Tuition Payment

The Office of Student Accounts handles all student billing transactions. They have locations on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

The Office of Student Accounts issues student invoices in August for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester. Payment is due near the beginning of each semester by the date specified on the invoice. Invoices are only sent on months in which a student owes a balance on his or her account. If you do not receive your invoice in any given term, contact the Office of Student Accounts prior to the due date. Failure to receive a student invoice is not sufficient cause for extending payment due dates.

The University's 9PAY plan allows participants to make tuition and fee payments to Northwestern University in nine monthly installments. There are no finance or interest charges, though there is a $45 nonrefundable application fee. Eligibility is based on full-time enrollment in a Northwestern University degree program for an entire academic year. The first 9PAY installment is due July 1, the last is due March 1. For more information about the 9PAY plan, contact the Office of Student Accounts in Evanston at (847) 491-5224.

Students who are not in the 9PAY installment plan must pay the entire student balance by the due dates. Fall semester charges are due on September 1 and Spring semester charges are due on January 1. Students will be charged a late fee of $200 if their balance is not paid in full by the due date. The account balance subject to the late fee excludes pending financial aid and 9PAY payments. Class registration may also be affected if student charges are not paid in full.

Please visit Student Financial Services for more information about services and programs offered through the Office of Student Accounts.

There are several payment options available to students:

  • Online payment
    Students can sign up for eBill & ePay to view and pay student charges online by electronic funds transfers via a secure server. It is available to Northwestern students and their authorized payer(s). Students can activate a 30-day trial period during which they and any authorized payer(s) can familiarize themselves with using the service. During the trial period, students may view invoices and make online payments. You will continue to receive paper billing statements in the mail. At any time during the trial period, students may choose to opt out of receiving paper statements and instead receive electronic bills. Students may access eBill & ePay via CAESAR.
  • In person
    Students can make payments by cash, check, or money order at the Office of Student Accounts in Abbott Hall, Rm 120. Payments made in person will post to the student's billing account immediately.
  • Postal mail
    Students can mail their check or money order, made out to Northwestern University, along with the billing statement to:

    Northwestern University
    Office of Student Accounts
    710 North Lake Shore Drive
    Abbott Hall, Rm 120
    Chicago, IL 60611

Please visit Student Financial Services for more information about services and programs offered through the Office of Student Accounts.