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

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.

Check

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 N.U.in 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 the Spring 2018 College of Professional Studies Graduate Quarter.

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 Tuition Management Systems at 855-217-0551.

Note: Check or E-check are the accepted methods of payment with monthly payment plans. Please note, TMS 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 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

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: thirdparty@northeastern.edu
  • 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.