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Payment Methods - U.S. Currency

Except for QuikPAY® Northwestern University does not ordinarily accept credit card payments (see Frequently Asked Questions for information on the exceptions). The following methods of payment for your student account tuition and fees bill are available to you:
1) ePay through QuikPAY®                                                       
2) Check or money order
3) International Transfer

 
1. ePay through QuikPAY®
The QuikPAY® ePay service allows students and their guests to make convenient and secure electronic payments from bank accounts located in the U.S. and credit cards. Credit cards accepted by Northwestern are American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA. Note that while there will be a 2.75% service fee for all credit card payments, there is no service fee for eCheck payments. You may make payments online regardless of whether you are receiving an electronic or paper bill. A payment receipt will automatically be provided. Payment records for newly admitted student deposits, the 9PAY plan and the tuition and fees invoice are kept separately, so there are three paths for payments.

Please Note: Allow 2 business days for electronic payments via CAESAR.

  • To make a deposit for tuition or housing: Newly admitted students and any guests they have added can make a deposit for tuition or housing via CAESAR.
    Students login to CAESAR with NetID and password> -or-
    Guests login to CAESAR with GuestID and password> then,
    Go to Home> Make Deposit for Tuition / Housing.
    See Guest Access for more information about how to add a guest.
     
  • To view or pay a tuition bill: Students and any guests they have added can view and/or pay a tuition bill via CAESAR.
    Students logon to CAESAR with NetID and password> -or-
    Guests logon to CAESAR with GuestID and password> then,
    Go to Home> View or Pay Tuition Bill (Monthly Snapshot).
    See Guest Access for more information about how to add a guest.
     
  • To make a 9PAY installment plan payment: Students and any guests they have added can make 9PAY payments via CAESAR.
    Students login to CAESAR with NetID and password> -or-
    Guests login to CAESAR with GuestID and password> then,
    Go to Home> Make 9PAY Payments.
    See Guest Access for more information about how to add a guest.
     

2. Check or money order
Checks and money orders (in U.S. dollars from U.S. banks) should be made payable to Northwestern University. The student's name and WildCARD (Northwestern ID card) number must also be included. The cancelled check will serve as your receipt (To request a receipt displaying the University seal, contact the Office of Student Accounts). Postdated checks will not be honored.

Please Note: Allow 5 business days for payments by mail.

To make a check or money order payment: You may pay by mail or in person.

  • In order for your payment by mail to arrive by the payment due date, allow five working days for mail delivery. Mail your payment with the remittance portion of your invoice to:
    Northwestern University
    P.O. Box 70385
    Chicago, IL 60673
     
  • If you do not have an invoice or if your payment is in danger of arriving late via regular mail service, mail your payment to:
    Northwestern University
    Office of Student Accounts
    555 Clark St., 1st Floor
    Evanston, IL 60208-1221

    or:
    Northwestern University
    Office of Student Accounts
    710 North Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60611-3078
     
  • Mail your 9PAY installment plan payment with your 9PAY coupon to:
    Northwestern University
    9PAY Account Payment
    P.O. Box 70537
    Chicago, IL 60673-1221
     
  • You may pay in person and receive a receipt by presenting your payment and the top portion of your invoice, to one of the university Bursar's Offices.

    The Evanston campus office is located in 619 Clark Street and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday though Friday.

    The Chicago campus office is located at 130 Abbott Hall, 710 Lake Shore Drive. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
3. International Transfer
Northwestern has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline tuition payments for international students. Tuition can now be paid from any country, any bank and most foreign currencies, with excellent foreign exchange rates. The progress of a payment in the transfer process may be tracked via the peerTransfer dashboard. The payer is notified via email when the payment is received by Northwestern. Find out more. International Transfer