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Tuition, billing and loans

Helping you navigate the financial process


  • 1098-T and 1098-E Tax Forms are available. For more information, contact our provider, ECSINOTE: ECSI has changed the method this year on how to access the Tax Forms. All students will need to create a profile and connect their account with a Heartland Key. The Heartland Key was provided in an email from ECSI if you consented to receive the form electronically. If you did not consent last year or if you do not know your Heartland Key [Also called ‘account number’], call  ECSI at 866-428-1098. Please be aware that ECSI is experiencing high call volume. 
  • Do you need to get in touch with us in Student Finance? Feel free to contact our office Monday through Friday by email or phone (847-491-5224) or stop by during our office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Do you have questions about particular charges on your bill? Visit our tuition pages, where you can view details about tuition and fees for your program of study.
  • Students can enroll in the prepayment plan throughout the year. See your term target dates for enrollment to sign up.
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Northwestern’s portal for financial functions.

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Resources and guides

Understanding the financial process can be overwhelming, but we're here to help. Review our guides and FAQs.

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