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NBS is a Convenient Budget Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, Sinclair College is proud to offer NBS 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. The cost to budget your interest-free monthly payment plan is a $25.00 per term nonrefundable NBS Enrollment Fee. Enrollment in the plan is required for every term you wish to participate.

Using NBS is simple. You must register online Additional information regarding online registration is provided in the "Convenient Online Enrollment" section. You may budget your tuition and fees one of two ways:

  1. Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) – ACH payments are those payments you have authorized NBS to process directly with your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have preapproved for your expenses at Sinclair College. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. Please check your agreement for the payment deadline dates.
  2. Credit Card Option – Paying with your credit card gives you the option of taking advantage of various bonus programs offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged each month until the balance is paid in full. If you wish to use this option, you may enroll by registering only through e-Cashier. Please check your agreement for the payment deadline dates.

Convenient Online Enrollment

Enroll in the NBS Payment Plan online at and follow the instructions. Be sure to have the following information:

  1. The last seven digits located on the Tartan Card ID issued by Sinclair College.
  2. The name, address, and email address of the student and/or person responsible for making the payments.
  3. To protect your privacy, you will need to create your own unique NBS Access Code. Please be sure it is something you can easily remember.
  4. Account information for the person responsible for payment.
  • If paying by automatic bank payments, you will need the bank name, bank telephone number, account number, and the bank routing number. Most of this information is located on your bank check. The information must be accurate to process your agreement. If this information is not correct, you could be subject to a missed payment fee or termination of your NBS agreement. Please check with your bank for the correct information.
  • If paying by credit or debit card, you will need the card number and expiration date.
  1. NBS now offers an easier solution that allows students and payers the ability to edit their own financial account and demographic information. Click on Manage Your Payment Plan to conduct the following:
  • View agreement history
  • View remaining payments
  • View returned payments
  • View enrollment fee, down payment, & returned payment fees
  • Change financial information
  • Make demographic changes
  • Change email address
  • Change Access Code
  • Add additional authorized parties

First time users will need their Agreement Number, Access Code, and Institution Identification to set up an account through this link. This information was included on the original confirmation letter. If you do not have your letter, there is a link available at where this information can be obtained.

Save Time...Pay Online

Enrolling online is simple, secure, and easy. Connect to the NBS e-Cashier Web site through The payment plan can accommodate down payments and monthly payments. Use the “Proceed” button to move through the steps, making sure you read all the information provided. Before you click the submit button, please carefully read through the Final Review and the Terms and Conditions. If changes are needed, modifications can be made on the FINAL REVIEW section only. An immediate email will be sent (if an email address was provided for the person responsible for payment) confirming enrollment through NBS e-Cashier.

You are responsible for your NBS agreement balance and payments. If financial aid is received or adjusted and/or a class is dropped or added, your balance and payments will not immediately be adjusted. These changes need to be made at least 5 calendar days before the payment date. Otherwise, it will reflect on the next payment date. You should review your agreement balance online through MY NBS Account prior to payment dates. Refunds will follow Sinclair Community College's refund policy. For questions, please call Sinclair at 937-512-3000 or 800-315-3000.

IMPORTANT! Call NBS at 800-609-8056 to make any changes to your address, phone, or banking information. If you have questions regarding your NBS agreement please contact NBS directly or view your agreement online through My NBS Account. To access My NBS account, follow the instructions located on the NBS Confirmation Notification or email. If you have questions regarding your financial aid award or tuition balance, please call Sinclair at 937-512-3000 or 800-315-3000. It is your responsibility to review your “My NBS Account” online. Refunds will follow Sinclair's refund policy.

Down Payment Options

Down payments are deducted immediately. If your down payment fails for any reason your agreement will be canceled and you may be deregistered from classes. Please do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added. You should review your agreement balance online through My NBS Account prior to payment dates.

Changes and Cancellation of Payment Plan

All changes to a payment plan must be made 5 days prior to the next scheduled payment date. Cancellation of the plan can be done if you pay in full at Sinclair's Cashiers' window 5 days prior to the payment date, your balance is paid in full by Financial Aid, or you withdraw from classes prior to the 8th day of the term. If you are entitled to a refund it will follow Sinclair's refund policy.

If your plan is canceled, you must pay your balance in full directly to the College by the payment deadline. You will remain responsible to NBS Management Company for the $25.00 enrollment fee and any $30 "missed/returned payment" fees. Withdrawal from classes after the 8th day of the term does not terminate the plan. You will be responsible for making all scheduled tuition payments and any "missed/returned payment" fees as described in the brochure.

Information on Missed Payments

Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment be missed, a $30.00 NBS Missed/Returned Payment Fee will be automatically assessed to your account within 5 calendar days of the missed/returned payment. You will be notified by NBS of the missed/returned payment via mail or email.