each month. Click this link for directions regarding setting up a payment plan. 

Once you have set up your payment plan, you may update the account information used for automatic withdrawals by following the set up instructions to access the Nelnet system. To make other changes to a payment plan, please contact Student Accounts at​ or 515-964-6446.


Important: You must apply for an online payment plan by the due date indicated on your DMACC billing statement.


Payment by Authorized Payer

Parents (grandparents, guardians, sponsors, etc.) can be set up by the student as an 'Authorized Payer'. Authorized Payers have access to the account balance and the ability to pay online through our Enterprise payment system (authorized payers do NOT have access to grades, class schedules, transcripts, etc.) Authorized Payers can also setup payment plans through their online account.

Step by step instructions to getting set up as an authorized payer.


College Savings Iowa 529 plan

If you plan to pay tuition with a qualifying Iowa 529 plan please request funds at least two weeks prior to your tuition due date. For information regarding how to withdraw funds from your 529 account go to the College Savings Iowa withdrawal information page by clicking here.


Financial Aid

Students who are interested in learning about their eligibility to earn a financial aid award can visit the DMACC Financial Aid Website.


Past Due Accounts

Indebtedness Policy

Students who have a balance due to the College should contact Student Accounts to resolve their debt. Unpaid debts may be referred to a collection agency and/or a credit bureau. Students with unpaid financial obligation may have a Student Account hold put on their record. The hold may permit students to withdraw from credit courses provided the withdrawal deadline is met, but will prohibit students from enrolling in courses. A Student Account hold may prevent students from obtaining or sending transcripts and receiving diplomas. Any online registration activity will not be allowed. Students must contact the Registration Department directly to add or drop once this hold has been applied. The Registration Office can be reached ​at 515-964-6800. ​

Contact Student Accounts to discuss repayment options for past debts that have not yet been referred to a collection agency:

Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:3​0pm in Building 1 at the Ankeny campus or by phone at 515-964-6446.

If a past due balance has been referred to a collection agency, students should work with that agency to set ​up a payment plan.

 State Offset

DMACC participates in the Iowa Statewide Offset program which means that debts due to DMACC may be collected from students' State of Iowa tax refunds. The State Offset program can also include payments from lottery and casino winnings, childcare earnings, and other state funded services or employment.

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