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Payment Methods

The following methods of payment for deposits, tuition bills, and 9PAY prepayment plan installments are available for domestic currency:

ePay through QuikPAY®

The QuikPAY® ePay service allows students and their guests to make convenient and secure electronic payments from US-based checking or savings accounts and credit cards. Please contact your bank or credit union if you need help determining your bank's routing number or your account number.

The account and routing number on the bottom of a check.

Northwestern accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. Note that while there is 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 deposits, tuition and fees invoices, and the 9PAY plan are kept separately.

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.

  • Log in to CAESAR; Student Homepage appears
  • Go to My Account  >  Make Deposit for Tuition / Housing

See the Student Enterprise Systems website for step-by-step instructions for making tuition and housing deposit payments in CAESAR.

To view or pay a tuition bill

Students and any guests they have added can view and/or pay a tuition bill via CAESAR.

  • Log in to CAESAR; Student Homepage appears
  • Go to My Account  >  View or Pay Monthly Bill

See the Student Enterprise System website for step-by-step instructions for viewing and paying monthly bills.

To make a 9PAY payment

Students and any guests they have added can make 9PAY payments via CAESAR.

  • Log in to CAESAR; Student Homepage appears
  • Go to My Account  >  Make 9PAY Payment to securely schedule your 9PAY payments as direct debits from your bank account

See the Student Enterprise Systems website for step-by-step instructions for making 9PAY payments in CAESAR.

Check or money order

Checks and money orders (in US dollars from US banks) should be made payable to Northwestern University. The student's name and WildCARD (Northwestern ID card) number must also be included. The canceled check will serve as your receipt. (To request a receipt displaying the University seal, contact the Student Finance). Postdated checks will not be honored.

You may pay by mail or in person. Please allow 5 business days for payments by mail.

To pay in person on the Evanston Campus, visit Depository Services, located at 619 Clark Street and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday though Friday. map it

To pay in person on the Chicago campus, visit Depository Services, located at 120 Abbott Hall (710 Lake Shore Drive) and open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. map it

Standard payment

In order for your payment by mail to arrive by the payment due date, allow 5 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

Paying without an invoice or late payment

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
Student Finance
555 Clark St., 1st Floor
Evanston, IL 60208-1221

Or

Northwestern University
Student Finance
710 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611-3078

9PAY payment

Mail your 9PAY payment with your 9PAY coupon to:

Northwestern University
9PAY Account Payment
P.O. Box 70537
Chicago, IL 60673-1221

You may also pay in person by presenting your payment and the top portion of your invoice to one of the university Depository Services offices noted above.



Northwestern has partnered with Flywire to streamline tuition payments made in international currency. Tuition can be paid from any country, any bank, and in most foreign currencies, with excellent foreign exchange rates, backed by a best price guarantee. You can track these payments via the Flywire dashboard. The payer is notified via email when the payment is received by Northwestern.

Please note that, while Flywire is a secure method of payment, fraudsters and scammers may rely on other tactics to take financial advantage of international students. See Identity Protection for important tips and information.

To pay a tuition bill using international currency

See Viewing or Paying Tuition Bill with International Funds for step-by-step instructions.

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