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Medill in Spring

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Re: Northwestern Billing Info - Student Action Required

Dear Student,

Welcome to Northwestern University and best wishes for a great year! We at the Office of Student Accounts want to make sure you are aware of a very important matter: your tuition and fees bill for the spring term.

In March an email will be sent to your official Northwestern email address notifying you that your bill is available for viewing online. We recommend that you act now, before you are billed, to set your billing preferences and authorize any additional payers for your account. Please note: you and your guest payer(s) have the option of making payments either online or by mail regardless of the billing delivery method you select.

Guest Access for Parents/Others (see more about Guest Access)
Students may give permission to their guests (parents or other individuals) to view selected areas of their student record by adding them to the Guest Center of CAESAR, Northwestern’s secure gateway to online student services. Students login at www.northwestern.edu/caesar/ with NetID and password. CAESAR> Main Menu> Manage Guest Access> Add Guest.

Guest menu items available include:

Make Tuition & Housing Deposit (non-refundable): confirms that a newly admitted student applicant intends to attend classes and/or reside in university housing; this credit applies toward the respective tuition and/or housing charge, and is only used before receiving a monthly tuition bill;
1098-T: view or print 1098-T statement;
View or Pay Tuition Bill (Monthly Snapshot): view the monthly tuition bill and make secure online payments;
View My Account (Real‑time, Daily Activity): see daily account updates;
9PAY (Apply for 9PAY & Make 9PAY Payment): tuition & fees monthly installment plan.

Guests will receive their GuestID via email, but you must communicate the case-sensitive password to them.

Tuition Billing Methods (see About Your Bill Delivery)
Northwestern’s preferred bill delivery method is eBilling via QuikPAY®. However, you may request that your bill be printed and sent via regular mail by changing your “User Preferences” in QuikPAY®. If you select paper billing, the bill will be mailed to the permanent address listed in CAESAR under Home> Personal Portfolio More> My Addresses. Please verify that your billing address is correct and make any necessary changes to your user preferences by March 8, to meet the deadline for the March billing cycle.

Your bill for the spring term will be available online on March 11 in QuikPAY®, Northwestern’s eBill & ePay service. Access QuikPAY® via CAESAR at www.northwestern.edu/caesar/. Students login with NetID and password; guests login with GuestID and password. CAESAR> Home> View or Pay Tuition Bill (Monthly Snapshot).

In QuikPAY®, students or guests can view their tuition bills and bill history, make secure electronic payments from bank accounts located in the U.S., and see a history of their ePayments. They will receive (by email) notification whenever a new bill generates and confirmation of each payment they make. Although tuition is billed each term, charges from other offices at the university (e.g., munch money, parking & library fines) may be billed to the Student Account at any time. An invoice may generate as often as once a month if there is a balance other than zero on the account or if there has been any activity on the account since the prior billing cycle.

Important Dates (see Billing and Payment Dates)

March 8

Deadline for address corrections to be included in the March billing cycle

April 1 Spring term payment due. Allow 2 business days for electronic payments via CAESAR or 5 business days for mailed payments.

March 11

Spring term eBills available online

More Info
Contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts-ev@northwestern.edu or 847-491-5224.