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Understanding Your Paper Bill

  • Account Name

    Account Name

    Name of student.

  • Account Number

    Account Number

    9-digit version of the student ID (99 + student ID).

  • Campus and Career Abbreviations

    Campus and Career Abbreviations

    EV for Evanston or CH for Chicago; UGRD for Undergraduate, MGMT for Kellogg School of Management, TGS for The Graduate School, etc.

  • Student ID

    Student ID

    Unique number for each student.

  • Adjusted Balance Due

    Adjusted Balance Due

    The adjusted balance is your account balance minus the anticipated aid. If all transactions that appear on the account are completed as planned, this is your anticipated future balance. CR = Credit.

  • Date Due

    Date Due

    Payment deadline.

  • Payee

    Payee

    Make check payable to Northwestern University.

  • Amount Enclosed

    Amount Enclosed

    Written confirmation of payment amount.

  • Mailing Address

    Mailing Address

    For student as addressee.

  • Billing Date

    Billing Date
  • Account Name

    Account Name

    Name of student.

  • Account Number

    Account Number

    9-digit version of the student ID.

  • Date Due

    Date Due

    Payment deadline.

  • Student ID

    Student ID

    Unique number for each student.

  • Activity Posted Through

    Activity Posted Through

    Includes all transactions posted to the student account by this date.

  • Previous Account Balance

    Previous Account Balance

    Amount carried forward from the previous month's invoice.

  • Net Charges

    NET Charges

    Sum of new charges on this month's invoice.

  • Net Actual Aid and Payments (i.e., Net Credits)

    Net Actual Aid and Payments

    Sum of new credits on this month's invoice. CR = Credit.

  • New Account Balance

    New Account Balance

    This figure starts with the previous balance on your account and then adds net charges and subtracts net credits. It does not include Anticipated Aid as this funding is still pending.

  • Anticipated Aid

    Anticipated Aid

    Pending aid for every term; aid not disbursed eventually expires. CR = Credit.

  • Adjusted Balance Due

    Adjusted Balance Due

    The adjusted balance is your account balance minus the anticipated aid. If all transactions that appear on the account are completed as planned, this is your anticipated future balance. CR = Credit.

  • Message

    Message

    Message pertaining to this account from the Office of Student Accounts.

  • Account Detail

    Account Detail

    Itemized transactions of the account. View the Tuition section or List of Fees for more information on costs and fees.

  • Anticipated Aid Message

    Anticipated Aid Message

    Displays only when anticipated aid detail is present.

  • Notice

    Notice

    See back of bill for Current Term Account Summary and important information.

  • Payment Address

    Payment Address

    Post Office box for mailing in payments.

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Student Financial Services counselors are available via phone, e-mail, or in person to discuss questions concerning your student account, payments, financial aid and student loans.

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