Credit Application

When a department or school is making a purchase from a vendor or supplier, the vendor may ask for NU to complete a Credit or Direct Billing Application.  In this occasion, please send the request in writing to purchasing@northwestern.edu and include:

  • The application attached as a Word document or pdf file
    (Be certain to complete the company information section with your department name, address, phone number and contact person)
  • Vendor Name
  • Name of the person who requested the application
  • Vendor e-mail address or fax number
  • Your name and contact information

Note: Please do not sign the vendor applications as you may not have signature authority and this may be asking you to agree to terms the University does not agree with. 

Purchasing will send the Credit Application directly to the vendor at your request. Once the Credit Application has been sent to the vendor, we will respond to your e-mail request to confirm.