Billing & Payments

Payment Methods

Full payment of tuition, residence hall fees and other related charges are due prior to the start of the term as specified on the original bill. A past due balance may result in prevention of registration or grade release. Payments will be accepted for billed charges only. The university is not able to process payments for more than the balance due on the student’s account.

Direct Payments to the University


E-Check via myNortheastern

Please remember:

  • Your ATM/Debit card number is not your checking or savings account number
  • Do not attempt to use credit card cash advance checks, brokerage account checks or any other checks marked “Do Not Use for ACH”
  • Electronic checks are processed the same day they are received by the university
  • If the payment returned because of an error or insufficient funds the university will pass any associated fees onto the student account.


We are able to accept payment by check under the following conditions:

  • Check is written on a U.S. bank account
  • Checks must not be starter checks – they must include the bank account owner’s name and address
  • The student name and NU ID is listed in the memo section of the check
  • The check is made payable to Northeastern University or Northeastern Univ. We are unable to accept any other abbreviation
  • The check represents an amount due, or less. We are not able to accept over-payment.

Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted for students in the College of Professional Studies (excluding The N.U.inProgram, American Classroom Program and US Pathway Program) and most graduate programs (excluding 6th year Pharmacy and Physical Therapy programs). Undergraduate Day, School of Law and those students in the exceptions listed below may not use credit or debit cards for tuition and fee related charges.

  • Graduate Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs
  • Students in the Programs, US Pathway Program and American Classroom Program

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or Electronic Check payments can be made via the NUPay link on myNortheastern.

Note: Credit cards are accepted for non e-bill related payments for all students, for example adding funds to a Husky account, tuition and housing deposits, and MBTA semester pass program, etc.

Mail or In-Person Payments

You may send payments by mail or pay in person at Student Financial Services in 354 Richards Hall. Payments should be mailed at least 5-7 business days before the due date to allow for processing and to avoid late charges. To send a check or money order through the mail print the payment coupon on the e-bill and send a check or money order (no cash) made payable to Northeastern University through the mail to the following address:

Northeastern University
P.O. Box 981085
Boston, MA 02298-1085

If you are mailing a payment without the payment coupon from the bill or sending the check overnight mail please use the following address:

Student Financial Services
Northeastern University
354 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Payment Plan

Northeastern University is excited to announce that monthly payment plans will be administered through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) effective with summer 2018 plans. Annual TuitionPay plans for the 2018-2019 academic year will also be administered through TMS. Additional information regarding available payment plan options and enrollment deadlines will be available shortly.

The monthly payment plan allows you to divide your educational costs into smaller, more manageable, installments. In using this plan, it can reduce your need to borrow, thereby, reducing the overall cost of education and can be combined with your financial aid award or other financing options. Because the payment plan is not a loan, you do not have to pay interest, only an enrollment fee of $35 per term or $60 per annual plan.

Note: Check or E-check are the accepted methods of payment with monthly payment plans. Annual plans are used to budget the expected costs related to the upcoming fall through summer terms. The summer term prior to the new plan year cannot be included. Please note, TMS monthly payment plans cannot be used for past due balances.

International Payments

Northeastern University has partnered with Flywire to streamline the international wire payment process to the university. This service provides students and their families a safe, cost effective, and convenient method of making payments to Northeastern University in foreign currencies.


  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save money on bank fees
  • Obtain excellent foreign exchange rates with a best rate guarantee
  • Track your payment from start to finish and receive email or text alerts each step of the way
  • Receive peace of mind with 24/7 multilingual customer support through various channels
  • Flywire provides an authorization letter on Northeastern’s behalf that may be needed for sending funds from certain countries

If you are interested in sending your payment to Northeastern University via wire transfer, please use Flywire to ensure your funds are received successfully. Please note, the university cannot accept payments that are greater than the amount due on the student’s account.

Get Started: Making Your Northeastern University Payment with Flywire

To initiate your payment online via your myNortheastern student portal, choose “Services & Links” and “Make an International Payment” under “Student Financial Services.”

To initiate your payment online via the parent portal, choose “Services & Links” and “Make an International Payment” under “View Your Student’s Financial and Academic Records.”

External Scholarships

If you have an external scholarship please notify your financial aid counselor. Deduct the amount of the scholarship from your balance due and make payment accordingly. If you have a scholarship payment, please forward it to the address below. If the external organization requires a billing or other verification from the university, please send a copy of the organization’s request to the address below.

Northeastern University
ATTN: General Scholarship, 354 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5000


What is CENCOEX?
CENCOEX: National Foreign Trade Center. CENCOEX is the Venezuelan government body which administers exchange in Venezuela.

What is the purpose of CENCOEX?
To establish procedures for payments received from CENCOEX for any Venezuelan student currently enrolled at the university. This will reduce the potential of receiving multiple payments from CENCOEX for students who may not carry a balance with the university.

What is the policy?
CENCOEX wire transfers are applied to the intended recipient’s student account to cover the student’s cost of attendance or portion thereof. CENCOEX funds that will create a large credit on the student account may not be accepted. CENCOEX funds which are posted and create a credit balance on the student’s account will not be refunded to the student. Should there be no balance on the account, we will not be able to accept the CENCOEX payment. It is advisable to contact the Student Accounts Office so that your account can be protected pending CENCOEX results. Any/all credit balances will be rolled over to the following semester and applied towards future charges. Students will be eligible for a refund of any remaining credit balance in their student account at the end of the semester in which the student graduates or upon separation from the university. If the student does not want the university to roll the credit over to be applied against future semester charges, they have the option to request the funds be returned to CENCOEX.

What is the CENCOEX procedure?
Venezuelan students request a letter of expense from the Office of Student Financial Services detailing the costs of their current semester enrollment. The letter is customized for each individual student and then notarized by in-house staff. The student submits the notarized letter to the Venezuelan Consulate for processing. CENCOEX will review the documentation and either approve or deny the student’s request. If CENCOEX approves the payment, then CENCOEX will submit payment directly to Northeastern University using the wire transfer instructions provided by the Office of Student Financial Services in the original letter of expense. If a recipient/student has a zero balance for the current semester in which the funds are received then the wire transfer may be posted on the student’s account only if the student agrees to not request the refund. If student information is not included in the wire transfer text, we will be unable to identify the intended recipient of the wire.

Student Responsibilities

  • Ensure your major is on the list of majors approved by CENCOEX
  • Request CENCOEX letter from Student Financial Services in a timely fashion
  • Email Student Accounts with CENCOEX in the subject line to request account protections until CENCOEX payment is received
  • If CENCOEX payment is not received by original anticipated date, student must email Student Accounts to request an extension of protections
  • For documentation for visa, including original acceptance letter, please contact Undergraduate Admissions or the Office of Global Services (OGS) with questions
  • Other requirements as applicable (i.e.pick up letter, notify office of change, etc.)

Student Financial Services Responsibilities

  • Process CENCOEX paperwork within 7-10 business days of receipt of request
  • Inform student via email when CENCOEX paperwork is completed
  • Notarize completed CENCOEX paperwork
  • Post identifiable wire transfers in a timely fashion

Related Forms
CENCOEX Request Form (English)
CENCOEX Request Form(Spanish)
CENCOEX Enrollment Verification Request Form

Tuition Paid by Employers or Other Third Party

In those situations where the tuition is paid directly to the university by a third party, the student must provide the Office of Student Accounts with a purchase order or a written statement of intent to pay by the third party no later than the end of the first week of classes. If there are stipulations associated with the payment agreement, such as a minimum grade level, then the student must either pay the university directly or enroll in one of the payment options.

Documentation can be provided via:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 617.373.8222
  • In-person: Student Financial Services, 354 Richards Hall
  • Mail: Student Financial Services, Northeastern University, ATTN: Third Party Billing, 354 Richards Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Tuition Reimbursement

Many companies, embassies and agencies directly reimburse students for their educational expenses upon successful completion of courses. In these situations, the student is responsible for paying the bill at the beginning of the term or selecting another payment option. Tuition may not be left unpaid pending reimbursement by a third party.