Payment Methods

Payment Deadline

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 billable 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-myNEU
      • 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 error or insufficient funds the university will pass any associated fees onto the student account.

  • NEW! Payment by Foreign Currency (International Funds Transfer)
    Northeastern University offers International Payment Transfer of Funds through Western Union Business Solutions.  This provides international students an alternative method for paying student bills. This payment option allows you to pay your student account balance in the currency of your choice and provides a simple and reliable way of initiating payments electronically through your bank.

    Advantages of using this payment method include:
    You can easily obtain a foreign currency quote by accessing myNEU/NUPay through the Northeastern University website.
    • You can pay your tuition and fees in the currency of your choice which will then be converted to U.S. Dollars.
    • There are NO additional transaction charges from Western Union Business Solutions or Northeastern University, though you may be charged a transaction fee by your bank.
    • The exchange rate is valid for 72 hours after the transaction is initiated, taking the uncertainty out of the total payment amount.
    • The exchange rate is competitive when compared to most banks’ retail rates.
    • Payments received will include your reference information, which ensures that your payment reaches your student account quickly.
    • Payments will be electronically transmitted to Northeastern University ensuring timely posting, typically two to five business days from the time you initiate the payment.

To initiate your payment quote online simply choose the “Student Account, Payment and Ebill” link” or  NUPAY link on myNEU.

    • Wire Transfer
      • Funds wired directly to the University's bank: Bank of America, USA, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110, USA. Account # 9429409686 ABA#026009593. Reference: Northeastern University, Student's Name and Student Account Number (NUID #). If needed the SWIFT# is BOFAUS3N.  Please verify with your bank if they assess wire processing fees and adjust your wire payment accordingly.  The University cannot accept wire transfers that are greater than the amount due on the student account.

  • Check
    • We are able to accept payment by check under the following conditions
      • Check is written on a US 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 overpayment


  • 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 ebill 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   

  • Credit Card

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

    MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Or Electronic Check payments can be made on the web via the link NUPAY on myNEU.

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.

For answers to most frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.

Monthly Payment Plan

The University offers a short-term and a longer monthly payment plan administered through TuitionPay. You do not have to pay interest, only an enrollment fee. To enroll visit TuitionPay .  For questions you may call 800.635.0120.  The plans offered below are for costs incurred during Fall 2014 (and after for long term plans). Costs incurred prior to Fall 2014 should not be included in your budget for the plans below.  

Note:Check or Echeck are the accepted methods of payment with TuitionPay 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. 

 Payment Plan Options
The plans below require that first payment be made upon enrollment.


# of Months

 First Payment Due


Deadline to Enroll (first payment due upon enrollment)

Subsequent Payments Due

CPS Winter 2015




7th of every month -ending March 7

Undergraduate Day/Grad 5/4 Pay Spring 2015




1st of every month - ending April 1

Undergraduate Day/Grad 4/3/2 Pay Summer 2015



05/01/2015 (4)

06/01/2015 (3)

07/01/2015 (2)*

* Can be used for budgeting Summer II costs

05/11/2015 (4)

05/11/2015 (3)

07/16/2014 (2)


1st of every month - ending August 1

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 Directly 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. Mail or in-person: Student Account Operations, 354 Richards Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or Fax: 617.373.7607.

Tuition Reimbursement by Employers or Other Third Party

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.