Beginning August 24, our office on the Boston campus will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the safety and health of our students and staff, we cannot allow more than 6 students in the lobby at one time. For more information about visiting our office and remote services offered by SFS, please visit our Support and Services page.

Please note that due to postal delays and current volume, the processing of mailed payments may be delayed. If you have mailed in a payment to the university, please continue to monitor your myNortheastern portal for updates.

For additional information about how Northeastern is addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit this site.

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 payments may be made via NUPay, available on the myNortheastern portal. To make an e-check payment:

  • Log into your myNortheastern portal
  • Scroll to “Student Financial Services”
  • Select “Make a Payment with NUPay”

Payments made via e-check are a direct debit from your personal U.S. checking or savings account and are offered at no charge to you. When paying via e-check, please note that you will need the routing number and account number to process an e-check.

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 is 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 payments are accepted for students in the College of Professional Studies and most graduate programs.

Please note that credit card payments are not accepted for tuition and fee related charges for students in the following programs:

  • Undergraduate Day
  • The N.U.in Program
  • U.S. Pathway Program
  • American Classroom Program
  • School of Law
  • Graduate Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs

Northeastern accepts payments from the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. To initiate a credit card payment navigate to the NUPay link on myNortheastern.

Please note that credit cards may be used for non e-bill related payments, for all students, such as the addition of funds to a Husky account, tuition and housing deposits, and MBTA semester pass program. 

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 to 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 mail a check or money order, made payable to Northeastern University, to the following address:

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

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

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

Payment Plan

Northeastern University offers monthly payment plans, administered through Nelnet Campus Commerce (formerly Tuition Management Systems)

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. To enroll in a payment plan, or learn more, please visit northeastern.afford.com or contact Nelnet Campus Commerce at 855.217.0551.

Note: payments toward the monthly payment plan can be made by e-check. Please note, monthly payment plans cannot be used for past due balances.

Learn more about payment plan options and enrollment dates.

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.

Advantages:

  • 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.

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 Family Portal, choose “Services & Links” and “Make an International Payment” under “View Your Student’s Financial and Academic Records.”

External Scholarships

If you are a financial aid applicant and have received an outside scholarship, you must notify our office, via email at [email protected]. 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

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: [email protected]
  • 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.