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Billing & Payments

When you study abroad, you will pay your program's costs, not Northwestern tuition. You will receive an invoice from Northwestern each quarter you are abroad, and your program sponsor or host university may bill you directly for some charges.

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued on the regular quarterly schedule and is subject to the same University due dates:

NU Term Abroad Invoice Issued Payment Due
Fall Quarter August 10th September 1st
Winter Quarter December 10th January 1st
Spring Quarter March 10th April 1st
Summer Session May 10th/June 10th June 1st/July 1st

Academic Year

Affiliated Programs: Your NU invoice will include at least your study abroad program's tuition and the Study Abroad Administrative Fee (SAAF). Some programs also have room, board, and other charges billed through NU, while other programs will invoice you directly for these charges. Specific charges will vary by program sponsor; visit your program page and review your program-specific money matters for details.

Northwestern-Sponsored Programs: Your NU invoice will include your program fee, which covers at least your tuition and housing. Review your program materials for details. Most NU-sponsored programs are exempt from the SAAF.

Unaffiliated Programs: Northwestern will only bill you for the Study Abroad Administrative Fee (SAAF) for the quarter(s) you are abroad. All other charges (including tuition, room/board, etc.) should be paid directly to your study abroad program sponsor or host university.

Summer

Northwestern-Sponsored Programs: Your NU invoice will include your program fee, which covers at least your program's tuition and housing. Review your program materials for details.

Unaffiliated Summer Programs: Northwestern will only bill you for the Study Abroad Administrative Fee (SAAF). All other charges (including tuition, room/board, etc.) should be paid directly to your study abroad program sponsor or host university.

Payment Methods

You may pay your summer invoice through the regular ePay service, or via check or money order.

The 9PAY monthly payment plan is available for affiliated and Northwestern-sponsored programs during the regular academic year, but not for unaffiliated programs or any summer programs. Contact Krista Bethel to estimate your 9PAY plan payments for study abroad.